Get Started with Photo Blogging

A photo blog can be anything that you want it to be, but you have to remember that it is a photo blog that means — photos.
Photo blogs have many options like asking users/readers for photos to submit, your own, pulled in from across the web, or combination of the three.

 

  1. To get started:Pick a Platform
    • Tumblr: A microblogging platform — it is a short-form blogging tool that is mixed as a social network. It is simple to use, free, and you can have a lot of readers. Users can follow your blog, “reblog” or share your pictures to their followers.
    • Blogger: Easy set-up, editable templates, basic photo sharing.
    • WordPress: Highly customizable, a lot of photo blogs plug-ins.
    • I recommend to use Tumblr because it is popular and users can see your photo blog immediately and gain popularity in an instance.
  2. Customize
    Remember:

    • Resize photos to same dimension
    • Be consistent with your posting schedule. Tumblr is great for this. You can have a queue that is posted with in a specific time or you can choose when to post it. Do not spam.
    • Make credits. This is a must.
    • Stick with posting photos only. Remember it is a photo blog.
  3. Promote
    • Get involved with audience
    • Share
    • Pay attention to what audience like about your blog

Developing Your 4×5 viewfinder

This a 4z5 monorail viewfinder that I used for my photography class. I will show you how to develop your own.

You will need a:
developer
fixer
stop bath
photo flow
thermometer
timer (glow in the dark)
Small container with holes poked below

Also a darkroom where it is complete darkness. You will be there for at least 30 minutes to one hours.

Let’s begin developing.

First, you will put your film into the developer for five minutes.
While waiting for five minutes, you will have to agitate it. Do these steps.

Agitate for 30 seconds
Sit for 50 seconds
Agitate for 10 seconds
Sit for 50 seconds
Agitate for 10 seconds
Repeat until 5 minutes finished.

Then you will have to put it to stop bath for 15 seconds.
Put it to fixer for 5 minutes.
Then put it to a water for 15 minutes with water blasting and overflowing your container.

You finished developing your film, now you have to add photo flow for 15 seconds and you will have it hanged to dry.

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