Nov 30 2013

Newsletter No. 60

2013 10 19 They Walk Among Us Final 11 28 2013 1000 Newsletter No. 60They Walk Among Us

 

I’ve returned from Bandon, Oregon with 12 new images that I’m introducing in my latest newsletter.

Read the newsletter here

These are two of my favorites from the series.

 

2013 10 19 Monolith No 68 Final 11 27 2013 1000 Newsletter No. 60Monolith No. 68

Nov 2 2012

San Francisco

I just spent the most wonderful five days in the San Francisco area.  I was warmly received by the Palo Alto Camera Club and then spent some time in the City where my wife and I enjoyed the sights and some fantastic food. Then we spent a day walking on and around the Golden Gate Bridge with spectacularly perfect weather.  

While on the bridge I spied this Monolith which I wanted to photograph.  I spent several hours trying to find a vantage point where I could photograph it alone, separated from the city.  However due to a restricted area under the bridge, I was unable to find such a shot and gave up. But I’ve learned that when the ideal conditions do not exist, you should look for other opportunities in the non-ideal conditions.

Instead of photographing this Monolith alone as I had done with all of the other images (http://www.colethompsonphotography.com/Monoliths.htmI decided to include a man made structure to show the contrast between the two.

I like how the contrast between nature and man works in this image to make it stronger. 

 

 

 

 


Feb 4 2011

New YouTube Channel and Videos

I’ve just created a new “Cole Thompson Photography” YouTube channel.  Here you can see all of my videos in one place and if you subscribe, you’ll be notified when new videos come out.  To subscribe, please follow this link and hit the “Subscribe” button at the top of the page:

I’ve also just posted three new videos based on the images from my Lone Man and Monolith portfolios and one covering the new images from my 2/4/2011 Newsletter.  You can see these here:

The Lone Man

Monolith

2/4/2011 Newsletter

If you enjoy these videos, please hit the “like” button!

You might wonder why I’m creating these videos?  There are a few reasons;

  • It’s a different way to reach different people, those who may not normally visit a photographer’s website.
  • The images often have more impact when viewed together as a group and with great music.
  • It’s a lot of fun to create these, using your favorite music and experimenting with different transitions.
  • It’s a good way to build traffic to your website and to improve your SEO.

What do I mean by SEO or Search Engine Optimization?  Go to Google and type in “b&w fine art photography” and tell me what you see.

Thank you everyone for your support and comments, I do appreciate it!

Cole