Welcome to this week’s Pet Parade, and thank you for joining the blog as I reach February and ask where did the time go already?
For those wishing to catch up on the start of 2020, I am reviewing January’s top photo posts where I posed a question; why would you want to join a photo challenge? I announced where I will be selling my images online and you might like too as well, plus my latest exciting photo editing tool discoveries.
I know that many of you are trying to improve your photography and working hard to make friends with your camera and its settings.
For new photographers, there will come a point when you have photographed your favourite subject, be it cats, products or your other pets, and feel that you need to stretch your creative muscles in new directions. Here’s how.
If, like me, you are gaining in confidence and want to monetise your images in some way you will want to try a site like Red Bubble or Zazzle. Here is how I set about the challenge.
There are tools that sit in your sidebar for months or even years while you ignore them until the time is right to give these mysterious icons a try.
For years I managed to avoid dodge and burn tools, not realising the difference they can make to an image. Check out this post and see what you might have been missing.
If you look at January’s top photo posts for last year, I entered the pet blogger’s challenge. It was interesting and pushed me to answer questions that made me think in new directions.
This year I have joined the Challenge again, and when you check this post out you will see the huge range of pet blogs taking part, including plenty of cat blogs.
The change of direction at Dash Kitten to focus more on helping people take better pictures and make better smartphone movies allowed me to re-think some answers. Check this out.
52 Frames Challenge – Rule of Thirds
My post suggesting a challenge to push your boundaries is something I am enjoying with the 52 Frames site (and FB group). The weekly challenges encourage photographers to think about their skills. This week on the theme ‘Rule of Thirds’.
The rainbow crossing celebrates the LGBT community that has its roots in nearby Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand. There is are crossings in Los Angeles, and Sydney too. The figures in yellow and purple stand on the upright line of a rule of thirds grid.
I hope you have enjoyed my review of January’s posts. Is there one thing you want to do with your camera in February 2020?