The Evolution of a Photography Website

Love Seeks To Serve - Mother Teresa's Grave, Kolkata, India

A website and blog should be an ever evolving enterprise. It's true to say that, over recent years, this site has taken up an enormous amount of time and energy. It's been a journey, to be sure. And a great learning experience to boot.

This site contains massive amounts of content, both images and text. Going forward I'm aiming to add content on a daily basis. I would expect to be adding blog posts five days a week, with the other days set aside for videos and podcasts.

Naturally, when traveling, it won't always be possible to keep up such a significant commitment. But I'II do my best and hope that you'll forgive me when I miss a day.    

Regular visitors to this site might be interested in the following features added over the last few days. 

Workshops and Events

I've created a new folder in the site's Navigation bar dedicated to upcoming workshops and events I'II be running over coming weeks and months. The first one is next Tuesday night. If you live in or near Melbourne, Australia and are keen to explore your creativity this Night Photography Workshop could be just for you. 

Other workshops and events will be announced over coming weeks. So keep an eye on this area of the site. 

Google + 

If you're a subscriber to Google + you'll appreciate this link to my Google + Page which I've placed on the far right of the navigation bar along the top of each page on this site. I haven't long been a member and, due to some technical problems, was inactive for quite some time. The fact is I don't have many people following me at this stage. I'd very much appreciate your support in this regard.

Feel free to click on the link on the far right of the navigation bar and add me to one of your circles.  I'd really appreciate it!

Google Calendar

Well, I'm not completely sure about this one. I'm a proponent of the concept form follows function. In this case that concept might, for now at least, be expressed as "bling alone serves no one".  

From my point of view being modern is not enough. If a thing doesn't serve the need you are trying to find a solution for then why shell out the bucks.  But then they are plenty of folks who'll happily sit in an incredibly uncomfortable chair because of the way it looks. And, dare I say, vanity can also be a determinant in the mind of some shoppers.

The idea is that this little calendar will make it easy for folks to see, from any page on this site, what workshops, events and tours I have coming up over the near to mid term. The problem is that the background of my site is black and this feature is designed to be placed upon a white background. Which is why it's currently lingering, near the bottom of the site's sidebar, on the lower right hand side of the page.

Sometimes these things are easy to fix. Other times not. I'II be exploring possible solutions over coming days but, as there's very few workshops and events currently announced, it's not such a big deal. Needless to say if I can't make it work properly, if it doesn't enhance your experience when visiting the site, it's gone. As is the case with all evolution, this site is a work in progress. 

Google Translate

This is a great feature that makes the site accessible for folks who do not have english as their primary spoken language. You'll see this nifty little widget near the top of the sidebar on the right hand side of this site.  

While I can't guarantee the accuracy of the translations (and there are dozens on offer), I think it's potentially a wonderful addition to sites like mine where, particularly in the case of my blog, the written word is as important as my photographs.  

If you're fortunate enough to speak a language other than English you might want to check it out. I'd be really grateful to receive your feedback

Learn Photography

Don't forget to check out the special deal I have at the moment for one-on-one and small group photography sessions. I specialize in what's don't offered by many of the formal educational institutions in this part of the world. What's more you tell me what you want to learn and I make it my mission to deliver just that, and a whole lot more.

Great value, check out the details here.

Coming Soon

Over the next few weeks, in addition to regular and informative posts, you can look forward to the following:

  • a range of new Photo Galleries
  • Portfolios featuring my favorite landscape, architectural and people-based photography
  • The first of what I hope will be a long and meaningful journey into the world of podcasting

I hope you return, on a regular basis, and that I can help you along the road on your own life's journey. Remember, your camera is not a barrier, it's a passport.   

Glenn Guy, Travel Photography Guru