Brian Wooley Photography

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October 13, 2009

A huge update this time around with almost 80 new photos! This update contains shots from the beaches of New England to the Gulf Coast and from close to home. One of the larger groups of new shots is in the Portraits gallery with 16 new shots from various shoots over the past year. Another trip to the Scott Air Force Base air show brings 10 new photos in the Flight gallery. There are six new photos from New England in the Seascapes gallery and nine new shots in the Nature gallery. Four new experimental photos appear in the Abstract gallery and we go back to New England for three new photos in the Boats gallery. There are eight new photos from the Florida coast to Herman, Missouri to my backyard in the Skyscapes gallery and four new bird photos in the Animals gallery. Five new photos round out the updates in the Black and White gallery. Enjoy the updates and, as always, I'd love to hear your comments. Until next time...

March 22, 2009

A new year, a couple of design changes and a few new photos! First of all, the main page design had changed once again. Hopefully, the new gallery listing will make it slightly easier to navigate through the various photo gallery pages. Also, the gallery pages have each been reformatted to provide standard size thumbnails - many of which provide a larger preview of the underlying photo.

There are new photos in five of the galleries. In the Waterfalls gallery there are two new photos from my last trip to Starved Rock and Matheisen state parks in Illinois. (As I mentioned in the last post, the newest photos will appear at the top of each gallery.) The Nature gallery has ten new photos from the same trip which attempt to capture the feeling of autumn in the Illinois woods. The Black and White gallery features four new photos, which include monochrome conversions of some of the new photos in the Nature gallery, and one post-processing experiment. The Abstract gallery has three new photos which illustrate the fact that nature sometimes lends itself to interpretation. And, last but not least, the Flight gallery contains one new image which somehow slipped by during the editing process after a shoot at the Scott Air Force Base air show.

Last summer, I was fortunate enough to be asked to provide some photos of three of the United States courthouses in eastern Missouri. The photos were used on educational posters developed for a display at the new Rush Hudson Limbaugh, Sr. United States Courthouse in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. The posters hang in the education and history center in the new courthouse and form an integral part of the educational experience for tour groups and other courthouse patrons. Below are images of the final posters, click each for a larger version.

October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday to me! On this the (approximately) two-year anniversary of the first incarnation of this web site, I am happy to introduce the newest version of the site. There are lots of changes to tell you about so let's get started.

First, as you can see, the name of the site has changed. Please accept my apologies in case you've been looking for my work at the old web site address (www.mbudphoto.com) as it has been decomissioned. I'm working on establishing a business presence on the web and I thought the new name better served that purpose. (More on that later...)

Second, the structure of the site has changed slightly. All of the current galleries are now accessible from the main page. The first thing you might notice about the main page is the new background for the gallery link menu. This is one of the photos from my trip to New England last fall and I thought it was a more appropriate setting for Mr. Proust's quote.

Third, each of the gallery pages now displays all of the photos in that particular gallery. You can still click each of the small images to see a larger version, but now you can scroll through all of the images in the gallery by clicking on either side of the displayed photo or by using the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard. A counter displayed in the photo caption will let you know if and when you reach the last photo in a gallery. Due to the structure change in the galleries, any new photos added to a particular gallery will appear at the top of the page making it much easier to find anything new.

Fourth, a new section of the site will contain proof images for contract photo shoots. These photos will be available at proofs.brianwooleyphoto.net and will be cropped to a standard 5x7 print size. If I have done a portrait shoot for you in the past, and you haven't heard from me about the new proof pages, that means your proof page is not yet finished. I'll be contacting you in the near future to let you know when your proof page is available. The page will include an order form (PDF) which you can use to order additional prints.

Fifth, there is a new gallery listed on the main page - Favorites. I'll be posting images in this gallery which, as you can probably guess from the name, are some of the images I like the most. I wonder if some of your favorites will show up there as well?

Sixth and lastly, I have created a web site in conjunction with this one where I will be offering photos for sale. There is a new link on the main page in the menu bar which will take you to shop.brianwooleyphoto.net where you can order prints, enlargements and gifts for many of the photos you see on this site. There are currently only two galleries there (Skyscapes and Waterfalls) but there will be more to select from in the near future. If you have a favorite photo you'd love to have a print of but don't see in one of the "for sale" galleries, write me and let me know, I'd be happy to make it available!

That's about it for now. Take a few minutes and check out the new gallery structure - you might even find a few photos you haven't seen before (peruse the Fireworks gallery for instance) and others which you might have missed due to the design of the old site. If you have friends or family who you think might enjoy my work, please feel free to share the new web site address with them. As always, let me know if you have any questions or comments - I'd love to hear them.