Website shenanigans

Posted on June 7th, 2020

First off, apologies to anyone who might be a regular visitor to my site(s). I've been trying to play around with where links go to get things right and finally settled on the right balance for me.....I think. 

A bit of backstory. Part of my current problem with photography is that I don't really know what I want to do beyond taking pictures that I enjoy, and others appreciate. My main role in life is as a software developer, not a photographer. This is something that isn't going to change (unless I make millions selling a single photo and retire to an island with a yacht #lifegoals). 

So why do I do photography? That's the question I've been asking myself a lot lately. I sell my images, so that must be a goal right? Sell more? But I don't take pictures with the intention of selling it. I didn't buy my first DSLR with the intention of selling pictures. It ends up being a means to an end for me. The more pictures I sell, the more I can sink back into my hobby (That Sony A7 IV isn't going to pay for itself).

It turns out the same reasons I love being a software developer are the same reasons I love being a photographer. I enjoy creating things and being involved in that creative process. They're different fields but they're also about making something that can be appreciated in some way. 

So where does that leave me? I'm trying to share more on my Twitter and Instagram accounts and trying not to get too worried about chasing likes (give me a follow and I'll follow you back). Where my website is concerned I'm using this domain, https://www.scottlyons.co.uk, as my blog and landing page. https://www.slyonsphotography.co.uk also directs here. Then I've created https://www.scottlyonsart.co.uk as a store front should anyone feel like they like my work enough to buy it.


So to put things simply. I want to make pictures that people enjoy. I love feedback, and that sign that someone out there likes the work I'm producing. So please, comment, discuss, like, share, any small sign to let me know that you enjoy the pictures I produce. 


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