Website feedback and Marketing info.

Discussion in 'Website Creation' started by nick_peters, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Hello everyone,
    My names Nick and I live on the gold coast of Australia.
    I have just recently joined as a member, nice to meet you all!
    I have a photography business, which is fairly new, mostly specialising in children, families, events, commercial and weddings.
    I am wondering if some of you would mind having a look at my website, and making some comments/suggestions on ways I could improve it to attract more clients. I have general enquiries relating to weddings, but not as many as I would like. My address is
    On google is up the top of the page when searched for "gold coast photographer"
    I would also like anyones suggestions for the some of the better forms of photographic marketing, which methods historically work the best for you guys in creating paid work etc.
    Many thanks for your time.
    Nick Peters
  2. The site took a very long time to load on my computer (high speed connection), if that is common for others, then I imagine many will leave before it finishes. I pulled up 'wedding' gallery and it also took a very long time as each photo had to load as the slideshow progressed. Not sure if the images are maybe too big or some other issue. I tried some of the other tabs and they all took a very long time to load, I finally got tired of waiting and closed it. I'm in the States, but wouldn't think that should matter all that much. Just seems too slow loading, I think people 'window shopping' will get bored and move on.
    The photos seem to be well done, so I don't think that would be an issue.
  3. Thanks Nathan,
    The site does operate very quickly here In Australia, and only local clients are really my audience. I get the same as you experienced really when I look at photography sites located in the states, the image sizes are about 90-120k each. I appreciate you taking the time to give me some feedback, all the best mate.
  4. Site IS a bit slow. The pages do not auto-fit to the browser window, which is fine, but they also don't automatically center, which is a problem. No music. Hurray. A lot of the work seems a little flat to me. There's one portrait of a woman with a bouquet. It's so good, with a vivacious expression and dead-on skin tone, that it puts a lot of the rest of the images to shame. Your wedding styles, the way you have chosen to present them, look all over the place. You need to group them more effectively. Your skin tones here look universally flat--the images need some processing IMNSHO.
  5. how quickly are you considering quickly Nick. If it takes more than 1 second to load each piece I consider that slow.

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