Discussion in 'Web Sites of Interest' started by Marekz, Aug 26, 2016.
Please provide your opinion on this photographer in Auckland, New Zealand?
Nice, but unremarkable. Excellent commercial work; some clichés; very little in the "Fine Art" department. Why do you ask?
Well, a critical opinion on the headers would tend to be on the harsh side: lighting, exposure and focus/sharpness issues all apparent on the first things that potential clients would see. And for someone touting for business in Auckland, having obvious overseas images there could send a subliminal message that is all wrong: "I'm a high flying international photographer so I am expensive." even if the web-site owner is not.
Are you a potential client?
Or did you build the web-site?
Are you the photographer or the business owner?
Having viewed the whole site here are some more thoughts:
When did the business start? Four weddings a year over 25 years? Really?
Photographers – who are they, do they have specialisms, awards, qualifications, what do they look like?
Where's the Blog? It just seems to be another 'puff piece' and list of services.
No contact name or photo on the contact page. Does the back office have a friendly face?
My first port of call on any website is the 'Contact' page. If I can't see a physical address that I can verify, that's the end of our business together.
I'm providing friendly support for the particular photographer. Thanks for insights you all have provided. Those are priceless and will be used to improve. Thanks again.
I'd go along with the above. Some of it is to my taste, some not. Not a fan of vignetting unless used sparingly for one. Some technical things that I would have done a little differently, e.g. some things creeping into the corners/edges of shots that don't add anything/shouldn't be there and the post processing being a little OTT/obvious for my taste in some shots. The 'About Us' page should have photo's of them, should have some personal information on an individual basis, rather than on a team basis. With weddings, it really comes down to the personal touch, so I'd say this is pretty crucial. Wish them the best of luck!
most of the sample photos are not sharp and have exposure issues. Either the photographer isnt that good or the website isnt.
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