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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

EdinPhoto

What Next?

 

1.

Edinphoto Web Site History

2001-2017

I set up the EdinPhoto web site in 2001 and have updated it most days over the past 16 years.  It now has over 27,000 pages and over 26,000 photos. 

The site has been my own personal, non-commercial project.  I do all the updating of the site, myself.

The site is still receiving lots of visitors.  There were over a million page views last month and there are visits from over 100 different countries, most days.

2.

My Backlog of Work

EdinPhoto and emails

Recently, emails about the web site  have been arriving here faster than I've been able to reply to them.  This has  left me very little time for updating the EdinPhoto site.

I have lots of material that I'd consider adding to the site if I had the time,  including several thousand images:

-  my own photos of Edinburgh.

-  my old postcards and stereo views of Edinburgh.

-  my cartes de visite and cabinet prints by Edinburgh photographers.

-  photos and recollections of Edinburgh sent to me by others.

However, it can take me up to an hour to add a single image to the web site, so I'm not intending to work my way through the above.

3.

Technology Changes

I'm still using Microsoft 'Front Page 2003' program to update the web site.
I find it easy to use, but the program is now very old and has not been supported by Microsoft for many years.

It still works (most of the time) with my current PC running Windows 7, but each time I change hardware or update the operating system, there is a risk that FrontPage may stop working.

I've investigated other ways of updating the web site, including:

-  'Expression Web' (which took over from Front Page) but that's also
now being phased out by Microsoft.

-  'Dreamweaver' which is powerful, but I would have to work hard to become proficient in using it.

It would not be realistic to consider starting again with the web site, and making a successful changeover to any new platform for the site would be likely to require a disproportionate amount of work.

CONCLUSION 1:  So, I've come to the conclusion that at some stage it will no longer be possible for me to continue to update the EdinPhoto web site.

4.

Other Resources Available

When I created EdinPhoto, sixteen years ago, a web site seemed to be the obvious way to go, even though I had to build the site from scratch, rather than use one of the many 'off the shelf' templates that are readily available now.

However, in recent years, blogs and social media have become far more numerous and popular.  Blogs and social media allow users to input their own data and are generally easy to use and responsive.

-  Facebook now has a lot of information on Edinburgh, including the 'Lost Edinburgh' site (incidentally, soon to be followed by 'Lost Glasgow).  'Lost Edinburgh' has a very large collection of interesting old photos.

-  Historic Environment Scotland has Edinburgh photos and info on its 'Canmore' web site and its 'SCRAN' web site.

- City of Edinburgh Libraries have added their large collection of Edinburgh photos to their 'Capital Collections' web site.

CONCLUSION 2:  In view of all the alternative sources now readily available, and easy to use, I feel that it might be the time for me to make no further significant updates to the EdinPhoto web site.

5.

Long-Term

Copy of EdinPhoto web site

The National Library of Scotland told me, several years ago, that they planned to take back-up copies of a number of web sites, so that the sites could still be made available to viewers even if the authors were no longer able to maintain the sites.  The sites chosen by NLS  included the EdinPhoto web site.

CONCLUSION 3:  I'd like to ensure that all the material currently on my web site continues to be available. - both my own research and collections of photos and the wide range of other people's recollections of photos -

So I plan to have further discussions with the National Library of Scotland to gain a better understanding of their arrangements for taking back-up copies of web sites and making these back-ups available to be viewed.

6.

iPads

I bought an iPad in 2015.  Over the past couple of years, I've gradually made more use of the iPad and less use of my SLR cameras and my PC. 

I've been impressed by the quality of camera on the iPad, and the ease with which photos can be taken then uploaded to sites such as Twitter and Instagram.

The iPad can also take videos, including slow motion and time-lapse.  I've enjoyed taking the videos and I plan to show some of them to photographic societies and other groups.   I may also add some of them to 'You Tube' at some stage.

I look forward to taking more photos with my iPad, and not feeling under constant pressure to catch up on my emails and outstanding work for the EdinPhoto web site.

7.

eMails

I  still have 620 emails that I've not yet replied to, but most of these are quite old and have come from people who may have since changed their email address and/or lost interest in the subject that they wrote about.

CONCLUSION 4:  I'll concentrate on replying to the 85 most recent emails.  These were all sent  sent between Jan 2017 and Jun 2017.  

I've added a message to the web site asking the senders of any of the earlier emails to contact me again if they would like me to reply to any of  their earlier emails.

 

8.

Thank You

Thank you to all EdinPhoto visitors for your contributions, support and encouragement, and for your understanding when it has taken me a while to respond to some of your messages.

I hope you'll appreciate my reason for only being able to update the web site occasionally in the future.

 

My Conclusions

The EdinPhoto web site will remains available on the Internet.

I'll now only make very occasional updates to the web site.

I'll try to respond to all emails that I've received this year.

If you sent your email earlier, please chase me if you'd like a reply.

Thank you to all for your contributions and encouraging comments.

 

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  12 June 2017

Update

1.

A.

Other Sources of Information on Edinburgh

Web Sites

 

For several years, I've been keeping a list of sites that I have found to be of particular interest.  Please click here to find links to these sites:
      -  Other Web Sites

This page will lead to links to
     -  Capital Collections 
(Edinburgh Libraries' photographic collection)

     -  Canmore (Historic Environment Scotland's photographic collection)

B.

Other Sources of Information on Edinburgh

Social Media

 

Facebook pages that you may wish to view at include:

      -  Lost Edinburgh

      -  Lost Glasgow

 

Twitter pages that you may wish to view at include:

      -  This is Edinburgh

      -  Edinphoto (my pages)

      -  Edinburgh Sketcher

      -  National Library of Scotland - Maps

      -  Edinburgh Hour      -  Edinphoto

      -  Edinburgh Sketcher

      -  Edinburgh Spotlight

     -  Edinburgh Spotlight

Instagram pages that you may wish to view at include:

     -  Edinburgh Sketcher

     Edinphoto  (my pages)

     -  Instagrammers Edinburgh

     -  This is Edinburgh

     -  Visit Scotland

    

C.

Web Site Archived Pages

Wayback Machine

I mentioned (above) that the National LIbrary of Scotland's intends to take copies of a number of web sites to ensure that they are not lost.

I've now checked the activity of another company that has been taking copies of web sites;  Wayback Machine

Their web site home page invites viewers to explore more than 294 billion web pages saved over time.  Typing www.edinphoto.org.uk into the search field brings up a chart showing that between 18 April 2001 and 3 June 2017, Wayback Machine has trawled the EdinPhoto web site 426 times.

Clicking on highlighted calendar dates on this Wayback Machine chart will bring up a  copy of a page from the site.  Not all pages are saved during a trawl.  I've not investigated just which pages are saved and which are not.

 

 

 

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Links to Other Pages

EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks