the Rough Guide to Tangents, the website
The Tangents blog originally started out as my personal site – planetneil – but eventually morphed into this website which contains numerous web articles on the subject of photography. Hence the name Tangents, allowing myself the freedom to write about anything I want to.
The main site is the Tangents blog itself, which is a series of somewhat unconnected articles on photography. Currently, it is a labyrinth of over 900 articles! There is a lot to explore.
Below is a rough guide to what-is-where.
Neil van Niekerk
navigating the Tangents site:
The front page of Tangents contains the latest 10 blog posts, with navigation at the bottom of the page to older blog posts. Each successive page of 10 blog posts then too has links to older or newer blog posts.
On the right-hand side under the section named Articles, you will find:
- the main articles on flash photography, each with links deeper into the Tangents site itself
- thematically grouped index pages, bringing some kind of structure to all the articles, including:
- flash photography,
- wedding photography and
- equipment reviews
- details about workshops and seminars
- a list of the gear I shoot with and gear I would recommend
- articles on basic exposure metering
- my favorite Photoshop actions
- the books: on-camera flash / off-camera flash / direction of light
- black foamie thing
- my favorite photography books
- various success stories of other photographers who were inspired by the Tangents site
- suggestions for future Tangents topics
- and a link to sponsors & affiliates, which help maintain this site
Further down the right-hand column, you’ll also find a drop-down menu with a list of the Categories.
elsewhere on this site:
Tangents is only a part of my main website though. There are galleries for my wedding photography and the blog showing the most recent weddings and portrait sessions. There is more about my style in wedding photography, and info about my photography services. And if anyone is curious, my bio.
The overall navigation for photographers then, is starting with the link to Tangents, followed by info about my workshops and seminars. There there is also the Tangents forum with discussions on photography.
keeping in touch:
If you’d like to stay informed about new articles on Tangents, then you could subscribe to the monthly newsletter, or you could subscribe to the RSS feed. Or just have a regular look-in, since there is always something new.