By: Melanie Blodgett Photo by: A Beautiful Mess The awesome slideshow from the DIY Blog + Pinterest panel at Alt SL 2013 What a normal day in the studio looks like for a DIY blogger Centsational Girl shares what she thinks are the keys to a successful DIY blog Studio quality photography with a $12 […]
By: Jenny Batt. Photo by: Justin Hackworth. We love recaps! Check out our roundup below of Alt NYC recaps. If you have one and we missed it, be sure to use #altnyc on Twitter and we’ll add it. Did you have too much fun and forgot to take a picture? Luckily, Justin Hackworth was out […]
by: Melanie Blodgett. Photo by: Justin Hackworth Thanks to all of you and to our sponsors, our second year in NYC was just as fabulous as we hoped it would be. We’re pretty sure you’re feeling the same way and want to relive some of your favorite moments. While we can’t transport you back in […]
Starting a blog is awesome, I think we can all agree. But what are some of the steps you should be taking to grow your audience after you pull the trigger and hit publish? Here are some tips and tricks and that will get you headed in the right direction!
Stand out! Blogs are a dime a dozen, doing something unique and/or giving your site its own voice (yours!) will take you places. Here are 5 steps to stand out from the competition.
By: Melanie Blodgett We sent a call for posts and photos about pops and you responded with thoughtful essays, videos, tributes and sweet moments captured. To be honest, it made us a little teary eyed. Okay, to be really honest, a lot teary eyed. Thank you for participating, we wish we could give all of […]
By: Melanie Blodgett One time I had a pretty good idea. I executed that idea at a party and then posted it on my blog. But I made a mistake. I didn’t edit it well and had the idea hidden in the post and not the star of the post. It did not make […]
By: Sara Urquhart. Photo by: Justin Hackworth If a phrase like, “Your network is your net worth,” sounds painfully cliché, it’s probably because, like most clichés, it’s quite true. The value of networking in today’s business and blogging world is undeniable. From the beginning, the intention of Alt has been to build bloggers’ networks. Networking […]
By: Jennifer Little
Today is all about making your shoots at home as successful as possible. I hope to offer you some tips that will make your family shoots work for you so that you are happy with your photos for years to come.
Clear the Clutter
Keep the background and foreground simple and free of distractions. Let the focus of your photo be on your subjects. Remove miscellaneous toys, laundry, snacks and groceries from the photo. Feel free to keep large-scale architectural elements such as lamps, accessories and artwork in the photo as long as they don’t render all the attention. Clean photos will give you a fresh modern feel.
By: Sara Urquhart The Alt summer conferences offer so many opportunities for building your business and your network. Be prepared to make the most of them with these suggestions. 1. Know what you want. You’ll get the most out of Alt by establishing clear intentions. Are you hoping to meet new friends, collaborators, or business […]
By: Jennifer Little Because you can never have too much inspiration, I have posted a few blogs that are amazing at capturing family at home. The Glow You are my wild Katie’s Pencil Box Pink Pistachio Little Household (our family blog) And because you can never read too much on how your camera operates, I […]