Oct
28

Welcome!

Michael Land Photography website

Welcome to my newly redesigned website! I’ve been clanking away on the site for a couple of months now and am very pleased to finally launch. For those that don’t know, I also do web design fulltime - so it was a lot of fun to plan, design and develop this new site.

A couple of quick notes about the site:

     
  • I added a bunch of new shots that weren’t on my previous site and merged a few categories and added a few such as black and whites.
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  • There is now a full e-commerce option, allowing you to select images and pay immediately through PayPal.
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  • The site design is responsive. (Warning: nerd alert) I built the design so that it scales depending on what device you’re viewing it on using a technique called Responsive Web Design. What does this mean? It looks a little different if you look at the site on a desktop vs an tablet vs a smartphone. This allows people to have the best experience no matter where or how they’re viewing the site.
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  • I added a bunch of posts to this blog that I had written for one of my other sites and some new ones as well. I hope to blog regularly.

I hope you enjoy the new site. If you have any questions about photography, the site or my work, please contact me - I love hearing from people.

28-October-2011 | Gear & Technology | 0

Oct
12

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

“In most people’s vocabularies, design means veneer. It’s interior decorating. It’s the fabric of the curtains of the sofa. But to me, nothing could be further from the meaning of design. Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.” - Steve Jobs

A lot has been written about the death of the iconic CEO of Apple and his legacy of incredible products and software. I think this quote most aptly exemplifies perhaps his most important contribution, beyond the technological wizardry of iPhones and iPads - a steadfast focus on ensuring that design was a centerpiece of the products he produced and not just the window dressing that many consider design to be. This is evident from the hardware all the way to the joy of simply unboxing Apple products. His laser-like focus on every detail of the design of each of his products, ensuring that every pixel and every component not only met his lofty expectations, but exceeded them - is something that I’ll continue to strive to apply to my work, both web design and photography.

I’ve been an Apple customer for several years now - from my iMac to my iPhone to my Macbook Pro to my iPad. I can safely say that without the design elegance that is a cornerstone of Apple products, my interest in technology would surely be diminished at this point. Instead, it’s an absolute joy to sit and work on my iMac for the hours and hours required to process and catalog the photos you see on this site. I hope that Jobs’ legacy will continue to influence the world for a long time to come. Thanks Steve…

12-October-2011 | Gear & Technology | 0