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Frederick Van Johnson

I am the host of the popular podcast This Week in Photo — also known as TWiP. It’s a show where myself and a few other photographers, or other industry professionals, get together to discuss what has been happening over the past week in the world of technology, politics, art and science as they apply to photography.

TWiP is a free show that we record weekly using Google+ Hangouts or Skype. Meaning you can either watch us live, watch later on YouTube, or listen to the show by subscribing on iTunes.

I’ve been shooting professionally since 1989 — that’s when I picked up my first camera. A Nikon F3. Man, I LOVED that camera. It shot film, was heavy, complicated and impressive looking. And it was just a basic camera. f-Stops, shutter speeds and ISO — that’s it. Just the basics. At the time it seemed like serious high-tech. But regardless of the seeming lack of “bells and whistles” I feel like I’ve made some of my best images with that camera, and I miss it.

There’s something to be said about minimalism. Today, I shoot with mirror-less cameras and process my “film” in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. So, things have changed a *little*. And as you might discern from my gallery, I love photographing women. Because, to me, women are the most beautiful things on Earth.

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