How effective is Social Media for an Artist?

I have been wondering a lot about the relevances of social media for myself and other artists, and perhaps more specifically about staying on Facebook/Instagram. First, the basic question, why use social media (e.g. Facebook/Instagram, Twitter, etc) by an artist? For an established artist who has multiple galleries that represent them, constant demand for exhibitions,... Continue Reading →

Photo-blogging – What works?

  A few days back I has asked the rhetorical question Why (Photo) Blog? Needless to say I think I provided a lot of good reasons to consider starting a photo-blog. The question I get pinged the most is; what works? How can you create a potentially successful photo-blog to achieve what you want? So... Continue Reading →

Why (Photo) Blog?

  This is my perspective after being a photo-blogger for over ten years. This blog that you are reading is still on-going for that entire time, anther one is now a magazine and for another it's busy supporting a SoCal photo group. Oh, I have also started and killed four blogs, but more about those... Continue Reading →

Post Instagram world?

  There is an interesting article by Josh Rose, an LA professional photographer, posted in Medium about the latest changes at Instagram as to how these effect professional photographers. First, interesting to read how pros had adapted to the early stages of Instagram in terms of how to create jobs and income, and what were... Continue Reading →

Time for a change

  So after 10 years I have been thinking that it might be time for a make-over of my photo-blog. Duh. I am not sure just how I want this blog to look so I have been poking some different layout templates and accidentally clicked on the one you see today. (2019 note: it was... Continue Reading →

End of NYT Lens blog

  I just noted the tweet by PDN that stated the New York Times is ceasing (aka go on "hiatus") their photo blog Lens, which was started about 10 years ago. Perhaps the NYT wants to send out a trial balloon about stopping this blog to obtain the reader response to its pending demise; if there... Continue Reading →

SingularImages.net

Untitled (Trabuco Flats) 2019 copyright Douglas Stockdale First, welcome to my new url for this blog; now singularimages.net after a ten year run using the free WordPress.com option (It's my Scottish heritage to be so frugal). Actually I made the change to a paid WordPress site a couple of years ago to reduce the WordPress... Continue Reading →

Curator – Water & Ice exhibition

untitled, (Trabuco Flats), 2018 copyright Douglas Stockdale I just curated an on-line exhibition, "Water & Ice", for the Photographers Exchange, a group of photographers who meet monthly at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California. I strived to have a broad and interesting mix of contemporary and modern images for this rather broad genre of... Continue Reading →

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