This is a category that I have done every year since doing year-end recaps. Which would essentially be every year this blog has been existence. I decided to switch things up this year for a couple of reasons. First and foremost is I'm not sure how many people actually stick around to watch the entire slide show. I just have a funny feeling that I invest a whole lot more time selecting the perfect pictures (which is already a daunting task as it is) for very little payoff.
The other reason is the introduction of my new website that can serve that same purpose anyway. Well...almost. It is a composite of several of my photo work over the past several years. There isn't an area that sums up the best photos of the year. Yet. But I figured I would use this space this year to instead talk about my newest addition:
I decided I would keep the name consistent with my blog so it would be easier to associate with it. Weebly is a free host provider so the "weebly" thing had to stay in the name. I could register a domain name with GoDaddy.com like I did with my blog and have that removed relatively cheap. I still may do that. The reason I'm putting it off is I'm still considering the idea of possibly using a different name. Nothing is coming to mind just yet though.
If I'm going to get more serious about photography as a part-time gig then this was the next logical step. I needed a platform where I could highlight my work where folks could access it easier. It had gotten to the point where I was publishing so many photo albums on my blog that there were too many to keep up with. Certainly too many to keep on the main page. This way I could consolidate my best work in an area where people could always see example of how I roll.
Naturally, the next and even bigger step would to get an even better camera. However, the more you want to upgrade, the more expensive it becomes. The few that I have been looking at are currently very far out of my price range. The good thing is it really doesn't matter how good the camera is if the photographer isn't good at what they do. Therefore, I'm working on honing my craft at the moment to compensate for not having that $1,500 camera.
So far, the new site hasn't garnered me any extra work. However, I haven't been pubbing it very much either. Not many people know about it. Once I start talking about it on a more regular basis on The Book as well as on my blog, folks will be better informed. They will be able to go to my Images gallery to check out my versatility. They will then see there is an easy way to contact me with requests thanks to the simple "Contact" page. Let's hope that 2011 brings more opportunities which would subsequently cause ModestGeniusPhotography to become more fluid. Check it out for yourself and maybe you can help contribute to its success. Hope to hear from you soon!