Recently, I have been working on putting something together, in the next few weeks I will be testing using video and live streaming via Twitch.tv and Discord. I have been experimenting and now need to test the last parts to make it all work together.
What I am going to doing is live streaming of image and photography discussions on a wide range of topics all related to photography. As a everyone knows we have become more used to Zoom and Teams meetings and during the lockdowns I found an online gaming platform called Twitch.Tv, which is used by a lot of video gamers to do live streaming of their video games. I also found another platform that gamers use to chat and connect called Discord. I now want to try using them together to do live streaming related to photography.
The Twitch channel will be the live-streaming part.
I have also created a Discord Channel for photography and am busy populating it with links and content.
Here is the invite code for the Michael Wayne Plant Photographer Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/wtEd4wsgGc
The discord channel will be where people post images and ask questions and we will refer to it often during the live streaming on Twitch.tv
Unfortunately to make this work you will need to view via both Twitch.tv and use the invite code for Discord, I really like how Discord lets us post images and links. Twitch.tv is a good platform for live streaming, which is where Twitch.tv comes in, by using both platform you will be able to add to what we are discussing in the live stream and I will also be able to record the chats for later, and you will be able to access them on Twitch.tv for future reference.
I will be experimenting with this as we start, however I have an idea of where this will go and like my Develop a Photography project course (that I used to teach at Idea Store Learning in Tower Hamlets) and my PhotoLaboratory evenings I used to hold in a Pub in the East End of London, I want these to be responsive to the people tuning in.
Michael, Nov 2021