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Travel Photography: I’m Looking Forward to Volume Two

Travel Photography by BeDoubleYou

a photobook by photo enthusiast Brian Waters

I’ve had the opportunity to do some travelling over a number of years and this book is the culmination of a number of visits to countries across Europe and South America. I’m looking forward to volume two being released in a number of years time, but have still to do all the travelling! For now though this book adorns my coffee table to remind me of the job ahead.

You can take a preview of this book here: http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/5935173-travel-photography or even order your own hardback or softback version for your very own coffee table. Even if you’re an ipad ebook reader only, there is an option for you with prices starting at only £2.49

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Places where you can see my photography… (updated)

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Almost three years ago on this very blog I posted about where you could see my photos. Since then a lot of water has passed under the bridge and it is time for an update. Way back then I was focused heavily on Ipernity as my main residence for photographs. However since they decided to monetise, I have been limted to the last 200 images being visible. Additionally I have also opened up into different areas where I display my works. I still use this now, but clearly many of the older works have become hidden, and unless I pay up they won’t be coming back.

Flickr is now numero uno. With a massive 1Tb of free hosting, Flickr is now my main site, and I have recently categorised most of the photos into “albums”. This is where I will be posting pretty much everything these days.

Viewbug is a place where I post photos which are worthy of competition entry. Viewbug is a great place to engage with other photographers, but also the potential to win prizes. I’ve won more than 50 awards from both other photographers and judges alike, but sadly never won any prizes. I have regularly however come out in the top 30% to top 10% in the trifectas.

500px is perhaps the next level up. This is a place where I would only post work that I really think makes the cut. Here I have an “affection” rating of over 300, with over 7000 views and regularly get into “Popular” status.

RedBubble is still the main place where I have some of my photography available for sale, and you can buy them as postcards, posters, prints, framed and mounted prints, iphone cases, pillows, throws or calendars! I’ve only ever sold TWO pieces, but hopeful that one day my time will come. Again with this site I tend to only post work that makes the cut, so to speak.

and finally there is also the BeDoubleYou Photography FaceBook Page, and although it isn’t a store for my photographs it is a place where I am regularly contributing to the photography conversation and you can catch up with me. From time to time I will post some new work, or even highlight some of the work of others who have caught my eye. This month I have launched a Photo Voting Contest, which ends on 17th October for submissions and continues through to 31st October for the voting phase. Please note that the contest is open only to UK residents.

That’s about it really, if you have enjoyed this ramble through the places where you can see my work, and want to drop me a note, then please feel free to use the contact form below. Similarly if you have any suggestions, or wish to complain bitterly about this post, please also use this form… I’ve got fairly tough skin! :+)

 

Want to win a Photo Vote Contest?

Right folks, I have a Photo Contest for you. Straight up! You can win a 2015 BeDoubleYou RedBubble wall hanging calendar (value £20) with up to 3 of your own photographs in it. The theme of this calendar will be “Travel Photography”.

Basically I will work with the winner to produce a final calendar which is every much their design as it is my own.

This contest is now closed. Thank you.

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BeDoubleYou PicsViewr

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Now you can view my Flickr photos as a pile of interactive polaroids, thanks to PicsViewr. Click through to view.

Birthday Boy

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OK, so I turned fifty at the weekend, and I got an iPad, and it has opened me up to new styles and treatments in my photography. I am growing rather fond of two new apps: Camera+ and Snapseed. Either on their own or working together, you can create some amazing instant effects. Here’s one I took of the Oracle Centre, Reading. What do you think?

Ipernity: Lovely New Design but big bad news for posters

OK folks if you are on Ipernity,…. here’s the rub. They’ve just changed the design. GREAT looks sweet, integrates with social media really well, but wait for the shock. They’ve now introduced a pay plan, which tops at £34.99 per annum which maxs out above Flickr!. Also the free plan will revert to a top limit of 200 photos, so if you are currently on free and all of us on Iperntiy are, then one day you’re gonna get a shock when half of your photos disappear from view (not for good, because if you pay the subscription you can get them back). This is a sad moment of realisation for me. The folks at Ipernity have obviously decided enough was enough and have decided to monetize to sustain their business. Unfortunately for me that means either paying up, or finding somewhere else to put all my photos.

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/bedoubleyou

Coming of Age

Some would say I came of age recently… others would say over the hill, but for me it is a new dawn because I am now able to use some of the fantastic app available for iPad. Looking forward to finding out more and how the ipad can enhance a photography hobby. I’m already a big fan of the iPad, and really want to find out what it can do for photography workflow.

 

BeDoubleYou Photography

To celebrate the launch of my new FaceBook “page”, I have commissioned a shutterfly book. Here’s a preview set to music.

Oh, and my Facebook page is:
https://www.facebook.com/bedoubleyouphoto

It’s early days yet, but I’ll get there…
Don’t forget to “Like” the page!

BeDoubleYou Photography – The logo

BeDoubleYou Photography - The logo

BeDoubleYou Photography brand is slowly taking shape thanks to the new logo design by ‘Logo by Brook’ who offers a fantastic logo design service worldwide, based out of Australia. You should check out what ‘Logo by Brook’ has to offer on the Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Logo-by-Brook/327834117239184

BeDoubleYou Photography

BeDoubleYou Photography

BeDoubleYou Photography brand is slowly taking shape thanks to the new logo design by ‘Logo by Brook’ who offers a fantastic logo design service worldwide, based out of Australia. You should check out what ‘Logo by Brook’ has to offer on the Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Logo-by-Brook/327834117239184

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