It really has been rather quiet around here. I’ve been out a couple of times with the D850 and have more trips planned, but other than that, well I’ve been working out how to do some things with Facebook.
Nothing has been done on this blog for quite some time, but I’ve decided to try, where I can, to do the 31 day challenge from Pro Blogger. The challenge is designed to help you get a better understanding of why you blog and to help it along. The challenge is 31 Days to Build a Better Blog. Since this blog has been inactive, I thought perhaps it could be a good one to do the challenge on.
Accompanying the challenge are some podcasts by Darren Rowse that you can listen to and get some ideas. The podcasts give you a better understanding of what you need to do and tips on how to achieve it. It is hoped that you can help your blog be a lot more successful.
The first day is about doing an Elevator Pitch for your blog. The link is there so you can go and listen it to it as well.
We have been given lots of tips on how to do this and now I really need to work out what this blog is going to be about and where I want to take it.
My elevator pitch:
This blog is about fine art photography, how I go about it and what I photograph to make my images. I will write about my experiences, whether they are good or bad. It is also about challenging myself to get out there and just try things to share with you as well as an artist.
Perhaps my tag line could be Fine Art Photography in Action.
Here is an image I took with my phone yesterday along the Black Spur Road on the way to Bonnie Doon. It was a very foggy morning and the challenge was all about trying to capture that fog. So maybe the fogginess is symbolic of what this blog has been like and perhaps the challenge will help me come out of the fog.
Yesterday, I went to Kinglake National Park with a friend. It was an interesting trip, and while I had my DSLR to use, she was using her iphone. I have to say it didn’t diminish the trip in the slightest. In fact, when I saw how close she could get to some things, I took out my phone and started taking some photos. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
I often go out with just my phone to challenge myself and see what I can get. It isn’t the same sort of photography, it is different and the challenges are different. I like the apps that come with the phone too, like Snapseed. There are other things to play with. My phone will never replace my DSLR, but I like the challenge of using the phone.
I am just going to put some of my Instagram photos into a gallery for you now. They aren’t all great, and there is always limitations, but it is good to try.