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News Updates

SlideShowPro Progress

By |2017-03-13T11:46:51+01:00February 2nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Editing the photo galleries in SlideShowPro

January saw the completion of the SlideShowPro gallery conversion process. All of the galleries are now powered using the excellent application’s media player and offer full screen viewing. You can view my review of SlideShowPro Director here.

Several of the galleries remain on the website but are not listed in the portfolio area. These second layer galleries can be accessed typing the word ‘portfolio’ into the website search box. This seemed to be a better solution than totally deleting the work from the site.

The galleries in line for further development are the portrait, single images and Norfolk project sections. More work will be added to these slideshows over the coming weeks.

The website has been getting some great feedback with clients and visitors impressed by the design and ease of use. One web designer even commented that ‘this is the way all photographers should have their website’.

The work continues! Refinements to text, layout and navigation are just some of the improvements made over the last few weeks, with more changes to come this month.

Finally, don’t forget to check out the new Tumblr blog 50mm for daily photo posts. All sorts of images, news and photography miscellanea posted there.

New for 2012

By |2017-03-13T11:46:56+01:00January 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

So 2012 has arrived, and what’s new at Richard Flint Photography?

Well, the work of the moving the portfolio galleries over to SlideShowPro power continues with around just three galleries left to do. The Territorial gallery is the biggest to convert over, and plenty of work will be needed to adapt the images to the new full screen slideshows. Other slideshows need more images and these will be added over the coming weeks.

The first of two new ‘featured photography’ pages will also appear in the next month or so. Does the work of developing the portfolio ever finish? No, not really.

A new page has been added to the website containing the ‘Photography News Daily’. This is an online photography newspaper, loosely edited by me, that’s released daily around 5pm GMT packed full of all the news from photographers, photo agencies, organisations, photo magazines and websites, newspapers and equipment manufacturers who reside on Twitter.

If you’d like to know what photo news stories are being talked about on Twitter, but you don’t really want to trawl through the Twittersphere, well this could be the perfect solution. Check out the Photo News Daily HERE

Finally, a new addition for RFP in 2012 is a Tumblr blog called 50mm. Quick, short, sharp shots of photography miscellanea – as i call it – is what this new blog is about. The posts will include all sorts of material – influential photography that i admire, photographer quotes, links, images, video… and even audio by yours truly. Posts will be added most days.

50mm can be found at richflintphoto.tumblr.com

SlideShowPro Powered Galleries

By |2017-03-13T11:46:56+01:00December 18th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Work continues at pace on the website with the gradual introduction of the new SlideShowPro powered galleries like the one seen above.

So far around half of the galleries have been changed over to the new gallery viewer that allows for full screen viewing of images and mobile device access to images. Although the galleries are Flash powered for desktop and laptop users, any mobile devices accessing the website will use a HTML5 version of the slideshow. Even better is the fact that SlideShowPro also supports video playback and audio files.

Work on changing the galleries over to the new image publishing system will continue into early 2012. The galleries are, in many cases, being rebuilt from scratch to enable the best viewing of work at the full screen setting. One or two galleries (Solo Photo Book Month 2009/10) may not be included in the upgrade although no final decision has been made yet.

Navigation of the portfolio can be done in one of two ways. First of all there is the portfolio gallery page with galleries listed. The second way is via the mouse over control panel in the SlideShowPro gallery on the portfolio page.

Finally, we have the first of the ‘featured photography’ pages up and running. Selected galleries will have this extra page with more detail and insights into the photography project. The ‘featured photography’ page for Sea, Sky, Sand and Street can be found here

Website redesign: Phase Two

By |2017-03-13T11:46:56+01:00December 6th, 2011|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

After a few days in maintenance mode, the website has returned with a new design. I’m pleased with the results. The website will be easier to update and expand – more about the site expansion very soon.

Next up, we have phase two which is aimed solely at an upgrade of the portfolio. The new system will use the Slideshow Pro system and allow viewing on the iPad and any mobile devices. Along with the portfolio, and series of pages will be introduced under the title ‘featured photography’ where images and text will give a better insight into the work. Think of it as an in-depth expansion of the portfolio

The portfolio upgrade will start this month and continue into 2012. The ‘featured photography’ pages will start to appear on the website next year.

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