Assignment 1 part 1
Post an image of your completed Who am I?
Assignment 1 part 2
Post three of your pictures that represent the direction you want to go and what you want to shoot. If you do not have three images, post three images that other people took to represent the direction you want to go and what you want to shoot.
Feedback from Jay P
Great images Dean. Your lighting is great. The main image is the best. Use that one and now shoot with different woman. Are you going for a Boudoir work? What is your direction?
Dean Lipoff Thanks! Boudoir I mainly did for fun. I was in the shoot generic white background stock mode for so long I’m finally just doing what I want for no other reason but because I want to without the money part attached to it. I see myself going more toward fashion/beauty but have nothing against shooting boudoir. I actually shot some natural light boudoir last weekend after we did studio stuff. The model wanted it. It’s OK not great. I do know there’s a market for it. When I think boudoir I see more of a “in the bedroom with natural light” type of situation. Maybe Boudoir is the way to go. Why not?
Assignment 1 part 3
Post one new image from your photo shoot that looks like or is better than the three images you submitted.
Feedback from Jay P
Submit your new or updated website’s URL
Feedback from Adelaide
K Dean. I’m on your homepage. It’s very strong.
I don’t like the footer that says “powered by.” Can you take that off? Also, for the social media links, can you have it show the links? Right now it’s a two step process, click the follow (to what I don’t know kind of scares me) then it shows twitter. It should just be the twitter icon.
For your menu, let’s get rid of the drop down. You really don’t need it. Instead of Portfolios > Portfolio 1. Just have Portfolio. Then for Info – break it up and have About and Blog
Just read your bio. Congrats on the baby! Not sure if that was recent or if you haven’t updated your bio. Now I have to know if you want to share! How old is your baby?
For your bio, I would recommend changing it, so it is more targeted at your target list. Instead of having a narrative of your life, have the first paragraph introduce you, what you do, why you are awesome. Do some name dropping. Talk about the type of work you do + more awesomeness.
Next, share some personal things. Then tie it back to photography and ask people to connect with you on Twitter.
For your contact page, I’d love to see a picture of you that is the same quality as the photos on your homepage. It’d also be great to have a contact form and your twitter name. Twitter – link that clicks through This is looking really great! Lastly, what is the login for?