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My Blog Is Now Self-hosted

15 Sep 2014

After deciding that API links to content on other sites required far too much maintenance to keep them all up to date, and failing to find a way to integrate my WordPress blog to my own website without simply using an iframe, I've decided to just host my blog myself. The CMS behind the site doesn't have the bells and whistles of WordPress, is clunky and requires me to write posts from within my host's admin system rather than a nice WordPress iPad app, but I have the peace of mind of knowing that it won't go down because they updated the API or because the iframe stopped working for whatever reason, and of knowing that Google isn't going to punish me for what it sees as duplicating content.

There's still a bit of work to do on it fixing some layout issues and trying to make it like an actual blog... I'd like to have comments at the very least, but at the moment it looks as though I have only one comments section for the whole blog rather that a comments list for each post.

10 things your fancy camera won’t do.

1 Jul 2014

As a photographer, I’m used to being told that my days are numbered. The latest cameras have more and more automatic features and pretty soon you wont need to know anything about photography at all to take a great photograph, it will be something everyone can do. click to load the rest of this article...

6 reasons why the SLR is here to stay

22 Jul 2013

Every now and again, a post pops up somewhere on the internet hailing the death of the SLR. Due to newer and more sophisticated compact cameras as well as the development of things such as compact system cameras (compacts with interchangeable lenses), the SLR no longer has a place in the world. SLRs are only being kept alive by old-fashioned photographers who refuse to give up on a technology that made sense in the days of film, but are no longer relevant in the digital age and these photographers will be pushed out of the frame by a new younger, more dynamic, more carefree generation of photographers (of the kind you see in camera adverts). click to load the rest of this article...
Blog Self Portrait
Articles about photography, tips and tricks, insights into the world of commercial photography and the marketing industry from a photographer's perspective, and the occasional humorous rant. Brought to you by Will McAllister, a commercial photographer based in God's own county of Cumbria.