Photography: Gunther Deichmann's main website has a new look, a complete overhaul.
It was about time…
A few weeks ago we decided to make some changes and give my main website a facelift, now it is ready and active.
Here are some of the newer features; fewer and larger photos, updated the Biography, tided up Publications and Link pages and included a Thumbnail Icon below the image located between the Arrow buttons, plus a direct LINK to our GD Expedition Travel Adventure Photo Workshops Tours in ASIA.
Without a doubt the hardest part was choosing the photos, only 48 images... You might ask why only so few? The answer is quiet simple…PhotoShelter!
Most of the high resolution photos are kept in my PhotoShelter archives and in their selected Galleries anyway, so there was no need anymore in duplicating and having repeats on my main site. It is sort of a Gateway to all my other images that are nicely represented in PhotoShelter.
Of course there is still the Search Archive field for easy access to all my Galleries if you're looking for any specific photos.
In due time we update these 48 photos but for the time being I hope you enjoy and like these selected images and the NEW LOOK.
We're still working behind the scene a bit, ironing out a few more not so visible glitches but other then that we are all up and running. I like to thank also my good friend and assistant Arj who put in many hours of hard work in this new look, thanks Bro.
Aperture 2…the difference between the Web Gallery, Webpage and Web Journal... plus another option is iWeb… sharing and showing your Photos with YOUR clients and the rest of the world. My choice & workflow at the Beijing Olympics would have been the MobileMe Gallery, the one I LOVE so much.
I am not going into details of these three today but I rather explain in simple and short terms the difference. You might remember from of my previous blogs how much I love the Web Gallery now called MobileMe Gallery.
Heritage Suite Hotel Cambodia Screenshot of the MobileMe Gallery,
view this Gallery online click this link or the image above.
But you have to use the Username: gdimages Password: gd2551
1. When you need to create web pages that mix text and images, the Web Journal option is your best choice. When you create a Web Journal, you manually add the pages, images and text. This is slower than the Web Gallery option, but it offers precise control.
2. Within Aperture there is a third option simply called Webpage. The Webpage template offers less customization than the Web Journal; the Webpage translates an Album into a page, and then allows you to specify a number of columns and rows for each page.
Screenshot of the Web Journal, ideal for lots of text.
Screenshot of the Webpages, with limited text options
3. I guess you know this one, the now called MobileMe Gallery, my absolute favorite, but then it depends what type of work you producing or like to show. However you do need a MobileMe account for the MobileMe Gallery.
The Web Journal and Web Page can be placed also on any Server where as the Web Gallery (now MobileMe Gallery) requires a .Mac account or now a MobileMe account.
I have described my favorite the MobileMe Gallery (before .Mac) in great details before and how much I love it for the storage and distribution of my images, and since the arrival of MobileMe it has only gotten better.
If I where in Beijing right now and had to cover some of the events I would certainly choose the MobileMe Gallery to get my images out to the Editors and Publishers, the MobileMe Gallery is very cool and smooth as Silk…
Check this link for some action shots at the Olympics: CLICK HERE
“Phelps Frame-By-Frame Phelps' Miracle” Finish
However Aperture does not stop here, if Aperture’s three webpage options aren’t enough for you then you can turn to iWeb, which is part of the iLife suite that is a standard on all Macs.
Tip: If iWeb isn’t located in your Dock, you can navigate to your Applications folder and launch it from here.
Note also: If you have an active MobileMe account, when you click on the Publish button, iWeb will automatically upload your website. Otherwise you can always choose File>Publish to a Folder to Export iWebpages without needing a MobileMe account (until recently it was called .Mac)
WOW all of this within Aperture 2.1.1; I keep on saying…AMAZING… not surprising with all this integration on the Mac.