new site..tell me what you think

Discussion in 'Photography' started by jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Realized i never entered the site name... silly me, its been a long day

    jennifermotta.com
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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  2. From: "jennifer motta" <>

    | Realized i never entered the site name... silly me, its been a long day
    |
    | jennifermotta.com
    |

    I think you should enter in discussions on photography here and NOT just post a web site
    URL.
     
    David H. Lipman, Apr 21, 2005
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  3. Well, I had read a few people asking about their websites, so I didn't think
    it would be a problem. And I actually WAS trying to start a discussion...
    I'm always looking for ways of improving.. so was just looking for some
    input. You could have just passed by my post.
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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    Stan Guest


    It looks good. I'm not a big fan of Flash and animation, but yours
    doesn't bother me too much.


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    Stan, Apr 21, 2005
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  5. From: "jennifer motta" <>

    | Well, I had read a few people asking about their websites, so I didn't think
    | it would be a problem. And I actually WAS trying to start a discussion...
    | I'm always looking for ways of improving.. so was just looking for some
    | input. You could have just passed by my post.

    Yes, I could have but, you seemed more intelligent and responsive than say "massivan".
     
    David H. Lipman, Apr 21, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Don't you think that's what she was doing?

    "New to this alt.photography post thing. But, I just had someone do a
    website for me... wondering what people think.. would love some input. I do
    mostly wedding photography.... basically just wondering if anyone thinks
    anything is missing or could be improved. I personally love it!!! My
    father in law is on dial up and said it took awhile to load... probably
    since its flash. Anyway, any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Jen :)"

    It's great that you look after security and spam issues and all, but let's
    not go overboard. Along with pure discussion, this is also a place to post
    links to your work seeking feedback. I personally love it when people post
    their own links, and greatly enjoy looking at the huge variety of work out
    there.
     
    Mike Kohary, Apr 21, 2005
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    Mike Kohary Guest

    Make your link clickable like this:

    http://jennifermotta.com/

    :)

    I'm not usually one for flash websites, but yours is nicely done.
     
    Mike Kohary, Apr 21, 2005
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  8. Thanks.. I'm not big on flash either.. I just like how this makes the pages
    fade into each other.
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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  9. how did you do that??

    Also, what do you think of my pics on my site?
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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  10. massivan?
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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  11. I was also actually looking for input on my photography, not just the site.
    My site has just been in the works for quite some time, since a family
    member working on it for me free of charge. It just got posted yesterday,
    and thought that this would be a good place for some honest input about it,
    as well as some of my shots.
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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    paul Guest


    The pictures all look fine to me. Nice job of keeping it fairly simple &
    just putting out a good group of shots. Elegant smooth layout.

    Just put http://www. or even www. in front of your address to make it
    clickable in most news clients.

    Watch out with the top posting though, I don't mind it but you might get
    snipped at for not replying below the quoted text.
     
    paul, Apr 21, 2005
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    BillB Guest

    He didn't. Your newsreader did. If you give it enough
    information, it can figure out all by itself which strings of text
    characters are email addresses, web addresses, etc. In the case of
    "jennifermotta.com", that doesn't include enough information. It's
    a perfectly valid name for a DOS executable program. They're the
    ones that end in ".com" and ".exe". People would complain if their
    newsreaders transformed innocent mentions of command.com,
    format.com, diskcopy.com and edit.com into clickable links. What
    gives the newsreader sufficient clues are when you include the
    leading part of the full link, such as http: or www. Tack on
    something after these prefixes and the reader's newsreader (probably
    yours too) should then recognize the link for what it is. I don't
    know what your OE will do, but when I compose a reply, as soon as I
    type enough of a valid URL such as the first 4 letters ("www.j") of
    www.jennifermotta.com it gets highlighted as a link. If I change
    the "www" part of it to something it the newsreader doesn't
    recognize, such as "wwx" or "wwwx", it immediately stops recognizing
    it as a link address and the highlighting disappears.
     
