At the beginning of April I finished my online DIY tutorial for Flect, a simple device I put together using “household” items that will allow you to take reflection-free photos through glass. Though it is fairly simple, the idea, website design/development, photography and copywriting were all under my control. (Yes, I had some help from my friends because my friends are amazing).
After putting the link up on the reddit photo community, it got picked up by PetaPixel, then FStoppers, a number of personal blogs and social media outlets, a number of photography websites which I think are in China, as well as LifeHacker and a cool podcast, by two dudes in Australia, called Shutters Inc.
Though out of all this, my favorite has to be of the photo above. A photography magazine in Germany called Fotohits contacted me to use the information. I just got the magazine in the mail this weekend and I wanted to share this story on here. Not a bad way to end the year.
Quick Stats: The last thing I’ll mention is that, since April 6th until today, the site has received almost 16,000 unique visitors (15,965 if you’re being exact) and roughly 18,000 pageviews. Nothing staggering for the heavyweight websites of the world, but a first for me. It’s also nice knowing that many people saw my work from about 127 different countries.