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.