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Launch of Shane McDonald PhotoBlog

Launch of Shane McDonald PhotoBlog

I have just launched a Photography Blog, I decided that although I use Flickr and Picasa for storing photos, I wanted something extra for displaying photos and discussing everything to do with Photography.

The link is www.shanemcdonald.me

ShaneMcDonald.me PhotoBlog

ShaneMcDonald.me Photo Blog (screenshot)

Is it PhotoBlog or Photo Blog?

When doing my research I was curious to the naming – is it “Photo Blog” or “PhotoBlog”. Using Google Insights for Search and Google Trends I was able to see which was most used.

It turns out that PhotoBlog is a growing search term which is 2 or 3 times more popular than “Photo Blog”.

If you are doing SEO work and you have a photo blog then this information might be useful. The Google trends system is a great way to find out which term is more widely used and also if terms are growing or declining in search.

Hope you enjoy my site – still only a few posts on it but I hope to have at least 15 posts by the end of the year,

The Joys of HDR Photography

I have just started experimenting with HDR photography. For those who don’t know what this is, it stands for High Dynamic Range. Although I have been interested in photography for quite a while, I never heard of this until I joined the Carrick Camera Club. I heard the acronym but initially thought it was for some sort of Hard Disk Recorder. But beware – watch out for there HDR hole. The HDR Hole refers to people who HDR everything !

RTFM
I have a Fuji S7000 and in fully manual mode, I found the auto-bracketing setup … but only when I went looking for it. I had never read the manual in full, and if I did come across the auto bracketing setup, I probably didn’t know what it was used for. Having seen some photos on Flickr that did use HDR, I was unaware that this technique had been used, and started blaming the camera. I was going to switch to a Canon D450 or similar, but I think I will stick with the Fuji for a while longer.

First Attempts
My First HDR attempts are not bad and these can bee seen on my Flickr Account – I have included a nice widget which links nicely into my Flickr photos, so please feel free to have a look.


Get this widget at roytanck.com