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Celebrating real photography

I've been thinking about writing this blog for quite some time now. It's not easy. I could take a critical line like I did in my blog post about the photographs I hate looking at (and why) but instead I decided on a more positive approach, so this post is in praise of all those photographers who respect and celebrate the relationship photography has with reality, truth and photographic 'seeing'.

Arguably the real value and power of photography is in showing the world as we actually see it. Photojournalism has a strict code of ethics forbidding altering an image substantially. This has to be adhered to because if it were not then a photojournalist's images would be worthless. Likewise individuals taking family snapshots, or local photographers recording daily life as we see it make images that become valuable records of our world today.

These are the photographers and images that I want to praise and that I think are really important and interesting. The passing of…

My social media strategy

I find myself spread very thinly across all the different social media sites. There are simply not enough hours in the day to keep up. So for now I've decided on the following strategy:

Google + is my new social media hub (home) where I publish photo stories, images and news.

My photographic portfolio, about me and the centre of my online universe is www.indigo2photography.co.uk

My blog, which you're reading now is where I write my more indepth views on life and photography.

Twitter is good place to catch up with what I am posting and sharing at that moment

My Facebook page is the place where I'll post links that interest me and I want to share.

I am aware this strategy is tricky because the golden rule of social media is to go where your audience is, so I may have to review this.

What is your social media strategy?

See you,
Paul

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Saturation slider test

I've devised a fun self help test for photographers. Where do you put your saturation slider.

By the way Dictionary.com defines kitsch as "something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste."

This post is intended to be a playful jibe, humorous and I know that I've definitely pushed my saturation slider too far to the right (and left) in the past LOL.

Till soon,

Paul

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