I have successfully achieved the designation ABIPP – yes, I have my Associateship of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
And to celebrate his I posted all 40 images form my portfolio on my photography blog. I have added them all to a new page on my website called Portfolio.
And a dull job is out of the way
I have also just done my 2017 2018 accounts which I have submitted to my accountant – that is a big worry out of the way. And also means that I will not get distracted by them over the rest of July. And for the first time I have managed to do them early!
And of most significance, two big bits of website related news.
Firstly, I have changed my website URL from
It has taken a while, but I think I have all the back of house stuff done. The old URL and all the other pages and links still work, but my primary domain is a .com one.
I will write about this in a separate post.
And what about my photos of Santorini?
The other website related thing takes me back to my photos of Santorini. What do I do with the images once I have edited them all? I don’t want to put them onto stock site, even though one of my targets for 2018 was to earn a good income from stock photography.
What’s the problem with stock photography?
This changed when I sold an image on Adobe Stock for 53p!
Do I want to sell my photos of Santorini for a pittance?
No. This is what I am going to do.
I have a new website
And this is where my Santorini photos will live. Only on this website, and my own website. No stock sites involved.
This is what it looks like at the moment. Very much work in progress.
When will this happen?
I have tasked myself with completing the editing of all the images and adding them to this new website by the end of July. The website in its basic form is live on the internet – you can view it any time you want.
What’s going to be on my new website?
I have not decided how many images yes, I will decide this when I am going through the process. I am thinking of either
- All of them
Why not all of them? Each one has its own value. And a number will provide an unnatural limit.
This is what I am going to – I am going to put any image on there that I think is interesting, worthy or saleable.
And the other content?
I also plan to add circa 50 blog posts onto this website, and then leave it and see what happens.
The blog posts will be about Santorini and my photos.
Why 50 blog posts?
The website needs an amount of text for Google to index and list a web page.
I think adding some general information about Santorini will complete the website as a standalone entity.
By the end of the month I will have the website complete and some blog posts on there. I am not expecting all
All very exciting. My hope is that I can create a passive income from this website – if this works I will produce another website of somewhere else I have photographed a lot.
What about SEO?
I am not going to do any. Well apart from the basics such as image metadata and a considered website structure, I am going to rely solely on the quality of the content I write.
I want to see if this works. And I am not going to overthink this – I am just going to get stuck into this and get it done.
I have spent too much time faffing around getting things perfect without completing them.
But for now, that is the plan, and this time I have an end point for the images which should give me the impetus to finally complete this task that has been hanging around for far too long.
So, the next three weeks will be a combination of image editing, selecting and rejecting, as well as the production and populating of a brand-new website.
Note to self
And a note to myself here – I must capture everything that I have done to produce this new website to make further websites much easier to do.
The only distraction from this will be the publication of my articles on Improve Photography, keeping up with my fortnightly publishing schedule. I enjoy this, love getting feedback from readers, good or bad, and it pays me a bit of money.
Please pop over to photos of Santorini any time and let me know what you think – I am always appreciative of peoples’ thoughts on what I am doing.