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Winter Website Updates

By |2022-02-18T13:56:05+00:00January 16th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Commando memorial at Spearn Bridge, Highlands

The Commando memorial at Spearn Bridge, Highlands

As usual with the start of a new year it means that the websites get some extra attention and have an early spring clean. I’ve already been through the main photography blog and tidied up various aspects of the site. Old links have been removed and a few design issues have been corrected. As i stated on the blog not long ago, this year i do intend to blog more after noting the rather low number of posts for 2012.

The portfolio section of this website is also in line for a few tweaks with the Speedway gallery to receive more work during the next few weeks. Last year i updated the Territorial Army gallery to include new images and produce a definitive final version of the project. It is my intention to do exactly the same for the Speedway project to complete that gallery on the website and bring the final tally of images to over forty. Other galleries will also see new work added included the recently added Scotland project that will continue this year. The gallery, which is very much a work-in-progress, will have new images added to it throughout 2013.

The final site to get updates will be the Photography Print Shop where a new sales format is to be introduced after parting with the FOTOMOTO e-commerce engine. All sales are now handled by me personally with an excellent series of professional print artwork options being made available. The winter will see me set up a simple pricing structure before adding a wider range of print finishes later in the year.

Book Beginnings

By |2017-03-13T11:46:50+00:00July 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Last year i released my first photography book in the shape of Sea, Sky, Sand and Street, a collection of images taken around Norfolk over a sixteen day period. Very soon, work will begin on my second book based around photographs taken around the Highlands of Scotland.

Much of the detail for this year’s book still has be worked out, but i have figured out that the book will be in a landscape format, making it a larger book than the last one (i intend to build up to the large landscape format in 2013), with the book measuring 25×20 cm (10×8) – rather a nice size to work with.

The photography for the book will be shot in colour and a release date for the finished book will be around late October.

The finished book will be available to purchase via Blurb in a variety of formats from softcover through to an iPad edition. Keep an eye on the news section for more updates soon.

Images and Audio

By |2017-03-13T11:46:51+00:00March 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Audio often gets ignored compared to its visual media relations, but it is still a powerful and remarkably flexible tool for storytelling. In this new media world of multimedia, sound and image can compliment each other to tell stories and to document the past.

A couple of weeks ago i did a pilot recording for a local community project that is to be expanded to create an audio archive, made up of conversations and reminisces by local people living in a village community. The aim is to record and capture their memories, thoughts and feelings about village life, the local characters (many now sadly long gone) and the immense changes that have taken place over the last sixty or more years. It’s a fascinating project and one that seems to have caught a lot of people’s imagination.

The first pilot recording went well and more are planned. Other topics will include schooling and World War II. So where does photography come into the project? Well one outlet for the audio footage will probably be an audio visual presentation using edited audio and selected images to create an audio slideshow that can be shown online.

Images and audio put together to create something even stronger.

The possibilities are endless. Best of all, the internet offers the best way of distributing this content. More news on this multimedia project coming soon.

Responsive Website

By |2017-03-13T11:46:51+00:00March 7th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

New developments are on the way that should improve the website viewing experience for tablet computer/smart phone users.

The website has been using the Onswipe service to make the viewing experience for iPad and Android tablet users much better, however i wasn’t happy with the layout or the user functionality that Onswipe provided. It didn’t really suit the website.

Plans are under way to make the website design responsive. That means that the site design will respond and adapt its layout to the device you are using. So far the results look impressive, giving a great viewing experience to iPad and mobile phone users.

The responsive design should go live within the next few weeks.

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