812This year I have put a lot of effort into bolstering my collection of images with Alamy and it has paid off, as sales have dramatically improved over the course of the past 12 months. The highlight of the year being when Alamy launched their upload service as this has enabled me to send over images taken on the very same day which in turn has improved productivity and efficiency. Big pat on the back for Alamy!
157The release of Lightroom has also made a huge impact on my way of working and its so good being able to actually find images when I need them! There was a lot of concern over the Beta version of the product, it seemed sluggish, buggy and was literally unusable. The release version right up to 1.3.x (the latest) has been rock solid and I love it, couldn’t live without it. So a big pat on the back for Adobe!
535Thanks to FPME magazine and also Professional Photographer, I am now writing articles and its a new venture that I am enjoying immensely. I am in the process of writing a third installment for a series at the moment and have plans to write other articles in 2008.
2008 – the way forward
1012My plans are to write more articles for FPME and other publications. To double my Alamy collection by visiting a large number of locations. This is all taking a fair amount of planning. I shall announce more about my planned European trips soon, I can tell you that we’ll be going to Brussels in March and the next destination is likely to be Krakow, Poland. So 2008 should build upon 2007 and its successes to take things even further forwards.
Last of all I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2008!