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Aug 24, 2011 10:00 |  #1

Maybe you guys can give me some feedback on the site. Its not 100% complete. I still need to add more of my work and a photo in my about page. I may tweak some buttons and what not. But overall I am finished. Just looking for some C&C.

The URL is http://www.chadmichael​sphotography.com (external link)

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Aug 24, 2011 18:53 |  #2

If your business is portraits, lose the rock-waterfall tunnel thing on the home page and put some people pictures there.

If it's fine art, lose the rock-waterfall tunnel thing... etc


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Aug 24, 2011 19:54 |  #3

Overall the site looks good. However I think you should tweak the "Bevel and Emboss" settings for the word "photography" in your logo. The shadows on the letters look a bit chunky IMO. (Look at the letters P H R A Y) Minor...I know.

I found the wording of your "guarentee" section to be a bit confusing. Perhaps consider re-writing parts of it to make it flow a bit better.

I had a hard time understanding exactly what you photograph. Are you a portrait photographer? Do you do weddings? Do you do commercial work? I would make it a bit clearer. Also I would recommend listing at least a starting price for your services.

Lastly, where are you located? Someone that finds you via a search engine will be curious to know.




  
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Aug 25, 2011 07:48 |  #4

NewHorizonPhoto wrote in post #12994107 (external link)
Overall the site looks good. However I think you should tweak the "Bevel and Emboss" settings for the word "photography" in your logo. The shadows on the letters look a bit chunky IMO. (Look at the letters P H R A Y) Minor...I know.

I found the wording of your "guarentee" section to be a bit confusing. Perhaps consider re-writing parts of it to make it flow a bit better.

I had a hard time understanding exactly what you photograph. Are you a portrait photographer? Do you do weddings? Do you do commercial work? I would make it a bit clearer. Also I would recommend listing at least a starting price for your services.

Lastly, where are you located? Someone that finds you via a search engine will be curious to know.

Great suggestions. Thanks, I will really take those into consideration. I mentioned some of that stuff in my site but I guess at first glance it doesn't stand out. What i'm taking away from it is be more specific as to what I do, clarify the guarantee and improve the header graphic with my name. Thanks!


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Aug 25, 2011 15:39 |  #5

Your "logo" looks blurry to me. I no it isn't, but....


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Aug 26, 2011 01:14 |  #6
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it looks really blurry to me too..not like OOF blurry, but like "I didn't know that pitcher of ice tea that I just chugged had a 40 of vodka in it" blurry..


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Aug 26, 2011 15:18 |  #7

Bringing in the drop shadow closer to the text will clean up the logo and make it a bit less "blurry"




  
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Aug 26, 2011 16:10 |  #8

NewHorizonPhoto wrote in post #13005038 (external link)
Bringing in the drop shadow closer to the text will clean up the logo and make it a bit less "blurry"

...or drop all of the Photoshop styles (embossing, drop shadows etc) all together. ;)


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Aug 26, 2011 18:50 |  #9

I agree with what others have said "lose the rock-waterfall tunnel thing on the home page". Also your portfolio, it just seems like random photos are place in the top for no reason. You need to separate your portrait, weddings, engagements, candid. It's like having your architecture photography mix in your wedding photography to show off your wedding photography.


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Aug 29, 2011 12:36 |  #10

Your business card logo rocks. Why not use that on your site header?


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Aug 29, 2011 13:47 |  #11

travsirocz wrote in post #13019208 (external link)
Your business card logo rocks. Why not use that on your site header?

Ha ha, thanks. I actually did, but the colors were changed. If I can find the text file I will see what it looks like.


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Aug 29, 2011 13:58 |  #12

Lobve your website. Where did you host it?


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Aug 30, 2011 08:56 |  #13

Gee thanks. I have it hosted with Hostgator. I like them.


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Aug 30, 2011 12:50 |  #14

NewHorizonPhoto wrote in post #12994107 (external link)
I found the wording of your "guarentee" section to be a bit confusing. Perhaps consider re-writing parts of it to make it flow a bit better.

I had a hard time understanding exactly what you photograph. Are you a portrait photographer? Do you do weddings? Do you do commercial work? I would make it a bit clearer. Also I would recommend listing at least a starting price for your services.

Any suggestions on how to change it? I am open to rewording things to be clearer.


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Aug 31, 2011 23:37 |  #15

Good site. I like it all... but yah lose that waterfall thing you got going on. Not in your style of photography for the site for one, but its also (not trying to be mean) not the best shot either. Its not bad, but it really to me just shows you have a tripod and know how to do a slow shutter... not much else. Throw one of your top portrait shots or whatnot there, crop it and lose the white bars between the shots... just make it reflect YOUR style of photography and what you do best :)!


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