TWiP #265 – Cheap & Easy Digital Escorts


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Joseph Linaschke, Thomas Hawk, Alex Lindsay

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP:

  • Canon jumps into the mirrorless market (11:30)
  • Photographer's Instagram photos published in Sports Illustrated (23:10)
  • Buying Instagram followers & likes (31:20)
  • Thomas Hawk's letter to Marissa Meyer (42:45)
  • An interview with Gavin Seim on the zone system (49:10)

Joseph Linaschke, Thomas Hawk, and Alex Lindsay join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and more on this week's episode of TWiP.

Interview with Gavin Seim

In this interview, Frederick chats with Gavin Seim from Seim Studios discuss the art and history of photography along with some insight into the Zone system. Learn more about Gavin by visiting his website at

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Connect with Our Hosts & Guests:

Joseph Linaschke: or  or Twitter

Thomas Hawk: or Twitter or Google+

Alex Lindsay: or Twitter or Google+

Frederick Van Johnson: or or Google+


Pre-production by: Bruce Clarke
Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn
Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly
Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro
Photo Credit: Images of Money


  1. I am a big fan of the show and appreciate the effort all of the team puts in. However in this episode the comment from Alex about the digital escorts being a bunch of people in India getting paid to like photos was rude and such cliche is not expected from TWIP

  2. I agree @ Jerry Boucher. Gavin is a skilled photographer but I can only take him in Very small doses. Maybe he should be an auctioneer?

  3. Gavin makes some good points but they tend to get lost because of his hyperactivity. I gave up on his podcast because guests can’t get a word in edgeways.

  4. Just wanted to make sure that Gavin’s interview also gets positive feedback: I would love to have more stuff like this on the show. His speaking style could perhaps be refined, but I didn’t find it hyperactive or hard to understand; I found it very engaging. He came off as very passionate and filled with knowledge he really wants to share!

  5. I like Gavin’s presentation so much, I’m sending a link for the show to my brother.

  6. I just can’t listen to Gavin. I also stopped the podcast for the same reason and had tobff in the middle of this. He is a very good photog though

  7. I agree. I listen to Gavin’s podcast to, in small doses, and find him quite full on. He has a great deal of knowledge and is incredibly passionate, but comes across badly as a speaker most of the time. Keep up the good show guys, only podcast i listen to regularly.

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