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Apr 16, 2015 19:39 |  #1

Johneking3.tumblr.com hey guys, putting together some shots I've taken over the past year still have more to add but if you could take a look and tell me what you think so far. I shoot with a canon 40d, efs 55-250ii, 24mm 2.8 stm and edit with canon dpp. Thanks! Johneking3.tumblr.com


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Apr 16, 2015 19:47 |  #2

It took a fairly long time for me to see the page. Not sure if problem is at my side or your page's loading speed.
May be you can start with an introduction Home page, allowing viewer to choose between the galleries to view.
Your White back ground color could be better address to have more harmony with the images.
Also Leave the LINK (external link) something like <- So that reader can get there with ease, instead of copy and past.
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Apr 16, 2015 23:58 |  #3

Agree with samsen re: navigation and link to your site.

As for the tumblr page, I think there is too much dead white space for my taste.

I like most of the surf shots, wish there were some more in B&W - I like the couple/few I saw. If this is for portfolio, do you do other stuff or are you really focusing on surf? Seems like you might want to show off some other types of shots if you have them. I saw some cars and rollerblading, but not sure what else because I would have to scroll a long time - this is why some navigation that samsen mentioned would be important.

Thanks for sharing!


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Apr 17, 2015 05:15 |  #4

Yeah, pictures are kind of small and there's a lot of wasted space on the page. If you're looking to do a blog style web page WordPress is the way to go. If you can find a good cheap server to put it on then choosing a good Blogging theme is fairly simple to do.

On critique I have on the dragster... lets see some smoke coming off those tires man! :) It's just sitting there doing nothing. Action shots rule at the dragstrips. :)

One other thing and it's not really a bad thing unless it's done all the time... You have lots of bullseyes (perfectly centered subjects). I could just slap the guy that taught me to do that when I was first starting out. Everything I shot was in the center. It had no composition whatsoever. Now when I look at my first early photos I could almost puke they're so centered.

Use that Rule of Thirds more. You'll have more compositionally pleasing photos to look at and share. I do like the surf photos as well. Those remind me of being in Hawaii. Fun times! But again, get the horizon out of the center of your photos and you'll see just how much lowering or raising your camera a few degrees really makes a difference. It made a HUGE difference to me when I started doing it.

And finally, yes, I do agree with the linking (external link) issue as well. It's a cool feature to use here if you want to bring us to a certain page.


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