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Feb 14, 2012 20:53 |  #1

Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago I decided to make a website and advertise my real Estate Photography services. My first attempt was a flop as there were major load time issues with it. I was using Go Daddy Hosting services with a Wordpress website.

* No disrespect intended towards Go Daddy by the way !

I recently chose to work with Smugmug. Please have a look at my website and tell me what you think. www.joelguindon.com (external link)

I will be specializing in architectural photography and offering real estate photography services.

Upcoming changes are: better portfolio and adding a few pages to the website that describe my services / fees and other related information.

PS: I haven't started to advertize it yet. I'm waiting for it to be completed.


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Feb 14, 2012 20:58 |  #2

Sorry Joe, but that site doesn't work either. No disrespect intended but are you sure your prior problem was actually GoDaddy?


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Feb 14, 2012 21:03 |  #3

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None taken my dear man ! As for the website not working...it is working on my laptop and on my wife's laptop !!! So...I don't know what to tell you. I'm at a loss for words here...


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Feb 14, 2012 21:25 |  #4

This is what I see when I click on the link you provided - are you and your wife on the same server or internal network perhaps so you're viewing the same thing? It says: These aren't the photos you're looking for. SmugMug's Support Heroes are awfully sorry, but we just can't find that page. We'd love to help, though - just tell us how!


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Feb 14, 2012 22:35 |  #5

sapearl wrote in post #13899584 (external link)
This is what I see when I click on the link you provided - are you and your wife on the same server or internal network perhaps so you're viewing the same thing? It says: These aren't the photos you're looking for. SmugMug's Support Heroes are awfully sorry, but we just can't find that page. We'd love to help, though - just tell us how!

I see the same thing


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Feb 14, 2012 22:47 |  #6

I'll be having a quick look at that...i have no luck hahaha

sapearl wrote in post #13899584 (external link)
This is what I see when I click on the link you provided - are you and your wife on the same server or internal network perhaps so you're viewing the same thing? It says: These aren't the photos you're looking for. SmugMug's Support Heroes are awfully sorry, but we just can't find that page. We'd love to help, though - just tell us how!

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I see the same thing


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Feb 15, 2012 00:47 |  #7

Works for me...

1. Either get rid of that hideous dotted background or change the colour of your logo and the menu text. It does not work with the background and my eyes hurt.

2. "Welcome to my website. I specialize in architectural photography." isn't enough as a description of yourself.

3. Where are you located??!

4. Why is there a link called "Real Estate Agents" in your menu? One would imagine that link is a good place to find real estate agents, then it leads to something else.


You need to be clear on the structure of your website. Don't make it a mash for a place to dump all your photos, that is what sites like Flickr is for.


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Feb 15, 2012 01:38 |  #8

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Works for me...

1. Either get rid of that hideous dotted background or change the colour of your logo and the menu text. It does not work with the background and my eyes hurt.

2. "Welcome to my website. I specialize in architectural photography." isn't enough as a description of yourself.

3. Where are you located??!

4. Why is there a link called "Real Estate Agents" in your menu? One would imagine that link is a good place to find real estate agents, then it leads to something else.


You need to be clear on the structure of your website. Don't make it a mash for a place to dump all your photos, that is what sites like Flickr is for.

Thank you, will be working on this shortly


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Feb 15, 2012 02:53 |  #9

It works for me, and looks good. I don't like the header/logo much is all.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:34 |  #10

Now it shows Joe and loads pretty quickly.

The logo isn't too bad. I'd just keep one of those images for simplicity sake and get rid of the text effects for "architectural photography." Less is more and this will give it a cleaner sleaker look. Are most of these HDR - not a criticism, if they are...........just wondering if that's what most people are doing these days in architecture.


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Feb 15, 2012 05:59 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #11

I didn't scrutinize the logo...but I think your portfolio is great and the site loads and displays terrific...Nice job & good luck with your pursuit.




  
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Feb 15, 2012 07:05 |  #12

I like it... Nice and clean, bright. It definitely "works" for real estate/architectural photography.


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Feb 15, 2012 07:46 |  #13

tim wrote in post #13900708 (external link)
It works for me, and looks good. I don't like the header/logo much is all.

Thank you for taking the time to view. So what don't you like about it ?

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Now it shows Joe and loads pretty quickly.

The logo isn't too bad. I'd just keep one of those images for simplicity sake and get rid of the text effects for "architectural photography." Less is more and this will give it a cleaner sleaker look. Are most of these HDR - not a criticism, if they are...........just wondering if that's what most people are doing these days in architecture.

Tahnk you again. I will keep working on it. As for the use of HDR, I don't know if it's a wide use but I use it for real estate photography. I'm still reading up on architectural photography and that is what I want to lean towards. I've seen some great architectural photographers use a mix of HDR and Flash for images. Have a look at Mike Butler (external link).

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I didn't scrutinize the logo...but I think your portfolio is great and the site loads and displays terrific...Nice job & good luck with your pursuit.

Thank you for viewing.


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Feb 15, 2012 09:00 |  #14

You have to click 3 thumbnails to see a full sized image, I think that's a shame because the images look good.


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You have to click 3 thumbnails to see a full sized image, I think that's a shame because the images look good.

I agree. I also think your logo/banner is WAY too big. Are you selling your banner or your pictures? ;)


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