Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Time of Reflection
Easter has been a great time to sit around and not do much. I’ve been planning some things, and going out with friends taking some photos. It has been nice, but it’s time to settle down and get serious about what I am doing.
I have updated the website for Social Snappers and announced the outings for the term. As said previously they are now free, and hopefully some more people will want to do them. It is hard to be enthusiastic about doing them when the same people are doing them all the time, which is lovely that they do, but I could just organise outings with them as they are friends. Still, I will continue trying. Onwards.
Monochrome Madness Themes
There does seem to be some confusion about how often we will be doing them. Basically they will happen the first Wednesday of each month. Wednesday in Australia, which is pretty much Tuesday for the rest of the world. So if you are wondering when to send your themed MM image, I will make an announcement here.
Don’t forget the next theme is fences.
I have a bone to pick. It is something that I’ve been realizing for awhile. The photographing industry don’t think women can do landscape photography, or architectural photography, or anything that doesn’t have the word portrait attached to it.
I was keeping an eye on an online magazine, two issues, and neither one had anything in it written by women, or any articles on women photographers. Seriously.
When I asked them about it, they reckon it was just a coincidence and they do feature women. My question is, if as many women as men are buying cameras then why isn’t half the magazine representing the women out there taking photos.
Even when you look at places online where you can learn photography, they have women teaching portrait photography, like babies, pets, weddings, but when it comes to landscape photography or, say, architecture all the instructors are men. I know women are doing landscape photography, I see their photos everywhere, and there are a lot of them.
So while I was out with a friend she said I should start my own magazine. I thought the idea was bonkers to start with, then I got to thinking, why not. I could do something like a newsletter, but fancier. I could get a few people to write for it, women of course.
A photography magazine written by women for women photographers. It is still an idea in progress, but there are three of us so far who are going to write for it, so I am hoping to find at least another three. Still need to work out what we will do, but I just want to get it out there that women do photography as well and we photograph more than just portraits.
We are going to need a name, so if you have any ideas would love to hear them. I am also hoping that those of you who have signed up for the newsletter won’t mind if I use your email addresses for the online magazine.
Today the photos are from a couple of trips to Cape Schanck, landscape photos, if you can believe it, apparently I’m a woman and I’m taking some landscape things. Okay just a little joke.