Skills in Writing, Web Design, Hosting
By John Hartig
"Hold it! I think you're going to like this picture!"
My pastime was not always web design here in Vineland. I started out as a photojournalist, then a teacher, then a once in a while weddng photographer...and only then, a web designer for my own sites, and now an author in our cozy little Vineland!
Still, that quotation up above has always been near and dear to my heart. It was the famous television line from The Bob Cummings
Show of the late 1950s. He said that to the audience
at the beginning of every show and then flashed the camera at them.
I liked watching that comedy show when I was a kid. Bob Cummings'
profession was, of course, photographer. In the 1950s, he would have known all about weddings but he would have known nothing about web design. Therefore I count it a double blessing that I was able to do both things, on occasion, as a hobby while I was semi-reitred. It's a great way for a retired person to keep busy, plus I read a lot, and write.
Niagara Web Design
Author/ Photographer/ Web Designer
As a retired person, I've been able to practise a lot of things with my camera and my computer. Here is a brief list of the skills I've applied to my own family photos, my sites and my books on Niagara.
banners + logos
wedding + family sites
provide images for brochures
CD custom design
prints for home or office
coffee table books of Niagara
Niagara on the Lake
Balls Falls + Bruce Trail
seasons + flowers
photo cards 5x7
Niagara Scenery Photo Books
By the way, if you get the crazy idea of ordering one of my photo books, they are not cheap. They come from the United States, therefore, customs and shipping charges apply. Maybe that's why I don't get any orders. But who cares? I've enjoyed designing these books as a personal retirement activity.
To order: take note of the I.D., that is the Category and Picture Number. A brief description would also help. Prints must be picked up at my house and payment must be made in cash. Wait time, 10 days.
Please phone or e-mail John: E-mail_John
8X10 or 12
My Photo Cards
My Photo Cards are for sale for $2.00 apiece
at the Vineland Public Library. Proceeds
go to the local library. I began card-making several years
ago after I found that I spent too much money for matting
and framing pictures which I displayed in my exhibition...and
then I ended up giving them away because we didn't have room
for them in the house.
After all that expense, my wife and I decided that "going
small" in card-making would satisfy my need to show off my pictures,
and at the same time, be less bulky and less
costly. Many of the images on my cards are now altered digitally
through Adobe Photoshop with pleasing results. But the wonders
of electronics would be nothing, if it were not for having
a decent picture to start with. If you're ever coming through
Vineland or Beamsville, do stop in at the libraries!
-- John Hartig --
*My images are also available to businesses for brochures, calendars, posters, bill-boards and other websites -- through contract or arrangement!