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Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Trying to Advertise

The year has well and truly started and I need to get on with things.  Some things are about to start and others have just gone by.

Newsletter

The first newsletter went out last week, and thank you to those that have let me know how they found it, I do appreciate it.  It was a bit light, and I am hoping that I will get more information for it.  I want to do more tutorials in it, have some for Lightroom and maybe some more advanced ones for Photoshop, will have to work on those.  I like the idea of the newsletter being more a learning and information thing.

IMG_20150116_140023If you missed out on the first newsletter, but don’t want to miss out on the next one, there is a button in the sidebar that says Sign up LCP Newsletter, if you click on that it will take you to where you can subscribe to it.

Advertising Social Snappers

The first Social Snappers is coming up this week and I am still trying to get women interested in doing them.  I really am not very good at the whole advertising and marketing thing.  I’m trying a couple of new things, so hopefully something will work.  I really want these to work, I love the idea, and so many people have said they love it too.  The Sunday one seems more popular, but I am hoping the Thursday one just school hours will also be successful.

IMG_20150125_090123This Thursday we are going to the zoo, and then on Sunday we are doing Bourke Street from one end to the other.

 Instagram

I’ve been having lots of fun taking photos mainly with my DSLR, but also with my phone.  Yesterday I went to Flinders and the friend I was with was using her phone to take photos, and I might say having a ball doing it.  I did find her copying what I was doing as well.  She didn’t have Instagram, but I did, so I was having fun trying to get some images for it.

All the images in this post are ones that I have posted on Instagram.  I tend to use only photos that I have taken with my phone for it, since Instagram have the same rules as Facebook and they can use your photos I only use photos that I don’t really care about.  They aren’t always good, but I have a lot of fun doing them.IMG_20150112_161811

I tend to use Instagram only when I go out.  I thought those that follow me would enjoy seeing where I’ve been and get a heads up of what photos might be coming up.

That is about all for this week. As this image publishes I am hoping I will be catching a sunrise over on the Bellarine  Peninsula.  I hope I wake up to my 3am alarm.  I know I will love it, but I am not looking forward to it.

MM46: Monochrome Madness 46

This week has gone by in a blur, I can’t believe it is has been so a mad rush to get the images into the post so I could publish it.  I hope I didn’t get anything wrong in my rush.  I won’t talk long today, I’m tired, and I’ve been out taking lots more photos.  On with Monochrome Madness 46.

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I showed you this image last Sunday, but it was in colour.  The colour version came after the black and white one.  I quite like how dramatic it is, it is one of my favourite images at the moment, though that could change any time soon.

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Here is Laura Macky’s image and once again if you want to find out more about it then got to here post, Surfer Girl – Monochrome Madness

Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be low res, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it’s before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it’s after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it. Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

Quiet Thursdays: Testing a Couple of Shots

Recently I was approached to see if I would like to participate in an exhibition for Street Photography in Melbourne, or really, Urban Photography, as they don’t have to be any people in the images.  It sounded good so I said yes.  We each get so much wall space and then we have to decide how many images we want to put up.  The works have to be framed, so I have four square frames, so I decided I would do four images.  That is enough.  I could go five, but then I would be short a frame.

On Monday I went into the city with a friend and we wandered around taking photos of things in Melbourne.  It was quite hot and the sun was very bright.  I did get some shots that I thought could work, so though I would show them to you and see what you think.  I have two here, they are black and white, the images have to be black and white I think, with minimal processing.

So I will put them both into a gallery, see what you think.  Enjoy your day.

 

MM45: Monochrome Madness 45

This last week has been very surprising for MM as I have been getting lots and lots of images by new people.  It has been wonderful, love getting emails from new people who would like to be part of Monochrome Madness.  Someone asked me if it was okay if all they had was a Instagram account, my answer has to be yes, it doesn’t matter, you don’t even have to have a link, it is about participating.  Monochrome Madness is all about challenging yourself to produce monochrome images each week.

I want to apologise again too, I know you have all sent me emails, but it has been a busy time here and I haven’t had time to respond to them, I am sorry, I want to, but sometimes I just don’t have the time, and this week is one of those.

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I got this image late last week.  It was just before we were about to get a lot of bad weather, so the the wind was blowing and the clouds were moving.  I went to Banyule Flats to get this, unfortunately it basically started raining, so I didn’t have a lot of time to play with the filters.  This is what I got, I’m happy with it, but I would like to do this more.

pofa3-2Here is Laura Macky’s image and if you would like to find out more about it then go to here post, Before Me, Monochrome Madness.

Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be low res, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it’s before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it’s after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it. Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

Quiet Thursday Following a Quiet Lunch

Yesterday was my 50th birthday, and I have to say I wasn’t sure about it.  Fifty does seem to be a defining age, half a century.  Something to be celebrated in cricket, an age that once a upon a time was considered very old, but in these times, it is sort of the new middle age.  I have a friend, a good friend who has decided that 50 is something to be definitely celebrated, and that we should revel in it.  Perhaps she is right.  I should think of it as being very positive and that my career is really going to get going this year, better and better.

Anyway yesterday was fantastic.  The friend, who I just told you about, and another took me to lunch in Williamstown at The Anchorage.  My friend, the first one, both love seafood, and seafood platters, so we had one of the best seafood platters I’ve ever had.  We looked at reviews for the

After the movie, while leaving IMAX I had to take a photo of the dome on the Royal Exhibition Building, it was so beautiful.

