Photo Tips, Red Leaf Diaries, and a Bit More

TipsAndCenters, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

I hope you are enjoying the photo tips. Last year, I did Stig introductions for National Blog Posting month. This year, instead, I opted for tips about photography.

I’ve never been very good at giving tips. I can help people sometimes-I’ve gotten good enough at photography, finding my way around cameras and such that I can’t offer pointers sometimes but, tips? Tips are hard. For starters, tips are supposed to be short quick things. In case you can’t tell, it takes me a few sentences just to clear my throat. So much for “short” right? And, a lot of the photo-related tips out there have already been done to death. Everybody always tells us the same things over and over again. I was hoping for some new ones. Regardless, I’ve gotten together 30 or so photo-related tips for you to enjoy. I hope you like them.

I was hoping to get out today and do a bit of a walk, to maybe try to find some red leaf-related stuff out in the wild blue yonder, but today appears to be wild gray yonder instead. The light is very flat, and it looks like it’s going to rain again. We’ll see if I get out some or not again. I will try to do more walks over the course of the week though, as I’m starting to be much more aware of the first signs of autumn creeping in to Austin.

So, if you’re doing National Blog Posting month, how is it going for you so far? Have you run out of ideas already? Or just getting started? November is always a difficult month. At fist, it feels like it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be great-filled with excitement and potential. Then, sometime, typically just before the middle of the month, the “blahs” set it for me a little bit, I start to settle in and think “what was I thinking? I can redefine my website, cover all these 100 topics, and do all of this in one month. I’m crazy!” As the month continues to unfold, I sort of hit my stride, get into the habit a bit, get comfortable with the posts and how much I have to say each day. Does this happen to you?

For those of you not doing National Blog Posting Month, I’d be curious why not. Is it too much of a burden? Did you just not know about it? What types of reasons would keep you away?

Until next time…


  1. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers
    November 9, 2009 / 8:34 pm

    Lovely shot, Carol!

  2. mythopolis
    November 9, 2009 / 10:09 pm

    I blog every day, anyway. It is how I start my day, Put something out there for it's own sake, sorta like fishing. It's nice to get bites, maybe a catch, but it paid for itself in the doing.

  3. KalaMarie
    November 10, 2009 / 9:15 pm

    Lovely photo. I found your Flickr stream too. I only started blogging last month, but it is something I would like to continue to do on an on-going basis. Am planning on participating in NaBloPoMo again next month.

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