1. I've had lots of people thanking me for writing and giving pointers over the last couple of weeks...thank you and your welcome! I thought of something else that has really added to who I am as a photographer. Since I've told you tons of my secrets already I figure, "Why hold back?" I've learn so much about angles, lighting, ideas for layering photos from watching the extras of movies with the director and cinematographer commenting all the way through. These are professionals and so, why not learn from them. So much translates into photography! Try it! 2. Another person asked about how to start a website and as I far as I'm concerned you have three choices:
- Design it yourself!
Pros - It's FREE!, it's original, it's personal! Cons - There is a limit to your time and knowledge, there's lots of ways it can go wrong.
- Hire someone else to design it for you! It's probably going to run you $1000+ but, at least you can rest assured that no one else will have your exact site! The site I have right now I had designed and I love it but sometimes I wish I could make changes quickly and update new pictures more often!
Pros - It's original, you are involved in the process and design, it's built around your needs.
Cons - It's time consuming, hard to know what you need and communicate it well, get expire quickly.
- Use a template! There are big websites that have marketed specifically to Photographers. The two main ones I know...Big Folio and BluDomain! They both great and I've looked into using them...but I can't think about that until I'm out of my 2007 wedding season.
Pros - It's simple, offers Flash and HTML in the same site, make changes any time you want, you can change templates easily and usually at a reduced rate!
Cons - Everyone has the similar sites!
Again, I hope this helps!