Finally, cornwallphotographicsales.com is LIVE!

For those of you who follow my blog, you’ll know that for a couple of months now, I’ve been building my own e-commerce website.  Tired of Photoshelter, Smugmug and the rest, taking such a large chunk of sales subscribers make, I thought I’d go it alone.

cornwallphotographicsales.com is now available to view via a browser near you, selling fine art photographic prints and cards.  I’m now an Amazon and Topaz Labs affiliate so I’m able to sell a select range of cameras, lenses, camera bags, tripods and accessories  along with Topaz Labs’ excellent processing software.  If you’re looking for camera equipment, check out my site, All the products offered have been tested by myself and come highly recommended.  Oh and I’m also to be running workshops from January next year, the details are on the website.  A chance to visit some of the best locations for landscape photography in Cornwall.

It’s been a long journey full of many ups and downs but I’m there now.  This morning, I put the site online.

I hope you’ll all visit the site over the coming weeks. The more times the merrier! Lots of traffic will ensure Google takes notice and the site will start to climb the page rankings.

Thank you all for your kind words of support and encouragement. Within an hour of the site going live I made my first sale, a large fine art print, confirming it’s all been worth it.  My special thanks go to my first customer! :-)

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87 responses

  1. Looks great! Congratulations!!

    October 5, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    • Thank you very much!

      October 5, 2013 at 6:45 pm

  2. Looks very good. Are you going to keep the blog going, or eventually integrate it to the web-site?

    Also, which lab(s) are you dealing with? Or are you printing and shipping on your own?

    Just wondering.

    October 5, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    • Thank you Emilio. I’m using Spectrum Photographic here in the UK. Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be looking at labs in the US. I’d hope to cut postage if I can get my US sales printed there. I’d happily take any advice on that one.

      October 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

      • I’ve not done any lab printing. I would suggest some of the labs SmugMug and other photo depository sites use.

        A good place to start http://improvephotography.com/7756/test-results-best-online-print-lab/

        October 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      • Thanks Emilio. I’ve done a few prints at home and they’ve been very good but I can only print to A4 and I can’t guarantee the paper or the inks are going to stand up to the test of time. Spectrum guarantee 100 years and 200 years if the photos are archived. I feel more confident and secure selling a print that has that kind of longevity.

        October 5, 2013 at 9:01 pm

  3. Well done Adrian, I’ll have a good look round your new site over the next few days. You’re an inspiration to the rest of us…..well to me at least..:0)

    October 5, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    • Thank you very much Mark. I really appreciate that.

      October 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm

      • I’ve checked out your new sales site today Adrian and it’s really good. Your landscape work is excellent and I’m sure it will sell. Would you say that you’re basically a pro-photographer now?

        October 6, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      • Thank you Mark. I think to be classed as a pro photographer, you need to derive the majority of your income from photography. So I’d say not quite but it’s very, very close. I think the coming weeks will tell.

        October 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

  4. Wow stunning photo, you have captured the different elements. Hope you did not get wet, looks really heave clouds? well done.

    October 5, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    • Thank you very much Trevor.

      October 5, 2013 at 6:49 pm

  5. Beautiful photo. Your new website looks great, good luck on the sales ;-)

    October 5, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    • Thank you Yvonne. I really appreciate you checking out the site. :-)

      October 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm

  6. Really catches the feel of Cornwall. I hope this is a helpful observation, but I found the type face quite hard to read.

    October 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    • Hi Thank you. Yes it’s not the easiest is it. The fonts available with WordPress, even with the upgrade, are so limited. Watch this space, I’ll be making some changes. Thanks for your comment.. :-)

      October 5, 2013 at 9:03 pm

  7. Great news! Congratulations! I will pay a visit soon!

    Chris Breebaart

    http://www.breebaart.net chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com

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    October 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    • Thank you Chris!

      October 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

  8. Wish you all the best and soon i come to visit your site.

    October 5, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    • Thank you Lou. I hope you enjoy your visit.

      October 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  9. Amazing! I am so proud of you Adrian. You’ve accomplished so much and I am so happy that we met at the onset of the whole blogging experience. Very inspirational. The image in this post is stunning!

