Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs
The day change has happened and from now on I will tell you want I am up to on Tuesday’s now, instead of Fridays. Though with only a few days since my last post like this, I don’t have a lot of news, but there are some things that I have to say.
I have finally started a Flickr account, yet another form of social media. I was convinced from someone recently that it could be a good idea. I’m not totally sure, but it is worth a go. I’ve heard quite a few people talk about how they have got work through their Flickr account, so it can’t hurt. If you are interested in checking me out, then here is the link, Leanne Cole Flickr. I tried to add the widget for Flickr, but I couldn’t get the address right.
One thing I wanted to point out too is that I have so many images right now and I am trying new things all the time, so I have too many images for this blog. I am putting extra images on Flickr, my Facebook page and Google+ that you may not see here. I am also going to be using the blog on my website to show things that I am working on and experimenting with.
The end of term is coming, and planning has started for next term. The Tuesday session really didn’t work out, so I have decided that I am going to change that to a Thursday for next term. That would be more convenient for me too. I am also changing the price, so they will be $40 each, or if you sign up for all 5 you will get a 20% discount and you will get them for $160. There can be no more than 10 in each group. I don’t want them to be so big that people feel they don’t get a chance to take photos.
I haven’t worked out where we will be going exactly, but some thoughts are Fitzroy Gardens, Collins Street – one end to the other, Heide Gallery and gardens, maybe a walk around the back streets of Collingwood, and I would love to finish the year off with doing a Social Snappers trip into the city photographing some of the Christmas decorations that the City of Melbourne puts up.
I also want to stress that it doesn’t matter what camera you have. These groups are not only for people with DSLRs, they are for anyone who loves to take photos. The excursions are social and are just about taking photos with other people. You can use a phone camera if you like, as long as you just want to take photos, that is the only requirement really.
For more information about Social Snappers, click here.
I wanted to have a small whinge. I don’t know about you, but these day with the only way of contacting companies being through email, why are they so rude and never return those emails. I have sent emails to so many companies, like Sigma, asking about lenses, to Singh Ray, trying to find out about their filters. Part of the reason I hate talking about Creative Live is because they often don’t respond to emails as well. I know that they can’t always help me with my questions, but is it really that hard to return an email and say sorry we can’t help. That would be much better than the silence you get. I don’t like talking about companies here who do that.
There is never any excuse for being rude.
I am going away for a couple of days at the end of this week. I am off to Apollo Bay to see what images I can get there. I will only be there for two nights, so basically 2 days, but we are hoping to get lots of photos during that time, though we are being realistic enough and trying not to fit in too much. I don’t know how much access to the internet I will have, so please be patient with me in responding to your comments.
Tomorrow is Monochrome Madness again, so if you haven’t got your image in, this is your reminder, you have about 8 hours to do from the time this post is published. Don’t forget to resize your images, NO big images, and always include a link to your blog.
The photos today were taken last week in Flowerdale. I went for a lovely afternoon drive there with my photography buddy. We didn’t see much we wanted to photograph, but it was beautiful just driving around. I took a couple of shots using my new ND400 filter, and the rest using my polariser.