Countries Publishing Free Photo Guides

Friday, August 29, 2008

UK is under construction

Excellent news, I have convinced Rob Hudson to join the project and launch the UK arm of the project. Rob is an excellent landscape photographer who is pretty active in the UK photography scene... I am sure that before we know it Rob will have recruited a whole bunch of County admins to get the UK going. Check out Rob's work here.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Documentation written for individual contributors

I have just written a 10 page step-by-step manual for individual contributors that wish to write guides on their favorite locations. I have given it to Tim (Flickr handle timbodon.)

I'll see if he finds the instructions intuitive... if so, I'll start taking it out to a few more photographers in a kind of Beta test to see if we can start getting some critical mass on the guides.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Welcome To My Project

Welcome, you are probably here because you are a keen landscape photographer always on the lookout for new places to explore and photograph. Well you are definitely not alone.

I have been thinking for a long time about how to harness the incredible capabilities of the internet to create a set of tools and forums for photographers to share their favorite place with their peers. I kept seeing pieces of the puzzle unfolding, but it was only recently that I came across the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle that would allow me to make this project real without investing a lot of time or money in custom development.

Google's Knols (a unit of knowledge) were designed specifically to allow an author to publish an authoritative article on a particular topic. This was the simple authoring solution that I was looking for... the fundamental building blocks.

So... welcome to my Open Source Photography Guide Project. If you would like to be part of this project... you can... in a number of ways.
  1. You can spread the word and send others to
  2. You can write about your own favorite photography locations
  3. You can collaborate with an author to improve a guide that they have already created
  4. You can volunteer to be a state or country administrator (to roll-up guides from your local photographers)

I look forward to hearing what you think of this project.... please spread the word... and write your own photographic guide to your favorite location. If you need a hand getting started, just email me at and I'll help you get going.