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Absence…

So I decided to check if my website was still operational, and was glad to see it was despite the last update being back in early 2010.

A lot of things have happened since them, I’m now married for a start and we are expecting our first baby, which unfortunately means I’ve not had a great deal of time to spend on my various hobbies (I.E Drumming, Photography, Radio Control stuff), which this website now seems to be about.

Over the last year or so though I have found time in my busy schedule I have found the time to get some things done such as building a website for our wedding and the photos from our honeymoon in Kenya.

http://www.theblacks.co.uk/

I’ve also found the time to get into studio portrait photography, buying a simple studio kit from Jessops. The interfit EX150 kit comes with almost everything you need to start (excluding a hot shoe adapter) and if I’m honest its a great little starter kit.  Now I just need to find people to use as my models that are not my wife (since she can be reluctant at times).  The results of my short time of testing can be seen below.

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I’ve also managed to persuade my brother to take up photography and his work can be seen flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/lee79/.  To that end we have decided to start another website to display works from the both of us which can be found at http://www.black-photography.co.uk/

Now over the years I’ve promised to come back and update this website more often, kind of like a day to day blog but unfortunately I’ve always struggled finding the time.  I will endeavour to do better in future :)


Pasties for the poor

If your like me and enjoy photography/art and upload to the internet to show family/friends/random people, no doubt you use or have at least heard of Deviant Art. One of the almost hidden feature’s of this site is the use of Pasties which allow you to show thumbnails of uploaded images on your website or blog.  

There is 1 downfall to this though, in order to be able to show images from your own gallery you must first be subscribed which for some people really isn’t an option.  Thankfully Chronosign has come up with another solution which personally I think works a little better (Although a little slower)

Deviant Art Pasties for the poor

Simply enter in your Deviant Art username and choose how many thumbnails to display and hit Get Code and it will generate the code for you to put into your HTML.

Here’s a selection from my Deviant Art account: monochrometear



Carron Media

Just a quick plug for a colleagues web design and development company Carron Media

So if you know anyone who requires a fantastic looking website built from scratch, or just an update to your current one, Carron Media will provide a beautifully designed website using current web technologies.

Also if you design websites yourself be sure to check out the blog for some interesting articles and tutorials, such as how to build an RSS stream using PHP and Mysql.