Posts Tagged ‘Photography’
I’ve had a great time this week building a web site for my photographic adventures – Electrical Image. This was precipitated by 500px falling out with their fulfilment guys, Fotomoto. I figure that if anyone is going to buy a picture through the site, it will be between now and Christmas. I still love the 500px site and will keep adding to it periodically, but for reasons that I write about on the new blog, I think Electrical Image is the way to go. One thing I learned – web building technology has realy moved on apace since I used to to that for a living.
The new site is a self hosted WordPress site using a theme developed by Photocrati, especially for photographers. The site was up and running in a couple of hours, literally, so full marks to all parties. The population of the site will take a little longer, but I’m pleased with the look of it so far and will spend some time tweaking it and adding content over the next couple of weeks.
Primarily, the intent of the new site is to provide a gallery for my photographs, or at least the ones I think are any good! I’ll also be blogging over there (Electrical Image) about a broad range of things that are of interest to photographers, from Kit to promotion, photowalks, events and techniques (assuming I discover any!).
OK this is shameless self publicity, but what the hell, its my blog! Finally, I’ve got around to putting a portfolio of my photography up on the web. It can be found at Electrical Image, hosted by the very wonderful 500px.
Should anyone become so enthralled as to wish to purchase any of my work, on postcard, print or some such, then the very best images are all for sale in a variety of formats at the online store.
Buy with no inhibitions – it will make me a very happy man!!
So, after all the politics, chicanery and tripe, some magic. Instagr.am, as you probably know is a popular app for the iPhone which piggybacks on the Camera and allows you to share photos with friends. Better yet, you can apply a selection of filters to the said photos in the app. I was messing about with this on Sunday at the old Goodwood race track and after arriving at the effect featured in the photo here, decided I’d quite like to share it on my photoblog. How to do that was not immediately obvious, short of synchronising the phone with iTunes and downloading the photo there seemed to be no easy way. Since it’s the convenience of Instagr.am that really appeals, I quickly abandoned the idea.
Until now. Copygr.am has been in action for just ten days and does exactly what it says on the tin. Copies your Instagr.am photos to your desktop. Well, in fact it emails them as an attachment, but what the hell it’s easier than synching the phone! Highly recommended. Simple, straightforward, unpretentious and it works.
The excellent Macallan have accepted two of my photographs for entry into The Macallan Masters of Photography Competition. Clearly they are people of consumate taste!
The finalists will be voted in by the public – that means you, after which the very eminent Albert Watson will pass judgement and select the winner. I suspect a snowball in hell would have a better chance of winning than me!
Anyway click on the picture you want to vote for (or both!) to get to the voting site – you’ll have to declare your age, but they’ll keep it secret I’m assured!!