Interestingly enough, not long after I started my brief series of posts on ‘The Story behind the Photo’ here on my blog, a site appeared called The Image Story that does the same thing for a whole range of photographers (disclosure: one of whom is your correspondent).
Started by Todd Owyoung, the New York based music and portrait photographer, The Image Story lets the photographers tell the whole story behind the images, including the preparation, execution, post-processing, and any other related information. It includes a great picture by a friend of mine, Valerio Berdini, alongside a wide range of image styles and genres, and promises to be a great source of inspiration to photographers of all levels as it grows its collection and its audience.
Following on from my post a while back about being positive, to counteract the tendency towards negativity that seems to prevail on social networks these days, I asked my Twitter followers to let me know of anything they’d done lately that they were proud of, that I could share. Paul Dunning, a freelance web designer and artist, has recently been working on a fascinating project based on the unique street name signs in his home town of Chelmsford in Essex. You can read more about it, and see some of the fruits of his efforts, in this Flickr set.
If you have something you think people should know about, let me know!
I’ve created a minisite of music photos, containing just the best of my music pics to date. While I’ll continue to post galleries here on a regular basis, the minisite will be updated less frequently, and will act as a portfolio of my music work that I can use for promotional purposes.
An excellent resource I’ve come across recently is the photography Stack Exchange. This is a user-driven website with a strict question-and-answer format, with none of the off-topic tangents and trolling that you find on traditional internet forums. By answering questions well, or posting good questions, you earn reputation and badges, all of which actively encourages good use of the site. Have a look and see if there’s any way it can help you out. I’m on there as Nick.