    BillB, Apr 21, 2005
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    Geoff Sanson Guest

    The pictures are great. But, a word of warning. Flash based web sites
    cannot be indexed by the Internet directories such as Google or Yahoo.
    Always make sure that the index.htm (or home) page is pure html and not
    flash. Add all your keywords and meta tags to this page then link to your
    flash site from there. This way the search engines have something to index.

    Regards,

    Geoff
     
    Geoff Sanson, Apr 21, 2005
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    muzz285 Guest

    Ah, there's the link!

    Quite nice, the flash coding is effective. Is it just me, or do some of the
    portrait oriented images look tilted about 3 - 5 degrees counter clockwise?

    Muzz.
     
    muzz285, Apr 21, 2005
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    Cher, Apr 21, 2005
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  17. From: "Mike Kohary" <>


    | Don't you think that's what she was doing?
    |
    | "New to this alt.photography post thing. But, I just had someone do a
    | website for me... wondering what people think.. would love some input. I do
    | mostly wedding photography.... basically just wondering if anyone thinks
    | anything is missing or could be improved. I personally love it!!! My
    | father in law is on dial up and said it took awhile to load... probably
    | since its flash. Anyway, any input would be appreciated. Thanks, Jen :)"
    |
    | It's great that you look after security and spam issues and all, but let's
    | not go overboard. Along with pure discussion, this is also a place to post
    | links to your work seeking feedback. I personally love it when people post
    | their own links, and greatly enjoy looking at the huge variety of work out
    | there.
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    No Mike:

    It looked like she got a new web site and wanted feedback on the web site, not a critique on
    her photography style.

    It's one thing when someone who actively enters into discussions here and then asks you to
    view a web site.
    But it is completely diofferent, in my opinion, if somone like Massivan, who does nothing
    but posts a URL, or someone who hasn't been here before and aks you to view a web site.

    I thought it was worth the comment and the discussion.
     
    David H. Lipman, Apr 21, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    And what did you think of her site? I thought the pictures were a bit too
    static and could do with a bit of punch, choose a few with movement in them,
    people love that, and also a bit more colour.
     
    Guest, Apr 21, 2005
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    dadiOH Guest

    I realize you want to take a non-intrusive stance but a bit of
    "orchestration" wouldn't hurt in your posing. Simple things like...

    1. Avoid arms and hands just hanging straight down. Straight lines are
    static and boring, break the arm a bit.

    2. When a man has his far arm around a woman's waist, don't let his
    fingers peak out...they look like little sausages. Next to last photo,
    for example.

    3. When a woman is wearing a dress that exposes her upper arms, try to
    keep her upper arm away from her body else it will tend to "squish" and
    look fat. Do you know a woman who wants fat/flabby upper arms? :)

    4. Keep an eye on the bride's hands as she holds the bouquet. For
    example, in Row 2, Col. 3., her hands and fingers look misshapen.
    Basically, have her hold her bouquet rather like a golf club. That will
    avoid the back of her hand being toward the camera, curl the fingers and
    break her wrist...all things that will add to the attractiveness of the
    hand in the photo.

    5. Watch for facial distortions and correct them. Row 5, Col 3: the
    wrinkles in the man's neck could have been totally removed by asking him
    to tip is head toward his left. That would have given a more
    "masculine" appearance to his stance as well. He might have had to move
    slightly farther away from the bride to do so.

    The wrinkles in the bride's neck would be harder to correct without
    moving yourself to your left so they were hidden.


    6. Watch the direction of the natural light. In Row 3, Col.3, I suspect
    the light would have been more pleasing if you had moved yourself and
    turned them so that you were shooting obliquely to the background.

    All these are "little" things that can be accomplished either with voice
    direction or a quick physical one. They - and many others in the same
    vein - won't turn a bad photo (yours aren't) into a good one but they
    will improve already decent ones and result in even happier customers.
    It's all in the details...

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    dadiOH, Apr 21, 2005
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  20. I appreciate your input....
    question 1: you said in number 3 :when a woman has her upper arm exposed,
    try to keep her upper arm away from her body.... I'm not sure where to put
    them and how to do that.
    Definitely all good tips to remember, and I'm always looking for that.
    Thanks :)

    Jen
     
    jennifer motta, Apr 21, 2005
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