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Photography and the Web
April 21, 2011
Here's the Photography Art Cafe e-zine for April...
Are You Making
the Most of the Web?
The more time I spend exploring photography resources online, the more I realize how much there is to discover. It' just endless! There's so much great stuff out there for photographers of all experience levels.
Every area is covered...
If I had to recommend just one way of getting involved with photography on the web, I'd say join Flickr or another photo sharing site! Why? Because it's such a brilliant way to get inspiration, receive feedback, join competitions and just chat to other keen photographers. There are loads of talented people on Flickr and it's always a pleasure spending time clicking through photostreams. I definitely recommend getting involved!
Then what's the next step...? Why not set up a little website of your own. It so satisfying having your own personal galleries online that aren't just part of a larger site. You can point friends to it, link to it from your Flickr profile, and basically share your work with more people. It's a breeze to set up. The cool templates that Wix.com provide only require you to 'drag and drop'! If you start getting lots of visitors you could even begin selling your photos creating a new income stream.
So get involved with photography on the web and start taking full advantage of it as a place to learn, share and profit from your photography!
What's New? My Favourite Women Photographers and More...
Lots! There are loads of new articles this month on a range of subjects. The one I probably enjoyed writing the most was an introduction to 10 great women photographers. I realize it's slightly arbitrary to designate 'women' as a category of photographers. It' just that for quite a while photography did tend to be rather dominated by men. Not so any more, and, in fact, writing this article made me realize how many of my all time favourite photographers are actually women.
There's no particular reason this should be the case, but I do wonder whether female photographers - as a whole - have been more drawn towards close human observation and documentary photography than, say, photojournalism or war reporting.
Here's a few new articles from the past month:
Quotable Quote and Picture of the Month
Another snippet of wisdom from HCB and a fantastically cutting image by Lisette Model...
And no photographs taken with the aid of flash light, either, if only out of respect for the actual light - even when there isn't any of it.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
This month's photo:
- Lisette Model
That's it for April's newsletter - hope you enjoy checking out some of the new articles!
By the way, a big re-design of Photography Art Cafe is just around the corner! I'll also be introducing some cool new features. The content and character will always remain the same though. So don't worry, PAC's just growing and improving!
Remember, you're always free to get in touch with me at any point and ask any photography related questions you might have. I like hearing from people!
All the best,
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