The biggest challenge for photographers is to organize and present photos. And this website contains a lot of them. To help you navigate the wealth of images and information, I’ve compiled some information on this page. The main elements of my site are:
- Portfolio Galleries, where you find themed compilations of images, organized by places or subjects. This is the tightest selection of high quality images, and I try to keep it streamlined.
- Weblog, where I share photos from outings and hikes in a broader selection; news, ramblings, musings, writings, quotes; technical articles that are related to photography and Lightroom. The blog posts contain multiple tags (at the bottom), inviting you to browse and explore more for a certain area, style, topic.
- Themed Galleries can be similar to the portfolios. Some of them have been promoted to a portfolio, and some older portfolio galleries have been archived in this section. Technically, they appear as part of the weblog.
- Plant Portraits, a collection of native plant photo galleries, one for each plant, sorted alphabetically by their scientific name
- Photo Archive, hosted by PhotoShelter, where all photos can be browsed and searched based on keywords, location, date, and more. Greeting cards and affordable prints can also be purchased directly from there.
With the menu (where you’ve found this entry already) you’ll be able to access the different section of the site easily.
If you have further questions on how to navigate this site, or wish to contact me for any other reason, please do not hesitate to do so by using the Contact Form, of course. :)
I’m using WordPress with the “GeneratePress” theme by Tom Usborne, together with the GP Premium plugin that extends its functionality. I chose this theme because it is flexible, versatile, well-maintained, and because of the outstanding support that Tom and his team provide.
I’m using custom post types with their own taxonomy (categories and tags) for portfolio items and plant portraits, separating them from normal posts, and making them more organized than regular WordPress pages. What’s important is that the custom post type functionality is not bundled with the theme. In case that I should ever wish to switch themes, I won’t lose my portfolio galleries and plant portraits (and can convert them into pages or posts, if necessary).
By now, I’m also using a surprisingly large number of other WordPress plugins. One that stands out but works quietly behind the scenes mostly is an invaluable helper in expanding the sorely lacking media management features of WordPress: Media Library Assistant (MLA) by David Lingren. Another very helpful plugin is WP/LR Sync, by Jordy Meow — it allows uploading and synchronizing photos from Lightroom Classic to WordPress.
My site is hosted with GreenGeeks. You can find out more about “green” web hosting and how GreenGeeks offsets their carbon emissions on their website. (if you choose GreenGeeks for your hosting, doing so through my affiliate link will earn me a commission).
Aside from offsetting their carbon emissions, GreenGeeks is a great choice because the servers they’re using are running “LiteSpeed”, a fast, Apache-compatible web server. The company behind LiteSpeed in turn provides a caching and optimization plugin that is fine-tuned for WordPress, and it is much, much better than SiteGround’s “SG Optimizer” (SiteGround was my previous hosting company).
I do not monetize my site with ads. I rely on print sales, license sales, tuition fees and donations to earn money through my photography and knowledge.
However, when you use the following referral links, these companies give me something back in the form of a little reward, like an extra free month of their service, etc. — when you use these links, you will benefit too, from an extended trial period, a free month, or similar.
- BackBlaze online backup (using this will get both you & me one month free — yay!)
- GreenGeeks Hosting
- Square payment processing & appointments
- WP/LR Sync plugin for WordPress and Lightroom
- PhotoShelter photo hosting
Thanks for your support!