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blogging for photographers

Networking up; networking across: growing into your place in the blogosphere

Ambition is a valuable asset—but so is patience and respect. It’s best to play the long game and gradually work your way up the hierarchy. The great hierarchy of bloggersTier 1: internationally famous photographers, Photoshop […]

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Coping with negative comments

No matter how cheerful your posts are, you will invariably have to deal with some naysayers and nasties at some point. OK, it doesn’t exactly require riot gear to moderate your comment threads, but thick […]

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How often should I blog?

The need for consistent content for your blog can be both intimidating and inspirational—and with steady planning it will be much more of the latter. The very best thing you can do to grow your […]

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Blogging about a photo's back-story

Not every photo blogger is a natural storyteller. After all, our pictures are supposed to be worth a thousand words and usually tell stories themselves. But, narrative can bring a beautiful element of personality and […]

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Using tags and categories on your blog

Unique to blogs and other digital media is the concept of tagging. Think of tags as part of your blog post’s catalogue card or indexing system. Tags help you identify the post and find it […]

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Use your blog to exhibit your photographs

Your blog will, ideally, contain a mixture of different types of posts: tutorials, opinions, stories or behind-the-scenes insights, reviews, and showcases of your work. For photographers, your blog is a perfect platform for displaying what […]

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The inverted pyramid of news writing

Hit your readers with the important stuff right from the get-go. A trick of the news-writing trade is to give the reader as much information as possible as quickly as possible. This technique is known […]

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12 tips for writing tutorial blog posts

Tutorials are perennially popular because photographers and designers of all stripes are constantly combing the web and search engines looking for ways to improve their skills and create better-quality work. If they are well-written and […]

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Ten tips for successful blog content

Have you made it your new year’s resolution to blog more about photography? Or to blog more about anything, really? Or perhaps you’re looking to improve your blog’s content? Jolie O’Dell has ten tips to […]

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How big do your photos need to be?

The seemingly inexorable rise of digital cameras’ megapixel counts might be fabulous for cramming more detail into our images, but the truth is that our photos don’t always need to be enormous. It might seem […]

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