All posts by Gregg

I am an Electrical Engineer, having graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a B.S.E.E. degree in 1986, while specializing in Computer Engineering. This is my career, and this is how I pay the bills, but hey, this is a web site about my photography, not electrical engineering! I have a deep passion for photography, and have recently registered myself with the state of Texas as a small business doing photography. I am still exploring the many different types of photography, and getting a feeling for which type(s) I want to specialize in after I retire from my engineering career. I love to photograph a wide variety of items, including nature, landscapes, architecture, cityscapes, and large panoramics. Lately I have become excited about making portraits of people, both posed and natural. I have been using using multiple portable Canon Speedlite flash units for quite a while, and find them fun to play with. I have recently purchased a full set of studio lighting equipment, as I believe that I will also really enjoy corporate product and still life photography.

A Bridge Under Construction

For the past few months, I have been wrestling internally with myself over what to do with my old, outdated web site.  I mean, it was up and running, and had links to a few of my photo galleries, but it just looked like it was designed in 1996.  Well actually it was….

So I did a little research, and stumbled upon a book named “Get Your Photography on the Web” by Rafael “RC” Conception.  In it, he described how to build a new web site using a open framework utility program known as WordPress.  I started reading this book before Christmas, got about half way through, and then got busy with other aspects of trying to set up my new photography business.  About a week ago, I picked the book back up again – this time with determination to get it done.

After finding out that my old web site was on an old server, that would not support WordPress, the tech support at Go Daddy moved my old web site to a newer server, and sent me the instructions on how to install WordPress.

Yesterday I went to a Scott Kelby seminar here in Austin, and at the lunch break I walked up, intruduced myself to Scott, shook his hand, and had him autograph my Light It, Shoot It, Retouch It book that I had brought to the seminar with me.  I handed him my new photography business card. I also said something about my web site being very poor, and told him that I had bought RC’s book, and was about to do something about it.  Scott replied with something like, “Well, that’s a good start.”  He was trying to be polite and somewhat encouraging, but after I returned to my seat I vowed that I just wasn’t ever going to have to feel embarassed or apologetic about my web site.  Sooo…

Last night I went home, deleted everything off of my old web site, and instructed Go Daddy to install WordPress to run my web site.  So here it is…. and now I need to learn how to use it!  Feel free to watch me build this bridge.  I don’t know if I will figure it all out quickly or not.

I hope to.  I need to!

Thanks for reading.

Gregg