I started a Patreon

August 13, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
A few people have asked if they can contribute to the restoration of the Beattie's Studio Collection without buying prints or books. And more than a few have actually done so. I am so grateful that the community values and believes in this collection as much as I do. The storage and web hosting costs are not insignificant. 2Tb+ of photos costs a...
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I thought I'd never enter a photography contest

July 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
As you know I'm all in with YouTube at the moment. The goal is to get enough material on YouTube and enough people watching that YouTube pays me enough to keep the collection alive. From the outside, being a full time YouTuber seems like a pipe (the kind with water in it, possibly legal in California) dream for teenagers. In fact when my own son li...
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Who was John Watt Beattie?

May 07, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
A man born on the other side of the world became one of the most famous Tasmanians of his time. People ask me if I related in some way? I grew up in a family of photographers. I asked my father how come his work was called Beattie's when our name is Stephenson. He told me of this old man who was a famous photographer and his name was Beattie. Po...
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Video is hard, but fun!

April 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
I'm doing a series of videos for YouTube which is owned by Alphabet (Google) and gives me another way of getting our photos listed with Google and attracting more audience. I've planned and scripted the first batch of videos. I've set up a video studio and sorted lighting, talent, hair, makeup, sound and colour. That's been 3 months work. I have e...
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Leaving FaceBook

April 24, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
There’s lots of things one can say about Facebook. But my main problem is that they do everything in their power to prevent my audience seeing my photos and that’s the main reason I joined Facebook in the first place; to share photos. It started out that anything I posted as Beattie’s was seen by all the followers and a few others. So that was a g...
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