When we moved to Singapore, I revamped my website and changed hosts to Zenfolio. Less than a year later, here I am again changing. I’ve moved over to wordpress for the time being and, depending on how I get on with it, may stay for a longer term. As I’d paid for Zenfolio for the year, I’d been trying to stay with them, but I was unhappy with the way the site displayed my images and realised that mattered more to me than trying not to waste the year’s fee.

Over the years I’ve tried many sites and have found that most grant the user the ability to control what the site does to their images on upload or display; unfortunately, with Zenfolio this is not the case and to make matters worse, they seem to have an algorithm which applies an aggressive amount of compression and sharpening. After trying and failing to find a solution, I decided to search to see if other users were experiencing the same issue and found they were. Given that Zenfolio sells itself as a professional photography platform, this seems absurd and is, to me at least, unacceptable.

So here we are, another new home and look for mikomayer.com and just in time to share some new things with you. First up: a post on my new purchase, the beautiful Zeiss Batis 2/25 (!) and, after that, some images and thoughts on our recent trip to Japan.

Wishing you all the best, as always,