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« on: August 09, 2010 12:48:49 PM »

Hey everyone... so I'm just about ready to launch my photography website, but wanted to get some feedback on it first. I have only sold jewelry in the past- this is my first venture into the area of photography.

Looking for thoughts on the overall design and functionality... Please be honest and share your comments and advice with me!

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2010 04:19:30 AM »

I only quickly browsed as i havent got much time at the moment., but if you are selling these images, you better put a watermark on them. As when you go to the original picture, the quality is decent enough, i can quite easily right click on the image and save it. You can either watermark them but there is also a way of stopping people being able to right click. Protect your images, as why would people pay you money for a print if they can save it themselves for free!


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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010 03:11:26 AM »

It looks decent for start, although I agree with Hebe73 for watermarks.

And I would definitely recommend that as soon as you start making some money from it, you should ask for professional help on web design because it is missing that pro look.

I can not tell you exactly what to change or to do to make it look better, but look at it like this - you can always feel the difference when photo is taken by someone with skill and talent and by some random individual who knows how to push that button on camera, right? ;-))

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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010 06:32:33 AM »

If you're going to sell professional photographs with people in them, you have to get releases from everyone who shows up in the pictures. Also, there are very weird things about some "places". Did you know the lighted image of the Eiffel Tower at night is copyrighted (unless it's a panorama view of Paris), but the image during the day, unlighted, is not? That's because the artist who did the lights has a copyright on it.

The load on the front page was super slow. I wouldn't stick around that long on a normal day.

« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010 07:32:15 AM »

I have a high speed connection and I wasn't even able to really navigate it because it was super slow!  Sad

« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2010 04:26:43 PM »

I loved it! I think it was very easy to use. The front page was just a little slow but not more than usual for me and I use a tethering connection from a cell phone. The pictures were awesome. I agree about the watermark even though I don't know much about that. One thing that bothered me was that everything was in lowercase letters. I find it harder to read and think it might be easier to use capital letters. Other than that I think it's awesome! I like the simplicity of it.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2010 11:44:20 PM »

I agree with most of what is being said. I think to make it a bit more professional I would change the font. It just doesn't look quite right. Play around with it and see if you agree or not. Good luck!

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