2017 PHOTOCHALLENGE, WEEK 2: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

As a 2.5 year old bone marrow transplant recipient, there is something cathartic about making my own bone broth for use as a base in homemade Pho soup. I roasted this before crock potting it into a tasty bone broth. You are what you eat. 🙂

Update: My nephew’s birthday slideshow

A week or so back, I produced and uploaded a high quality photo slideshow of photos from my nephew’s first birthday. The video is great. The compression was horrible.

Then my favorite photo-sharing website, Smugmug, added HD video to their features. Sweet! I recompressed my video and uploaded it last night. It’s so much better! I don’t think I’ll be needing Vimeo anymore, maybe.

http://cdn.smugmug.com/ria/ShizVidz-2008042602.swf

What do you think?

Hey! Notice that little ad in the upper right hand corner of the site?

I have decided join partner with SmugMug, the ultimate in photo sharing. On my other blogs I’ve toyed with a variety of advertising options. First the Google ads, then with B&H. I never felt like they really fit very well, so I eventually dumped each. I figured that over time, I should just conservatively seek out new opportunities.

Then, I found SmugMug. I must say, I wasn’t looking for ads. I was looking for a more professional photo site, that I could use with my professional photography. I wanted a place that I could upload client photos from a portrait sitting and be able to privately share their gallery with them. This would give them the freedom to view and ultimately purchase prints from their photo shoot. I also didn’t want to have to be in the business of ordering and delivering prints. SmugMug does this. They calculate my markup and pass on my profit to me. SmugMug is the solution for me.

So over the next few weeks I’ll be uploading choice images from my past photowalks and photo shoots. Organizing is a serious issue with SmugMug, so I’ll be playing around with my galleries until I’m happy.

As far as the ads are concerned, you’ll be seeing them here, at PhotoWalking.org, PhotoChallenge.org, and the PhotoChallenge & PhotoWalking Forum.