TWiP #288 – How Photographers Use Social Media


Hosts: Frederick Van Johnson, Doug Kaye, Valerie Jardin and Martin Bailey

Episode Overview

This week on TWiP, we are back in the Google+ Hangout format! Here's what's on tap:

  • Instagram's Terms of Service Snafu
  • CES Expectations and Predictions
  • Photography and Publishing in 2013
  • And an Interview with ‘the Godfather of TWiP' Scott Bourne

Doug Kaye, Valerie Jardin and Martin Bailey join Frederick Van Johnson to discuss these topics and much more on this week's episode of TWiP.


Doug: Plus One Collection 2012 (second edition). Submission deadline is January 16, 2013.

Valerie: David duChemin's The Print and the Process: Taking compelling photographs from vision to expression. David's done it again. Another great read!

Martin: GoPro Hero3 Black Edition

Frederick: iPad mini and the iOS YouTube app (tons of free tutorials on photography, design, light, science, and a few stupid items, too:)

1. The Lab colorspace – from Doug's blog

2. Santa Fe Workshops

3. Flipboard

4. Zite app – curate your newsfeed

5. If This Then That

6. Photograph – Craft & Vision's digital magazine

7. Sony NEX-7

8. iBooks Author

9. Guy Kawasaki's new book “APE”

10. Adobe InDesign and Digital Publishing Suite

11. Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson on YouTube


13. Click here to link to Martin's Iceland 2013 Tour

14. Invellop iPad Mini case


Jessica Blackwell
…JESSICA BLACKWELL! Congratulations to her for her winning image above. Be sure to click on the images below to see other contest entries. Thanks again to all who participated!

Interview with ‘The Godfather of TWiP' Scott Bourne

This week, Frederick interviews co-founder of TWiP, Scott Bourne. The conversation focuses on Instagram's recent woes and then delves into Scott's future plans and his thoughts on publishing for photographers.

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Connect with Our Hosts & Guests:

Doug Kaye: Portfolio, Blog, Twitter, Google+, Facebook

Valerie Jardin: Portfolio, Workshops, Blog, Facebook, Google+

Martin Bailey: Portfolio, Blog, Twitter, Google+ Facebook

Frederick Van Johnson: or or Google+


Pre-production by: Patrick Reed

Post production by: Suzanne Llewellyn

Bandwidth provided by: Cachefly

Intro Music by Scott Cannizzaro

Photo Credits: kdonovan_gaddy


  1. How do you use ifttt to cross post to Google Plus? I’m having a heck of a time figuring that out. Thanks in advance!

  2. On Frederick’s question about whether Twitter is over or not, it’s really that – among social networks – Twitter is singularly inconvenient for photographers. You don’t see nice big photos in your Twitter stream the way you do on Google+. That’s why I don’t really focus on Twitter for my photography. But as a WordPress developer, Twitter is indispensable. All the great Web developers and designers are on Twitter all the time, and I learn a ton that way.

  3. Skype audio is terrible and full of gaps. Fredick it is called a land line and phone card. Old sometimes means tried, tested and true.

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