I started my website back up in January of this year and have made a conscious effort to network with other creative people, mention those that inspire me and keep my content flowing. I have already gained so much in just over a month, not only has my website boosted in views but I have met some incredible people throughout this short journey. I consider all of my followers to be friends and in this short amount of time, I have gained over 500 of them. What a tremendous achievement to have you following what I do.
I think it's always super important to give thanks to those who go out of their way to help and support you. This is a blog post to give a special thanks to those who have been so kind, generous and have reached out to me over the last month.
First of all, a fantastic website Lightstalking that wrote about my Red Riding Hood Composite blog post I did a few weeks ago. I gained so much exposure for that and still continue to do so. I want to thank Toad Hollow Photo AKA Scott for writing the article, 30 Most Interesting Photography Links of the Week.
One of my all-time favourite websites, KelbyOne, mentioned my blog review of their creative training services. Wherever I can, I try to mention what a fantastic job they do at Kelby Media Group, so I wrote a review on it so that I could direct people to my thoughts and opinions on the service. I want to thank the whole Kelby team for continuing to inspire me. I have been following you guys for nearly 12 years and I will continue to support what you do!
Another special thanks goes to some very special people over at Adobe UK who gave me a lovely mention on Twitter a few weeks ago. It was such a lovely surprise knowing that one of my favourite companies reached out to me.
I want to thank Glyn Dewis for giving me feedback on my work. I hounded him for a good few weeks (oops) but he was so kind enough to give me some pointers on my work and made me think about what path I really want to go down, in terms of photography and retouching.
Speaking of feedback, I'd like to mention Daniel Meadows and his fantastic Google+ Retouching community, without this I wouldn't be notified every day of the fantastic work of people all across the globe. Being inspired every day is wonderful to me and has allowed me to start retouching in a new field and direction. Without Daniel's guidance, I don't think I would be starting a new path this year.
One person, I cannot forget is Dave Clayton. Dave reached out to me a few weeks ago about his work in the UK with KelbyOne and I'm so happy he contacted me. It's so great finding someone who comes from a similar creative background to you. He does fantastic work for Kelby and I can only give him the best of luck in all he does in the future. We need more UK creative people choosing KelbyOne! I want to also thank Dave for his generosity, after only a couple of weeks of knowing him, he sent me a package full of Photoshop goodies and swag. A very thoughtful man, who I hope to meet and thank in person during The Photography Show this year!
Speaking of The Photography Show, I'd like to thank the main Twitter guru Jonny, for taking the time out to mention me and also being so kind to introduce me to Richard Curtis who works for Adobe. Who I really hope to meet at the show in March. Thank you Jonny for reaching out to me and supporting what I do.
Last and no means least, I'd like to thank all of you. Yes, all of my followers for their countless retweets, favourites, mentions & follows. It's you who keeps me producing content and continuing to keep me inspired with your fantastic work and generosity. Even though the photography field can be quite daunting, as many of you have more years in the field than I do, you have been all so incredibly kind to me and super friendly. We're a friendly community and I hope to meet many of you in person in the future.