Whenever you see a group of photographers together they all start talking gear. It just seems to be something that people who share a passion do. So podcast episode 015 is my conversation about the gear I use.
It has been a busy week, though I haven’t really been doing too much, but I do enjoy the catch up here as well as showing you the photos I’ve had on Instagram this week. Though, I can say that a week after the financial ended I have already done my tax, first time ever I’ve done it so quickly. Let’s see what else I’ve been doing.
Dynamic Range Magazine
After panicking about the thought of not having enough for the next issue it is all coming together and articles are flying at me everywhere. It’s great. I will start sharing with you what will be in the next issue soon.
I’ve been doing a course online about how to use Instagram more and one thing that I am trying to do is give little tips each day. Suggestions for how you can improve your photos, either when taking them or processing them. I don’t know if anyone is even bothering to read them, but it has been good to do. I hope with time people will catch on. Hopefully will help sell my tutorials when I get them done.
If you aren’t following me on Instagram and would like to, there is a link in the side panel.
Book on Banyule Flats
Looks like we are getting close to finishing the book. It is all starting to come together now which is great. Hopefully it will be done in the next 4 to 6 weeks, fingers crossed.
One on One Photography Sessions
I’ve been out a few times teaching these, which has been fantastic. The last two have been so much fun, and I wasn’t in a hurry to finish. It is good meeting new people and just going out to take photos with them.
I have the photos for you that I have had up on Instagram this week. Some have been from the One on One’s recently. Some from trips out and at least one from a while back, when I was in Tassie. I’m sure you will like them, well I hope you do.
My head has been spinning for the past couple of weeks, but more on why further on in the post. Things are getting busy, but they always seem to be really. I don’t mind, it is nice to be busy and working hard. I just wish that it would transfer to sales, but I’m working on some things that will hopefully help with that.
Dynamic Range Magazine
The magazine is starting to take shape for the next issue. We have had a few false starts and people pulling out and I’ve had to scramble to find others to write articles. I guess that is the problem with running a magazine and now I have to sort it out.
Speaking of writing, we would still love to hear from anyone who is interested in writing for us. We can’t pay, but if you are starting out then it is a great experience.
Sales still aren’t great, but I am trying to work out how I can sell the magazine using other platforms rather than mostly here. I really need to do a course in marketing and see what I can learn. I’m finding that my time is stretched so thin these days it is hard to give it my full attention. What I need to find is someone who wants to learn about marketing, or a student that can see what they can do. Sadly there is no money to pay anyone.
Remember, if you haven’t purchased your copy here the link to buy it now.
One on One Photography Sessions
I have to say that I’ve had an increase in the number of these in the past few months. It has been great. I do enjoy them a lot and it is nice getting out showing people my Melbourne. I have also met some amazing people as well. I have a few more coming up in the next few weeks too.
One thing that I really like is the number of people coming whoo want to learn long exposure photography. I have set myself up so I can teach people to how to use the filters, but also so they can use mine if they don’t have their own. It is a great way for people who are curious about doing them to learn how and experiment before spending the money on buying them.
If you are interested in doing a One on One with me go to this link.
This is where I have been concentrating a lot of my thoughts this week. Trying to come up with some video tutorials for people to buy from me. I know that people hate that everything is for sale, but I do have to make a living, unfortunately.
I’ve been thinking about what I can do, and one thing I realise is that I don’t want to compete with all the other online tutorials teaching people how to use Photoshop or Lightroom. I am thinking of doing something a bit further advanced. I am still mulling it over, so will discuss it more later on.
I am going to do what I said last week and do one video package and see how that goes before I decide on doing a series.
I’ve been doing a course on how to sell on Instagram. It has been interesting and I do know that I have been putting a lot of my efforts there. The course has been about how to turn followers in customers, so I will have to see if I can make it happen. I am going to see if I get people buy my tutorials or get me to teach them photo editing. I know I can teach, I just need to find my customers now.
Speaking of Instagram, all the photos are what I have had up there this week and haven’t had here. I have put captions so you can see them. If you want to follow me on Instagram my handle is @leannecolephotography.
The other night I had a One on One Photography Session with a lovely woman. She already knew how to take photos, but she wanted to spend some time learning about long exposures and seeing how I take photos. I am finding more and more people want me to teach them this type of photography. I am, as always, happy to oblige.
We spent some time doing the long exposures, working out times and such. Then the sun started to go down. We found ourselves down in the Docklands at the Webb Bridge. I love it there, you can get some amazing images if it isn’t too windy and the water is calm enough.
It was overcast and I love the way the city lights bounce off the clouds. Most of the images are around one minute. No filters were used, just long exposures. I think my student had a good time and hopefully will feel more confident doing long exposures from now on. I hope you enjoy the photos.
It is time to get back to reality and I’m now back home. I have to get my act together quickly as I am required to get a heap of writing done. It is nice to be busy and besides lots of articles I am getting booked for more One on One Photography Lessons which are great. It is good that I work well under pressure.
Dynamic Range Magazine
It is coming up quick. The next issue will be ready in a couple of weeks. We have made some more changes, but the articles and photos in it are still great and informative.
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Things are coming together nicely for our trip to Tasmania. We have worked out where we are going to be when, but haven’t done a lot of working out exactly what we will be doing. We have booked a couple of cruises, which should be great and from what we can work out, the most expensive things we will be doing. It is nice to know that you can go on holidays and not spend thousands.
One thing I want to do while I am there is explore Tasmania in winter and see how that goes. I have never been a fan of summer and the images you get with it. My favourite time of the year to take images has always been winter.
While I am away I will not be doing regular posts. I will try and do some posts on my trip and let you know what I will be doing, but there will be no Monochrome Madness.
Speaking of this one, I am now going to be doing all my posts over here and have asked that all my followers be transferred over. Hopefully the change will be smooth.
Many of you said that it would be far less confusing if I just had one, so this will be it from now on. Everyone thing in one place.
I’ve had another article published on Digital Photography School:
Also one has been on the Photographers.com.au website blog:
The photos were taken a couple of weeks ago when I was doing a One on One Photography lesson and my client wanted to explore Chinatown in the city. I have to admit I’ve never really taken photos around there, possibly because it isn’t necessarily a nice place, but a great place to eat.
We walked around and down lanes, and at one stage went up into a carpark to see what we could see from the top. It was a good day and I found some things I didn’t know were there before.