I've been meaning to update my website for over a year. The limited functionality of the old PhotoBox sales site along with needing to have an online presence that was more than just a "for sale" set of albums were both factors spurring me towards this, but being really busy actually taking photos has always got in the way!
PhotoBox abandoning their "Pro Gallery" service, leaving me no choice but to relocate my site, has forced my hand and so here we are! It's probably for the best, since barely a week passes without an email from a potential customer complaining that the PhotoBox site isn't working properly. I'd always be happy to fix these orders by hand, but dread to think how many I lost from less patient customers giving up and not contacting me. Hopefully that will be a thing of the past. I've even managed to keep my prices the same, despite a three-figure increase in annual costs caused by this change. That's almost ten years at the same price per photo and STILL the lowest price I know for any equivalent service.
This post is mainly a test to see if the blog function works as it should. I shall try to use the ongoing blog to keep up with what I've been working on and perhaps to showcase some of the work I do that's not purely events-based and so doesn't have such a high public profile.
Hopefully the transition to the Zenfolio service will be relatively painless. I've yet to try the agonising process of transferring all my old albums from PhotoBox - so if it's not done when you read this, wish me luck!