e-Book cover image sizes

I created a simple cover image for an e-book at the end of last year, and found that the online references are few and far between when it comes to defining image sizes. The best one is by Smashwords – themselves an e-publisher – and cover not only examples but an explanation for the layman of topics such as…

e-Book cover image sizes

Twalender 2014

Here in Switzerland, a few active photographic members of social media website Twitter have decided to pool their resources and initiate a calendar of Swiss photos for 2014, featuring photos from a Flickr group entitled “Twalender 2014”. (Kalender being the German translation of calendar.) Flickr members can add up to five of their photos to the group, which will…

Twalender 2014

Portraits, Volume One

I’ve been meaning to get around to producing a regular magazine-type publication of my photography for some time now. Future issues are likely to contain a periodic review of an event, a portrait session or a trip away. The first issue is now online in the Permanent Tourist account at issuu.com and contains a selection of black and white…

Portraits, Volume One

Into the Future

Because I've wasted so much time with pointless babbling, I have had no time to create books of photography and of special holidays, yet I have wasted ten percent of my working day in inanities. So, no more. No more drivel. No more wasted time and a re-invigoration of my creativity.

Into the Future

In Brienz

I’ve been taking a rest from photography for a while, as I had become addicted to finding “the next photo” and it was taking over much of what I did. (Hence the lack of updates here at Permanent Tourist.) I’ve been able to get my fix at work over the past weeks, where I’ve been lucky enough to be asked…

In Brienz

Swiss Peeks retired

The Switzerland-based photographic community book project “Swiss Peeks – Switzerland Through Your Eyes” was retired at the beginning of October 2008. The three issues published between 2007 and 2008 will remain available for purchase in the Blurb online bookstore, but will no longer be actively promoted by an editorial team. The Flickr group and website – previously at www.swisspeeks.ch…

Swiss Peeks retired

Long Days on the rails

I received a letter from my new employer today, detailing the first weeks of my employment and lots of interesting sessions they have planned, from “getting to know you” time in the office in Bern to “an hour with the CEO” at the Zürich office. Starting on my first day, I have meetings and sessions with a range of people…

Long Days on the rails

Swiss Peeks is Book of the Week

A great piece of news for breakfast this morning: issue two of Swiss Peeks, entitled “The Red Makes It”, has been chosen as publisher Blurb’s coveted “Book of the Week”. We’re so chuffed, on behalf of all those who have worked together and contributed to Swiss Peeks. Allison writes on the Blurberati Blog that the issue, which was released…

Swiss Peeks is Book of the Week

Swiss Peeks Issue 2

The editors of the photographic book series “Swiss Peeks – Switzerland Through Your Eyes” are delighted to announce the publication of their second issue, containing a wide range of photographs from Switzerland fitting the theme “The Red Makes It”. The photographs have been submitted by a large number of photographers living in or connected to Switzerland and all…

Swiss Peeks Issue 2