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This is the photography blog for photographer and writer David Moore. He's based in Santa Fe, New Mexico but speaks with a funny accent.

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    August 7th, 2009

    New site launched for Alan Ross Photography

    I’ve just launched a new site for Santa Fe-based landscape photographer, master printer and teacher Alan Ross.

    Alan was looking for a site to showcase his great work, his workshops and his tech-related blog. He explains, ” I had very little ability to make updates and changes to my old site, and besides needing a new look, I desperately needed a site that I could manage almost entirely by myself, with no working knowledge of code and HTML, and no special, expensive software.”

    Enter WordPress and Photoshelter. We chose the Crisp Photoshelter theme as the basis for the design, but tweaked a number of elements to create the templates that would work across both the text (WordPress-driven) and image-heavy (Photoshelter-driven) parts of the site.

    First up was adjusting the navigation to include all the sections that Alan wanted – Workshops, Shop and Blog, as well as the usual About and Contact info. (more…)

    Posted on 8/7/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: News, Photoshelter | read on
    July 31st, 2009

    2009 Folk Art Market photos

    Still trying to catch up with myself and lots of client web work, but I finally got time to sort and process the photos I took at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market recently.

    I built and maintain their website, and I also donated a bunch of my photos from last year, which got some good use, so I was up the hill again this year.

    Here’s a slideshow of some of the pictures I took:

    Posted on 7/31/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on
    July 8th, 2009

    New Mexican use my images for Folk Art Market supplement

    New Mexican use my images for Folk Art Market supplement

    The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is this weekend, and the New Mexican newspaper have just published their regular supplement for the Market.

    And I’m pleased to say they used a bunch of my photographs, including 6 on this spread (I greyed out the ones that aren’t mine). (more…)

    Posted on 7/8/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: News | read on
    July 3rd, 2009

    Photographing Joseph – a children’s portrait shoot

    Happy poser

    Santa Fe is a town with a lot of grandparents. Folks move here when they retire, and children who grew up here often have to move away to find work.

    So it was no surprise when I got a baby portrait session booking from a grandmother for when her daughter was in town for a visit with the new grandson, nine-month-old Joseph.

    (more…)

    Posted on 7/3/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: News, Personal | read on
    July 1st, 2009

    If I ran Photoshelter: what the next photographers’ web platform should look like

    Building websites for photographers – sounds easy, right? You just throw a bunch of photographs up, add some contact details, make it look cool, and Bob’s your uncle.

    Especially when there are services like LiveBooks, APhotoFolio, and software like Evrium’s Fluid Gallery to help. There are even plug-ins for WordPress that promise to knock out a gallery site in no time. And sites like Photoshelter or Smugmug will even handle print sales for you.

    The problem is, as Juan Pons so accurately pointed out in his good post recently, that none of the options right now offer all the functionality photographers need to display, market, manage and sell their images effectively. Especially in an arena where search engine optimization and social media are so important.

    I’m going to look at the current state of play with Photoshelter, as it’s the service I’m most familiar with, and which seems to me to offer the best framework for building a fully comprehensive photographer’s site. I’ll also make suggestions for how it could improve further.
    (more…)

    Posted on 7/1/09 | 2 comments | Filed Under: Online, Photoshelter | read on
    June 18th, 2009

    Why I pay for content – and why should too

    Over on my web design site, I’ve just written a new blog post on the changing media environment, and why it’s important to pay for quality content. It’s as relevant to photographers as any other content creators, of course, and begins:

    The idea that ‘information wants to be free’ is the driving force behind so much content delivery on the Internet. It sounds good, right – progressive and egalitarian? But it’s a tenet that’s bankrupting newspapers, impoverishing photographers and redrawing the media map. And if we don’t start paying for online content soon, we’ll all be the poorer.

    > Read the full article here

    Posted on 6/18/09 | no comments; | Filed Under: Online | read on
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