Some links, and what about Pinterest?

I have read a couple of online articles dealing with photography that I think are worth sharing.  Maybe the information in these can help you in understanding your digital camera…as it has helped me.

The Histogram. Histo – what? you say….

Here is an simple article that tells what it is, what is shows, and why it is important. Click here to read it. 

Also related to the histogram, from the same website, a brief article on shooting intentionally “to the right” and what that means.  Click here.

This photo, taken with my LG phone while waiting for my decaf coffee at McDonald’s is clearly not taken with the histogram in mind.  But it was fun to take it anyway. And I can’t seem to put up a blog post without some kind of photo….

Here is an article about perspective, and about getting closer or on the level of a child to get a good image.  It’s worth it just to look at the photo of the little guy playing with his cars!

I have just completed a phenomenal online course, Mondo Beyondo, that is all about giving yourself permission to dream.  The benefits of that course will no doubt show in some way as I continue this adventure in photography, blogging, writing, and becoming more aware.  While you can’t see the course content, you can at least read a bit about it by following that link.

And now for the question I have for those who read this…

What is your opinion about Pinterest? Like? Dislike?  Are there pros and cons about it that you wish to share?   

Have great weekend!

12 Replies to “Some links, and what about Pinterest?”

  1. Deb, I like Pinterest as a place to save images I run across online that I'd like to refer to again – like an electronic clip file. For example: a piece of furniture or clothing I love, or a window treatment or color scheme, or a great DIY project – ideas I might use in the future. But I don't get into the social networking aspect of it, spending hours browsing around and commenting on other people's items. I've looked around it a little, enough to know there's a lot of fascinating stuff there. It would be easy to spend a lot of time on it without realizing it!

  2. Thank you for the links they look great, and I'm very interested that you enjoyed Mondo Beyondo, someone else recommended it to me and it's on my wishlist! I'm a pinterest fan. I use it as an ideas pool and a place to save inspiration and I think it's a great sharing platform. I do try an make an effort to make sure stuff I pin has an original source so credit is given. The only con for me is that it's such a time suck…albeit a fun one!

    1. Becs,

      Mondo Beyondo was just what I needed at this point in my life. It's like that saying 'when the student is ready the teacher appears'. I hope that you will be able to take the course, when you are ready.

      I like how you describe Pinterest as a "time suck" ! I'll take that into consideration!

  3. I use Pintrest for keeping track of recipes that I want to try, DIY projects, places I want to visit – things like that. The "pins" do link back to the source, so credit goes to the one that deserves it. I'm just getting into it myself.

    1. Becky,

      Thanks for the invite to join Pinterest…I just saw it this evening on my Facebook. It sounds like it could be fun, but I know I'll have to be careful not to get too attached!

  4. Deb – thanks for the links. Great stuff here. While I was familiar with the concept of "shooting to the right", I found this article to be an excellent refresher on the subject.

    I just started using Pinterest as a place to keep tutorials or lessons that I want to go back to. Or for special projects – like collecting vacation information, etc. I also pin great photos that I come across – always giving credit to the original creator. But I don't participate in the social aspects, mostly because I don't feel that is a good use of my time.

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