April 1, 2010 · 10:00 am
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March 29, 2010 · 4:17 pm
Just a quick post this week as we have lost coming up in the next few days on all of our blogs and websites.
At the Gatekeepers tomorrow, we have a post with phots from Bridge House Reigate Wedding Fair and on Wednesday we’re be posted about the launch of a very exciting new photography competition.
On Thursday we’ll have our monthly round up of what’s been the popular wedding posts at whatwherewhoweddings.com and of course all of the best photography tips and advice from photocreative365.com.
This week I have had the wonderful pleasure of writing a guest post for www.photographywebtips.co.uk. If you’re interested in Google Wave and how you might use it for your business then have a look at Google Wave for Photographers.
On Wednesday at whatwherewhoweddings.com we have another week of daily wedding Quick Tips which is always good fun!
Next Monday Episode 7 of the PhotoCreative Podcast should be ready for all of our growing fans! I’ll be going into a little more detail about the new photography competition we’re involved in so keep an eye out for that.
March 11, 2010 · 9:00 am
Today marks the 13 month anniversary of The Gatekeepers – The official and original Memory Gate Blog.
We’re decided to clean things up a little bit and modernise the look and feel of the whole site. We will still be keeping the site a WordPress.com web site as it still works for us!
To keep things up to date we’ve changed the about us section and updated the wedding section.
The Gatekeepers is just one of our SIX websites so if you want to find out a little more about us then and find a Memory Gate service that suits you, visit OUR WEBSITES.
March 8, 2010 · 9:00 am
It has certainly been another busy week for us at Memory Gate. The 2010 Project is due to officially launch any day now (watch this space) plus we’re introducing a whole new Storybook range to our wedding and portrait clients.
Being a company that likes to stay on top of what’s new in the world of social media we’re started using Google Buzz this week. It’s a great application for photographers and we love the image display system.
I’ve posted some notes on what exactly Google Buzz is and how you might want to utilise it at PhotoCreative365 so pop over there to have a look.
While you’re there (and if you’re a Skype user) why not give me a call to have a chat, or you could just add us to your Skype contact list! It is a new feature and something we’re testing out on the PhotoCreative365 website. If it proves popular then you might see it on more of our sites.
You can follow me or just have a look at my Google Profile at http://www.google.com/profiles/Photocreative365 or if you just want to see some pictures then all images posted go straight to our Picasa Gallery (what a great feature)!
New style for Spring (cover)
As part of the launch of our new Storybook range we’ve been working on some new layout styles for spring. If you want a sneak peek at what we’ve been up to then head to my Google Profile.
Don’t forget the latest episode of The PhotoCreative Podcast should be ready for you to download from iTunes today!
March 1, 2010 · 11:44 am
It’s the first day of March and the sun is shinning. The cold and snow almost seem a distant memory (hopefully). February has certainly been a busy month for us at Memory Gate.
We’ve launched three brand new websites (London Wedding Storybooks, London Pro Retouch and The Portrait Photographers) plus we’ve completely redesigned memorygate.co.uk.
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January 25, 2010 · 5:09 pm
Well the convention is over and the last week has been mostly chasing up and catching up!
Our new website projects are going well and we’ll be officially launching two sites next Monday to keep an eye out for that.
Along with all of the usual meetings we’ve been updating a lot of different things. I’ve been tiding up my twitter profile, listing and taking a good look at who it is that I’m actually following!
Our special birthday gift to the world of photography was posted on Jan 21st at PhotoCreative365.com – 189 Ideas to improve your photography business. We’ve had lots of comments both on the blog and via the SWPP forum so thank you all for those.
While we’re still on the subject of comments, we have also had our first 5 start review for our iPhone app (actually it’s our first review full stop).
The second episode of the Photo Creative Podcast is ready at photocreative365.com and hopefully it should be on iTunes shortly!
At What Where Who Weddings Deborah has put up her second post on skincare. Due to the convention and a busy start to the year we haven’t been able to add much content to the site but rest assured we’ll have lots more great stuff coming in the next few weeks.
Next Monday I’ll be doing a round up of some of the most popular post at PhotoCreative365 and What Where Who Weddings for January.
January 18, 2010 · 2:54 pm
For the last 6 days I’ve been attending the SWPP 2010 convention and tradeshow at Novotel London West – Hammersmith. After 2 days of business school, a full day of workshops with Doug Gordon and Mark Cleghorn, 3 days of the trade show and Masterclasses I’m pretty knackered!
Still there’s lots of ideas and products which we’ll be implementing to both Memory Gate and Redrosette in the coming weeks.
We have our PhotoCreative iPhone app ready to download for free. So far we’re nearly three weeks into the project and the content is getting better all the time. I will be continuing to post notes from the convention at PhotoCreative365. So far I’ve just about finished my notes from the business school.
Most exciting of all is that this week is Memory Gate’s 1st Birthday! We have a special treat for photographers at PhotoCreative365 which will be posted on the 21st of Jan.
January 11, 2010 · 6:05 pm
It’s been a busy week for me but thankfully it’s mostly be spent in the warmth!
So far I have been making steady progress with my 365 projects and today I recorded at uploaded our first podcast which you can listen to by clicking the link below. Hopefully soon we’ll get it up and running on iTunes.
So far on my photo 365 project I’m 11 photos in and 4% done! Have a look at my progress by clicking the link below. Unsurprisingly there’s lots of pictures of snow!
We’re also waiting on two iPhone apps to be approved. Both will be free to download and I’ll let you know when they’re ready.
One of our shoots that didn’t get called off due to the weather was with rapper Sterling ‘Simion’ Swagga. Here’s a little preview from the shoot.
Last but not least Deborah has written her first post for What Where Who Weddings titled What is the perfect base for a perfect face?
This week we’re off to the Societies 2010 Photographic Convention so have a look PhotoCreative365.com for some daily updates.
Till next Monday!
January 4, 2010 · 2:27 am
Happy new year and welcome to the….erm….. Tennies, Tenties, Teenies or if you’re Australian …. ‘One-ders’
We have lots of projects in development at the moment so we have decided to set a few rules (for ourselves at least) in terms of what we post here at The Gatekeepers.
Monday is Blog Day – Expect to see all of Memory Gate’s news mainly being updated on Monday. This doesn’t mean that we won’t chuck a few other posts in there midweek from time to time though.
First Monday of the month is our Memory Gate Blog Digest – We currently have two other blogs running at the moment and we’ll give you a little taste of them each month.
These are our two other blogs –
What Where Who Weddings – Everything weddings. Tips, interviews, photos, ramblings and a touch of humour!
Photo Creative 365 – Michael’s brand new (and perhaps slightly ambitious) personal 365 photo project combined with daily creative posts.
We also have some new websites in development which we’re be officially launching from this blog later this month.
December 31, 2009 · 5:46 pm
As I write this there is just a matter of hours left of the noughties. What better way to spend the last few hours than doing something a little creative!
As of today I have started a 365 project. The plan is to post something ‘creative and inspiring’ everyday for at least the next 365 days. Should be fun! Anyway click the link below to have a look……..