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.
- You can spread the word and send others to http://freephotoguides.blogspot.com
- You can write about your own favorite photography locations
- You can collaborate with an author to improve a guide that they have already created
- 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 email@example.com and I'll help you get going.