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Dec 10, 2009 06:57 |  #1

Morning all,

I've tried to really simplify my website this week, as it was starting to get away from the original idea of simple galleries and clear information about services etc.

Please have a gander at http://www.jameshedley​photography.com/ (external link) and let me know what you photographers think. I have feedback from non-tog users etc, but it's always nice to know what other camera heads would do differently.

TIA,

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Dec 10, 2009 09:33 |  #2

I like it, Hedley. I think you've accomplished having a simple feel to the site, focusing on the photography and not the jazz around the photos. I do have a couple easy suggestions though...

- It is common expectation that hovering the mouse over your navigation should cause some kind of reaction. The text might change color, get underlined, get brighter, etc. Yours just sits there, making the user wonder whether this is something clickable at all.
- Pay for the simpleviewer app, so you don't have their ad on it. It's a minor expense, and will make the site look a bit more professional (as well as supporting the folks that developed it).
- I find your gallery images to be a bit small. I know it's a tradeoff, but just putting in my opinion...

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Dec 10, 2009 09:35 |  #3

Hedley wrote in post #9169952 (external link)
Morning all,

I've tried to really simplify my website this week, as it was starting to get away from the original idea of simple galleries and clear information about services etc.

Please have a gander at http://www.jameshedley​photography.com/ (external link) and let me know what you photographers think. I have feedback from non-tog users etc, but it's always nice to know what other camera heads would do differently.

TIA,

Hedley

Just a thought - maybe have a photo of you with a camera on the opening page or on the about page.




  
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Dec 10, 2009 09:43 |  #4

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- It is common expectation that hovering the mouse over your navigation should cause some kind of reaction. The text might change color, get underlined, get brighter, etc. Yours just sits there, making the user wonder whether this is something clickable at all.


Yeah, thought I should put some a:hover in.
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Dec 10, 2009 23:28 |  #5

Your domain name is massive. That's all I think about when visiting your site.

Other than that, I like the design.


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Dec 11, 2009 12:17 as a reply to  @ EnronRocks's post |  #6

Looks good to me. Simple and straight forward and easy to navigate, let the images speak for themselves. Very good start.


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Dec 14, 2009 05:33 |  #7

Nice...nothing better than a fast loading and simple to navigate site....good job




  
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Dec 14, 2009 07:52 |  #8

Just a couple of things i noticed.

About page... i know its funny but a fuzzy picture of 2 lemars going at it...? looking through your galleries i think i put a different picture there. The shot in the music section of the drummer is a great shot and more in keeping with what i think your trying to portray.

About page, the wording...

"Bassed in Sussex, but available for hire throughout the UK, James Hedley Photography is quickly becoming an established wedding & events photographer."
JHPhotography inplies there are more than one but photographer is just one, also the but available for hire is a dead give away you are new to the game.

"James Hedley is quickly becoming an established wedding & events photographer. Bassed in Sussex he covers events throughout the UK."
Takes away the hint of deperation the but added to the text.

To back this up (about the wedding photography) i think you need to have more pictures in your wedding gallery.

Just my 2p worth.


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Dec 14, 2009 09:42 |  #9

Yeoer wrote in post #9194189 (external link)
About page, the wording...

Thanks - I think your rewording is spot on, and I will change it


p.s. The lemurs pic wasn't meant to be funny. It's a mother carrying her baby, but if that's how it comes across I will look at that again as well.


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Dec 14, 2009 10:56 |  #10

Hedley wrote in post #9194674 (external link)
Thanks - I think your rewording is spot on, and I will change it

p.s. The lemurs pic wasn't meant to be funny. It's a mother carrying her baby, but if that's how it comes across I will look at that again as well.

To my mind there's actually a couple more little bits in the rest of your text that need fine tunning as well. Take it with a pinch of salt but i would remove the red text. Sometimes like they say... less is more..

"(Our)His aim, (is always) to produce (top) beautiful images (quality results) through an unobtrusive and relaxed style, (so) whether (it's is guests at a wedding, the bride and groom, a family portrait, a fashion shoot,) a wedding party, family portrait or a band onstage, James's shooting style (it's always shot in such a way that) will (keeps) ensure the subjects remain as relaxed and natural as possible.

In 2009 James's (was also recently) photography was recognised and (recently been) awarded 2 prizes (external link) by renowned manufacturer of photography(camera bags and accessory cases) equipement (Lowe Pro). (,as well as being)

James's work (and) is a regulary published being featured in (contributor to a number of) publications such as YouGotPapped Magazine (external link)

2010 promises to be an exciting year for us, as we're booked for our the first overseas wedding and we plan to continue growing and providing more services"

With event's including his first oversea's wedding, 2010 promises to be another busy and exciting year for James.

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The bit about more services also highlights new to the game.


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Dec 15, 2009 04:48 as a reply to  @ Yeoer's post |  #11

Thanks Yeoer,

I really appreciate the time and thought you've put in.


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