Monday, 9 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
|Is it seeing what is or seeing what might be?|
Monday, 2 December 2013
|A real lady's man...man's lady...something...|
Friday, 29 November 2013
|Have your cake and eat it!|
Monday, 25 November 2013
|The perfect dog? Only if you like slobber!|
Friday, 22 November 2013
Monday, 18 November 2013
|Poster courtesy of Mobile Fish|
For some while now I have been considering opening up the blog a little to allow some other voices to fill the void. Shotslot has a core regular readership (howdy folks) who take a subscription, plus a great number of casual visitors who pop in from the most unlikely places to read or just have a look at some of the photo-essays I post. This is not a commercial site - I don't earn any money from it and I don't endorse any products for fees, but the site has been going for over four years now and has a huge backlog of posts which talk about everything from long exposures to the frustrations of unreliable equipment to how to choose a decent bag to keep your camera in. That said, all of the posts have been written by me.
Anyone can run a blog, and loads of photography websites offer to host outside authors. I often get unsolicited emails from generic bloggers who offer to write for the site, but I have no interest in that for its own sake. I am interested in hearing from readers who have an insight, tip or idea that they want to share and in opening up the blog for a wider community. You don't have to be Shakespeare or anything (in fact I'd rather you weren't in all fairness, the man's English is appalling and he knew nothing at all about photography) but just shove together three or four paragraphs and send them off to me. If I like 'em I'll post 'em.
What in it for you? An opportunity to draw some more attention to your work and to share your ideas with other photographers. I will of course link to wherever you call 'home', be it your Flickr stream, your own blog or website or wherever. It would be useful for me because I'm sure readers must be getting sick of me droning on about the same old stuff week after week and I would like to expand the relevance of the blog. If you have an image or images to illustrate your little article send them too and (assuming they're actually your images) I'll be happy to feature them. Just email me your idea or article and I'll take a look.