The Wildlife of Japan Portfolio

Creating a New Photography Portfolio (Podcast 662)

In this post, I share my process for creating a new photography portfolio for a specific genre, in this case, my new Wildlife of Japan portfolio.

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Michael Assmann
    Posted at 01:22h, 20 June Reply

    Hi Martin,

    Thank you for sharing the description of one more of your processes with us. Like in the past it inspires me to reflect on my onwn workflow.

    Today I have a technical question regarding your use of the NextGEN Gallery plugin for you: Being a user of this plugin myself, I wonder how you manage to show a minimum black border around your images in the browser window. In my galleries the Pro Lightbox always uses the full window without border to show the image (unless the aspect ratio of the image is different from the one of the window – which results in a border either top/bottom or left/right).

    I know that I could create the boarder in fullscreen mode by sizing the images accordingly, but I don’t see how to achieve the same (dynamically) for smaller sized windows. Is this achieved on your page by a setting in NextGEN Gallery that I am overlooking or a CSS customization that you can share?

    Thanks for your help and regards,

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 16:26h, 21 June Reply

      Hi Michael,

      You’re very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

      To add that border, I added the following CSS to the WordPress Additional CSS field, after clicking Customize in the toolbar when logged in as the adminstrator of my site.

      /* Add a border around NextGen Gallery Lightbox images */
      .galleria-theme-nextgen_pro_lightbox .galleria-stage {
      margin: 20px !IMPORTANT;

      I hope that helps.


  • Michael Assmann
    Posted at 00:56h, 25 June Reply

    Hi Martin,
    This is exactly what I have been looking for.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 09:23h, 25 June Reply

      You’re welcome, Michael. Glad to be of help.

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