Photography blogs are an incredibly exciting way of keeping up to date with news and the works of other artists. Always hungry for new inputs I can hardly get enough feeds. Once you follow more than a few blogs you need a RSS feed reader. I have been using Google Reader for years to follow feeds on photography, travel news, tech, personal blogs etc.
Google Reader allows you to share items and bundles of blogs that you follow. Click to view my Google Reader shared page. Right now there is just my Photography bundle, this is a bundle 53 of the photography blogs I follow. You can preview or add the bundle to your Google Reader if you like. It is a bundle of great photographers, news and review sites and some truly brilliant and inspirational news photo blogs like The Big Picture from The Boston Globe.
I am always looking for quality photography and travel blogs so feel free to post your links! I especially would love more African photography blogs to follow. Enjoy the great world of feed reading, beware as it is addictive!
I am presently working on the structure and design of my website. I have added a small slideshow and a Google custom search function to the front page and created a much needed page with information about purchasing my photos (have also added that to this blog).
I am creating a new Australia section of my site with the best of my many Australia photos structured into smaller galleries like Sydney, Uluru etc. hopefully making it easier to find what you’re looking for – if not there’s a search button for ya! A lot of the old photos were holiday snapshots and have been deleted. The remaining old Australia photos from slides that I still want on the site will be re-uploaded in much better quality, having now been scanned on a slide scanner at 4800 dpi and 16-bit colour in the fantastic Vuescan software. It’s like breathing new life into my old slides and scanner, Vuescan is that good! Still to come in the Australia section: galleries with Best of Australia and Panoramas of Australia and a clickable map showing you the geographical location of my galleries AND lots of new images.
Everything is still very much work in progress, but have a look at the site and tell me what you think! Well, so far so good, the structure I can do but…as for the design of my logo and front page….I can shoot photos but am definitely not a designer! The front page and especially my logo and logotype is nowhere near how I want it to look. I have to hire a pro designer to do this, everything I design ends up looking like what it is – amateur hour! So a new front page is coming at some point but untill then let me know what you think!