photoguy6405 wrote in post #18541086Let's say you have a photo site, and let's say the you have six galleries divided into different categories. When a guest enters a gallery, is there an optimal number of photos that should be available?
Or, phrased another way: Let's say you have over 1,000 photos processed, is it better to have ALL of them available for viewing all the time, or a select number and rotate images in and out to keep things 'fresh'?
This would be for things like landscape, autos, birds, etc., not so much weddings or portraiture.
Maybe it's just me, but I would think if you had everything available you would overwhelm the guest.
It totally depends on the purpose of the gallery.
I know people who use their online websites/galleries as stock sites, where customers can look through thousands of images to find one that will fit their needs. . For these photographers, thousands upon thousands of images is the right number, because that is the level of selection that their clients are used to when they go to stock sites to search for images to license.
If you're just some dude who wants to shoot weddings or senior portraits or whatever, then of course you wouldn't want thousands of images in each gallery. . In these cases, all you are trying to do is to present enough work to give the potential client a good accurate idea of your style and your ability to produce quality results in a number of different scenarios.
There are many, many, many different types of photographers and many different types of clients. . And then there is selling images as fine art prints vs. selling photographic services vs. selling image licensing.
Hence, the optimal number of galleries to have, and the optimal number of images to have in each gallery, is something that will vary greatly from one scenario to another and from one person to another. . Could be two dozen in each gallery, with only 3 or 4 galleries. . Could be 5 to 10 thousand images in each gallery, with 20 to 30 galleries, in a thoroughly searchable database.
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