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TheFIX is all about Photoshop, Lightroom, and making your photos look GREAT! In each episode, Sean Duggan and his fabulous guests — the best and brightest in the industry — share practical techniques and creative ideas for editing your photos.

TWiP TheFIX This Week in Photo

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TheFIX is all about Photoshop, Lightroom, and making your photos look GREAT! In each episode, Sean Duggan and his fabulous guests — the best and brightest in the industry — share practical techniques and creative ideas for editing your photos.

    SmugMug + Flickr +TWiP — Now, better together!

    SmugMug + Flickr +TWiP — Now, better together!

    A special joint TWiP + SmugMug episode as we stream live to the SmugMug, Flickr, and TWiP communities for the first time in a combined stream. Join your host Alastair Jolly as he welcomes Frederick Van Johnson and the This Week in Photo podcast to the SmugMug team!







    We are thrilled that the world's best photo community and the world's favorite photography podcast are now under the same roof.







    Learn more at: https://www.smugmug.com/community/this-week-in-photo

















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    • 50 min
    SmugMug Acquires This Week in Photo!

    SmugMug Acquires This Week in Photo!

    Hit photography podcast network This Week in Photo joins the SmugMug family.







    The most important voice in photo podcasting joins the most influential brand in photography. 















    MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – (Oct 25, 2022) – SmugMug, the world’s most influential name in photography, has announced two strategic additions to their expanding family of brands: This Week in Photo (TWiP), the beloved photography podcast network and media powerhouse; and its Editor in Chief, professional photographer, and industry influencer Frederick Van Johnson, who joins SmugMug to lead content and new media while continuing to grow and evolve This Week in Photo. 







    “It’s an ideal match,” says SmugMug+Flickr VP of Marketing Scott Kinzie. “Our purpose at SmugMug is building a better world through the power of photography, and This Week in Photo has been inspiring, educating, and connecting photographers for more than a decade. Naturally, we’re massive fans of [Johnson’s] work.”







    “Frankly, it’s time for TWiP to evolve,” Johnson adds. “I’ve built a wonderful podcast and community of photographers, but I believe TWiP can reach many more photographers, produce more amazing content, and expand the dialogue around photography — and its impact on our world. I just had to find the right team to work with, and SmugMug is the obvious choice because of its unprecedented brand recognition and reach into the photography industry.’







    SmugMug is well known for working tirelessly to increase the influence and impact of photography worldwide. From its acquisition of Flickr in 2018 to its award-winning series SmugMug Films, the brand is showing no signs of slowing down.







    “We’re among very few truly photographer-centric brands worldwide,” says Kinzie. “We’re always looking for opportunities to support these cornerstones of the photographic community, so when we realized Frederick shared our vision for the future of photography, it became clear that this relationship was great not only for photographers but also for the art of photography itself.” 







    This Week in Photo, or “TWiP” as it’s known affectionately by fans, is an accessible media powerhouse with regular podcasts, blogs, and an active community covering the many facets of our industry. Since 2008, professional photographer and marketer Frederick Van Johnson has honed the TWiP brand and network, which now boasts weekly photo critiques, interviews, courses, tech reviews, and more.







    Johnson is uniquely situated to start meaningful conversations in the photography community and has seen a lot of change over the years. From his transformative tour of duty, serving as a decorated combat photojournalist with the United States Air Force, to marketing and product work with industry giants like Adobe, Yahoo!, and Apple. 







    “A decade ago, it was all about gear and the latest tech,” he says. “They also wanted to know how to build a portfolio or gallery with the tools of the time. People still love their gear, but today we’re increasingly seeing folks get into business, trying to make a go of it as a pro photographer. I've long admired SmugMug's commitment to empowering photographers since signing up in 2004. I’m stoked to join them in their mission of getting more photographers informed, inspired, and entertained—it’s the opportunity of a lifetime.”







    https://www.smugmug.com/community/this-week-in-photo







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    About SmugMug







    Photographers around the world trust SmugMug with more than just their photos. They trust SmugMug with their memories, their passion, and their businesses.

    • 2 min
    TWiP is BACK! 501

    TWiP is BACK! 501

    In this show @Frederick Van Johnson @Steve Brazill and @PhotoJoseph briefly discuss TWiP’s hiatus, then tear into GoPro and the failure of their Karma Drone. Then we’ll discuss low-light photography tips and finally we’ll round things out with a panel discussion around their favorite cameras.



