Tuesday’s Bits and Bobs: Planning Some Things
So here we are again and it is Tuesday where I am in the world. It has been a busy week, but also a week where not a lot has happened. So I don’t know what to talk to you about.
The magazine idea seems to have been well received by everyone, and it looks like it will be going ahead. Hopefully the first issue will be out before the end, I don’t know, June. Then the next one will be about 3 months after that. So far I have found a couple of other writers, and I guess the next step is working out what to put in it.
I’ve had quite a few people ask me what I think it will be like. I probably need to write a statement about it, but basically my idea is that the magazine wouldn’t be that different from other photography ones, just that this one will be showcasing women photographers, and all the articles will be by women. I think it would be nice if men could read the magazine as well and to feel they can get a lot of out it as well. I want to be able to show that women can do and do do the other types of photography, like landscapes, architecture, macro and the many other types of photography there is. We want to change the perception that women only do portraits.
We do need a name and I’ve had some suggestions from people emailing me and I asked for suggestions on Facebook. I got some great suggestions. A lot had the word woman or women in them, but it isn’t really something I want. I would like a name that isn’t that direct. I don’t want to alienate men and make them feel they couldn’t read it. My favourite was F-Stop, but unfortunately there is a magazine already with that name. I have put together a list and will put them into a poll so everyone can vote, if you could that would be great.
The first Social Snappers event is this Sunday, and we are going to Fitzroy Gardens to photograph the autumn colours. I am hoping it will be stunning. Since I offered them for free, I advertised on Meetups and have had a great response, the outing is almost full. The photos today are from Cranbourne Botanical Gardens that I took a couple of years ago and I thought it might be nice to look at them again since one of the Social Snappers events is to there this term.
One of the things I’ve been spending quite a bit of time doing is helping a friend set up her website and blog. It has been quite an ordeal setting it up as a self hosted blog. I have one myself, but my husband set it up, so this has been an entirely new experience. Her site is turning out quite well. It has been a great experience. I think I will leave it there today. As I said in the beginning, a lot is happening, but not really. Take care, I hope your world is busy too.
With the poll I’ve had to remove a couple of suggestions as they are already magazines. Sorry, though I am really liking Dynamic Range.