I have had a full on week of organising day workshops on marketing and social media for freelance creatives, so there has been precious little time to blog.
However, I’ve been listening to lots of comments on the pros and cons of social media and blogs such as “Why blog”, “Who reads it, anyway”, “Isn’t it too time consuming”, “Aren’t there too many out there? “How do you get yourself heard through all the noise?” “What’s the point?”. Thankfully, I have a reprieve as I have signed off on the most recent features on photography that I have been commissioned to write – with Christmas coming up, deadlines are brought forward – so, it’s been a bit like the proverbial buses; they all come at once.
Today I’m off to Photofusion’s second members’ exhibition, AMPS/10 to see the work as I will be announcing the winner on Thursday. The work on show “reflects the different genres, approaches and interests from photographers within the membership scheme and is open to annual members”.
This afternoon I will get a chance to look at the work of fourteen photographers who are showing prints, “either from a recently completed series, or a project in development” and will choose a winner with my Hotshoe hat on. The winner receives the Hotshoe Photofusion Award title, an annual subscription to the magazine, a single-page feature including profile and image in the February/March issue of the magazine, and an interview with on the Hotshoe blog.
The public will also have a chance to vote for their favourite photographer, who will receive the “AMPS/10 Public’s Choice” at the end of the exhibition. it will be interesting to see what is selected.
Keep posted for news on the competition and other photo news