10 anti-blogging tips
How often you get tired of reading and want to see something nice for the eye and start to perceive life through the eyes, and not through the ears – after all, the visual means are much more imaginative than verbal, they are simply visible, while the text still needs to be to think about it. Of course, there is also the desire for beauty, as such. One of the modern concepts of photography is photoblog, a stream of visual thought of a photographer with reflection on the Internet, where everyone can see human photos. However, not all photo blogs are equally useful, but we have been observing many of them for a long time, in order to start giving authoritative advice. Although, in principle, you do not need to listen to them …
Do not filter your exhaust, put all photos in a row into the stream: good, bad, ten duplicates of one insect shot in macro mode or one girl from one photo shoot in different angles and with different processing. The main thing is that this makes the computer convenient for you, uploading photos to the Internet in blocks of 10-50 frames at once. Modern technology is much more fantastic than ordinary photography, which is already 200 years old.
As soon as you open the photo blog, immediately add it to your blog ratings, all kinds of catalogs, hang up photos in the main photo collections, and write “wedding superphotographer” in comments with the nickname. On the Internet, the main thing is popularity, because if you are banned for spam, be sure to defend your opinion and run into moderators of resources with gossip on others – you live in a free country.
On the contrary, if you are a successful photographer, do not stoop to create a photo blog, and if you create it, do not add it at all anywhere, do not promote it in any way, even if it is just a corner for your friends. Let resources like Rosbest, VFXY, Coolphotoblogs, etc. do without you.
Do not separate your photo blog from the portfolio, let the commercial start combine with the non-profit, so it’s more interesting and creates intrigue. Lay out wedding sets, corporate boozes, and in general, show how cool you are to your audience.
Do not keep your photo blog regularly. So what if you often shoot a lot – your readers will definitely appreciate if after six months of your absence from the network you post 60 pieces of masterpieces with different entries.
Do not give the opportunity to comment at all – why put up with spammers on the site? In the end, remember your uniqueness, which critics can only ruin.
Make a personal monument to yourself from a photo blog – just a little more, and the world will also appreciate you. Do not take into account not only spiteful critics, but also justified criticism – what do these morons generally understand in photography?
Remember that Photoshop is a shit created for beginner photographers who are not able to take pictures, which is why they mask the lack of technical skills in manipulating a digital image. Proudly sign photos “without photoshop” – this is how descendants will appreciate you faster by entering your name in the annals of something.
Do not be afraid to overdo it with processing – it is simply physically impossible, because the image already initially consists of pixels for which you can only change the brightness or repaint. It’s okay if literally in half a day you redraw the entire image by 90 percent.
If you post on the network only once a year, only on the occasion of a successful shot, if 360 days a year inspiration does not even think of visiting you, and successful cases are killed by the lack of a camera, don’t even think about doubting your abilities – you’ve absolutely chosen the right hobby for yourself .
But seriously, photoblog as a reflection of the emotional throwing of the photographer, emotions and everyday thoughts, or maybe just randomly seen frames. It is like life – the process is always interesting. If you have your own photoblog, do not forget about the special resource for photoblogs – the contest site “The Best Russian Photoblog”, with valuable prizes Tucano (cool laptop cases for winners) and Tintguide (licenses for programs for quick portrait editing).