A picture: yup, worth a thousand words. So, why blog text, when you can blog photos? It's surprisingly easy, cheap and/or free, and a blast. Now Catherine Jamieson, whose photoblog was named one of the Web's best by Forbes magazine, tells you all you need to know.
Jamieson deals with the No. 1 objection up front: Are your photos good enough? “Of course they are, and if you think they aren't, I do not know of a better way to improve them. Photography is like virtually any other skill -- the more you do it, the better you become.” What's more, she adds, your audience's reactions (and, sometimes, their professional guidance) just might be the world's best learning tool.
She starts with the art of photoblog design -- teaching it, in part, by showcasing many of the world's most exciting photoblogs. (In addition to her instruction, she's also created some exclusive templates for you.) Next, she walks through the nuts and bolts of photoblog publishing. She'll help you decide where to publish; whether to use tools like flickr or Photobucket.com; how to organize and build your blog, add bio and links pages, even use skins to customize its look.
Then, drawing on her experience as a photoblogging pioneer, Jamieson turns to the images themselves. You'll find tips on choosing photos that are likely to appeal to viewers; improving images you've already captured; and finally, creating new photos that attract and build your audience. You'll also find guidance on everything from collaborative photoblogging to selling your prints. (OK, maybe you won't get rich, but hey, every shekel counts.) Bill Camarda, from the May 2006 Read Only ">Read Only)