You know that old saying, "Don't quit your day job"? Well, I've never been one to follow sound advice, so back in October I did just that. I have since been dedicating my time to my photography and writing.
There are a number of things coming up to look forward to. In February, I'll be at the Yukon Quest. I am media credentialed this year, and will be taking a lot of photographs and hopefully some video while I'm there. The winter has been pretty mild, so far, but this is the coldest time of year, so we will see how that goes. There are a bunch of entrants this year, so there should be plenty of photo opportunities (hint: there are, even if there aren't many racers!)
I am also planning on starting up a YouTube channel. I already have one that I've used to share goofy videos in the past, but this one will be dedicated to photography and the various projects I have going on. I know there are already many great photographer YouTube channels out there, so I may just be injecting some noise into an already crowded signal, but, you know what, it looks like fun, so I'm going to give it a shot.
Lastly, I'm currently working on building a large format camera. If you are curious about how that is going, I've been posting the progress photos on Instagram at: http://www.instagram.com/urbanraven. This first camera is just a test. The final camera will be a solid wood 4x5 large format camera.
Anyway, I want to thank my readers. I plan on posting here on a more regular basis now that I have more available time. Once the YouTube channel is set up, I'll make another post here as well, to give it a proper intro.
Finally finished setting up a Zenfolio shop. This new site can be used to purchase prints (framed or not), mouse pads, bookmarks, photo books and more. I don't have a lot of images up there, yet, but I'm working on improving the size of the collection. The printing is done via MPix, one of the best image printing shops out there.
I've been working on the site off and on for a while now. I'm not the best page designer out there, so any comments, pro or con, on the design and functionality will be much appreciated. If I have any imagery on stock sites that you think would make for good large prints, let me know if they are not on the new site.
Anyway, I hope the new site for prints proves useful. Now to get more images up there!
Just a quick blog entry to announce that I am now selling photos through both Alamy and Depositphotos.com. Right now the portfolios are tiny, but I'm working on getting additional images added as quickly as possible. I'm proud to be able to offer my photos through these two sites and hope that the additional purchasing options will make things a bit more convenient.
Just testing a website plugin that should take this article and auto-post it to Facebook. Somehow, I have my doubts.
UPDATE: Well, it worked! Awesome. Now to see if it sends another notification when you UPDATE a page/blog post.
I've added another site to places I sell my stock imagery. CreStock has a number of different payment methods, including "pay as you go" for prices as low as $1.
I don't have a lot to say about the site, yet, as I'm fairly new. I do know that I can't currently link to my profile, as there seems to be some sort of error on the site that takes you to an "Image Can't Be Found" page. Not a great first impression. However, I suspect that will be fixed fairly soon.
There also seems to be a 10-shot per week upload limit. At that rate it's going to take a while to build up a library. Hopefully, that limit increases as more images are accepted. Of course, this is a submitter limit, and as such, isn't an issue for buyers.
Anyway, even though I can't link you to my currently very small portfolio there, click the banner below and have a look at the site. Hopefully, one of their payment options will be attractive to you. Go find some great images for your next project!