HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! I’d like to thanks all my friends, family and visitors to this blog for being so supportive.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog….
Apparently, 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 8,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to get that many views.
I’d like to thanks Mark Graf, Poul Brix and Mike Toye for being my top commenters in 2012.
My top visited post for last year was Best Photos 2011 so perhaps my Best Photos 2012 will be this years winner we’ll have to see!
Right, now back to the Champers! Have a Happy New Year!
I got an email out of the blue recently from B&H. They’ve invited me to join their affiliate program and I’ve accepted!
As you might already know, B&H is the #1 retailer of photographic equipment in the world. Its New York megastore is the massive, and its extensive warehouses are stocked with a ready supply of almost any conceivable imaging product you might need, available for immediate shipment to any address in the world. They have an excellent reputation of being one of the best places to buy camera gear!
For every person who links through to their site from here and purchases something I get a small commission (at no extra cost to you)! So if you are in the market for some gear anyway please help support this site and consider clicking of one of my banner links to B&H to make your purchase.
Don’t worry though, I have no intentions of covering this site in banner ads. The small ad to the right will be all that remains out front once this post has been pushed down by newer posts.
I’m pleased to have B&H Photo on board as a sponsor. And, as always, I really appreciate the kindness & support offered constantly by you, my readers. Thank you!
At the moment I’m reading David duChemin’s book Within the frame and enjoying it very much. Great images and a great message, a very inspiration book. I havent finished reading it yet so here’s a short review by Jordan Nielsen
I’ve been thinking about moving over from Red Bubble to a more UK friendly photo printers (since the UK £ is low against the other world CCYs the base prices are amazingly expensive). That and the user interface on red bubble has changed to be very confusing.
I’m giving photobox a test run. You get 40 free prints when you sign up (I think its if you sign up for either a pro account or a normal personal account). I have to say I’m impressed, I ordered mine and they came the next day.
They come in packaging that looks like a space mans lunch. The colours are slightly different than my spydar 3 calibrated monitor but not bad looking. The underwater blues were quite nice (these often look dreadful with shop prints). All in all I’m impressed and would order from them again.
One thing I would say is if you are intending to have a pro gallery (where you display your photos for people to buy) put the 40 prints that you are going to order free into a personal gallery first. It seems they have a bug in their system where they don’t know that you are ordering your own prints and therefore the free credits cannot be applied. There are some issues they need to iron out before I’m happy to sell my photos with them (their watermarking is very ugly for one thing but I do like to have watermarking on my photos) but their customer support is superb. Very quick and helpful
UPDATE: Today I found out they have fixed their copyright watermarking to make it fainter (and not look so bad) so I have decided to start using the system and see if anyone bites on my pro gallery – I’ll keep you posted. Link here if interested http://www.photoboxgallery.com/suzywalker/