Author Topic: Photography website name suggestions!  (Read 2165 times)

BrianI

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Photography website name suggestions!
« on: October 22, 2017, 10:48:53 am »
Just as I was about to register brianinnesphotography.co.uk as a domain name for my photograpy website, I found that there is also another chap called Brian Innes, who is also into landscape photography:

Here is his site:

http://brianinnesphotography.co.uk/albums

And he seems to share the same passion for landscape photography!

Now i have a couple of sites (which haven't been updated in a while),

http://www.brianinnesphotography.blogspot.com where I  have some blog posts on Linux and Photography, as well as a recently made wordpress.com site http://www.brianinnesphotography.wordpress.com

Now rather than cause confusion between the two of us and our work, I've sent him a message via his website contact page to make him aware that he has a doppleganger namesake, and that I'd be happy to rename my sites.

My main interests are landscapes / panoramics / long exposures in Scotland. But I haven't the faintest idea of what to rename my sites too.

Any ideas welcome!

David Martin

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2017, 10:56:37 am »
Brianseye ? (as in Brian I)

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BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2017, 11:44:51 am »
Brianseye ? (as in Brian I)

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A good idea, David Martin, but it'd probably upset the Grammar Police!  ;)

However "Brianseye Photography"  may also give the impression that I am an into Ophthalmic Photography, rather than landscapes or nature!  :o  ;D

David Martin

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2017, 11:47:02 am »
Or opthalmic selfies?
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T42

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 01:47:55 pm »
Brianseye.com exists - about macular degeneration.

Domain names are a pain in general. Every time you think of a decent one, some other bugger has registered it already - either that or it's the name of a company or it resembles a trademark and is off-limits. There's an author called Innes Brian, for example.

Rather than trying to build one out of your name, you could base it on your subject matter: e.g. beyondthemist.co.uk doesn't exist.
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BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2017, 01:50:43 pm »
Brianseye.com exists - about macular degeneration.

Domain names are a pain in general. Every time you think of a decent one, some other bugger has registered it already - either that or it's the name of a company or it resembles a trademark and is off-limits. There's an author called Innes Brian, for example.

Rather than trying to build one out of your name, you could base it on your subject matter: e.g. beyondthemist.co.uk doesn't exist.

That's what I'm thinking T42, rather than base my own domain name on my own name, try and think up something which relates to my preferred subject matter, landscapes and nature photography.  I am liking "beyondthemist" though! :-) But I'll see what I can think up.
 :)

BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2017, 02:50:27 pm »
Aww, I was going to go for "Beyond The Image", but that's already taken as well....    >:(

T42

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2017, 03:25:04 pm »
I still have a domain called uncertain-focus.com, but it's not currently hosted. I keep telling myself I might just start it up again but just now my PBase account costs ~$25/year and is very convenient.
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BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 08:59:58 am »
I still have a domain called uncertain-focus.com, but it's not currently hosted. I keep telling myself I might just start it up again but just now my PBase account costs ~$25/year and is very convenient.

I could use the like of flicker / pbase, but still the issue of there being another Brian Innes who is also a photographer!

For the moment, the best I can come up with is BTIPhotography, which is the initials of my full name. A bit of a boring name though...

BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 11:06:49 pm »
How about this, which just popped into my head:

www.btifotowerks.co.uk or btifotoworks.co.uk?

My initials, plus "fotowerks" kind of sums up my photography style, leaning more towards the technical aspects of hdr tonemapped panoramas. Plus it sounds Kraftwerky as well!

  ??? Or  :thumbsup:

T42

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2017, 08:42:42 am »
If you want to sound more Kraftwerky then make that fotowerken.  But why pretend to be German?
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Jaded

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2017, 10:06:28 am »
i'm not sure your initials are needed, unless you become really well known!
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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2017, 10:33:08 am »
having worked for 2 companies with stupid names, you need something you can tell people without having to spell it out so btifotowerk would be a pain in the proverbial....

BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2017, 10:58:23 am »
If you want to sound more Kraftwerky then make that fotowerken.  But why pretend to be German?

I still have a domain called uncertain-focus.com, but it's not currently hosted. I keep telling myself I might just start it up again but just now my PBase account costs ~$25/year and is very convenient.

Why pretend to be uncertain at focusing, T42?  ;)  :P

having worked for 2 companies with stupid names, you need something you can tell people without having to spell it out so btifotowerk would be a pain in the proverbial....

Mike, I'm not intending to be a "Professional" photographer, and are you suggesting the name I've chosen is "stupid"?  ::-)

Pingu

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2017, 11:04:16 am »
itakphoties.com

BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2017, 11:56:39 am »
Anyhoo, it seems my chosen name of BTIFotoWerks is awfy close to PhotoworksUK.  https://photoworks.org.uk/  :facepalm:

Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2017, 12:39:05 pm »
InnesandOutsofPhotography.com?

David Martin

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2017, 08:33:06 pm »
It's a good job you don't do weapons or that brewery would be after you like a shot.
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Vernon

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2017, 09:13:34 pm »
innescapes.com?

David Martin

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #19 on: October 25, 2017, 10:23:39 pm »
Sounds like an endoscopy specialist.
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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #20 on: October 25, 2017, 10:25:49 pm »
I was thinking Batman, actually.

Have we had Brianscapes?

ETA - Innescapable?

T42

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2017, 10:28:25 am »
I still have a domain called uncertain-focus.com, but it's not currently hosted. I keep telling myself I might just start it up again but just now my PBase account costs ~$25/year and is very convenient.

Why pretend to be uncertain at focusing, T42?  ;)  :P

False modesty.
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BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2017, 01:38:44 pm »
Anyways, while BTIFotowerks does sound nice and interesting and kraftwerky, as you say T42 it does give the impression that I'm based in Germany... 

??? ???

Zipperhead

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2017, 04:45:15 pm »
how about brianinnes.photography ?
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

BrianI

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Re: Photography website name suggestions!
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2017, 04:47:43 pm »
how about brianinnes.photography ?

A good suggestion, but far to similar to the site owned by the other Brian Innes, a professional photographer and member of the Royal Photographic Society based in Edinburgh, while I'm based in Dunfermline, Fife.    :-\