I am only a fair amatuer photographer and rather unphotogenic, so naturally I gravitated to photo editing. Right now I'm drawn to the idea of CONNECTING to other editing enthusiasts. I hope to find lots of interesting links to post, make some good tutorials to link to youtube, and connect this with my shutterbug page, http://sussexphotoedits.shutterfly.com/,to have lots of editing fun!
Saturday, October 15, 2011
I've started and quit various blogs before, and made a couple (2 real so far) websites. So this whole process is more comfortable for me. I just made a website with hostgator for a $20 some dollar investment, with a photo gallery, blog, forum all attached. It took about 3 days of hard work and lots and lots of tech support (they have GREAT tech support). Since I want to blog and work with photo edits, the photo page was the most important, and it just didn't satisfy. There was one plug in they said I could use, but it was going to involve lots more technical hook up and looking at the prevues, it didn't satisfy either. I had one last year with GoDaddy that was better, but they want a year's subscription up front, and I didn't want to commit to that. So I started searching around and found that SNAPFISH had a GREAT free site feature that could do nearly everything I wanted. Matter of fact, I could probably blog from there as well, but I am hoping to make a few bucks somehow somewhere down the line. I didn't want to violate their policy so I am keeping Shutterfly strictly for looking at edits. But I can put as many photos as I want on there, have lots of control in how to organize them, they can be viewed, as they should, in full screen if not actual size. I can invite other editors to post their stuff in their own albums!! There's a forum spot where we can talk about what we use and how we do stuff, and about problems and give advice and encouragement. I could upload a photo for everyone to take a turn at and they can upload their edit. Bigger views than facebook or my paid account. I just got all kinds of excited about it. So, with all that going on there, why keep my paid site? The blog was the most important thing there, as a place to just write and post the links I find and tutorials I make. And I needed a way for people to contact me if they wanted me to do an edit. But even at the great cheap price of $8 monthly, I still have to go through silly tech stuff to just post stuff. So, here I am, a week after starting my last great venture, starting this one. I'm hoping I'll be happy here. Take a look at the Shutterfly page, http://sussexphotoedits.shutterfly.com