Launched Website and photoblog

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  1. rawbphotography

    rawbphotography TPF Noob!

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    Hi TPF

    I just launched my site and would like some reviews, critiques, and maybe a few kudos as well! Hope you all enjoy!

    Www.rawbphotography.com


     
  2. The_Traveler

    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    From a mechanical standpoint, it functions fine, I like the wall to wall look.
    If you want to sell engagements, it doesn't say where you are, where you'll go or under what conditions.

    As far as the pictures, I find them all dark and fairly hard to see.
    The portraits are, imo, not well edited at all.

    Sorry,

    Lew
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    A total of 3 wedding images (two of which have no people in them) isn't really gonna give a potential client a warm a fuzzy feeling about trusting you with their wedding images. And the third suffers from a lot of vignetting due to poor speedlight coverage (and a shoe-mount flash at that).

    Personally, I'd get the impression you've never actually been hired to shoot a wedding. More that you managed to grab some images from one you attended.
     
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    Neililina TPF Noob!

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    I liked the design, looks really elegant!
     
  5. Watchful

    Watchful No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well, first the bad news... the first page (the only one I looked at) is so full of problems that it's going to take some time to fix it all.
    Photographers almost all agree that taking great shots consistently takes a lot of practice, experience and knowledge to master, but they seem to forget that is true of anything you want to do well in life and so they think they can toss together a template website in some 'drag and drop' editor and it will all be perfect. There is a reason there are professional web site developers and designers, it takes a long time, lots of experience and a huge amount of knowledge to do web sites the right way.
    If this were my site, I would rebuild it in HTML5 and just be done with it, avoid XML altogether, it's nearly outdated already.
    Here are some of the problems with just that first page that you will need to address:

    1. Error: Attribute x m l n s : o g (spaces added to bypass the emote plugin this site uses) not allowed here.

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      name — Metadata name
      http-equiv — Pragma directive
      content — Value of the element
      charset — Character encoding declaration
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      Attributes for element meta:
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      http-equiv — Pragma directive
      content — Value of the element
      charset — Character encoding declaration
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      Attributes for element style:
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      media — Applicable media
      type — Type of embedded resource
      scoped — Whether the styles apply to the entire document or just the parent subtree
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      <img data-src="http://static1.squarespace.com/static/56f019c4b6aa60018ee2c0df/56f1b721c6fc08b8a0043b…cal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="photography-landscape-portraits-weddings-blog" data-use-bg-image="true" />↩

      Attributes for element img:
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      alt - Replacement text for use when images are not available
      src - Address of the resource
      srcset - Images to use in different situations (e.g., high-resolution displays, small monitors, etc)
      sizes - Image sizes between breakpoints
      crossorigin - How the element handles crossorigin requests
      usemap - Name of image map to use
      ismap - Whether the image is a server-side image map
      width - Horizontal dimension
      height - Vertical dimension
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      alt - Replacement text for use when images are not available
      src - Address of the resource
      srcset - Images to use in different situations (e.g., high-resolution displays, small monitors, etc)
      sizes - Image sizes between breakpoints
      crossorigin - How the element handles crossorigin requests
      usemap - Name of image map to use
      ismap - Whether the image is a server-side image map
      width - Horizontal dimension
      height - Vertical dimension
    I hope this will help you to create a valid web site by yourself. If not, I can work with /for you to create one that will pass validation and be view-able across all current platforms and will have proper SEO.
    Please accept this critique in the spirit that it was offered: to help you make a decent site.
     
  6. Watchful

    Watchful No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    And don't upload your shots at 240dpi if they are meant to be viewed and not downloaded and printed, use 96 or even 72 dpi because they will be displayed as that on the screen of the viewer, if they are supposed to be downloaded and printed use 300 dpi. but then there will be people cropping the name off and using it on the livingroom wall for free.
    To exchange files to be printed, use dropbox or a similar method and give the person access to only the image they paid for.
     
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    Watchful No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I looked at a few of the images, they are all ok. The one of the girl on the bridge with her hand to her ear made me laugh out loud, it reminded me of this.

    The picture of you on the 'about' page needs to be flipped horizontally.
     

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