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 Post subject: New website
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Hey guys - not been around here for A-G-E-S. Since my last visit I've been steadily building my portfolio.

I've just been putting the finishing touches to my new website to show it off so please go take a look and let me know what you guys think?

http://tinyhalo.4ormat.com

Thanks in advance
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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:04 pm 
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Black lady, shirt and tie, from below with black and grey background/wall - great and lovely light - my favourite.

Shots took a while to load at my end - could be my connection though


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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:34 am 
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Thanks Phil, that's one of my favourites too :D

It's part of a series shot on a dull day in Glasgow, Scotland, you can see a "making of" video on the video page if you're interested - my other favourite is from the same shoot of the model standing in front of (would you believe) a multi-storey car park. I didn't know the location before the shoot happened so I scouted it using Google Street view and when I saw the geometric pattern I know I wanted to use it somehow. In the video you can see me sitting on the ground in front of a UPS truck shooting upwards at the model to try make something with it.

I don't think the slow loading is your problem - I just switched to a new web host which specialises in reproducing the work at a good quality so the load times have taken a bit of a hit unfortunately, I've been taking feedback on this and gotten mixed messages about it.

Anyway I've now decided to make the switch permanent. This site will eventually be http://www.tinyhalo.com rather than http://tinyhalo.4ormat.com once I've completed the hosting switchover - you can still see the old site at http://www.tinyhalo.com - people really disliked the use of flash and the music and I eventually couldn't accept the low quality reproduction of my images so it was time for a change.

Scott


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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 3:51 am 
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I agree with Phil. I think you need to strike a balance between load times and jpeg quality.

Never underestimate the impatience of web users.

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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback guys - I've adopted a different template as a result to try and minimise the load times.

Scott


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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:22 am 
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Hi Scott,

Great website overall, but a few suggestions I could give you. When looking at your photos, my eyes naturally get drawn towards the center of the screen, but the highlighted image is on the left, so I have to keep fighting with my eyes to look left. If your theme allows it, maybe having the center image highlighted would make it easier for the viewers.

One thing I noticed with your video is the title is spelled incorrectly. I don't know if you did it on purpose as an artistic liberty, but the proper way would be "It's a man's world". I guess its could give it a more ghetto feel, but mans I just can't see, unless it also means something I'm not familiar with.

Keep up the good work!

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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:39 pm 
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nice website, personnaly i didn't suffer much from the loadings delays

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 Post subject: Re: New website
PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:04 am 
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Very creative, looks like you had fun times with the video. No delay for me viewing the stills or video.


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