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RobDickinson
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Jan 16, 2017 19:48 |  #1

Let me know what you think

www.HeroWorkshops.com (external link)


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Jan 16, 2017 20:24 |  #2

Looks super crisp and clean.
Great images. Makes me wish I lived in NZ.


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Jan 16, 2017 21:16 |  #3

Fantastic site and images to go along with it. I'm heading to NZ in a month and viewing your site just makes it that much harder to wait those four weeks :)

I think the only suggestion I have would be the name of the site. For a site that is dedicated to photography workshops in NZ, "HeroWorkshops" doesn't really speak to that and the "hero" part in the name isn't an obvious connection to the service you are offering.


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dodgyexposure
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Jan 16, 2017 22:38 |  #4

Nice presentation, easy navigation. Those are the 2 most instant client facing features, and you've done them well.

Same response to the name as poster above - will people know that "Hero Workshops" are photography workshops?

I didn't follow all the links, but I like the overall feel of the site. The short bios are good.

Nit-picking:
* "Practice what you preach" should be "Practise" - it's a verb
* Workshop page - I thought there was only one workshop available, until I happened to keep scrolling - perhaps a summary at the top/opening of the page of the various options
* Bookings page - the white text for the menus gets lost in that particular image


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Jan 16, 2017 22:42 |  #5

Bcaps wrote in post #18246686 (external link)
I think the only suggestion I have would be the name of the site. For a site that is dedicated to photography workshops in NZ, "HeroWorkshops" doesn't really speak to that and the "hero" part in the name isn't an obvious connection to the service you are offering.

I completely agree.

"Hero Workshops" sounds rather generic, as if it could be applied to any kind of workshop anywhere in the world. It does nothing to let the reader know that it is for photography workshops, nor does it do anything to let the reader know that it is for workshops in New Zealand.

Plus, "hero" seems kind of pretentious to me. Most people looking for a photography workshop aren't interested in finding a hero, they just want some good instruction from someone who can serve as a knowledgable guide of the area that the workshop is being held in.

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RobDickinson
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Jan 17, 2017 14:06 |  #6

dodgyexposure wrote in post #18246786 (external link)
Nice presentation, easy navigation. Those are the 2 most instant client facing features, and you've done them well.

Same response to the name as poster above - will people know that "Hero Workshops" are photography workshops?

I didn't follow all the links, but I like the overall feel of the site. The short bios are good.

Nit-picking:
* "Practice what you preach" should be "Practise" - it's a verb
* Workshop page - I thought there was only one workshop available, until I happened to keep scrolling - perhaps a summary at the top/opening of the page of the various options
* Bookings page - the white text for the menus gets lost in that particular image

Thanks everyone!

Will address those points above.

The hero part comes from teaching them to be able to take a 'hero' shot rather than be a hero (even though thats what it says :D) . Its probably not going anywhere as anything added would make it too long.

As for photography related - it wont really be advertised outside of photography so I am hoping visitors will know its about that before they arrive , or see the 3rd line 'hands-on Photography Workshops' as soon as they arrive.


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Jan 17, 2017 14:10 |  #7

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RobDickinson wrote in post #18247419 (external link)
The hero part comes from teaching them to be able to take a 'hero' shot rather than be a hero

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What is a hero shot? I have never heard of such a thing.

I am guessing that almost no one has ever heard of a 'hero shot', and has no idea what it is.......which is why it doesn't seem like a good idea for a name.

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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "peace of mind", NOT "piece of mind".

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RobDickinson
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Jan 17, 2017 14:47 |  #8

Tom Reichner wrote in post #18247424 (external link)
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What is a hero shot? I have never heard of such a thing.

I am guessing that almost no one has ever heard of a 'hero shot', and has no idea what it is.......which is why it doesn't seem like a good idea for a name.

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Really? Common term in landscapes?

https://www.google.co.​nz/search?q=hero+shot (external link)


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Tom ­ Reichner
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Jan 17, 2017 15:17 as a reply to RobDickinson's post |  #9

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Thanks - I learned something new! I just wish it wasn't such a cheesy-sounding term. Almost as bad as 'uber' or 'power nap'. Yikes! What is this world coming to???

EDIT: I am now confused. When looking at "hero shot" on Google images, all the shots are of people, not fine art landscapes. So are you running Landscape Photography workshops, or Portrait Photography workshops? I thought you were doing landscapes........in which case, it doesn't seem to make sense to name your business after a style of portrait/selfie photography.


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"Your" and "you're" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "peace of mind", NOT "piece of mind".

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Hogloff
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Jan 17, 2017 15:35 |  #10

RobDickinson wrote in post #18247461 (external link)
Really? Common term in landscapes?

https://www.google.co.​nz/search?q=hero+shot (external link)


I've been shooting landscapes for 40 years...never heard that term used in photography.




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Littlejon ­ Dsgn
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Jan 19, 2017 12:09 |  #11

Yea never heard HERO used for landscapes. I have used it used for people photography but not landscapes. I understand the concept, just not a term I have heard used. Maybe its because I am in the US.




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