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Feb 25, 2015 17:07 |  #1

After several months, starting from scratch of knowing nothing about making my own site, I finally competed the process. It look lots of research into choosing a hosting service and platform, learning intricacies of WordPress, the process of selling and delivery of prints, and even coding my own specific modifications (CSS, php). But I think I've finally got it to a point where my site is presentable.

www.lensofchen.com (external link)

The main goal was to construct an elegant portfolio site that is easy to navigate, with a secondary goal of selling digital copies or prints if someone was interested. Only some photos have Buy links available.

Looking for some constructive critique before I delve into the marketing aspect of the site.

One particular question I have for anyone who's gone through my galleries is what do you think of the breaking-up of my galleries into 30 photos chunks? Currently, if any gallery has more than 30 photos, it makes separate pages that you can navigate to (using the buttons on the bottom). Would you prefer to simply see all the photos of a gallery on one single page so you don't have to click to multiple pages?

Appreciate any feedback!




  
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Feb 25, 2015 17:17 |  #2

Good job. I know probably most of the dancers in your photos :)

I'd add the blog, which will help you stay connected with your audience. Also, I'd add a photo of you. Basically just some "meat" to the site. It looks great, but it resembles a 1-pager. Needs something that will connect you to your audience. A blog will help you in that, as well as the SEO and google ratings. Your photo will tell people who you are. And maybe a gear page or a review page, which will help to drive more traffic.

Otherwise excellent photos! Really like your landscape style!


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Feb 25, 2015 17:34 |  #3

bikfoto wrote in post #17449806 (external link)
Good job. I know probably most of the dancers in your photos :)

I'd add the blog, which will help you stay connected with your audience. Also, I'd add a photo of you. Basically just some "meat" to the site. It looks great, but it resembles a 1-pager. Needs something that will connect you to your audience. A blog will help you in that, as well as the SEO and google ratings. Your photo will tell people who you are. And maybe a gear page or a review page, which will help to drive more traffic.

Otherwise excellent photos! Really like your landscape style!

Thank you! I might add a blog later, once I think I have an audience that cares about where I go, what I do, or what I think on a regular basis. There is one photo of me in the "About" page - the one with the bridge and lighthouse, but I do realize I look tiny in it. I just don't have many "good" photos of myself that I think is appropriate to go on my website (ironic I know), but I'll see if I can fix that.




  
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Feb 25, 2015 19:48 |  #4

Think of the blog as an additional link to your site that Google will index one way or another. The more relevant links you have, the better traffic you'll get. It doesn't have to be what you do. It could be what wedding you shot, what's your opinion on new gear, reviews, and just overall photography talk that encourages viewers to participate.


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