Some quick news

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I have finally rebuilt my website (click image above to see it), some things might still be tweaked/added, but for most part this is it.

I wanted it to be simple, elegant and easy to navigate. I limited the amount of images on there – just enough to provide a taste of my work. You can get to the images quickly, in two clicks, which I feel is important.

You can also find workshop information now, under ‘Learn’, more on that in a future post soon.

I’ve had my hands full with all this work that doesn’t necessarily pay off right away – doing the website, the PBase site, more photo sorting, photo article proposals to magazines etc. But I did set a few goals for myself, which I would encourage anyone in the early years of their career to do, same probably goes for the experienced photographers, the goals, of course would be different, but the idea is the same – making sure that things done.

Having at least five months at home, in front of a good internet connection and a fast computer I felt that I really needed to make the most of this time. It’s one thing to shoot photos and it’s another thing to sell them, get them in front of people. Some of that is done by Getty Images, but not as much as I’d like at this stage.

Sending your work to magazine editors is exciting, nerve-wrecking and frustrating all at once. I haven’t been spoon-fed any ‘connections’ nor have I been told what the right and wrong ways to approach magazine editors are. In some ways maybe that’s good, as I don’t want to be limited by previous failures of others. I keep it simple, maybe even a little naive and I have managed to get myself into a few publications which I like (more on that soon) so I guess my approach has worked, at least to an extent.

In theory you’d think that if you’ve ‘got the goods’ you can just cold-call/email, get your photos in front of the right people and ‘voila’ you have a feature on your work or of a story you shot. In reality that’s not always the case, at times you don’t even know whether your email was read or not (that’s the frustrating part) and a week later you may find out that some magazine does actually want to feature your images (that’s the exciting part). Then, when you have to give them what they need before their deadline, the nerve-wrecking part comes.

That’s about it for now. The tutorial, which I promised what seems like a long time ago now is in the making, it will be available before June 10th.

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9 Responses to “Some quick news”

  1. Ankur Says:

    Hello Mitchell,

    For someone who is familiar with the older version of your website – I must say that your efforts have resulted in a complete makeover. The new website interface is neat and quick, the look is crisp and precise – on the whole a very pleasing browse and a wonderful showcase for your work. Well done!

    And thanks for your time on the tutorial you promised… we are waiting 🙂

  2. deb Says:

    BEAUTIFUL WORK!!! outstanding easy to see and use… beautiful

  3. Mitchell Says:

    Thanks Ankur and Deb.

  4. Harsha Says:

    Superb, slick & very neatyly done work !!! Impressive.

    I really liked the fact that visitor doesnt have to think before clicking…its very straigh forward and best part is pictures load very fast !!!

    Congrats on this one Mitchell.

  5. Mitchell Says:

    Thanks Harsha

  6. Ankur Says:

    ..
    Hi Mitchell,

    Just wanted to ask you about your thoughts on printing of photographs. Is there a specific service you trust or do you print your photos yourself? If you do print on your own – what is the hardware that you prefer?

    Thanks in advance for your continuous feedbacks on your readers’ queries.

    Ankur.
    ..

  7. Mitchell Says:

    Ankur, I use a lab called Pixel Perfect here in Sydney.

    http://pixelperfect.com.au/

    I like prints from the Lambda printer (which is what they predominantly use) and what Pixel Perfect offers is good value for money. They printed images for my entire exhibition last year.

    I also like their system of getting the work done – you download proof profiles from their site, adjust your images in accordance to these and upload them to their server. The turn-around time is not always great, but within 5 working days you usually get your prints (unless you want to pay more for express). I’d suggest that whatever lab you go with – they should definitely offer you proof profiling and the ability to upload to a server/ftp, to cut out that extra trip.

  8. Kerry Says:

    Very nice site! What slideshow viewer did you use? I like that when you click on a thumbnail the image becomes a floating screen.

    Kerry

  9. Mitchell Says:

    Thanks, that was the idea. I like that sort of presentation, when an image can be seen without distractions. The viewer is Lightbox 2.

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