So not exactly the new year, but still fairly close. Time to take a look at what I’ve been doing and what’s coming up.
Long Exposure Workshops
From the Facebook page, The Photographer’s Mentor, there have been requests from people wanting to know when I will be doing more. I always knew I would take the summer off, it is a horrible time for long exposure photographer, and trying to get clouds can be almost impossible.
I have now put up a heap of new dates, starting in March. Though, I might have to juggle a couple of them around. If you want to see what I have planned go the Long Exposure Workshops page.
The group has been set up and I’m nearly all ready to go live with it. At the moment I’m doing a heap of videos on some basic things you can do in Photoshop and other software. I want people to start it with things there already. Then each week new videos will be added on how to use certain types of software for editing. I am hoping to be using 5 or 6 different ones.
There will be live question times for people to ask me questions and to help them. I want the group to be interactive, so they will be able to learn a lot from it. If I don’t know how to do something, then I will find out, I know how to do that.
It is going to be a subscription based group and people will have to pay $30 a month to have access to everything. Though, they can leave at any time, hopefully once they no longer need the videos or help.
We should be opening our doors in the next week or so. It will be announced when it happens.
The Photographer’s Mentor
It is still growing well and I love how active the people who follow it are. It has been so good for my self esteem. I caught up with a friend before Christmas and she said that I was a lot more positive. I feel it.
The recently announced changes to Facebook are going to be interesting, but I can only hope that they will help me. As I try to do everything on that page to teach people photography and help them, surely that fits under the bit about posting what people want to see. I guess time will tell.
It seems incredible, the page only started a little over 3 months ago and already there are nearly 6000 people liking the page. It took me years to get that many with the other one.
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it.
I decided that I might also start showing my face. Figured I would do something nice for my skin. I used to use Clarins all the time, so ordered some stuff online. OMG, what a waste of time and money. They offered a discount, but you don’t find out you can’t get it until after you have paid. Then the stuff they sent is not what I wanted. Damn, I hate Clarins now. I will never spend any money on them again.
For the time being, MM is going to stay here. If numbers drop below 10 entries, then I will stop doing it. I just think with so few the whole thing starts to look pathetic like people really aren’t that interested. However, because I want to do this with the group, the day is going to go back to Wedesday, as of next week.
Monochrome Madness will return to Wednesday.
So you will need to start sending your images to me by Monday. Though, many of you use the current one to remind you to send them for the following week. I start accepting images as soon as one is posted.
I’ve been approached by some other places to write for them, but the pay isn’t that good, so I am going to turn them down. I can’t help thinking that I could write the articles for you. I won’t get paid, but who knows what it might lead to. I would also like to do some things that would help the people on The Photographers Mentor as well. I can’t really write articles on there, but could do them here and share them.
So I am going to start making this blog and everything I do on FB priorities from now on.
The new year has started well and I’m excited about some of the things that I have planned. I’m hoping to grow more and learn more, as well as share what I learn. It is quite exciting and I hope some of you, at least, will follow along with me.