A big step forward…November 2, 2008
It’s been a good few days since the last update so I wanted to give you a quick update. First, the interview with Derrick Story at Inside Aperture went extremely well. Derrick is a first-class guy and extremely knowledgeable about all things photography. His blog and podcast, Inside Aperture, plus his other podcast The Digital Story are very good sources of photography information. It sounds like my interview with him will be in this Tuesday’s Inside Aperture podcast. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
I finally made a big step in the advancement of Robert Trueman Photography. After much thought, I chose a provider for the new website, paid my initial start up fees and I’m ready to start building the site. I explored a number of providers for flash-based photography sites – Into The Darkroom, PhotoBiz, Big Folio, and Livebooks among others. All looked really good, with easy-to-use Flash-based templates to quickly build professional looking websites for photographers. For me, PhotoBiz offered exactly what I’m looking for – easy-to-use templates, good looking templates and an ordering system I can tied to either a pro lab or print on my own. Currently, they’re having a 50% off start up fees offer that I used. I chose the flash website and client ordering site. This will allow me to display and sell my fine art photography and have a place for clients to see, select and order the proofs from a shoot. Ultimately, I can split the site into multiple sites each for a photographic style. There’s a lot to learn here, but I’m hoping to have something up and running by the end of the week.
Lastly, I need to step it up when it comes to portraits. I’m very critical of photography and know what I like when I see it. Today, I had the opportunity to photography my girlfriend’s nephew, Christopher, an adorable 5 month old. The shoot went well. With really young kids, you have to focus fast as they move quickly and without warning. While I was pleased with the digital negatives I shot, I was really blown away by the final processed images. I’ll let them speak for themselves, but I like what I see. As always, feel free to comment!