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Creating Client Only Access in your Photoblog

Sample Client Potal for a Wordpress blog

I have been busy searching the web for a cheaper way to established a photography site or blog where you can setup up client only access. There are available service out there but the cost is high specially for starting photographers. I was ask twice already to be a photographer for an event and for a wedding and I declined for the fact that I am still new at photography and I am not yet capable to deliver a professional work.

In terms of the images I took there are lots of errors and most of it are testing thus I still have lots to learn. Now I am getting use to with my Canon 85mm f/1.8. The problem I am having with this lens is the focus. They say it is a fast lens and every time I use it once its focus and I am about to hit a full press it is out of focus. So far the technique suggested was to shoot at manual focus which works well when shooting still. I discovered that to counter the blur I should set it to TV mode to have a higher shutter speed thus eliminating the blur cause by small movements.

Secondly I am not ready to deliver professional work. Watching tutorial videos in Youtube about post processing seems to tell me that it will take lots of time processing to deliver a professional work and how much more when you are editing thousands of images. For now I am using a free software, Paint.net, to edit my images. Also I got GIMP which they say has capabilities like that of Photoshop but I am more use to with Paint.net.

And finally delivering final images to clients led me to use my existing blog and by adding some plugins and some tricks, I finally setup a client portal in my blog. I got this discussion in the WordPress.org forum(click here for the link) which gives a step by step guide to create a client only access page where you can upload an image proof for your clients to review.

With that the problem I am thinking now is the finish product. For weddings it would be a photo album or maybe a DVD disk that contains all those memorable moments. That alone makes me think where will I have my photos develop and at what cost, how will I make this images into an album with all the bindings needed, or maybe converting all images into a photo book style where pages are all images.

That would be the next step but as for now check out some images I took during my co-worker’s 4th of July outing at Inarajan, Guam.

Small plant

MD Wholesale Group 1 wm

MD Wholesale Group 2 wm

MD Wholesale Group 3 wm

 

To check out my Client Portal I created a test page. Click the “Client Portal” above and log in as “Test Client” and password is “testing”.

You will see a single image in the  screenshot below that I uploaded as a test page. If you like this post or if you have a better way to create a client portal please share it in the comment box below.

 

Sample Client Potal for a WordPress blog

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My Latest Photography Buddy: Canon 85mm f/1.8

clear shots at low light

After thinking and re-thinking, I finally got this amazing lens.

I have been scouting the world-wide web about a lens that bought satisfy my need and want: the need for an affordable lens for my Canon T3i and the want to get crystal clear images specially for portrait.

The Canon 85mm f/1.8 was the best choice. After reading photoblogs, blog reviews, forums, and some well-known tv show(oh yeah its DigitalRev TV) I decided to get this amazing lens.

Below are some of my shots before and  post processing. I am still familiarizing my self with this lens since it is a fixed focal length lens I like my 18-55mm kit lens and my Sigma 70-300mm Telephoto Zoom lens.

First portrait shot

First portrait shot with Canon 85mm f/1.8
My first portrait shot with Canon 85mm f/1.8 before post processing

 

At La Mirenda 3
after post processing using Paint.net

 

Other shots before post processing

 

clear shots at low light
clear shots even at low light

 

green frog note holder
It’s just a toy frog promise
Angel the older sister of the Prince Dude Boss
Angel the older sister of the Prince Dude Boss

Enjoy more of the photos I recently took with this lens through PhotoSnack

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Binders


We often times ignore this small stuff in our drawers and yet they serve a great purpose. Without them we may not be able to hold our piece.

Binders

 

Cyber Monday

Binders 2

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Product Photography: My Personal Financial Diary 2013

My Personal Financial Plan DIary 2013

My fiancée put up a free personal financial planner for 2013.

My Personal Financial Plan DIary 2013
This is how we do it

We are both advocates for financial literacy and we both blog about personal finance. You can read her latest blog post  about money trading and also get this free financial diary at MoneyLifeblood(www.moneylifeblood.blogspot.com) by subscribing and Peraholic(http://peraholic.com). On the other hand you can find my blog post as well in my blog Investing in Philippines(http://investinginphilippines.com). We both have personal finance degree related background, myself a graduate of BS Accountancy and she graduate of Economics. Also I hold a Certified Public Accountant license in the Philippines which is equivalent to a personal finance certificate.

The objective of the project is to help the common Juan or Juana able to have a full control of their finances by making monthly goals in several areas that is connected to money or finances and tracking performance against set goals.

Below are my photographs used in this project.

The Green Ice Cream

 

 

 

Guam Two Lovers Point
See the view of Tumon at Two Lover’s Point in Guam

 

Fourth of July

 

You can purchased a print, framed, greeting card or postcard of the above photos by clicking the photos or going to my Redbubble portfolio by clicking here.

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Sushi for lunch

Sushi for lunch

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It is common food in most Guam restaurants and hotels for the fact that most of the tourist that come here are Japanese.

Sushi for lunch
Everybody loves shushi

 

 

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Stylize your Ipad

Stylize your new Ipad

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Get your Ipad a cover to make it stylish, check it out at Redbubble

Stylize your new Ipad
Ipad covers at RedBubble

 

 

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Mysterious Wooden Bowls

Mysterious wooden bowls

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Ever wonder why this wooden bowls are in Infusion Coffee & Tea’s wall?

Wooden bowls

You can purchase this photo at RedBubble @ http://www.redbubble.com

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The Hedgehog

Hello there!


Was checking out the ongoing sale at Kmart here in Guam and ended up buying things I did not plan. I got a portable burner and some rugs for my small bathroom. I originally intended to just check and buy plain shirts and underwear but you know shopping centers, they get to entice you to buy some more and when I passed the dog section oh boy I can’t resist thinking buying toys for our baby shih tzus. I sure my fiancée and baby shih tzus would love this hedgehog toy.

Hello there!

This is the cute toy I am talking about. Guys meet Hedgehog our baby shih tzu’s new friend or  toy rather.

What's up ahead hedgehog?

Was taking close up shots of this hedgehog and tried to make it look like it’s looking to a far place and contemplating. Hmmmm I wonder what is he thinking?


Stike a post hedgehog!

Ok I think this guy is ready for running and hiding surely he has to or our little baby shih tzus will get him. Run Hedgehog run!!!!

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Mr. Froggy

Would like Mr. Froggy to hold your notes?

As usual I get a chance to take pictures of my workplace’s cute stuff. I got this green frog which I call Mr. Froggy.

My co-worker has this note holder which has a base made of clay and this one is shaped like a cute frog. It is so nice to get pictures of small stuff in up-close or macro mode, you get to get lots of details and able to focus on the cuteness.

Would like Mr. Froggy to hold your notes?
Mr. Froggy my co-workers cute note holder

 

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Solitary Koi

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Been taking pictures of koi fish in Hilton Guam Resort & Spa and this big one caught my eye.

You can buy a clean image of this koi at my Redbubble by clicking the image.

 

Check out the rest of my photos at Redbubble.com by clicking here.