Where is Jeff’s Photo Gallery? Jeff’s Photo Gallery started life as a way of sharing some of my images with my family and friends. It was much better than a mass email that usually would end up getting dumped in the trash. The blog allowed me to post images that could be reviewed at the reader’s leisure. So much less spammy than an email. Anyway, from there I started adding more and more content about photography. My posts were also becoming more frequent to the point that I post almost every day of the work week. Throw in a couple of mentions on Photoshop Insider, a profile on Jason Moore’s blog, and making the top 87 over at Epic Edits and, well, Jeff’s Photo Gallery is certainly now more than just a little picture gallery.
So what’s with the name? Good question! I’m glad you asked. I have been searching for a name for quite some time but got serious about it a couple of weeks ago. My first criteria was that I wanted to be able to buy the domain name or web address for whichever name I chose. Let me tell you, that is no easy task. Just about anything and everything with the word photo or imaging has been spoken for. But having the domain name was very important because I want people to be able to associate the name with the web address. Now if I had Scott Kelby’s name recognition, it wouldn’t be a big deal but I am about 45 best selling computer books behind him so using jeffrevell.com wasn’t really an option. So one evening I was sitting with some friends and we were looking at different word combos that had domains that were available and my buddy’s wife threw out photowalk. I liked it right off the bat. But we took it one step further, let’s go PRO! Lo and behold, the domain was available and there for the taking/buying. So now you can access my site using the old address or you can use www.photowalkpro.com to get here.
So what exactly is a photowalk? Wikipedia defines it as: “the act of walking with a camera for the main purpose of taking pictures of things you may find interesting. It is also often done as a method to practice and improve one’s own photography skills rather than with specific focus on documentary photography. Photowalking is also often associated with on-line photo sharing.” Those definitions are also extremely descriptive of what my blog has become, a walk through the world where I shoot what interests me and then share it amongst my friends. But also a way of improving my skills, and possibly helping you do the same.
So there you have it, my big blog change. Ok, it’s not really a big change but one that has been long overdue. So tell your friends, tell your family, shout it from the rooftops! Or not. But I do hope that you come back and get a little something from my blog that will inspire or instruct or even amuse you. That would make my day!
And now for something from the Left Coast. I got about one hour of daylight to go out and shoot around Livermore, Ca. yesterday. I have since taken the red-eye back to DC and am now in a coffee induced state of artificial consciousness. See you next week.