Thoughts on posting via my iphone while travelling, a photo by borromini bear on Flickr.
I am very interested in anyone thoughts on posting en-route... Here are mine...
The MOST convenient and easiest way to post photos ( either photos of people/scenes or photos of my sketches) is to take the photo and then with one email send it to my flickr account, my blog and my facebook. This is very very convenient – I am able to prepare the post at anytime and then send when I get back to hotel room (or free wifi hotspot)’
However, two(well 3) problems with this approach....
1. Facebook only picks up the email subject but not the message text
2. These emails to facebook are not visible by people that subscribe to my public updates
3. People who follow my blog get many (too many) blog posts in a day.
Facebook on my iphone is way too slow for my to be bothered posting to it directly and although I can post to my blog via the blogger app which works fine but this is also an extra step.... so in other words ....it works perfectly for flickr!!!
As a result, last year I found myself making my titles more descriptive to suit FB and hoping that my blogger followers can cope with the many many daily posts.... Can everyone cope with this?
As to what I chose to post....
I am thinking that photos of my sketches should
1. Be taken in the daylight rather than terrible lighting in my hotel room at night
2. be more USK ‘Hero’ shots– my sketch with the real thing in the background... Or at least include a bit of context (such as this photo of last nights sketch sitting on my desk at work) rather than bad copies of what I will scan when I get home. Writing up the email at the time (while writing for paint to dry) would be a great way of recording my thoughts immediately at the time (a great record of the moment for me as I always can say more than I can write in my sketchbook at the time.
Iphone vs camera... Last year at the symposium in Lisbon I ended up taking most photos (of people) with my iphone so that I could easily post at the time but then regretted I didn’t take more photos on a ‘real’ photo on my camera. Do you like seeing lots and lots of photos at the time?
So anyway... Random thoughts and interested in any comments/ suggestions.