As you undoubtedly have noticed, there have been very big changes on the website front, and pretty much everything has been upgraded and improved. Though I liked my old website, built from scratch over a few months in 2011, time had come for an overhaul: scalable images, html5 and mobile-friendly versions are really needed for photo editors and art directors, nowadays.
Concretely, we have gone from this:
The galleries have also been re-edited and aren’t grouped by sports anymore, which should make more sense to people who are not hardcore climbers. I was helped in this by the awesome Peter Dennen from Pedro and Jackie and it was a great experience to get an external point of view on all these images, especially from somebody as experienced as Peter.
This blog is also brand new, and switched platform from the ageing Dotclear into ever-young WordPress. I managed to import most of the old content, but some galleries were lost in the process, and there will probably be a few broken links. If you find something missing or just not working, I would greatly appreciate it if you could send me a quick email or leave a comment on this post to let me know, and I’ll fix it ASAP.
You might also have noticed that the domain name changed. I used alexandrebuisse.org for years but this website update was the perfect opportunity to switch to alexbuisse.com. There are two reasons: Alexandre is a French first name which looks really weird to English speakers, and is also very difficult to pronounce. I have everybody call me Alex anyway, so it was time to make the switch official. As for the .ORG, I thought it was a good idea many many years ago, when I used to be heavily involved in open source software, but it doesn’t really make sense anymore for a professional photography website, and is more confusing than anything else at the moment. It’s worth noting that the email addresses are aliases, so emailing email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org will arrive in the same mailbox.
Finally, what about the very popular Intro to Photography Class (also known as reddit photoclass), previously hosted in the Resources section? Well, it was about time it got its own dedicated website, and you can now enjoy it on www.r-photoclass.com (a play on reddit’s original url, reddit.com/r/photoclass).
Any questions, any feedback, anything broken: please let me know. I hope you enjoy this new web experience, it was really fun to build and I am super proud of the final result!