- Sharing your photos online
- Real Simple Syndication
- A log of changes made to this page
- Reference material links:
- Photography.ca Forums
- A complete 'Introduction to Photography' course, online & free. (30 + parts)
- Brief summary of Canadian Photography Laws (From AmbientLight.ca)
- Canadian Model Release template generator (From LawDepot.com)
Sharing your photos
There are a lot of different options when it comes to sharing your pictures with your friends and family. To name a few:
I'm a fan of Flickr. Their free service is quite good, and their paid service is unlimited and pretty affordable. You can organize & tag your photos in whatever manner you like. You can control access to your pictures based on membership. Case in point: I have a nephew that I'm very fond of taking pictures of. My family usually wants to see these photos. With a few emails, and a little help here and there, my entire family signed up for their own flickr accounts. Now, I can share 'my' photos with the public, and my 'nephew' photos with just my family. Very handy indeed.
One option you may have noticed is missing from the list above: Facebook. I think Facebook is a poor choice for sharing photos for a couple of reasons:
- I'm a bit of a privacy freak. Tying my personal information, and that of my facebook friends, to photos in which they can be identified particularly when it's not always clear who's able to see those photos,... it's just a bad idea as far as I'm concerned. Facebook is a handy social media tool, and great for connecting with people. It's just not someplace I trust with my photos.
Get on Twitter
If you haven't already, you are missing a very valuable resource in terms of information gathering. It's free. Just go give it a try. Look for some of your favourite pros and blogs on there and you will soon see that it's a hugely useful site for getting and keeping up to date.
While you're at it, feel free to follow me: @Banerixat
Here's a list of Photography related Tweeters
Use an RSS Reader
This is probably the single most useful tool I know of keeping up to date with your favourite websites. The basic premise is that you subscribe to a website's RSS feed, via your RSS Reader, and from then on, the site will update it's feed every time it gets new content. If you've got a smartphone, then you can access your custom feeds through an RSS reader app as well.
Personally, I use Google Reader, because it's free, very configurable, and extremely easy to use. Here's a tutorial on how to set it up. If you'd rather see a video, check this one out:
My RSS Feed list of Photography Blogs
This is a list of the photography related blogs and sites I read regularly. Comprised of about twenty different sites, it's a great source of information. I would encourage you to visit the sites directly, or to subscribe to their RSS feeds in your own reader account.
- Started April 13, 2011
- Updated April 16, 2011
- Removed 'Reference Links' section, and moved links into index.
- Added Links to "A complete 'Introduction to Photography' course, online & free. (30 + parts)" & "White Balance Explained".
- Added this log
- Minor formatting changes