I need your help.
I've been blogging for over seven years but I am constantly humbled by the superior skills of so many other bloggers in the art of creating marvelous photos and videos for their blogs.
Every day I see on your blogs wonderful pictures of boats, and people having fun on boats, waterscapes, sunsets, knitting, fishes, ladies in bikinis, the night sky, ladies in lacrosse gear, food, seagulls, flowers, chickens, ladybugs, portaloos etc. etc. Some of you seem to have mastered the art of taking great photos from small boats like kayaks and sailing dinghies, and I see one of you is even taking photos while racing in a Laser regatta! Amazing! How do you do it?
So this month I would like you to give me some tips on photography for bloggers - especially watery bloggers.
I propose we run it like one of our regular group writing projects. Write a post on your blog about a tip on any aspect of Photography for Bloggers. Once you've posted your tip, let me know about it by emailing me a link to your post. Choose a unique title for your post that summarizes your advice please.
At the end of each week I will publish a post with links to all the new entries in the project. Then at the end of June I will publish a summary post with links to all of your tips about Photography for Bloggers, probably organized by major topics so that it will be a useful reference source for anyone interested in learning about this subject.
You could write about what equipment you use, how you select subjects, how you compose photos, lighting, all that technical stuff like aperture and exposure and focal length and depth of focus, or how you edit and manipulate the photos or videos before you publish them, what software you use, whatever. Any aspect of Photographer for Bloggers that you think would be helpful to me and other novices. I hope you will include some examples of your own photos to illustrate your posts.
If you have several tips to pass on, by all means write several posts. The more the merrier. Maybe we can break some kind of record?
I may well write some "prompt" posts during the month suggesting particular questions on which I need help in creating photographs for my blog. But, for now, just write a post telling us what single tip you think is most important for a novice wanting to get into Photography for Bloggers.
Then email me a link to your post.
I look forward to hearing from you.