    October 5, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    • Thank you so much Marina. Difficult to imagine but it’ll soon be two years. I’m happy to still have a lot of blogging friends I made in the early days. You were there right from the outset Marina, encouraging me to start the blog in the first place, Cornwall – A Photographic Journey. Well it has been quite a journey and I never imagined it would lead where it has. Today has been quite a milestone and I’m very grateful to you for being there all the way along the road. :-) x

      October 5, 2013 at 10:04 pm

      • It’s been a wonderful blogging friendship and you’ve come so so far!! I might just have to take a look at your site for some Xmas present for myself :) Your accomplishments come from sheer will, hard work, and perseverance, and I really admire that!! Well done again :)

        October 6, 2013 at 1:16 am

      • It has indeed Marina. Thank you. :-)

        October 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

      • It has indeed Marina. Thank you. :-)

        October 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

  10. The site looks great. Congratulations and much success!

    October 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    • Thank you Edith. Really appreciate that. :-)

      October 5, 2013 at 10:05 pm

  11. Woohoo! Congrats, Adrian. I’m looking forward to having a visit (or many!) to your website.
    The rainbow is perfect! : )

    October 5, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    • Thank you so much Karen. I look forward to you stopping by! ;-)

      October 5, 2013 at 10:06 pm

  12. poppytump

    What a terrific achievement ChillB .
    Huge congratulations on your website launch :-)
    I know there have been ups and downs, but all the hard work and persistance in the dark regions of code and idiosyncrasies of it all has certainly paid off in the end result.
    A very professional website which is a pleasure to peruse and really does justice to your wonderful photographic images of Cornwall.
    I’m already looking forward to the postman delivering next week ;-)

    October 5, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    • Thank you Poppy. It’s been a long old road full of potholes that threatened to swallow me whole but I managed to negotiate it all with a lot of help and support. I’m very grateful to you especially for so much of that! :-) x

      October 5, 2013 at 9:59 pm

      • poppytump

        Aw thank you ChillB .
        I do know it’s been a monster of a mission at times … but look at it now … you tamed the beast and all is good :-)

        October 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  13. This is such an amazing photo, Adrian. Many congratulations on your new site and especially your first sale. That must have been so thrilling for you. I’ve shared this post on FB and Twitter, and now I’m off to have a look around your sight. So happy for you. :)

    October 5, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    • Thank you so much Sylvia and thank you for sharing the post. I’m looking forward to building on todays launch. :-)

      October 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      • I wish you all the luck in the world, Adrian. :)

        October 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm

  14. Looks really good Adrian. Congratulations and well done.

    October 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    • Thanks Mike!

      October 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  15. Stunning!!

    October 5, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    • Thank you very much!

      October 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  16. Fantastic, the site looks great. All the best with it :)

    October 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    • Thank you very much Norma! :-)

      October 5, 2013 at 11:13 pm

  17. Fantastic photo. The new website looks great! Very best of luck :)

    October 5, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    • Thank you very much Lisa. :-)

      October 6, 2013 at 7:48 am

  18. Wonderful site, and look forward to checking it further as time goes on. Also, hope one day I find myself in Cornwall and join a workshop :-)

    October 6, 2013 at 12:55 am

    • Thanks Randall. It would be fun to show you around this part of the world.

      October 6, 2013 at 7:51 am

  19. Congrats to you! As always, marvelous color and nature’s glorious drama!

    October 6, 2013 at 1:37 am

    • Thank you Elena!

      October 6, 2013 at 7:54 am

  20. Fantastic and congratulations from me, too. Looked around a bit at the new website. You’ve done a superb job of it! Wishing you best of luck and success!

    October 6, 2013 at 2:55 am

    • Thanks so much Gunta. :-)

      October 6, 2013 at 7:54 am

  21. Well done with your work! This photo is stunning!

    October 6, 2013 at 6:09 am

    • Thank you Hans. Always appreciated.

      October 6, 2013 at 7:54 am

  22. Looks great and of course we’ll all visit the place. And you’ll lots of hits even without our visits! I’m sure it’ll be a success :) Good luck!

    October 6, 2013 at 6:44 am

    • Thank you and thanks for visiting the site. Means a lot. :-)

      October 6, 2013 at 7:55 am

  23. Congratulations! The website is professional and easy to navigate yet it must have been a hugely complex undertaking. Wishing you every success with it. Patsy

    October 6, 2013 at 7:57 am

    • Thank you Patsy. That’s very kind.

      October 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

  24. Isabella Rose Photography

    Congratulations on a stunning and professional website!! It really is excellent and a fitting tribute to your hard work. I love the sound of your workshops too. I’m going to be saving for a visit!! I have just bought my first DSLR camera – Canon 650D – after saving since last year when I did the Open University Photography course!! My very best wishes and heartfelt blessings for a very productive future for you and your dreams.

