How I post photos in G+ - Tips!
(Most common question I still get!)
I'll describe how I took this photo of the guest cottage at Hearst Cottage below the answer to this question I still get several times per day! :)
So, how do I post photos that:
1) Do not get a double-entry, so they appear twice in my stream?
2) They appear in an album of my naming rather than the messy default "Posts" album?
My method is not super-intuitive, otherwise I think everyone would do it. Note that there is no "right" way to post photos to Google+, but, obviously this is the method I prefer. Also, personally, I'd prefer it if YOU do this too, so that it makes it easier for me (and others!) to look through your photos.
Sometimes I visit photographers on Google+, I click on Photos, then I see they have a few albums, but there are only 2-4 photos inside the album. And then, I look in the messy "posts" album, and there are a ton. But they are often intermixed with silly photos, charts, the animated gifs, or whatever... it's not really a clean way for me (or anyone else) to view your favorite shots.
Now, I don't really care how you organize your albums... that is personal taste. Obviously, I use one HUGE album with everything in it. It's my opinion that people don't like changing albums. If they are in one album and enjoying themselves, they keep clicking Next next next next, and once they reach the end, they will leave your albums altogether. They are not likely to step back a level and look through another album.
Anyway, here is how I post photos:
1) I click on the Photos Icon
above (the 2nd icon to the right of the Google+ logo)
2) I choose "add to existing album"
-- I have that already set up
3) I upload my photo.
4) Under the photo, I add my info: "from Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com
- all images Creative Commons Noncommercial"
5) I click Add Photo
6) I add a comment (like this long one) above the photo, then click ShareThe Guest Cottage at Hearst Castle
After exploring the main castle, I went out to the guest cottages for the sunset. Normally, when I take my HDR photos, I go from +2 to -2. That works for 95% of situations. In these edge-cases when shooting into the sun, I go from +3 to -3. Frankly, I don't even need that +3, but the -3 comes in handy to get all the finer points in the sky that you can actually see while there on the scene.