For several months I have been working to organize my digital photos and present a proper website with only my best work on display. Since I signed up with my beloved www.smugmug.com on December 11, 2005 at 11:49pm Central European Time, I have uploaded precisely 7,736 photos. (Smugmug keeps these stats, not me!) That’s an average of over 115 photos per month since I started the site. Needless to say, the whole word is not interested in all 7,736 photos.
So… meet my new and improved site: http://abbygordon.smugmug.com! I have a gallery dedicated to Paris where you can see (almost) all of the photos I post on Paris Weekender and even order prints, framed photos, cards, mugs, t-shirts and other merchandise for yourself.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Smugmug. For a small annual fee (a basic account is currently $40/year), you have access to real people ready to answer all of your technical questions over e-mail (in my experience, they usually respond within the half hour) and forums and tools designed for devoted amateurs as well as professional photographers. I was thrilled when I learned that I could hide all of the drunken birthday party photos without having to delete them from my life forever or create (and pay for) a separate website for my public-friendly photos.
Tthe site is still a work in progress. So please send me any suggestions you may have!
A sampling of photos from my new site:
Carnival in Venice (top left),
Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California (top right),
Eagle Lake, Acadia National Park, Maine (bottom left),
Boothbay Harbor, Maine (bottom right)