By |2016-10-22T09:42:30+10:00June 25th, 2008|Categories: blogging, photography blogs|Tags: , , |

Magnolia Road, by Tyler E Nixon, of Wink Photoblog. I haven't been keeping much of an eye on the photoblog world lately, as I've been focussed on other things, but I came across this site today, and I recognised it immediately. Ahh, I thought, I remember this site. Bookmark it this time, so it doesn't get away! I spent some time looking through the archives and I have to say I'm so impressed by the work there. Now I look at his about page, and it seems Tyler, the perons in question, is no stranger to acclaim. Take this for example: Awarded “Photoblog of the Year” at the 2007 Photoblog Awards. OK, how on earth have I neglected this site before now? As I said, I obviously haven't been paying attention to the blogosphere lately. In any case, if you are as wayward and unobservant as I have been lately, [...]

Photoblog Awards

By |2016-10-22T09:42:34+10:00July 15th, 2007|Categories: internet|Tags: , , , , |

Not that I have any chance at all, but if you stumble across this post and have a kind heart, could you consider voting for me at the current Photoblog Awards? You need to register, but as long as you are not a total technophobe, it takes about 1 minute. Recognition of having a good blog is one thing, but more importantly for me at this stage is the encouragement to keep it going. I get lots of visits, but hardly any comments on my blog, which is at times quite discouraging. I could have used Flickr instead I suppose if comments was everything for me, but if you know my opinion of Flickr, you understand why. The idea that people are keeping an eye on my work is something that motivates me. SO any publicity is good isn't it. It gets more bums on seats and hopefully more comments. [...]

By |2016-11-29T20:15:14+10:00June 30th, 2007|Categories: Photography|Tags: , , |

Onexposure is a photoblog with a difference. The idea behind it is both interesting and problematic. Basically, how it works is this. You join, submit a photo, and if the powers that be think it is good enough, it goes up on the blog under a category. The idea behind this is clearly to achieve and maintain a certain level of quality to the images. But the problematic part of it of course is that the four screeners are putting themselves in a position of judging what is good and what is not. They further put focus on that judgement by having a section where you can see what percentage of your submitted photos have been accepted. And depending on that rating, they allow you to upload more or fewer pictures for submission. I joined and submitted some pictures to see how the process worked. Of course I submitted stuff [...]


By |2016-10-22T09:42:34+10:00May 31st, 2007|Categories: photography blogs|Tags: , , , |

Chromasia is the website of a Blackpool, U.K based photographer by the name of David Nightingale. Really, if you don't know this man and his work, go and check it out. What's most interesting to me about Chromasia, apart from the fabulous photography, is how it has developed. I first ran across the site several years back, in the first year of his blog back in 2003. I quickly became a regular visitor and watched with fascination as David's photography seemed to improve visibly from post to post. At that point in my life I was also becoming more interested in photography again, and thinking about returning to school for more training. Chromasia inspired me in a big way. David was a lecturer in Higher Education (lecturing in psychology at the University of Bolton), and photography was just a hobby. He had just bought a new camera (an EOS 20D) [...]