I recently received an email asking for some help on a portion of the “Get Your Photography On the Web” chapter for embedding Animoto slideshows.
I sent an email back to Jens – but I figured i’d post the link to the video I made here so that it can help others.
As much as I love the ability to write a book – I realize that the reason I get to do it is to be able to help someone. Because of that, I try to keep (as best as I can), an open door policy for someone who needs help with these kinds of things. At the end of the day, I’d like ANY photographer who wants to be online to be able to do so, without requiring them to learn things they don’t feel like they need to. I realize that in taking that position there are some sides that it can alienate as the approach would feel overly direct/narrow/hard/easy/cookiecutterish/formulaic etc.
I believe that the end is what we’re really after – to show our stuff online. Keep in mind too that you can always check out my classes on Kelby Training… but I will totally try to help here as I can..
update: Got an email back from the person who apologized about it’s tone. According to the person, “…I think it was more a reflection of the frustration that I have been experiencing..” (Emailing mad is one of those things that everyone does at one point or another… guess its par for the course)
As it turned out, the user was trying to embed the Animoto video on a WordPress.com account, which is very different from a self hosted WordPress install (they dont allow embeds as freely as you would do on your own). I gave him some more information and I think he’s gonna be OK..