So much is happening, has happened in the last couple of months that I have had little time to get out and shoot much, edit or keep up with this blog. Here is all the news!
Everyday Genius of Your Artist’s Voice with Karen Hutton
In my last blog post, I shared a really exciting collaboration with Karen Hutton and her Everyday Genius Finding Your Artist’s Voice blogcast series. It is an eight part series that is so worth listening to or reading. Karen invited me to join her for two episodes where we talk about some of the art and business of photography and how to include your artist’s voice. Here are the links to each episode:
Episode 1: Introduction
Episode 2: Preparation
Episode 3: Appearance
Episode 4: Cameras & Gear
Episode 5: Art & Business
Episode 6: Art & Business
Episode 7: Post Processing
Social Media Sharing
One of the points I brought up in Karen’s blogcast is getting yourself out there, participating and interacting as much as you can. The results of that can be pretty exciting and fun. In the past month, I’ve had images and articles for Photofocus shared by KelbyOne, Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom and Google+ social media sites.
KelbyOne has posts on their Facebook page where you can share an image based on a theme. I posted for the Spiral Staircase theme and they contacted me to share on all their social media pages. It really takes no time at all to add an image to one of their Facebook posts.
Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Canada, TruLife Acrylic and a few other pages shared my Photofocus article on architecture over on Twitter. I have no idea how they picked it up but it’s been fun to watch and see others comment and retweet those posts.
Want to be Featured?
Would you like to have one of your images featured on Photofocus? We’d love to have some new photographers and images to choose from. Every weekday Photofocus publishes a photograph that our curators have chosen for its impact and excellence. The creator of the image becomes the Photofocus Photographer of the Day. On Sunday the Photographer of the Week is announced. That individual is selected from the Photographer of the Day honorees from that week.
Curators & Category Schedule
Monday: Lauri Novak curates Travel
Tuesday: Kevin Ames curates Beauty
Wednesday: Rob Sylvan curates Outdoor
Thursday: Bryan Esler curates Sports
Friday: Jason Hahn curates Street
Submit your photographs
Photofocus Photographer of the Day (POTD) curators scour submissions in the Photofocus groups on Flickr, 500px & Google+. Upload photos that you have made that fit one of the current categories: Travel, Beauty, Outdoor, Sports & Street. Tag your image with the category. The more often you submit photographs the better your chances of being chosen. Remember our curators are working professionals. They are looking for great photography for each category.
Not on Flickr, 500px or Google +?
If you would like to have an image considered for Photofocus POTD and you cannot access our sharing groups, please attach it to an email and send it to kevinATphotofocusDOTcom Put POTD and the category (Travel, Beauty, Outdoor, Sports or Street) in the subject line. Include your name and a sentence or two about your photograph. If you have a website, include the URL. That way others can see more of your work. Sending a photo for POTD gives Photofocus permission to publish it in the POTD and Photographer of the Week features. The best size for entries is 1280px wide.
Photography Scavenger Hunt on Google+
Six years ago a photography scavenger hunt was started on Google+. What is a photography scavenger hunt you ask? It is simply an extremely creative way to get out and shoot. If you love photography – this is for you. It’s that simple. Every level of photographer is welcomed and encouraged to join. You will learn, you will be inspired, you will meet a community of like-minded people who will embrace you. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of then join me on my Google+ page at Noon (CST) on Saturday, September 16th, and just say, “I’m in”.
The above images are my submissions for the last round. Three of these images were shot with my mobile phone and four with my camera. You don’t need fancy gear to play along. The words were: Bronze, Cinematic, Face, Zig Zag, Calculating, Dissolve and Up. If you want to see about 300 other ways these words were shot check out the 20th Round Scavenger Hunt Collection. You’ll be inspired and amazed. You’ll laugh and gasp. You’ll truly be blown away by the creativity.
Sorry, it’s taken me a little longer to get back to this. Here are the winners of the metal prints I promised.
I will email you to let you know you’ve won and to get your shipping information. Congrats!
Whew! Life is a work in progress right? I’m still wandering and wondering what and how I’m weaving my photography into my life and it’s ever changing. I appreciate every one of you who reads my blog and emails, who likes, comments, loves and supports my work.