As many of you have figured out, we stopped our monthly flicker photo blog challenge, much to my dismay. Flickr’s desire to dumb itself down, into little more than a mobile app proved to be the death rattle for our monthly project which was going really well, bringing in hundreds of submissions for our monthly contests. C’est la vie.
Well, with these lemons, I’d like to make lemonade because lemonade is awesome, especially if you only use half the recommended sugar and watch your unsuspecting friends, and young children drink it.
I’ve been in conversation with my friends at Alien Skin Software, and have had the great fortune to be both a contributor to their blog, and a beta tester for many of their programs over the years, the newest of which is the yet to be released, Exposure update. As a long time fan of Exposure, I’m excited to see the final version. With this new project, I’d like to gauge interest in having a retouching tutorial, where by I process and retouch submitted images using Exposure, which may then be shared with many, many thousands of viewers here and through the Alien Skin blog. Come on in for more details, and my hope for this collaboration…
Photography can be a lot of things to a lot of people, and I really love what it has provided me over the years. I enjoy most all facets of photography, and admittedly enjoy networking with other like minded photographers and photography related companies to further grow the reach of my, and my collaborative cohorts imagery.
This won’t be for everyone, but if you’re interested in seeing how I might approach post processing or retouching one of your images, which can help get that image in front of a larger audience through the site here, and via Alien Skin, I’d love to chat.
I’m looking for photographers of all walks of life, who would be willing to share an image with me solely for the purpose of doing these post processing and retouching articles, not so that I can sell off your images and retire from the royalties. They’d be used in a step by step tutorial post, where I’d explain how, what and why I was doing what I’m doing. The hope is that we can all follow along to learn how to achieve some fun results. For these, I’d be using Alien Skin Exposure, which you can downloaded the full trial for free, and if wanted, can be purchased for 10% off at anytime using the discount code “tysonrobichaud”.
The before and after images would be shared here, and potentially on a recurring blog post via Alien Skin’s website as well. I’ll link to your website, blog, flickr page, neighbor’s facebook timeline, (or nothing) whatever you’d like. That way people will be able to find you as well. I’d then love to send you the finished product as I’d processed it.
Because I do love community collaboration, I’d also love to hear your thoughts on any other way we can make this fun.
So, what do you say? If you’re interested, or would like to have an image retouched for free, email me through the CONTACT ME page (click here).
I hope to be able to fold this all into some fun promotions and giveaways in the coming months as well to help fill the void left by our monthly challenges… I’m still pissed at Flickr for their shenanigans.
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Thanks everyone. I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes.