If you are wondering why it takes so long for me to produce a new web page, these are the steps I have to go through for each and every page of my website
- Select 12 images – I do this in Lightroom
- Edit the images – using Lightroom and Photoshop
- Keyword the images – again in Lightroom
- Caption the images – Lightroom again
- Add a description in the metadata field – more Lightroom work
- Produce brand new text for the page, with links – not Lightroom! I do this in Word on my PC and iPad Pro. This takes quite a long time to do.
- Upload the text to my Squarespace website
- Upload the images as above
- Add a title and description in the Squarespace gallery
- Check all the links work
And then write all about it!
As you can see there is quite a lot of work to do to create a new web page. And there is the time spent selecting the images and then researching my work and finding links etc and a bit of background information.
Why am I rewriting all my pages?
The problem is that I had pages on my website with no text, meaning that they were not doing much at all in terms of them being found by Google.
Images on their own have very little value in SEO terms to Google. This is why I am doing one page at a time, one after the other, until my work category of web pages is complete.
And some of the pages are quite old, with quite old images. I have better work that I want to display on my website.
On the plus side, now that I have a set of 12 images and accompanying text, this does give me 12 days of blog post material which is always a bonus, so starting tomorrow you will see each new image one by one, along with a few words about the image.
And I might throw in the odd black and white version as well.
Once I have got this little lot out of the way it will be on to the next web page, which I think is going to be my architectural photographer page.
I will start the process all over again, with my starting point being the set of 12 images that I choose for this particular page. And after that another page. Until I am done.
But that is for another time, probably July.
Back to my interior photographer page. I have produced a set of 12 images which hopefully show a good variety of my interior work, covering a range of subjects, environments and lighting.
Tomorrow I will post and write about one of my favourite interior photographs, which is a picture of the interior of Bordeaux Cathedral, a fantastic building in, erm, Bordeaux. But more about that tomorrow right here on my photography blog.