The Gray Room’s 1st Birthday

A year ago my friend John Gray opened his studio, The Gray Room, in Bridgeton. On the 29th of July the studio is having an open day. Come along for nibbles, good bants and a studio demo. The images I’ve taken there are shown below. Read more ›

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Animoto

Some Animoto fun with my current work.

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Fancybox 3

For a while now just over half of the visitors to mcaleavy.org have been coming from mobile devices and the image lightbox I was using, Fancybox, wasn’t really mobile friendly. It pops up a little window, and you really don’t want a little window on a teeny, tiny screen. Not great on a photography website.
 
Nothing else was suitable, and then Fancybox 3 turned up. But nobody had written a WordPress plugin for it. So I sharpened my pencil.
 
Lots of swearing and wrestling with JQuery and RegEx later and it works. It took 14 lines of code. They just took some finding.
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WordPress Albatross

Today’s discovery. If you’ve had WordPress installed and running your website for more years that you care to think about, and have been through a lot of different plugins and themes over the years, your database is probably full of crap. Read more ›

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Mayhem

This weekend Mayhem came to pose for me and the results were spectacular. It’s amazing what you can do with a £10 torch, a glow stick, a funny hat and a great model. We’re already planning more shots. You can see the rest of her images in her gallery.

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The Gray Room

Last week my friend John Gray kindly invited us along for a test shoot at his new studio, The Gray Room, in Bridgeton. So with Meg modelling and Sarah also shooting, we went along for a look.

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