The future of

For many years I've used the name GPMoorePhoto as a twitter handle and Wordpress website. I like Wordpress, the template, even my hosting company, although it does seem slower these days. 

I have many favorite posts on, ones that tell of the evolution of my work and travels. It covers everything. Therein lies the problem. It has people, special projects, my favorite Alaska expeditions, some writing about interesting people and grizzly bears I've met and although it has generated some image use enquiries, it really does my business, the business of creating images of people in places they love, people doing things they're passionate about, no real benefit. But I can't give it up.

If I could, I'd have two sites. This one, the people one, where images are clean and crisp and reasonably fast to load and another for special projects, perhaps travel in the same humanitarian vein as roles models Jeremy Cowart and Colby Brown. But I can't do that on Wordpress, the upkeep effort is distracting from the photography process.

So look out for some changes, and some cross linking as focuses on special projects, landscapes, humanitarian travel and becomes the home of people who love where they are and what they are doing.



Site goes live

So excited to announce that my Squarespace site is now live. Check it out and let me know how it works for you.

It's a giant leap for me. 

Carl Donohue of Expeditions Alaska on Malaspina Glacier, AK

Actually that's my friend Carl making the leap after an energy boosting meal on the Malaspina Glacier in Wrangell Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska.

Why I changed to Squarespace

Up to this point in my photographic and writing career I've used Wordpress hosted by Bluehost and GoDaddy. Each hosting company has its merits, but I need  to simplify the process to create more time for creative work behind the camera and in processing images.

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The inverse of my my new logo

The inverse of my my new logo

Wordpress is a powerful program with a host of plugin options and does an amazing job in fine tuning content. However, it requires near constant attention, including spam filtering at additional cost, with frequent code update and backups required.

Posting images or text requires some familiarity with HTML, an archaic web language, and the publishing interface is non intuitive. Images display slowly and certainly on my site (which I freely admit I created using a purchased template) do not display particularly well. All this takes time away from making images and consequently the Wordpress site became stale. With amazing images to show, the tendency is towards posting on social media or not at all for copyright retention reasons. 

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I'm looking to avoid these issues and so far have created this site with minimal reference to online guides or videos. I'm sure I'll get deeper in the weeds as time goes on, but so far I'm impressed. 

Stay tuned for updates and definitely contact me if you're thinking of creating a website for your images or you want to be part of them.  We can make the journey together.