On-demand publishing

Edited and updated historical post from www.steers-gallery.co.uk Originally published 30/12/12

Have you tried “on-demand publishing” yet?

It’s an oft-quoted fact that people no longer print their photos.  We live in an age when anyone and everyone is a photographer, and you can upload the most banal photograph of your breakfast to a potential global audience before you’ve rubbed the sleep from your eyes, but people just don’t print their photos, preferring to view them on a smartphone screen, brushing each image aside, glancing but not looking, seen but not digested, instant gratification, instantly forgotten, swipe, swipe, swipe… It seems the humble photo album, that printed link to our, and our family’s past, is now itself, a thing of the very past it used to celebrate. What a great shame that is.  Continue reading “On-demand publishing”

A whole new project – Why am I here?

A recent PC upgrade has left me unable to update my website (www.steers-gallery.co.uk). This means a rebuild is on the cards, giving me the opportunity to rethink the design.

One of the things I most want to do is to simplify the whole site. Since the initial build the content of the site had grown far beyond my original vision. I was just too eager to put “stuff” on there, so now the site needs to go on a diet.

I still feel, however, that some of the stuff that needs to be culled from the main site deserves to be “out there”… just on the vague possibility that someone might read it. So I intend to copy/edit/rewrite selected “entries”and post them on here. 

That means that for a while at least, what’s posted on here will be duplicated from assorted pages of steers-gallery. Once all the historical stuff is done, I’ll make every attempt to post on here on a more regular basis, and eventually will replace the gallery site with a new cleaner, simpler showcase.

So, stay tuned, check back once in a while, and please do comment whenever you feel the need… let’s start a conversation..!