After the movie, while leaving IMAX I had to take a photo of the dome on the Royal Exhibition Building, it was so beautiful.

platters, or for the best ones in Melbourne and found out that The Anchorage was in the top 5, and it had the best views.  Though we were sort of seated in a funny place, so we couldn’t really take in the wonderful views of the marina and the city beyond.  The platter was fantastic, and lived up to our expectations.  The service was quite good too.  Someone said I should take photos, and I didn’t want to take my camera with me, but thought I could do what everyone else does, so I used my phone. I am not very good of thinking of photos though when I am out for other reasons.

After our very long lunch we went to the IMAX cinema and watched Interstellar, a fantastic film.  I think I like watching movies at IMAX, and I’m looking forward to seeing more there.

The only downside to the whole day was that the main present that was ordered for me didn’t arrive.  I had ordered my Wacom Tablet from Education Software, they usually have great prices.  I ordered it over a week ago, and thought, since it was only coming from Sydney it would be here in plenty of time for my birthday.  Apparently they were closed for Christmas, but if they had notices on their website, they weren’t obvious and I didn’t know.  Then when they rang on Monday because they thought I had made a mistake with my order, I found out, and they said it wouldn’t be sent until later in the week.  All I could think was that it wouldn’t be here for my birthday, that it had been stuffed up.  They did ring back and say it would be sent expressed post, but apparently that never happened.  So I am still waiting for my Wacom Intuos Pro Medium Tablet.  I do hope it will arrive one day.  I could’ve got it from overseas faster.

I have some photos for you, these are ones I took yesterday with my phone.  Not great, but the day was about other things than taking photos.

MM44: Monochrome Madness 44

Here we are in 2015 and still going.  It is wonderful to see how many people enjoy this post and how many send in their images.  I’ve had a few people ask if we would start with MM1, but to tell you the truth, I really want to keep going, I want to get to MM52.  I just think it would be a massive achievement to get to the one year mark.  Of course that doesn’t mean Monochrome Madness will stop.

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I took this image yesterday when I went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.  I had nothing for MM this week and when I saw the suitcases with the perfume bottles I thought it would be interesting to do in monochrome.  I don’t know that it works totally, but I like the textures in it. I have a colour version of it, which I might put on my other blog.

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Here is Laura Macky’s image this week.  If you want to find out more about the image, then you will need to go to her post, A Walk in the Fog – Monochrome Madness.

Don’t forget all the instructions on how to enter your own images are at the bottom of the post.  If you have entered an image then please remember to check your image in the gallery, scroll down and see if anyone has left you any comments.

Now, if you wish to participate and submit an image here is how you do it:-

  • You must email me the image you want to include and if you have a blog or website, or somewhere else, please include the link. My email address is leanne@leannecole.com.au
  • The image size should be low res, so the largest side should be 1000 pixels or less.
  • Please insert either your name or your blogs name in the file name.
  • Remember I am on Australian time, so with GMT I am +11 hours at the moment, I publish my post on Wednesday morning.
  • If you need more help with sending images, and get confused about time zones, etc, well, there is a great website called The World Clock, if you go to that and look at Melbourne time, if it’s before 6pm on Tuesday evening, then you can still send me images.  If it’s after that time, you can send me an image, but it will be set aside for the following week.
  • Remember to include a link to your blog or website.
  • Please remember to resize your images, it is fairly simply, you just need to go into any editing software and usually under Image you will find, resize, scale, or image size, something like that and you can resize your image there. Change the dimensions to pixels and make the longest side 1000 pixels or smaller, hit return, and for most types of software that should change the other side automatically as well. Just remember to save it with a different name so you know it is the smaller version.  If you have any problems, please contact me, I don’t mind helping out.

Please note you don’t have to be a WordPress blogger to be in this challenge, you can have a link to a Facebook page, a Flickr page, anywhere really, or no link.  We just want to encourage people to do monochrome images, just for the madness of it. Just to let you know also, that as soon as the challenge is published, all emails and images you have sent me are deleted from my computer.  I respect your copyright and would never keep any of the images.

Weekend Wanderings: Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

This last week I had an opportunity to go into the city and take photos of the Christmas decorations.  I wasn’t alone, there is a woman who does Social Snappers and her 5 year old daughter who keeps wanting to come with her camera and take photos as well.  I love to encourage anyone who wants to take photos, so I sent her a special invitation and last Wednesday I want into the city with Lola and her mum.

We had a great time wandering around taking photos of everything that we saw.  She was using a small Crayola camera that her parents had given her, one that could handle dropping.  I was so impressed with how she took photos, she would compose them carefully before taking them. It was obvious that she knew what she wanted to take.  Her mother has given me permission to show you her photos,

Lola’s images of Melbourne.

Didn’t I say she was good, when you consider the camera she was using and being five years old, the photos blew me away.  Certainly someone that I hope doesn’t stop taking them.  It was great fun seeing the Christmas Festival through the eyes of a five year old.  My daughter came as well, my eldest Briony, but she has grown out of this sort of thing.  It is always nice to see things like Christmas through the eyes of a child.

I took lots of photos as well, but no where near as many as Lola, mine are pretty boring compared to hers, but I will show them to you anyway. Christmas is very close now and we have a tree up and there are presents under it, so I guess Christmas is going to happen here this year, whether we are ready for it or not.  Here are my photos, I have kept a couple to myself for the MM splash of colour, is yours ready?

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