    1. NEWS: GOPRO QUITS THE DRONE BUSINESS & CES PICKS

    GoPro fires hundreds of employees and says the Karma drone will be the last drone it ever makes.



    2. GEAR: PANASONIC GH5S, SONY, CANON & NIKON(?)

    What camera gear are you shooting with, and why? We’ll discuss our current gear choices as well as the latest offerings from Panasonic Lumix, Sony, Canon and Nikon(?).



    3. TECHNIQUE: CONQUERING LOW-LIGHT SITUATIONS

    One of the biggest challenges facing any photographer is the problem of making images in challenging lighting situations. And one of the most challenging situations is low-light. In this segment we will discuss some techniques for taming the shadow beast, no matter what gear you have.



    http://www.stevebrazill.com

    http://www.photojoseph.com



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    About TWiP:



    Hosted by Frederick Van Johnson, This Week in Photo (TWiP) is your weekly helping of candid and adult dialog around the important issues and changes facing todays modern photographer. The show covers topics such as gear, technique, news and more.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    TheFIX Season 3: Welcome Renee Robyn

    TheFIX Season 3: Welcome Renee Robyn

    Renee Robyn, welcome to your show...

    You may have noticed that lately, we’ve been making a bunch of changes to the TWiP Network, and if you’re perceptive you might be able to discern what’s happening. In short, we are shifting things to appeal to broader audiences and to provide more value to the photographic community. TheFIX is one of our popular shows, and though Photoshop post-processing education is (and likely always will be) important — we feel there are several outlets online that provide stellar training on that topic. There’s Lynda.com, KelbyTraining.com, CreativeLive and the list goes on. Heck, in a pinch you can even learn almost everything you need to know about Photoshop for free using services like YouTube or AdobeTV.



    So, instead of throwing our hat into an already crowded ring, we took a step back and looked at what was missing from the mix. And it became clear that the instructional world is top-heavy with the “nuts and bolts” of software, but there is a huge deficit when it comes to highlighting amazing artists and getting inspiration through their processes and techniques.



    Renee Robyn is a Photographer, digital compositing artist, model, and my friend. I can’t think of anyone more suited to the task of bringing the reality of the digital art world to the masses than she. She’s an amazing person, her artwork is amazing, and when you learn about her story you will be amazed.



    Welcome Renee Robyn, to your show.

    About Renee

    Canadian born and raised, Renee is a former model turned photographer who has developed an ethereal style, combining fact and fiction. Merging together expertly shot photographs with hours of meticulous retouching in Photoshop, her images are easily recognizable and distinctly her own. She travels full time, shooting for clients, and teaching workshops around the world.

    Connect with Renee

    ReneeRobyn.com|  500px.com  |  Facebook.com  |  Instagram.com  |  Twitter.com

    Ways to get your FIX

    You can enjoy this and every episode of TheFIX in its video or audio version. Click the video at the top of this page to watch the video version, or use the audio player on this page to listen to the show. To enjoy the audio version when you’re on the go, subscribe to TheFIX in iTunes or your favorite RSS player. You can also subscribe to theFIX on YouTube.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UblxncmkDRI

    • 35 min
    TheFIX 028: Frequency Separation in Photoshop with David Biedny

    TheFIX 028: Frequency Separation in Photoshop with David Biedny

    Photoshop Frequency Separation in this episode of TheFIX

    Photoshop master David Biedny offers a fascinating look into what frequency separation really does under the hood in Photoshop.



    David Biedny images:












    About our guest:

    David Biedny is a legend in the Photoshop and Macintosh industries. He was the primary author of the very first book ever written on Photoshop, "The Official Adobe Photoshop Handbook" (Bantam), and his "Photoshop Channel Chops" (New Riders) is a cult classic, the most collectible computer trade book of all time. David was also right there at the beginning of Apple. He got his first Mac on January 24th, 1984 and instantly became the go-to Mac troubleshooter for the first generation of Mac users in New York City. Since then, David has taught and lectured at the School of the Visual Arts, NYU, Stanford University, San Francisco State University, the Seybold Seminars, and is currently a Lecturer in design at the Yale School of Drama, where he teaches core digital media courses for drama students.



