Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Website Up!



I have FINALLY made a website for my photography business! FINALLY! I'm still tweaking the layout somewhat and the template. Trying out some different ones here & there to find the best one that works really well for me. I paid for one, and it was smashing, but when you loaded up the invidual posts it was driving me batty! It loaded up the photos for the posting all in the same area and then switched the photos every 3-5 seconds. First issue with that was way too fast. Second was it was loading the photo right directly in the middle of the image, so you couldn't see people's heads!!! Can't have that nonsense, so I removed it today & found lo and behold a free one that looks pretty close to it, but loads the photos up the right way, so you can see the whole image. Soooo much better! Anyways, this is just to notify folks following this blog here, that this will be my crafting-arty-artsy fun blog. I might even get crazy & do some sewing now & then or embroidering and post a blog about it. My Photography Business page will be at 3AMArt.net.



Thanks for stopping by! <3 Heather :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Twitter How To

I've been thinking about this recently. How to use twitter effectively and gain new followers. I have 5000 followers, so maybe I'm qualified to help you out. Maybe not. I mean if I was Pink or someone famous I'd def have far more. But I think I'm doing alright. What I have learned over my years of following, unfollowing, retweeting and so forth is to post a variety of topics. Politics, veganism, etsy listings, photos of the here & now, and more polished photos. I do put some of my instagram pics through there & some from picmonkey, I talk to folks there. I put up quotes. I post random thoughts. I post my blog postings. I follow folks who follow me. I think following everyone back is a large key for effective use of twitter. I use crowdfire to unfollow folks who unfollow me. I find folks who are like minded and follow them. When posting I make sure the link has a pic to go with it or the attached site, if it doesn't work, I take it down. I check my links once posted to make sure they work, if not down it comes. Basically I'm there for twitter. I make sure to take it seriously and follow through. If you want to use autoposting from facebook or elsewhere make sure it's working. Sometimes I see facebook.me posts there & they have no words to explain what the post is about or no picture attached. Nothing to make them interesting to get me to click through, so I don't.





Above Mt Monadnock on the Dublin NH side.



Above Mount Wachusett from Tower Hill Botanical Garden.



Above Mt. Monadnock while I was standing, shooting it from Mount Wachusetts. Brrrrrr it's cold up here!

The trick I think is to put out there some interestingness. A reason for folks to click through & follow the link. Like a photo attached, just words can be very boring. Folks don't see any reason to read or click through without a interesting link or photo that they can click through & see larger. Above all it should be fun. Ranty, mad, angry---go get a diary. Keep it light & fun & *interesting*! Also don't forget the almighty #Hashtag! Thanks for reading. Questions? Pop them in the comments. More tips? I'd love to hear them too! --Heather :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Spooky Camera Happenings!

OK so you know Halloween is a fav time of year for me. I like ghosts. I like haunted type TV shows on Netflix. Sometimes I see spooky things in my photography. Like the following photo for example. It's of my son fooling around in the leaves in front of Bancroft Tower in Worcester, MA.



Creepy? Do you see it? The weird face on the tree's bark? The face in of itself isn't all that creepy, except that I saw nothing out of the ordinary when shooting that pic. Didn't see the face or OK let's call them spots on the tree at all. Five seconds before this pic, I snapped several others one of my daughter in fact. The tree looks totally different in this instance. Check it out below.



Spooky! --Heather :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Booking Children's Fall Photography Now!



















I'm available for bookings for your children's photo shoots. Contact: hskoconnor@gmail.com for more information. I'm primarily a central Massachusetts photographer, but I will go anywhere folks wish me to, for photography shoots.

Thanks for looking, Heather :)

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