Please have a look at my photography site and tell me your thoughts.

Discussion in 'Website Creation' started by kristo_di_giorio, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. Dear Photo Experts.
    I have recently updated re-designed my website to a more professional look and I really your feedback. Positive or negative, I will really appreciate your thoughts if any changed are needed. What do you think about the look & feel, the functionality, etc. I haven't had the opportunity to test it out on a wide variety of browsers & operating systems, so please let me know if you have any issues. I mainly do outdoor sessions and occassionally engagement and wedding photography.
    My website is here: www.studiokristo.com
    Thank you very much for your time. I hope that you will enjoy it too.
    With Best Regards,
    Kristo Di Giorio
     
  2. Kristo, I'll try posting a screen shot of what I saw on your home page. It was blank except for the side bar. Scrolling down revealed some links, but not much else. For most visitors, this is your only chance to make a first impression, and this was quite poor. From there I clicked on portfolios in the side bar and then 'outdoor portraits.' I was taken to a totally blank page with only the text: "Professional Photography Services in Greece. We are a licensed photography company. You are always welcome to visit our Studio and meet our creative team. E-mail: info@studiokristo.com" No menu, sidebar, links. Nothing, just plain text. At this point I gave up. I don't think it's quite ready yet. Have you considered just using a service like squarespace? Their templates are better than what 90% of designers can do let alone photographers.
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  3. Hi Mark M, unfortunately from my end looks that everything works fine. Could please tell me which operating system are you using and which browser?
    Many Thanks,
    Kristo
     
  4. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    I have no problem seeing everything in Chrome, Safari and Firefox on a Mac.
    I find the site wondering and unfocused. There are way too many different formats and navigation is sometimes unclear. I also think the glamour shoots should be on a separate site or at least not linked if you are trying to get weddings.
     
  5. Kristo- it was Safari and Firefox on the Mac. The slideshow is working as of this morning. It looks like it might have been a javascript problem. When I looked closer last night it was generating something like 900 javascript errors in the console. To begin with, I agree with Jeff — the glamour work is out of place, especially since you give it it's own top level category. And I wouldn't call it 'celebrity' photography. So now that I've poked around, I think it's way too busy. As a prospective client there is too much stuff on the page that I don't care about. I don't care about your tags, or categories. I don't need to know that the portfolios is 'Created By: Kristo Di Giorio' — I already know that. I don't know what I'm supposed to do with the pencil icon or what the strange round avatar of you is. I don't need to know the date of the post. I *really* don't like the animated 'pin it' button. All of this stuff can just go away without negatively impacting my experience of your work. The photos are arranged in categories under the heading 'portfolio' but everything about the pages suggests 'blog post'. In fact, everything about this site from the coding on up suggests that you took a wordpress theme made for a blog and tried to force a portfolio site into it. From a branding perspective, it's a disaster. The logo is creepy, the typography is all over the place, with mixed centered and justified type (I'm looking at the about page). If I am getting married in Greece, what is there in the branding of your page that would make me choose it over say: http://www.vangelisphotography.com or http://www.annaroussos.com ? And — for me this is a BIG problem — on your contact page you are running a photo with the caption "Our Studio is always open to serve you." This was a red flag for me because the lighting gear in the photo is pretty nice, but I didn't see anything in your work that suggests you are lighting in a studio or shooting indoors. It appears that image is not actually your studio because a reverse image search finds the image everywhere. This is bordering on fraud. Considering how much care you put into explaining copyright on your disclaimer page (http://www.studiokristo.com/disclaimer/), there's no excuse for using a photo that is not yours to promote your business.
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  6. Hi Mark M ,
    Thank you very much for your time. I had hired a freelancer to build my website, and once ready I was asking the opinion of experienced people. Regarding the photo of the studio, I removed it immediately, since it was put there a few days ago by the programmer.
     
  7. This guy is a fraud, and was found to have numerous photographs in his online ports that belong to others. He posted this very topic in numerous photography forums in the hopes of getting clicks on his website. I don't know if he has been signed up as a member here at Photo.net but if he has been, a swift delete is in order
    Read his review at YANAP
    http://youarenotaphotographer.com/forums/topic/feedback-needed-for-my-new-wedding-and-portrait-photography-website/
     
  8. Kristo, I would like to suggest some opinion to my point of view. It's fabulous site and nice clicks in portrait and wedding photos.
    My point of view your site is too much take loading time. So that is minus point of your site user are not take rest your site and closed tab b'coz of much loading time.
    I would like to suggest some sites. You can see it's design structure, user friendliness, and site loading time.
    http://elliephoto.com/
    http://www.robholley.net/
     
  9. Kristo, your site is amazing but the truth is that. so quickly update your site and grow your business.
     

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