Thursday, September 13, 2012

What's in a Name?

Yesterday I accomplished something that up until recently I could not do. 

When I set up my Facebook "page" four years ago I was still primarily creating hand colored images and named my page to reflect that: Dianne Poinski Hand Colored Photography

Regular readers of my blog know that in the last year a shift has occurred that was accelerated with the purchase of my iPhone 4s. I no longer share only hand colored photographs on my blog, website or  Facebook page.

On more than one occasion I have posted an iPhone shot on my page that had viewers asking if it was hand colored. I would ask too!

In the last six months I slowly began transitioning from "Dianne Poinski Hand Colored Photography" to "Dianne Poinski Photography". This was going smoothly until I looked into changing my Facebook page. When I first checked, the rule was you had to have under 200 "fans" in order to request a name change. (I could be wrong about this number. All I know is that I was above the cutoff.)

Skimming around yesterday I came across a form used to request a name change that did not mention the fan limitation. Maybe this has been around for awhile, but it was the first time I saw it.

It was fast and easy and the approval came through within a couple of hours.

This may not seem like a big deal, but it is to me. Earlier this year I wanted to change the cover image  but felt conflicted about what type of photograph to post. It should be hand colored................that is what the page says -  right? Well, that problem has been solved, so you know a new image will be appearing soon.

I am still hand coloring black and white photographs and even posted a photo of a piece I worked on over the weekend. This is a darkroom, fiber based print that I hand colored with PanPastels. I have a few of these prints leftover from the "old days" and will be working on more of them this month.

I will share more about this project later, but for now, all I know is I am beginning to feel free of the limitations I placed on myself and can now concentrate on simply "celebrating photography......."

If we are not already connected, please check out my "new" Facebook Page (the actual address still says "hand colored.....", but most people don't look at that.)


  1. That's terrific, Dianne. You are in your element and I love the way you see the world. And, I'm exciting about maybe getting your latest Eiffel Tower work. Have a beautiful day:)

  2. Oh my gosh Dianne--you go! Details like that may seem small, but end up being great. Look at the relief your felt!