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Aug 25, 2011 10:01 |  #31

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If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

I can't agree with a blank statement like that. Even people with varying degrees of blindness have been known to make consistent photographs. Others here have indicated there are solutions available for a colorblind person.


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Aug 25, 2011 10:02 |  #32

form wrote in post #12997132 (external link)
If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

Maybe I'm misreading your post, please explain to me why someone who is color blind shouldn't do color photography?




  
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Aug 25, 2011 11:07 |  #33

form wrote in post #12997132 (external link)
If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

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Aug 25, 2011 15:54 |  #34

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You need to add this line somewhere inside the
<head><head/>
section of your home page:

<meta name="keywords" content="[B][U]some keywords go here, for example[/U][/B], landscape, nature, prints " />

That way search engines will pick up on your keywords, choose them wisely & dont put to many in ;)

Keywords in the sense of metadata, are pretty much useless now.

Maybe I'm biased because I'm familiar with a lot of your locations, but I don't see anything "WOW". I didn't look through your whole site though.

Read my SEO for the Photographer link in my sig. ;)


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Aug 25, 2011 17:32 |  #35

form wrote in post #12997132 (external link)
If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

This post is completely out of line. Ever heard of Ludwig van Beethoven? Beethoven was an amazing musician who also happened to be deaf. I am glad he didn't take the advice of others who told him not to write music.... vmad




  
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Aug 25, 2011 17:45 |  #36

Hikin Mike wrote in post #12999288 (external link)
Keywords in the sense of metadata, are pretty much useless now.

Hmmmm, well they seem to be working ok for me, but, I also have a friend that advertised my site on her Facebook which generates a lot of traffic. I'm averaging 50 hits per day on my site, and have sold quite a few shots ;)

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Aug 25, 2011 23:14 |  #37
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This post is completely out of line. Ever heard of Ludwig van Beethoven? Beethoven was an amazing musician who also happened to be deaf. I am glad he didn't take the advice of others who told him not to write music.... vmad


Ah...not quite. He was near deaf later in his life. He wasn't born deaf and became a legendary composer of his time.


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Aug 25, 2011 23:46 |  #38

form wrote in post #12997132 (external link)
If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

Amazing. I think that statement is as stupid as telling someone who is blind that they shouldn't learn to read.


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Aug 26, 2011 00:23 |  #39

Julian I agree.

I really can't believe someone actually typed that :lol:


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Aug 26, 2011 08:24 |  #40

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I'm sorry to put it so bluntly but if you're colorblind, how can you expect to make a living, or even a dollar from colour photography? It's VERY rare for someone to take a print that wouldn't benefit from some post production, and true to that, I see that everything on your site could use some as well. If you can't see the photos you're taking properly, I'm not sure how you are able to tell which ones are your good ones. In my opinion you have 3 options: Switch to B&W only, hire someone to do your post production, or find something else to do that doesn't require colour. Again, I'm not trying to be rude, but that's really what it comes down to. No one's going to buy your photos because they're the best you can do due to this imparement, they'll just look for someone who can see everything.

Thank you for being blunt. I love photography and will keep trying even with my imparement, i don't need to make a living from it. It sounds like CS5 has some sort of technical processing for color blindness that I can look into.




  
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Aug 26, 2011 08:28 |  #41

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I just remembered there is a color profile setting for colorblind people in photoshop cs5, you could try that.

Great information, i will look intyo it. It is time for me to upgrade from CS4 anyway.




  
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Aug 26, 2011 08:48 |  #42

form wrote in post #12997132 (external link)
If you're color blind, you should not do color photography even if you have any skill.

Everyone else has offered useful information for me, and it has been appreciated. I'll keep working on the skill part and maybe have my wife help with the processing part.




  
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Aug 26, 2011 14:46 |  #43

Hikin Mike wrote in post #12999288 (external link)
Keywords in the sense of metadata, are pretty much useless now.

Maybe I'm biased because I'm familiar with a lot of your locations, but I don't see anything "WOW". I didn't look through your whole site though.

Read my SEO for the Photographer link in my sig. ;)

Mike, How many people hit your site a week and how many photographs do you sell from your site?




  
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Aug 26, 2011 15:00 as a reply to  @ sierrarisse's post |  #44

First, good luck with the challenges you face. Patience and dedication can help you overcome almost anything you face.

Now for a bit of advice... do you have anyone in your family that enjoys computer stuff? My wife loves to do the computer side of the photos we take. She is a talented artist, so I am lucky to have her helping with the PP work. If you happen to have someone in your family that likes it, maybe you can have them help? And if it is a younger person, maybe you can give them a little if stuff starts selling... Always nice to have the reward option!

Once again, good luck with this! I hope things work out well for you and that sales and such start growing for you.



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Aug 26, 2011 15:27 |  #45

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Mike, How many people hit your site a week and how many photographs do you sell from your site?

I average 5000 hits a day. I've sold a few dozen prints this year ranging from 8 x 12 to 18 x 36. :cool:


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