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Twitter Blues

By |2023-07-26T20:36:51+01:00July 9th, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Where did the feed go?

Easy come, easy go. If you have visited the website over the last few days you’ll have noticed that the Tweets no longer appear on the website. It seems that the API restrictions implemented by Twitter have finally caught up with the WordPress Twitter widget. This new escalation of restriction, along with the stopping of automatic tweeting of new WordPress Posts, Instagram images and more, just adds another nail in the coffin for the platform.

Twitter Blues

I’ve mentioned on the podcast a number of times my growing dissatisfaction with Twitter. It used to be great for finding new photography and photographers. Over the past few weeks and months, the feed has become less and less relevant. The platform also seems to be much more negative, a place of arguments, political fighting and just plain abuse. It’s now far removed from the exciting platform it was some ten or more years ago.

Will I stay or will I go now?

So will I delete my account with Twitter? The quick answer is NO…. for now, the level of engagement I have with the platform will;l be greatly reduced. Maintenance mode only unless something changes to improve things. With the introduction of the new platform Threads which is connected to Instagram, there are now at least options. I cannot see the Twitter API restrictions disappearing soon, and although it is very early days for Threads, I will probably move the website over to using the Threads feed, once that becomes available, rather than Twitter – assuming the Twitter API is ever opened up again!

Moving On

It’s a sad moment. I’ve been tweeting since 2008 and I have to admit that I’m rather reluctant to say goodbye to that history. That said, recent changes have only taken away the relevancy of using the platform. Maybe it is time to move on to something new and just remember the good, exciting times with Twitter many years ago. The decision to stay really all depends on Twitter’s next moves. More restrictions or not, the ball is firmly in their court.

Northumberland Castle Prints

By |2023-05-23T10:55:58+01:00May 23rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Back to Northumberland

More prints have become available on my RedBubble store including a number from my recent Northumberland visit back in mid-April. Northumberland has always been one of my favourite English counties with its huge beaches and diverse landscape so it was nice to return to a few locations I hadn’t visited since 1992. A number of times memories would come flooding back of my last visit as a young 20-year-old photography student. What I lacked in skill using the camera back then tended to be well compensated for with a large dose of creative enthusiasm.

Timeless Moment

The photography seemed to come together nicely over the week, aided by some bright Spring skies and a little rough weather to add some mood. The image above of Dunstanburgh Castle came about during a grey and windy visit to Caster, the village that lies close to the impressive ruins of the ancient castle. The rough wave coming ashore added some extra mood and also a timeless factor to the photograph. I even waited for a number of walkers to get out of frame before shooting the photo. I didn’t want the 21st century to make an appearance.

Northumberland Prints

The RedBubble store went over the 450 designs mark recently thanks to the Northumberland trip. I’ve wanted to expand the Northumberland collection for some time and the recent images of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh castles have added nicely to the selection of images available. The plan for 2023 is to reach 500 designs which, hopefully, can be achieved after a visit to the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kintyre later this year.

Photography Prints

If you would like to purchase a print, the Richard Flint Photography RedBubble store has a wide range of images available.

Framed prints, canvas prints, artboards, metal prints, acrylic blocks plus lots more can be found on the RedBubble store HERE.

20% discount on photograph copying and repairs

By |2023-01-04T01:05:51+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

January winter sale

It’s the winter sale! Throughout January any photograph repairs and copying will include a 20% discount. Now is the perfect time to get that favourite family photograph copied or that cherished old photograph digitally repaired.

More details about the copy and repair services can be found via the links below.

Any Size of Photograph Copied

All sizes of photo print can be copied including large and unusual sizes such as wide panoramic. An estimate can be provided if required. A preview of the copied or repaired image is sent via email before the digital image file is uploaded for printing at the photo lab.

Return Tracked Postage Included

Royal Mail recorded postage is included in the price with the photograph copying or repair work completed within a week to ten days. All images are returned using a recorded or tracked method of postage.

Customer inquiries and questions are welcome. For more details please contact me at [email protected] or via the contact page.

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RFP Redbubble store reaches 400 images

By |2022-07-08T11:37:06+01:00July 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

400 Images

The Richard Flint Photography Redbubble store has reached 400 images – from Norfolk, EdinburghGlencoeIslay, North Wales and many more – a great range of photographs now available to buy as wall art, clothing, phone cases etc via the online shop. It has been a slow but steady climb over the past 18 months with recent image additions to the store including archive photographs dating back to the mid-1990s. More images will be added over the next few months.

To visit the Redbubble store go to https://www.redbubble.com/people/richflintphoto/shop

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