    Working at Industrial Light and Magic, David Biedny created digital effects for motion pictures including “Hudson Hawk”, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”, “The Rocketeer”, “Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country”, “Hook” and “Memoirs of an Invisible Man”. In recent years, David has created animation and video projections for theatrical productions, working on shows including “The Good Body”, “Drowning Crow”, “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”, “Tommy Tune: White Tie and Tails”, “Nixon in China”, the Simon & Garfunkel reunion tour, “Arjunas Dilemma”, the Chris Rock 2008 New Year’s Eve show, and the most recent production of Tony Kushners "Angels In America".



    The list just goes on and on. What an honor to have David Biedny with us on this episode of TheFIX.

    Enjoy the video or audio version of TheFIX

    You can enjoy this and every episode of TheFIX in its video or audio version. Click the video at the top of this page to watch the video version or use the audio player on this page to listen to the show. To enjoy the audio version when you’re on the go, subscribe to TheFIX in iTunes or your favorite RSS player.

    Where's Jan?

    Jan recently celebrated publication of her 40th lynda.com course. Check out her latest lynda.com courses:



    * Photo Tools Weekly - a weekly tutorial series exploring Photoshop, Lightroom, and other post-processing apps.

    * Up and Running with Lightroom 6 and Lightroom CC - a streamlined approach to learning Lightroom.

    • 54 min
    TheFIX 026: Photo SOS with Seán Duggan & Jan Kabili

    TheFIX 026: Photo SOS with Seán Duggan & Jan Kabili

    Answers to common questions about Lightroom and Photoshop in this episode of TheFIX

    There are two exciting new developments in this episode of TheFIX. We're thrilled to have photographer and author Seán Duggan join Jan Kabili as guest co-host of TheFIX. You'll be seeing a lot of Seán in the weeks ahead. In this episode we're also trying out a new format you'll see on TheFIX from time to time. We call this new format Photo SOS. It's a question and answer session in which Seán and Jan answer photographers' common questions about Lightroom, Photoshop, and post-processing.



    If there's a post-processing question that's been nagging at you, add your question to the comments below. We'll choose the best questions to answer in a future Photo SOS episode of TheFIX, and of course we'll mention you on the podcast. And let us know in the comments whether or not you like this Photo SOS format, so we know whether to bring you more episodes like this one in addition to our traditional format.



    In this episode Seán + Jan tackle questions about which program to use when for photo-editing; whether it's a good idea to organize your existing photos before importing them into Lightroom; the advantages of using adjustment layers over direct adjustments in Photoshop; the three formats that retain layers when you save in Photoshop; whether or not to copy the Background layer in Photoshop; locking the position of a layer during Photoshop retouching; and more.



    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Seán's October 18 workshop on Photoshop Selections, Masking & Compositing in Sacramento, California



    Seán Duggan Photographs:






















    About Guest Co-Host Sean Duggan:

    Seán Duggan is a Photoshop author and instructor and a fine-art photographer. His philosophy is to "look for the extraordinary in the ordinary," as you can see from his imaginative photographs in this post.



    Seán is a co-author of seminal Photoshop and photography books, including Photoshop Masking & Compositing, Real World Digital Photography, The Creative Digital Darkroom, and Photoshop Artistry. He is an author of innovative Photoshop and photography courses at lynda.com. Seán also leads fantastic workshops in locations as diverse as Iceland, Maine, Santa Fe, and Aspen. Check out his tutorials, photos, and schedule at Sean Duggan Photographics.

    Enjoy the video or audio version of TheFIX

    You can enjoy this and every episode of TheFIX in its video or audio version. Click the video at the top of this page to watch the video version or use the audio player on this page to listen to the show. To enjoy the audio version when you’re on the go, subscribe to TheFIX in iTunes or your favorite RSS player.

    Where's Jan?

    Jan recently celebrated publication of her 40th lynda.com course. Check out her latest lynda.

    • 47 min

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I Love Getting My Photoshop Fix

I am learning so much from this podcast. I think we can never learn enough about Photoshop and Lightroom to make our images better.
Thanks Jan, enjoying all your episodes

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Would be 4 or 5 star with video feed

I enjoy the content here, but instead of being able to enjoy with my other video casts I have to go to the website or pull it up on YouTube. The rating is for the podcast as it is today, only audio... But to really make use of it, you need to see what they are doing. Please make this change! You already have the physical video!

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