Since about a year ago I migrated my snapshots gallery from Gallery to Flickr. Since then I’ve used Flickr for pretty much all my image sharing/hosting needs, including both my snapshots and my photography works. I kept my photography gallery coz it is relatively small, so it hasn’t hit the Gallery scalability bottleneck, and by hosting it myself I get web statistics like who link to my images or where my visitors come from.
I am considering doing more photography professionally, the first steps will be to overhaul my photography website. Instead of just having a gallery/portfolio, the new site is going to have a more “professional” look with portfolio, client list, contact info, an “about” page, and possibly my rates. I’m not sure if I should make up a business name or just continue to use Andrew Ng Images or AYN Images. For the portfolio, I am thinking about using my images off Flickr. I can come up with custom tags for each categories, this way I only have to upload to Flickr with the specific tag(s) and my photography website will show the new images automatically. I can already embed slideshows into webpage, but I will see what other tools are out there. I searched briefly and found a couple tools to generate Flash sites with Flickr images. There is also an API to Flickr, and I’ve coded with PHPFlickr a little bit when I had to migrate all 4000+ images from Gallery to Flickr, so I could do something custom with their API as well.
Anyway, I need to get this site up and running asap, and I’m gonna try some new ways to get some new clients, yes, this includes possibly posting on Craigslist. (or is that not a good idea?)
Feel free to chime in if you have any cool ideas on what I should include or how I should do the new site.
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