Hello from New Zealand!

By: ultraviolet, 10:26 PM GMT on November 29, 2006

I know, I know, I haven't been checking in like I promised I would. The internet connection I currently have is too slow to do a lot of browsing on a complicated site like WU. ;) But I've been thinking about stopping in to say hello for a while now... so here I am!Things are going very well here in New Zealand. I've been living in Wellington since my arrival here on October 6th, and it's a beautiful city - much like a kiwi sister city to San Francisco. My boyfriend,...

A fond farewell

By: ultraviolet, 6:41 PM GMT on August 31, 2006

I'm sad to announce that today is my last day at Weather Underground. In my short time as Community Manager, I've worked closely both with employees of Wunderground as well as its community members to bring improvements to the site. Much of what I've spent my time working on you can't yet see, unfortunately, but the newly-designed WunderPhotos is on its way.It's been an honor to work with such a diverse and interesting community. I've enjoyed the many facets of my j...

Updated: 1:40 PM GMT on September 01, 2006

Photo Tip: Online resources

By: ultraviolet, 12:25 AM GMT on August 24, 2006

For the Photo Tip this week, I thought I'd list some of my favorite photo-related websites. The Internet is a fantastic resource for not only learning about photography, but for making photo-friends, studying great images, getting feedback on your own, as well as shopping around for the best prices and equipment.Purchasing Photo Equipment & Supplies:B&H Photo VideoB&H is the go-to Photo/Video/Audio superstore. While their prices aren't always what I'd call rock-bott...

Updated: 3:48 AM GMT on September 05, 2006

Featured Photographer: oneshotww

By: ultraviolet, 10:57 PM GMT on August 16, 2006

The Featured Photographer I'd like to highlight this week is oneshotww. An active community member in both WunderPhotos and the blogs, oneshotww's photos are a regular fixture on our site. Her warm landscapes and stunning close-up images of wildlife (particularly birds!) are always a crowd favorite. Here she is answering our usual Q&A, so we can find out a little more about the photographer behind the lens... 1. Why do you take pictures? When did you first pick u...

Updated: 10:58 PM GMT on August 16, 2006

Photo Tip: Basic Composition

By: ultraviolet, 11:20 PM GMT on August 09, 2006

Composition and point of view are two very important elements to consider when looking to improve your photography. This week, I'd like to make an introduction to these concepts by starting simply with some very basic rules in composition.Rule #1: Keep it straightWhen taking a photo of a landscape, or even your Aunt Bertha, the photo will turn out much better if it's not crooked.The best way to practice this concept is to go outside and take some pictures. Use a bui...

Updated: 6:10 AM GMT on August 10, 2006

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