How to Create a Website from Scratch

In this tutorial, learn how to create your own website. This is a great guide for beginners and laypersons, so that you can have great and thorough step-by-step directions to get you started. This guide makes no assumptions about what you already know, and will give you links to other relevant articles so that you […]

Why Hire a Freelance Designer?

To be completely honest, the main reason is to save money. Hiring a freelance web designer rather than a web design agency means you are avoiding a whole lot of overhead including project managers and CEOs, and will not have to fork out money. You will be directly paying the web designer. Even if you […]

Finding Australia Photography Courses In Brisbane

Brisbane is known throughout the world as being a wondrous and attractive city in Australia. Its skyline is gorgeous, with high-rises framed between the blue skies and the even bluer Brisbane river. What would be better than knowing how to capture the visual delight of Brisbane’s attractions with photography, with knowledge from local workshops? We will show you the best places in town to learn the art of photography.

Photo Genius is a company which specializes in photography courses and workshops. Formed in 2008 by photographer Paul Farris, Photo Genius is devoted to elevating the art of photography through careful and precise instruction. Care is taken to bring a student from a ‘happy snapper’ to a photographer who feels comfortable handling the (seemingly complicated) manual controls of a camera. Photo Genius offers weekly courses to small groups, as well as one-on-one sessions, at the South Park Badlands. The website of the company is well designed, easy to navigate, and full of information and testimonials.

The Brisbane College of Photography, located in Fortitude Valley, exclusively trains its customers in photography. With twenty years of experience in training professional photographers, the Brisbane College of Photography is sure to cater to the varied needs of every prospective student. Not only offering shorter workshops and courses, they also offer comprehensive courses in the proper operation of a DSLR camera, and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom 5. Digital imaging is the magic touch that elevates a great picture into an unforgettable one, and the College will teach you to use these programs to tweak your photos to perfection. It’s one of the main placed if you want to find Brisbane photography courses.

Take Better Photos is a company started by photographer Dean Holland in Annerly. Dean emphasizes the importance of a simple, stress-free method of learning the intricacies of photography. Take Better Photos offers seven workshops with varied focus, such as “Steve Parish Nature Photography”, “iPhone Photography”, and “Capturing Joy” for photos of children, sports, and wildlife. It is possible to purchase multiple workshops as part of a discounted group bundle, and Dean will provide you with wallet-sized cheat cards that explain features of your own camera with each photography course.

Photoh is a company based in Brisbane which offers courses and workshops by local professionals with backgrounds in instruction. Students and instructors meet up around town in a casual setting, and learn the details of photography in a relaxed atmosphere. Two instructors in Brisbane are Paul Dielemans, a friendly architecture photographer with a hands-on approach to learning, and Jaisal Patel, now a student majoring in Electrical Engineering with a keen interest in DSLR photography. Paul teaches a night photography course, and Jaisal will teach you to use every feature in your smartphone during a walking exploration of Brisbane. Photoh offers gift vouchers that can be redeemed for courses.

These are just some of the options you have when searching for the perfect place to hone your photography skills in Brisbane. You will be in good hands with these companies, and will walk out with a fresh perspective on the endless opportunities for a great snapshot, and the experience to make them a reality.

Table of Contents Plus Plugin

Long posts seem to be a major problem of mine. This includes reviews, step by step, and photo shoots. TOC Plus may be the answer for these long post problems.

TOC Plus Solutions

Some posts cannot be shortened and still contain all the needed information. For post like there a Table of Contents can be used.

Bounceback Rate
TPOmxLong posts have a high turnaround rate and often lose the interest of readers. With short attention spans that many readers get from using Facebook and Twitter, longer posts tend to be ignored. That is why a Table of Contents is needed. Those that have longer blog posts have noticed that readers are losing interest and are just scanning the post. The average person see a longer posts and does not read it or bookmark it to read later and never get around to it.

How This Affects SEO
The Search Engine Optimization rate is negatively affected when people spend a short amount of time on a blog. A low SEO means not as much traffic to the site and will be low in the search engine results. When people see the TOC they can get an idea of the subjects addressed in the blog. This will increase the reader’s desire to see the blog and increase the SEO score at the same time.

Headings for Longer Posts
This is very important especially for newer posts. Breaking down longer posts into headings is easier for the reader to see the different sections of information. They can scroll through the blog and see what topics they will be reading about. This time spend on the pages however was still short and the bounce rate was still too high. I created a table of contents for my new review allowing the readers a peak of what they would be reading about. This was done to hook them so they would keep on reading. I also thought it would be a good idea to have a link when they click on the topic of their choice. This would take the reader right to the section they wanted to read. I think this would be valuable on many websites.

Table of Contents Plug-ins
I cannot believe this did not occur to me sooner. There is a plug-in for everything else online so this is no reason this cannot be done with a WordPress blog. I added a new plug-in feature to my blog. There are a few Table of Contents plug-ins available to use. I canned them based on how many people have used that plug-in and the rating they received out of five stars. I narrowed down my selection then further scanned the plug-ins that would work on my version of WordPress. I selected one that stood out: Table of Contents Plus which was designed by Michael Tran.