My WordPress buddy Tim Allen said that he hoped this worked out for me. Me too. But, what he doesn’t realize is that this better work out for me because if it doesn’t he’ll have nothing but problems since WordPress is changing everything.
One helper told me that since technology has changed over the years and gotten more complex all of WordPress systems are getting more complex. Everyone will have to at least use the “customizer panel.” Others will have to use FSE, which is an entirely different and complicated system. This isn’t just for me. Or, for you. This will eventually be for everybody.
I still believe that this has less to do with technology and more to do with keeping staffers employed. That’s fine. I don’t think people should be fired because of bad corporate planning. But, don’t take it out on me. I’m just doing what I’ve always done.
I’ve joined another kind of picture agency called PicFair. Their rates are very fair and I am allowed to build what amounts to a site within a site. Because their rates are fair my rates can be way more fair to you or to whoever is interested in my work.
There’s a philosophical question here.
When I started back in the days of cavemen, licensing fees were expensive, as they should have been. I’m still of a mind that good work is worth good money. But, the rest of the world doesn’t agree. Everybody is a photographer and buyers often believe that work is “good enough.” So, my prices are going to be adjusted according to the world’s needs.
That said, give me a minute.
PicFair’s software is easy to use, or at least easier to use than WordPress. But, I still have to do all of the background work… for every single picture I hope to license for commercial use or sell as art. That’s a lot of work. I tested it the other night. Doing all of the complete work burnt me out after working on 10 images. That means that I started making silly mistakes because I wasn’t paying close enough attention.
Pay attention, you say.
The more I tried the worse it got.
So, that means I can probably work on ten pictures per session.
This is gonna take awhile. Trust me.
I still have to build a number of portfolio pages just to get you to a starting point for PicFair. And, I still have to make sure this version of Storyteller actually works. I’m sure there are things that I haven’t even thought about.
They’ll find me.