Tuesdays Bit and Bobs
Tuesday is here again, though there is only 8 days to Christmas and everything does seem to be winding down for the end of the year. People are working out Christmas presents, putting up trees, and getting into the Christmas spirit. It hasn’t hit our house this year, I’m sure it will in the next few days, but so far, we all seem to be carrying on as usual.
I have made a gift voucher for Social Snappers, so that people can buy 5 excursions for people for Christmas. I thought it would be a nice idea, you know for that person that loves photography and you don’t know what to get for them.
However, I think I left it too late, and then when I tried to use Facebook to advertise it, well, I just couldn’t believe what they do. I have done it in the past, boosted a post, I’m sure those that have FB have seen that you can boost posts, but now, if you have anything that looks like an image, and you have lots of writing on it, you know like a poster, well, they won’t approve it. My image for the gift voucher, was a gift voucher, there were no photos on it, no images, just writing, and it wasn’t approved. They are making it harder and harder, so I won’t be doing that anymore. I will need to find another way to advertise what I am doing. I should stick with google ads.
One Four Challenge
I have done my Week 3 image for the One Four Challenge that Robyn is running from her blog, Captivate Me, and if you want to see my image here is the link, One Four Challenge for December Week 3. I was really proud of what I did with this image, and it exceeded my expectations. I did some new things, and what I did I suspect I will try more of in the future, that is if I can remember what I did.
I have been trying out some new things with the macro, and thinking about how else I can use it. A few years ago I had a an exhibition of some work I had done with ceramic pieces that I made. The pieces were made from molds that I had done of everyday items. I wanted the exhibition to reflect how we are turning our homes into rubbish dumps with consumerism. For the exhibition I had some perspex boxes made. They cost me a fortune at the time, but seemed worth it for the exhibition. Since then they have been sitting around the house, and then I realised they would make perfect light boxes for doing macro photography.
So yesterday I set up the largest one I had to start trying some macro photography. I was trying out photographing jewelry. I’ve been told that one of the biggest problems with people trying to see work on Etsy is that they don’t have good photos, well not all, but some, so I thought maybe I could do some of this, I mean I already have everything I need. I like the idea of doing photography that fits in a box, be it a perspex box. I have put a few samples of what I did on Flickr.
News from Others
Last week when I did the post, Introductions: Ken Bennison, and introduced you to Ken he told me he had done a video of his photos and I thought I would share it with you, My Home In The North. It looks amazing and I am sure many of you would enjoy it. There is also a radio interview with Ken, and you can listen to it here.
Remember if you have news you want to tell people about, let me know and I will add it to this section.
I don’t have any other news now, for the photos for this post, since macro has been a big part of my learning curve this year, I thought I would share some of the early macro photos I took, when I was working it all out.