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Category : Image

20 Mar 2017
Two images demonstrating how much you lose on a 1X3 crop. Notice crop of subject in photograph.

What a Photographer Needs to Know to Shoot a Website

Image Ratios

Getting hired to shoot images for a website is pretty common now.  A lot of small businesses decide to manage their own sites.  This is not a big issue, as long as you have your template or site available before the shoot.  A photographer really needs to know what size image needs to be in pixels before they shoot.  This helps the photographer shoot each image in the correct ratio and avoids important information getting cropped.  Not knowing image sizes or ratios can result in re-shoots and extra costs.   It also benefits the client because I can size all images for the client and make them ready to use.

A quick note for clients.  Color Management is very important for photography.  It ensures color to be true to a viewer.  Most photographers use the color space Adobe RGB or Adobe 1998.  Any image used on the internet should be in sRGB.  Make sure your photographer or webmaster converts files to the correct color space.

Below, I will post a new page I am devoting to Website Information.  I show examples of how image ratios can affect your photograph.

Info for Websites

 

13 Mar 2017
Screen capture of the John Whitehead Images website redesign.

Website Redesign

I am presently redesigning my website with new imagery and information.  I will be adding new content over the next two weeks.  Check back and let me know what you think and share with your friends.

I have one new section that partially done.  It has helpful information of locations, what to wear and lighting.  I will be adding more detail examples to go with the page.  Click here to see Portrait Infomation! 

Sections that are in the works are toning examples, before and after, commercial information and video links.

Hope to see you this Spring!