Back in the Seventies and Eighties I founded and ran several Fleet Street photo agencies specialising in stock images of celebrities from pop stars to politicians. These were syndicated to the National and International press and Television. These days I am active in the Microstock world and this blog charts my journey as well as, hopefully, providing inspiration and ideas to others. Image buyers should also find this blog useful with links to my portfolios and regular updates on new uploads. Unless otherwise stated all images are my copyright and may not be reproduced or copied. Comments are very welcome but will be reviewed before publication. Enjoy your visit. Regards, David.

Monday, 4 November 2013

ShootingStock revamp:

Regular readers of this blog will have noticed some changes in the last few days as I have revamped the site with a whole new template. So here we are then with ShootingStock version 3.0 (or to be truthful more like 3.1 as I have already made a few adjustments).
Anyone looking at my Greek island blog will quickly spot that I have used the same template as that one (albeit with some customisation and some different page elements). offer a whole range of templates and styles to choose from but I felt this one worked best for both. In fact, the revamp was actually a little premature as I was just trying to see what different templates might look like. I hadn't realised that clicking "apply to blog" would be an ireversible decision - I was expecting a "save" option later. Actually there may well be but I failed to find it while trying to get the blog back to its previous look until I was ready. At several points I ended up with a confused looking mess with all my regular links and info missing and a rather disgusting looking orange colour scheme.
Now really old regular readers will know that back in 2008 I launched this blog with just that colour. It was never a concious choice -that's just how the original template came (and I had no idea then that you could fully customise just about everything, or maybe you couldn't then?).
Back to the present day and a rather frantic period ensued while I tried to get everything looking how I wanted (well aware that the site was live while I was doing this).
Anyway, here it is in its third incarnation. I hope you like it and feel free to comment by clicking on the comments link below this post. Regards, David.

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