Critique on my website!

Discussion in 'Website Creation' started by aleks_biteman, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. I am a student photographer in high school, slowly starting my own photography business, I know there are a few things I'd like to change with the site, but overall I could really use some input.
    AleksBiteman.com
     
  2. Input for what? You don't have nay picture here to comment.
     
  3. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    He's asking about his website. The URL is at the bottom of his post.
     
  4. Yeah, Sorry if that wasn't clear! Either way, it doesn't look like many people wanna critique it haha.
     
  5. I am not sure what kind of critique you are looking for, but I did go and see your site and thought great stuff I should follow him. I didn't see a place where I can do that. So my suggestion would be to maybe add some social links to where people can get in touch with you on a more personal level. A facebook page or google plus for just your photography?
    The site looks good, loaded pretty quick, I like the simple layout. All focus was on the pictures.
    Not sure an about me page is What I would have chosen for my landing page.
    Seeing as I didn't find your social links please check out mine. like it or post your page info as I would love to see any other work you have done.
    https://www.facebook.com/JulieQPhotography
     
  6. Aleks, the design is nice — it's quick and easy to navigate, and makes focuses on the photos, which is great.

    I think you should think about who your target audience is and edit your work a bit more. The editing at the
    moment is a little confusing and it will make it difficult for you to compete with people who are marketing as
    specialists.

    The pricing suggests you are interested in Weddings, Baby Portraits, and Senior/Personal Portraits. If this is
    your target market, you need to get rid of the four landscape shots and really speak to your target market. A
    shot of Mt. Rainer is not going to help you sell anything and if you are marketing infant portraits, maybe a gun
    pointed at someone's head isn't the best piece for this. That's not a criticism of the work, but of how you are
    using the work to win business.

    Like Julie mentioned starting off with an 'About Me' page also isn't a great idea. To sell photo services to
    consumers (and businesses), you need to talk about them — how important their day or moment is.Your
    athleticism and burning passion might be of secondary importance to them.

    The note under the pricing should be revised too. When I read a sentence like this: "If there is a technical failure
    (Camera, Memory card, etc..) you will be fully refunded" I wonder how often that happens to you. Trust that you
    can complete a job is the single most important thing to communicate and this single sentence undermines it
    completely.

    This is followed by a bunch a verbiage about what you don't do for your customers. A better way might be to list
    what is included with a shoot with a note that additional services and products are available on request. Rather
    than saying there is a charge for going out of my way, say milage is complimentary within a 25 mile radius or
    whatever you're comfortable with.

    You should also list contact info rather than a form. Nobody wants to fill out a form and hope it gets to you. Real
    customers want to pick up the phone and talk to someone.
     
  7. Thanks for the help guys, I'll be sure to consider everything you've said!
     

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