Hi to all of my friends, family, and nameless blog stalkers (no hating, I am a total self-proclaimed blog stalker). For the last several months I’ve been considering doing a bimonthly or monthly post with tutorials and/or a question/answer section. I get lots of emails and phone calls from old friends and strangers (or new friends :)) asking questions and I would love to start getting those answers out to more people and let people know they don’t need to be afraid to ask questions!
Most of what I know I learned from asking questions and looking to other photographers and I really think that I’d be selfish to not help out other people as I’ve been helped. I know a lot of photographers like to keep their “secrets” as far as locations and work flow etc, but that’s their way of doing things. I truly think networking and sharing are the best ways for building businesses and friendships and there’s no need to be cut-throat or believe “every man for himself” in this business.
Believe me, I know I’m not an expert in the industry, but they DID force us to learn a few things during those 4 pesky years at college as well as these years with personal experience and I would especially love questions about how to do certain things that I’m already doing (this probably means I’m lazy). Topics can range from basic camera use (exposure, aperture, white balance) to business questions or what kind of gear I buy/software I use as well as photoshop…stuff. If I don’t know an answer I’ll do my best to figure it out!
I have no idea if I’m being self-delusional or not, so answer my poll and let me know if you think this is a good idea and will participate or if it’s really just a waste of time :).
If you have specific questions you’d like to be answered in a post or a tutorial you’d like to see me do feel free to leave a comment at any time and I’ll save them up or email me at kelli (at) kellinicolephotography.com with the subject line “blog post tutorial (or blog post question).” Thanks everyone!