Archive for May 2012

5.29.12

get your photos out to the world!

Do you know any photographers who need to (finally) put their portfolios online??? If so, send them some inspiration!

My husband, Peter, just released a new ebook via flatbooks.com called: A Guide To WordPress For Photographers. This book is perfect for any photographers or artists in your life who have been wanting to set-up a classy, easily navigable site that displays their work and enables search engines to “find” their photos for optimal exposure. WordPress is FREE open source software, so it won’t cost them a dime unless they want to add some fancy plug-ins.

Peter’s guide is concise, easy to understand, and focuses on building an image centric website. Below is a brief synopsis:

This in-depth guide to using WordPress provides all the information needed to setup a professional website for your photography or take your existing site to the next level. A cohesive and well-designed website is the single most important way to showcase and promote your photography online, and thanks to WordPress, building one doesn’t have to break the bank. While there are numerous WordPress resources on the web, none are written by a photographer for photographers. This book was specifically designed to maximize website usability for potential customers and help you avoid time consuming mistakes. Step-by-step guides will teach you everything about setting up WordPress, choosing a theme/design for your website, and adding content. Also included are advanced techniques for working with image galleries, importing image meta-data, optimizing image search, and a whole lot more!

You can buy it HERE.

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5.29.12

trailer love

Never read the Great Gatsby, but this trailer is motivating me to crack the untouched copy that’s been sitting on my shelf for ten years. (Song choice is perfection: Love Is Blindness/Jack White cover.)

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5.19.12

lost & found

I am taken with Mary Jo Hoffman’s blog, STILL… “For one year, in 2012, this blog will post one image, daily, of gathered natural objects found near me. Near me usually means Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, my home. Sometimes it means the Gulf Coast of Florida, and sometimes Grand Marais, Minnesota, on the north shore of Lake Superior. Sometimes it also means the Languedoc region of Southwest France.”

She identifies everything she finds. Above we have wild turkey feathers, turtle shells, rabbit or beaver-gnawed branches and an owl feather. Thanks to Pia for the discovery.

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5.19.12

dispatches from occupy love

A very special filmmaker and group of producers are making a documentary called Occupy Love that I’ve been tracking with anticipation. The film investigates the Occupy movement as a global revolution of the heart that’s just about to find its true voice and explode. I get chills watching the updates they’ve been posting (see below).

Personally, I’ve been fascinated by how the media continues to perpetuate various ‘memes’ about the occupy movement that completely misrepresent not only what’s really happening on the street (locally and around the world), but what lies at the core of the movement. Once you move past the propaganda perpetuated by those who want to co-opt the movement (or see it fail), the fact is that occupy has the guidance of some wonderfully intelligent, compassionate and brilliant visionaries who want to Occupy survive as a community-owned revolution that can’t be pinned to a specific political movement, ideology or philosophy.

Many of them are focused on the idea that occupy is about remembering certain inalienable rights and taking back the “public square” where people can question, discuss and create solutions to problems that really aren’t much of a problem when you step outside of the boundaries that have been created for us.

The occupy blog is a great way to stay in touch with what’s going on inside of Occupy.

And their periodic dispatches and interview snippets are really inspiring!

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