I have been happily using a Nikon J1 alongside my DSLR for the last couple of years, a camera that seems to be slated mainly by people who have never used one. I was so happy with mine I took the plunge and upgraded to the Nikon J5. I held back on the J2-J4 models as the image quality didn’t seem to improve that much with the J5 that seems to have changed.
As an owner of a small photography business I understand the importance of promoting it, at the same time I need to keep firm control of my costs.
Over the last number of years smart phone use has exploded and looking at type of traffic on my website via Google Analytics 50% comes from smartphones and tablets. To turn those visitors into potential clients it was important for me to have a website that was optimised for these new devices. I am currently paying a third party to provide this service, but this is something I felt I could do myself to free up money to improve SEO or pay for additional advertising.
As photographer I am not a coder, I subscribe to Adobe cc primarily for Photoshop and Lightroom but it also gives me access to Muse cc. Muse allows websites to designed and created without having to enter any code, right up my street.
Within in a couple of hours I have created a working prototype of my website, it is not quite ready to go live it needs a bit more spit and polish but when it does in a few days it will save me £200-£300 per year in costs not a massive amount but every little helps.
Having written all of the above, when funds become less restrictive, a proper web designer will be employed to create the website I really want and need.
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Valencia, in the south of Spain, is like no other city. An old city dating back to 138BC combined with futuristic buildings from the new millennium. Valencia is home to ‘Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias’ or The ‘City of Arts and Sciences’ in its English translation and is the setting for an exciting architectural city photography tour for 2015. Continue reading