17 year old photographer. Advice about website.

Discussion in 'Photography' started by TheGurtner, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. TheGurtner

    TheGurtner Guest

    Hello. I have been wanting to sell my prints for a while now. I just
    wanted a little advice of how to do it from someone that has done it
    or has an idea of how to do it.
    Thank you for any help.

    This is what I have so far.

    http//:www.gurtnerphotography.com
     
    TheGurtner, Aug 15, 2008
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    Colin.D Guest

    Your link is wrong. The colon comes before the double slash.

    Looked at the site, I cannot see any images except the first one of the
    youth in the shop. Clicking on 'photos' shows your price list but no
    images.

    Colin D.
     
    Colin.D, Aug 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    The images came up for me. The link style is a poor choice, though.
    It took a while to figure out that was the link. I was clicking on
    the photo itself.

    Interesting photos, but nothing I'd pay those prices for even if I
    didn't own a camera.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 15, 2008
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    ransley Guest

    Do people actualy buy those from you
     
    ransley, Aug 15, 2008
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    Colin.D Guest

    Ok, Tony. I normally use Firefox, but nothing came up in that browser,
    so I tried IE - something I rarely do - and got the images.

    So, problem no. 1, his website is not friendly to other browsers than IE.

    Second, the images. Technique is not too bad, apart from blown
    highlights with the duck and some other shots, but composition and
    interest are sadly lacking, IMO. At only 17, he's very young, and more
    experience and maybe a photographic diploma or degree course would be
    the way to go.

    Colin D.
     
    Colin.D, Aug 15, 2008
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    Vance Guest

    The images didn't come up for me using FireFox and running on Linux.
    I'm not motivated to fire-up IE, or figure out why they aren't loading
    with my setup. Don't make people do things like use anything but
    the browser they have. You have to make your site browser neutral.
    This may be a problem with whatever you used to generate the gallery

    I agree that the link to the photo is a bad design choice. The
    natural inclination is to click the photo, not search the page for a
    control that isn't intuitively obvious. Check other websites and see
    how they have handled it.

    I have no idea what your photos look like, but if your intention for
    the site is to sell your images then I would put an image on the index
    page that would serve to get some interest up. Also, the idea of
    clicking a size/price and making a note about what image you want
    isn't very good. Again, too much work for the viewer IMO.

    Vance
     
    Vance, Aug 15, 2008
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    Guest Guest


    I saw it ok on Firefox (Mac)
     
    Guest, Aug 15, 2008
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    OG Guest

    Think about the processes that your potential customers have to follow
    before placing their order. Give yourself some time to plan out different
    scenarios for different types of customers and _on paper_ plan the screens
    and navigation that they need to get from the home page to the 'buy' page.

    Is the navigation clear at every point?
    Do customers want to sit through a slideshow?
    Do you need a search facility?
    How does a customer indicate that they want to buy a particular image?
    How does a customer make multiple selections?
    How does a customer change his/her mind?

    etc. etc.
     
    OG, Aug 15, 2008
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    tony cooper Guest

    That's what I use. They came up easily on Firefox and still does
    today.
    Well, he didn't ask for a critique, and I'm not one to over-critique
    anyway. If a photograph interests me, captures my attention, or makes
    me think "I wish I would have thought of that", I'll pass over blown
    highlights or other minor flaws. He did bring up selling photos, so I
    thought the comment on price was appropriate.

    The most interesting photo, in my opinion, is "Drip". The rest don't
    have anything special about them.
     
    tony cooper, Aug 15, 2008
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    Peter Guest


    You might not purchase his art, but I would give serious consideration to
    purchasing his future. He has a good eye and is not afraid to experiment.
     
    Peter, Aug 15, 2008
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    Guest Guest


    Some might sell in a picture library.
     
    Guest, Aug 15, 2008
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