This week, we start off with a demand for more cuteness in Friday Shouts, get a little “+1″ schooling, take a look at 3 cool new photog websites, check in with a brave photographer in Libya, and we put out a call for a few hard-working Oompa-loompas.
Shout-Outs are a regular Friday thing, and you can be part of it, too. Send us suggestions! If we think it’s worth shouting about, it will show up here in the blog on a Friday. To submit something, scroll to the bottom to see how.
A DOGGIE DEMAND
The entire PhotoShelter customer service department petitioned me (actually, they kinda demanded) that Brighton Dog Photography receive a shout out this week. It seems that they’ve been vigorously enjoying the photos of the insanely cute dogs found on the website, and I have a really hard time saying no to them. (Plus, the photography is actually pretty damn awesome.)
Of particular interest to them is the “highlights” gallery.
3 EXAMPLES OF COOL
Want to see a few really nice new photographer websites? I’ve got 3 for you…
Thomas Fitzgerald, from Dublin, Ireland. He shoots landscape, nature and urban photography. He’s using a Graph Paper Press theme for WordPress, and a PhotoShelter archive.
Uwe Hantschack, a Germany-based professional landscape and nature photographer, is the person behind “Mystery of Nature“. The entire website is 100% PhotoShelter. Including the really awesome customized contact form.
Tony Wu is a professional underwater photographer, “specializing in really big stuff and really little stuff,” he writes. He’s using Manual Customization Mode to pull off the look and feel of this site – including his custom navigation and buttons.
What’s a “Google +1 Button,” and is this something you need to care about? This question is answered by David Brabyn, a PhotoShelter Certified Consultant. He wrote a blog post that not only explains what it is, and how it can be a benefit to, but he also shows you exactly how to add it to your PhotoShelter website using Manual Customization mode.
The NYTimes Lens Blog recently published a story on (and interview with) PhotoShelter member Bryan Denton, a Beirut-based photographer who has been busy recently covering the deadly action in Misurata, Libya.
The story, written by C.J. Chivers, a New York Times staff writer for the Foreign and Investigative desks, is titled “A Towering Perspective on Libya,” about how Denton has distinguished himself in Libya.
“I marveled at how he worked the quiet scenes, moving with the methodical slowness of a heron, putting his subjects at ease, and — with time — bringing those he intended to photograph to the point where they no longer saw him,” Chivers wrote.
20 OOMPA-LOOMPAS NEEDED
Huge props for Kathryn Olson, who has been hired by well-known Seattle-based photographer Jim Mueller to sort through over 400,000 images and assemble their online archive. She’s been working on it for a year, and the site is looking great.
It’s comprised of his life’s work as well as the work of his late father, Don Mueller.
“We’ve got TB’s of digital image files in addition to a room full of glass plate negatives, large format, slides, limited edition prints,” Olson said. “There should be 20 oompa-loompas doing my job but instead it’s just me.”
Great job, Kathryn! (Have you tried looking for Oompa-loompas on Craigslist?)
I am always looking for things to include here in our Friday Shout-Outs – so if you have anything you think is worthy, let me know. One great way to do that is to post a note to Twitter with my name in it (@heygrover), and that way I won’t forget it later. Don’t have Twitter? Email me: grover-at-photoshelter-dot-com.
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