Seems like heaps has happened this week and none of it to do with taking photos, though I am very happy to report that I have made a couple of times to take photos this coming week, which will be nice. Things are starting to get very busy again, but that is okay, I do feel like I’m getting somewhere at this point in time. Here are some of the things that have been happening.
My Website Theme
Maybe time to start looking for a new theme for my website. The problem is finding a theme that will actually work. I’ve been looking around, but they all seem to have problems. They charge you money for them and then the things that are supposed to work on them don’t. I recently found out that my contact form doesn’t work. I’ve had it up there for months, and no one ever contacted me. Not that that means anything, but then recently someone found my email address and asked if I had got the first email they sent me, which I hadn’t. Since I have removed the contact form, I’ve had further emails about potential work.
One on One Photography and Editing
It has been quite amazing how many enquiries I’ve been getting since I removed the contact form and added my email address. If you were someone who sent an a message through the contact form and didn’t get anywhere with it or I didn’t respond, I can pretty much guarantee I didn’t get the email, so I hope you will try again.
While I’m at it, can I give myself a plug. I just want to remind people that I do One on One Photography sessions, they can be arranged to suit you, not just what we learn but also when. If you are interested, take a look at this page, all the information you need to know about what I offer is there.
Dynamic Range – Magazine
I got some great ideas for the magazine last week, thank you to everyone who made suggestions. I guess now it is about making it happen.
One thing I need to do is get a design or something with the name. I need to find a graphic artist who can put together something for the magazine. Then I thought, what if we do it like the name, so if you are a graphic designer and would like to have a go at doing the logo, I guess that is what it will be called, then please, send me your ideas. Once I have a few then I can show them here and everyone can vote on the best one. Perhaps the winner can get a free ad in the first issue.
I’m afraid at this point I can’t offer any monetary reward for it, but hopefully if the magazine is successful then we will be able to pay people with the money we make from selling advertising space. Though, the space for advertising will be limited and we only want to get enough money to pay for people, if that makes any sense. I hate those magazines that are full of advertising, so advertising will be kept to a minimal.
We are looking for contributors, so if you are a woman and think you can write an article for it, I would love to hear your ideas.
I think that is all I have about the magazine at this stage. I’m really excited about putting it together, and I hope you are looking forward to getting it as well. It is my hope that you will all share it everywhere. Get as many people reading it as possible.
Digital Photography School
I have another article coming out for the Digital Photography School, I believe. It is on Landscape photography this time and taking your own photos and processing them your way. I don’t have the link yet, but when it is published I will add it here.
It has now been published, here is the link, Putting You Into Your Landscape Photography. So please share and leave your comments there as well if you don’t mind. Would love to hear from you over there.
Photographing the Milky Way
I going to try running a class on how to photograph the milky way in June. I had a few people asking me last year if I would teach them, so here is the class. It is going to be down at Sorrento for anyone who is interested. I have a Social Snappers Meetup Group so that might be a good way to keep up to date with excursions and classes that I am running. The link is Social Snappers Meetups.
Social Snappers in the City
There is a Social Snappers outing this weekend. We are meeting at 6.30am in the city and the excursion is Take Early Morning Photos Along the Yarra. So hopefully we get some sort of sunrise, and a very calm mirror like river.
The photos that are in this post were taken of the city in 2012 and 2013. You will see what I am hoping for on Sunday morning. I need to go and do some more planning. I hope you are keeping busy as well.