No longer a newbie, moving up!
- May 23, 2009
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- Can others edit my Photos
- Photos NOT OK to edit
Overall a very nice 'site. A few thoughts: I'm not fond of your gallery software; it took me several seconds to realize that there were more pages of images. You don't have that long; if you lose the public's attention for 1-2 seconds, you've probably lost them. Your bio page needs a major overhaul; I really don't care about your personal philosphy in life, I want to know about your experience and qualification as a photographer, and while it's nice that you have a picture of your wife/girl-friend there with you, she's not really part of the package. Lastly, LOSE the Smugmug custom icon; making a new one will take 2 minutes in paint!
It looks good - nice and clean. The only thing I noticed was that there was no mention of if you would or what you would charge for a portrait/event on your pricing page. Since there are what seem to be engagement photos in the gallery, a potential customer might get confused. I suggest mentioning if you are taking on these types of jobs even if it's that you aren't currently taking them on. If you are, but don't want to post specific prices, "contact me for a quote" blurb would be sufficient.
You're right, it's absolutely irrelevant to photography, but it's a great hook! A lot of people have a soft spot for the military... if it works, I'm not above using it!For example, a client would not understand half of the terms in your bio page, and experiences such as the navy are no more relevant than my attempt to connect with my clients.
To be honest, the software that drives that turned out to be a HUGE disapointment and is in dire need or replacement; it's slow, klunky and I DO NOT like it, but I've also not actually got off my butt to do anything about it.On a side note, I took a peek at your website. I was surprised to find that your "Galleries" page is actually just 20 individual thumbnails rather than Galleries of images.
Weddings are NOT my thing. I don't especially want to do them, but if someone comes along and really needs a photographer, I will do it.Of which, none include anything to do with weddings which you charge up to $6395 for, sight unseen?