    October 6, 2013 at 8:22 am

    • Thank you so much. I’m so glad you now have your DSLR. I know you’re going to take some great pictures with it, some of them in Cornwall perhaps. :)

      October 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

  25. Breathtaking! Truly stunning! Enjoy the day! Robyn

    October 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    • Thank you Robyn. :-)

      October 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

  26. Adrian, Congratulations and I wish you all the best with this venture. The site is really easy to navigate and full of stunning beauty that you are so brilliant at capturing! You are an inspiration.

    October 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    • Thank you so much Anita, that very kind of you to say.

      October 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

  27. Cynthia

    Congratulations. I’m already enjoying your site. Fantastic greeting cards. ;)

    October 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    • Thank you Cynthia. I really appreciate you stopping by the site. :-)

      October 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

  28. Best of luck with your new venture I’m sure you will do very well.
    Super image here!

    October 6, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    • Thanks Phil, much appreciated.

      October 6, 2013 at 5:31 pm

  29. Adrian, good luck the site is superb and your photos always breathtaking and joy to watch.

    October 6, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    • Thank you Doron. That’s very kind and much appreciated.

      October 6, 2013 at 10:49 pm

  30. Your new site is beautifully arranged and easy to get around. Good luck for the future. The images are inspirational

    October 7, 2013 at 2:49 am

    • Thank you very much indeed! :-)

      October 7, 2013 at 5:50 am

  31. Congratulations – so well deserved – I hope it all goes beyond what you expect. And what a photo that is!!

    October 7, 2013 at 2:56 am

    • Thank you so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the photo! :-)

      October 7, 2013 at 5:51 am

  32. Wow, stunning work, congrats!

    October 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    • Thank you very much Marie!

      October 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  33. I’m a bit busy right now :( but will have a good look as soon as time allows. Good luck with it all and congratulations on your new customer-s!!

    October 8, 2013 at 6:29 am

    • Thank you Noeline! :-)

      October 8, 2013 at 6:51 am

  34. I’ve just checked out your webiste, Adrian. Well Done! Hope it all goes well for you.

    October 8, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    • Thank you very much Malcolm and thanks for taking a look! :-)

      October 8, 2013 at 8:24 pm

  35. Great image today, Adrian. Congratulations on the commercial site. It looks very professional on a quick look round and bookmarked the site. I can imagine there’s been more than a few weeks of really hard graft to get it to this level. I’ve been toying with the idea of using SmugMug but the time commitment is putting me off. I wish you well. Do keep us posted on your progress.

    October 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    • Hi Andy, Thanks for your comment. It has indeed been more than a few weeks of hard work to get the site launched. Not being a web designer or programmer, I’ve had to learn a lot along the way but I got there in the end. This really seemed the only answer to places like Smugmug taking such a large commission for displaying your work and of course, they are displaying your work with thousands of others. Difficult to get noticed. I’ve had a lot of traffic this last week and this can only help with the process of building a page ranking that will put me somewhere near the first two pages of results when people do a search. I will keep you posted.

      October 11, 2013 at 8:46 am

      • If this is your own work then I am amazed! Are you offering evening classes? You can retain your own identity with SmugMug by importing your own domain name which I guess helps retain the visibiity that may have been built up over time. Starting from scratch sounds hard – but you have succeeded magnificently. Spectrum look a very professional outfit too. Best of luck with this venture, Adrian.

        October 11, 2013 at 10:10 am

  36. blogging is very interesting – is it not? why has this rather splendid and impressive image fallen some 30 likes short of the next image you published? Your next shot (wave breaking on the shore at 1/13) which whilst being a lovely image lacks the impact of this – so I have decided to tweet this and address the balance ha ha

    October 14, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    • Thank you Scott and thanks for the tweet. Blogging is indeed interesting. I have found on more than one occassion that pictures I’m particularly proud of, and the ones that have attracted comment from pros whom I respect, often don’t do as well on the likes front as others pictures. I guess we all look at photographs differently.

      October 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

  37. It’s been great to watch your business evolve Adrian. Best of luck with the venture.

    November 5, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    • Thanks John, it’s coming together now. :-)

      November 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

  38. Beautiful photo and I’ve checked out your site, it’s looking great! I wish you the best of luck and much success in your new ventures! :)

    November 13, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    • Thanks for looking Tracey. Much appreciated!

      November 13, 2013 at 9:49 pm

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