sparkle

About this site

  I built this site to showcase my favourite Flickr photos in a photoblog format similar to the one used in the past while pursuing my interest in photography. I'm hoping this method of showcasing my best photos is easier to use than the last process. As none of my old sites made it easy to integrate with Flickr, my old photoblogs will not be maintained but will be accessible for those who wish to see the photos (scroll below to check). More changes will appear as I spend time learning about extracting information from Flickr to this site.

About Me

  I am an Australian born chinese guy who grew up in Sydney, lived and worked in the UK and now has moved back to Sydney.

Photo Equipment

  • Canon 350D (photos taken before September 2009).
  • Canon 40D (for everything after).
  • Canon 580EX Speedlite.
  • Canon 70-300mm IS USM Zoom lense
  • Sigma 17-70mm OS HSM Zoom lense
  • Sigma 105mm EX Macro lense

Main tools (boring stuff)

  Most of this site was drawn up using Inkscape and Photoshop. Add-ons I'm using include Colorbox and Javascript to change the site layout depending on the photo dimensions that gets picked up from Flickr. Movable Type version 2.6 and a special template used in my Flickr blog settings publishes each entry (I still use an old version of MT since I don't have space to upgrade to the latest version) but have disabled comments for now . I'm also using pieces of the Flickr API and PHP to pull off some of the information from the uploads back onto this site that can't be extracted via the blog feature. Code can be seen here

Elsewhere...