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It's been a while, so I thought I'd check in and say hey to everyone. So here it is: HEY, EVERYONE!

Now that that's out of the way, I hope everyone is enjoying my 365 day project so far. It's been tons of fun, even if it's been difficult to find the motivation to take shots once or twice (sorry about the feet pic, though, you should expect it again the next time it happens). I definitely feel like I've been coming out of my shell a bit, and who knew I was going to enjoy street photography so much? A few of my faves so far are (in no order, whatsoever):

Day 10 of 365 - My Dad is Batman by bowtiephotography Day 12 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 27 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 6 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 4 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 37 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 34 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 31 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 26 of 365 by bowtiephotography Day 16 of 365 by bowtiephotography

I think I'm going to migrate everything to a Behance and/or another service, if only to have a less confusing portfolio layout. I want to be able to hand my business card to someone and not have to walk them through how to view my gallery. I'd rather they're able to discover my works themselves, once they're on my page. This does not mean I'm going to become inactive here. On the contrary, I like to keep my photos updated on as many social sites as possible. That includes DA.

There are a couple of snags with this decision that I must work out.

One is: which service? I love Behance's support and their site (seriously, good job Adobe), but I'm afraid that the layout isn't as intuitive as I'd like for the average user (definitely fine for when I'm going to galleries and showing them my portfolio, though). So Behance is 99% likely to happen. I'd like to find another service that's easy to use for non-technical, non-artsy folks. Something like Tumblr, but less owned by Yahoo! Does anyone have any good suggestions? (Hopefully it's clear I'm not a fan of Yahoo!, so that rules out Flickr as well.) 

The other issue is just sheer volume. To make this migration, I'm going to have to go through all of my photos, locate on my HDD/download each one, and then upload it to another site. 1,123 pieces (my current number on DA) is going to take some time to view, locate, organize and upload. I'm feeling *very* motivated right now, but once I get started, this may be the biggest bridge I have to cross.

I'll be sure to update in a new journal entry links to the new profiles and sites, once they happen. Hopefully, whatever new medium I choose helps me get discovered better than my current sites.

Thanks for reading, everyone! I sincerely hope your summers (or winters, for those in the southern hemisphere) are all going very well. :)

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Robert
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I'm a photographer that can't seem to stay in one place for long. I'm that weird neighbor that comes out and takes pictures of seemingly nothing. I started my photography career just a few years ago, and since then have done a few shows, some weddings, portraits, and stock photography for some potters. My true passion is exploring the world and documenting how I see it through my eyes.

Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest: bawboh86
Check out my Google+ at: plus.google.com/10424118302863…
Check out the 365 day photo group I started on Facebook at (it's a closed group, but we're accepting anyone who asks): www.facebook.com/groups/365Day…

Favourite genre of music: Metal
Operating System: Windows 8 on desktop, Mac OS X Mavericks on my laptop, and Windows Phone 8 on my phone.
MP3 player of choice: Nokia Lumia 1020 (my phone)
Shell of choice: BASH
Favourite cartoon character: Dr. Rusty Venture
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
:D Thank you so very much for the watch!!! :hug: :squee: :thanks:
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course! I like your creativity and how you think. :)
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Wow, that means a lot :D Not a lot of
people actually say what drew them to
watch me, which I like to know :giggle: :thanks:
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem! I sometimes wonder the same thing (I'm also always curious as to why I lose watchers, too). Glad I could give you some insight. :) Keep taking those shots I don't (can't?) think up! ^_^
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ivoturk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav!
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Of course! You're welcome. :)
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siddhu09rocks Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist
Hey Robert Awesome stuff man...great collection...
i must say You got some serious skills and u r very talented man...Indeed
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I appreciate your enthusiasm and the wonderful compliments. ^_^
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Hi Bob,

I like your new user name, very nice and as the Doctor was said, bow ties are cool! Sorry I haven't been in touch for so long, the time just seem to fly past when you are busy! Anyway I hope all is well with you and that you are still enjoying all your photography!

Photographer fella (Artist) 
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey! Thanks! I'm glad you like the change. I was worried about previous business cards I'd handed out being meaningless, but DeviantART forwards them to your new page. :) 

No worries about being a bit inactive. We all have lives that can (and many times should) be more important than the Internet. I'm glad to know you're doing all right. ^_^
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
You are very welcome. I do like your new avatar,
it looks really smart! :nod:

I was starting to spend way too much time on here,
but I think I am enjoying being on here more now
that I am not on all the time! :-)
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Too much of a good thing can be bad. I guess this helps prove that statement further. I'm glad you've found your balance! :)
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firefox2171 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the llama :la: I really appreciate it!
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bowtiephotography Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's the least I could do for the :+devwatch:. :)
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Kir-ka Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Thank you very much for the llama^^
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