I can’t believe I did it – added a MySpace…..what’s next? Facebook? Uh oh. And just a day later I added the Facebook page as well, although their system is very strange to deal with if you are not creating a personal page… in fact, one is forced into creating a personal page even if they don’t want one! ha ha
I did have a moment of serendipity in the whole experience however, in meeting a brilliant photographer from the UK named Cecilie Harris http://www.cecilieharris.co.uk/about.html – I ran across her by chance while researching “how to” put a photography Facebook site together. Do take a look at her work… it’s quite nice and she keeps a very engaging blog as well. OK Cecilie – how did I do? Is that enough links for you? 🙂 If you ever make it out to California, you have a standing invitation to visit if you like.
Now the only thing about all these social networks and photo sites is running all over the web trying to keep all these places current…I should be out shooting instead! LOL
Speaking of social networking sites, rumors from high sources indicate that Microsoft is going to buy You Tube, MySpace, Twitter and Facebook and combine them all into one new Microsoft branded social networking site called “You-My-Twit-Face“.
You heard it here first.
Then out of the blue came Kristin! She came over after briefly participating and bailing out on a big group shoot over at the local Bakersfield park – just 5 minutes away from us. How perfect!
We exchanged a few calls and accelerated the timing a bit which was fine by me as it was a day of mostly finishing work for me and I needed to take a rest from it regardless. She arrived with a full bag of model goodies, wardrobe and accessories – COOL, and very pro, plus, a model that had her makeup on and ready to go – perfectly! (Advice to the modeling interested – hire a makeup artist or learn how to do it for yourself – and makeup for camera is not what you wear to the grocery store!!!)
We got right into it quickly and knocked out some great images in no time flat! She has an amazing and inspiring back story which I will not go into here, but suffice to say, I was thrilled to do this shoot and create the results for her we did! Mega Kudos. A job well done!
Great model – yes I would shoot with her again, no question.
The blog on our site – http://www.karenengelphotography.com – uses a type of web design technology called “Frames” – which is designed to keep the internal navigation links (above) active, and have the reader remain on our site – even when loading an external page via some links within the blog.
Some pages may go to external sites, while others may not due to how they are set up on the other end. If a page you would like to thoroughly visit does not go to an external site – you can always jump to it by using this link – External Link to this blog – on Blogger.com – Also seen in the upper right hand corner, listed under My Other Sites.
As much as I like having my blog page “framed” within a page on my site – I’ve decided there are just too many limitations when doing so – as a result I am going to do the necessary customization to the formatting of the blog itself so that it integrates nicely with the rest of my website – designed in Freeway for OSX. There is a great tutorial for anyone looking to integrate blogs with Freeway, by Dan Jasker, here – http://www.danjasker.com/fwtuts/view/creating-blogger-templates/