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Retoucher
AKMac
Posts: 290
London, England, United Kingdom


I've just published my first website. There are still lots of images to add and a few tweaks to be done but I would be very interested in general opinions on the style and content.   

www.akmacretouch.com
Jul 30 12 12:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Digital Artist
Koray
Posts: 6,672
Ankara, Ankara, Turkey


style regular, content looks ok for now smile
Jul 30 12 02:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Nikki Cole Photography
Posts: 34
New York, New York, US


I love everything in it
Aug 05 12 05:12 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
AKMac
Posts: 290
London, England, United Kingdom


Any other useful observations?
Aug 14 12 11:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Thomas Sellberg
Posts: 139
Bloomington, Illinois, US


Nice! It's very clean and well put together. Scratch the italics on the services page it makes it hard to read. Italics should be reserved for qoutes only such as on the about page.

Otherwise very good.

Tom
Aug 15 12 12:00 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
AKMac
Posts: 290
London, England, United Kingdom


I've scratches the italics: thanks Tom. I don't know how I missed something so obvious.
Aug 15 12 10:22 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


It might be interesting to set up a few test pages with the current white along with darker backgrounds and try them on some test groups. Or just set up a poll and ask people to vote their preference.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/2254/web4d.jpg

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/2677/web1dk.jpg

http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/6513/web2j.jpg

http://img811.imageshack.us/img811/3076/web3p.jpg
Aug 16 12 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
AKMac
Posts: 290
London, England, United Kingdom


Thanks Peano,

I'm interested in the poll idea. How would I go about doing that? If that sounds like a stupid question it's because I'm new to this critique forum.

a k
Aug 16 12 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DAN CRUIKSHANK
Posts: 1,774
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


I like white. It works well with most beauty images. Black background darkens the whole image, creates the illusion of a harsher contrast and deeper shadows in the image. At least that is how I see it. Beauty, weddings, fashion, anything that is meant to look clean looks better against white IMO.
Aug 16 12 12:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


AKMac wrote:
Thanks Peano,

I'm interested in the poll idea. How would I go about doing that?

I've never done it, but search on Google. I quickly found several sites that let you set up free polls.

http://www.micropoll.com/online-poll.html

http://www.pollsetup.com/

Aug 16 12 01:03 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
AKMac
Posts: 290
London, England, United Kingdom


Thanks Peano,

I wan't thinking of going that public - I thought you meant an MM poll.

a k
Aug 17 12 11:31 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


Very nice. I hope you have a pre-post option on every image. I found it on some but not others and, of course, viewing a retoucher's portfolio, that's what we're looking for.

Very clean.
Aug 17 12 11:40 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
solis-sacredotibus
Posts: 31
Haugesund, Rogaland, Norway


DAN CRUIKSHANK wrote:
I like white. It works well with most beauty images. Black background darkens the whole image, creates the illusion of a harsher contrast and deeper shadows in the image. At least that is how I see it. Beauty, weddings, fashion, anything that is meant to look clean looks better against white IMO.

+1

Aug 18 12 12:02 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
AKMac
Posts: 290
London, England, United Kingdom


I've added some more pre/post options, because a number of people have suggested the same thing. I was in two minds about it with some images because I felt that the retouches hopefully spoke for themselves, and also I feel a little bit uncomfortable about the unfavourable contrast of before and after images.
Regarding the white background - there are definitely some specific images which will look better on black, grey or even a coloured background, but I think white works for the majority of my images and gives the overall feel I'm after.
Aug 22 12 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
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