This week marks the long anticipated re-relaunch of my website (www.clintweldon.com) and the blog in Wordpress form. As I began posting more frequently it became evident that the blogger platform lacked the functionality necessary for moving in the direction I've been wanting to go, hence the transition to Wordpress.
Now that I'm comfortable with the new setup and all the gears are meshing properly, I think it's time to explain my goals moving forward with regard to the blog. I've taken the past few weeks to relax, spend time with friends and family and re-set my brain. During that time I also surveyed the photography landscape with regard to the internet and I believe that I've found a niche that needs filling. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of websites that painstakingly explain the technical minutiae of photography and hundreds more that discuss technique at length. There are portfolio sites, social networking sites, sites for models and makeup artists and all the associated accoutrements. What's lacking, in my view, is perspective - a solid explanation of how to put it all together. I want this blog to present a holistic perspective that connects the dots for those new to the craft and who'd like to develop into professionals. To do this, I will draw on my knowledge and experience as a producer, director and photographer as well as the experiences of other artists all at different points in their careers. I will attempt to offer some insight as to what to DO with all of the other information that's out there. How to gather it up and hammer it into something that will take you from where you are to where you want to be. The best part is, this is a journey that I'm taking as well so my mistakes, missteps and foibles will be right out front with my successes. Hopefully you will be able to learn from both. I will still discuss gear, toys, accessories and industry news but there will be a new focus on the 'how' over the 'what.'
I'm really excited to move forward and I'm thrilled that you've taken the time to be a part of this. Expect lots of tweaks and adjustments as we go along. I'm also going to be incorporating video more heavily into the blog. More on that later. In the meantime, please subscribe to stay abreast of all the new stuff!