Issuu on Google+

Blogs and Social Media


Contents •Reasons for doing it •Some Examples •Finding a voice (and moving beyond photography) •Getting an audience


Reasons for doing it •Making connections •Getting and sharing Ideas •Being Creative •As a notebook/journal •Showing work •Marketing your work (or yourself) •Showing you are competent


Marketing for

•Online Magazines •Handmade Books •Bijou Publishers •Crowdfunding •Competitions •Magazine Work •Apps


Joerg Colberg: Conscientious


Joerg’s key qualities • • • • • •

Authoritative Focussed Global Contemporary Outgoing Communicative

Benefits for Joerg • • • • •

Work in Education Portfolio reviews Curatorial work Publishing Widely recognised


Mrs Deane: The Curator


Mrs Deane’s key qualities

Benefits for Mrs Deane

• Authoritative • Focussed • Specialises in architecture and space • Contemporary • Open to new ideas • Communicative

• • • •

Commercial work Curatorial work Gallery promotion Self-Publishing


Timothy Archibald: The Father


Tim’s key qualities • • • • •

Relaxed Conversational Personal Experimental Communicative

Benefits for Tim • • • • •

Commercial work Personal Work Extends his audience Publishing Editorial work


Timothy Archibald’s advice for up and coming photographers • Learn the history of photography. • Tell someone whose work you love why you love it. • Surround yourself with a community of peers whose work you admire. • Don’t pay a consultant for advice, listen closely to your friends. • Call a photographer on the phone and ask them how they made a photograph you like. • Always be honest and generous with your advice to others. • Learn how to be happy for your fellow photographers when they kick ass. • http://www.thisisthewhat.com/2011/08/10-minutes-with-timothyarchibald/


Lauren Simonutti: The Bookmaker


Lauren’s key qualities

Benefits for Pete

• Focussed • One major interest • Shares work

• Self-expression • Sells her work • Gallery possibilities


Pete Brook: The Advocate


Pete’s key qualities • • • • • •

Focussed Hard-working Connects others One major interest Concerned Nice guy

Benefits for Pete • Work in Education • Online Work (Wired RawFile) • Widely recognised • Crowd-funding


Andy Adams: Just Say Yes


Andy’s key qualities • • • • • • • • •

Energetic Positive Willing to experiment Contemporary Outgoing Communicative Loves everything online Simple Facilitates

Benefits for Andy • • • •

Work in Education Portfolio reviews Publishing Curating


Tony Fouhse: The User


Tony’s key qualities • • • • •

Focussed Local One issue Controversial Direct and up front

Benefits for Tony • • • •

Commercial work Editorial work Personal work Exhibition and publishing possibilities


“Why are you doing this?”


Combining Photography and the Real World

Photography +

Art Mental Illness Climbing The Environment Immigration Education Animals


Getting an Audience •Define your blog •Link to other blogs and areas of interest •Comment on other people’s blogs •Make friends with people online •Be Positive (especially about your own work) •Be Critical in a constructive way •Don’t be scared to make things up •Interview photographers you like on your blog •Use your blog as an online notebook •Use what you learn and study on this course •Borrow ideas from other blogs/magazines •Connect different images and ideas together •Bring in ideas from outside photography


Starting a blog http://www.blogger.com/

http://wordpress.com/ https://www.tumblr.com/ http://issuu.com/home http://twitter.com/ http://www.youtube.com/


Joerg Colberg – The Expert http://www.jmcolberg.com/weblog/ Mrs Deane – The Architect http://www.beikey.net/mrs-deane/ Timothy Archibald – The Father, Artist and Commercial Photography http://timothyarchibald.blogspot.com/ Tony Fouhse – The User http://tonyfoto.com/drool/ Lauren Simonutti – The Bookmaker http://lauren-rabbit.blogspot.com/ Pete Brook – The Advocate http://prisonphotography.wordpress.com/ Andy Adams – Just Say Yes! http://www.flakphoto.com/ (also see Flak Photo Network on Facebook) James Pomerantz: A Photo Student http://www.aphotostudent.com/


How to promote your work – some advice http://jmcolberg.com/weblog/2011/02/thoughts_on_a_sunday_morning_how_to_promote_your_work/ Tony inteviews Stephanie http://tonyfoto.com/drool/2011/01/23/stephanie-interviews-me/


7.7 Magazine

Online Magazines

http://www.7dot7.net/ A Spanish online magazine that features serious documentary projects. 1000 Words Photography http://www.1000wordsmag.com/ UK-based, this features mostly high-profile stories. Ahorn Magazine http://ahornmagazine.com/ Ahorn is an Austrian/European online magazine dedicated to contemporary photography – features a broad range of stories. Burn Magazine http://www.burnmagazine.org/ Daylight Magazine http://daylightmagazine.org/ Foto8 http://foto8.com/ As well as the print edition, foto8 features online stories.


Fraction Magazine http://fractionmagazine.com/ Another online photography magazine. Gomma Magazine http://gommamag.com/ This features a very wide range of photography, both high-profile and less high-profile. Favours black and white and ‘gritty’. Lens Culture http://lensculture.com/ Purpose Magazine http://purpose.fr/ Sporadic, but has themed editions (childhood, work, desire) that feature a big mix of photographers.


Seesaw http://seesawmagazine.com/ A UK-based magazine that features mostly high-profile stories. Unless You Will http://unlessyouwill.com/ Urbanautica http://urbanautica.com/ Urbanautica features photographers who work with ideas of space and the built environment.


University of Wales Social Media Lecture