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Photography is my passion and my work. As a professional photographer, one of my goals is sharing my love of images. Getting my images in front of as many eyes as possible, in the clearest, most dramatic way, is truly what it’s all about. Certainly, having a vast portfolio of quality images is key, but displaying them to clients in a bold way is extremely important. It was easy to add custom finishes to my site which really made it my own. Great imagery deserves a great place to be seen and my liveBooks website is that great place.
         
Since I’m busy shooting, working with clients and building my client list, I needed something that allows me to focus on my photography. If you consider yourself a professional, then liveBooks should be your business partner.
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Website: www.seancollinsphotography.com
Sean Collins is just scratching the surface of photography at 25 years young. He aims to pave the way for the future not just preserve the past. His clients include Nike, Converse and Cole Haan.

I decided to make the switch to liveBooks nearly two years ago for two reasons. First, I noticed most of the professional photographers I admire (and who are successful) have a liveBooks website. The second reason was SEO. liveBooks puts a lot of effort into giving you the tools necessary to keep your site highly ranked in search engine query results. Knowing that liveBooks has my back allows me the freedom to do what I do best: be a photographer.

I recently re-vamped the face and content of my website to showcase my more recent work and I couldn’t be happier with the results. liveBooks’ customer service is second to none and the process of switching to a brand spanking new Scaler site was seamless. The interface is incredibly easy to work with and the editSuite makes the site a dream to update. I cannot wait to migrate my blog over to liveBooks as well!

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Website: www.dinaavila.com

Dina focuses her work on editorial and commercial food and food culture photography including restaurants, portraits and architecture. Her style is simple yet refined. She finds the inherent beauty of her subject best revealed with natural light and you’ll often find her in pursuit of the perfect sliver of light with her camera and tripod in hand.

Her fetish for old, tarnished silverware and unfinished, antique wood lends a rustic and warm touch to her food work. When Dina is not working she is working on a personal project or on her culinary blog, Leek Soup, where she cooks, styles, photographs and writes.

To me it is SO important to not only showcase beautiful work but for your work to live in a space that is carefully curated… one that expresses your style. After having many failed and frustrating experiences with web designers I was beginning to think I would never find what I was looking for. Then one day I saw Ross Whitaker’s website and immediately called him. He told me, “Annie, look NO FUTHER…call liveBooks today!” The rest is history.

I have happily been working with liveBooks for the past four years. This is my second website with liveBooks and I recommend them to EVERYONE. Their design process is seamless and organized which makes you feel sane! Their designers are clear, concise, talented, and deliver the most beautiful design elements. My sites have been endlessly complimented and I always tell people, look no further… liveBooks is what you’ve been looking for!

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Website: www.annievphoto.com
Annie is inspired by interiors, architecture, textiles, light, patterns and colors. She loves incorporating these elements into every shoot and brings out natural moments by connecting with subjects and putting them at ease. We love how her custom designed interactive homepage immediately gives the viewer a compelling visual representation of what she photographs.

A professional, sleek, user-friendly site design is very important to me because I want to represent myself well to anyone who visits, whether that’s a photo editor, a client, or someone who loves dramatic skies as much as I do. 
 
Storm chasing has exploded in popularity over the past decade, making it increasingly difficult to stand out from the many talented chasers and photographers.  A strong web site is essential, so I set out to build a site that, much like a well-composed photograph, draws the viewer’s eye to my work.
 
liveBooks’ website templates have the perfect combination of look, feel, and ease of use.  Building the site was simple and maintaining it is easy. Once the content was ready to go I uploaded it to my site and went live in just a few days.
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Website: www.cmredwine.com
Cameron Redwine is a freelance photographer and storm chaser who specializes in severe weather photography. He has a background in photojournalism and digital motion media. Cameron began chasing storms in 1997 at the age of 16, and has chased them every year since.

As a wedding and portrait photographer, our clients love two things: simplicity and eye candy. liveBooks provides us with an invaluable tool to showcase our work in a simple, dynamic platform. And when it comes to managing our online presence, it absolutely couldn’t be easier.
Garrett_Nudd_photography_website
Website: www.garrettnudd.com

I’ve been told for several years that I needed to put a website together for my images. Before signing up with liveBooks I did a lot of research. Their website designs are very clean, simple and showcase the work prominently. In almost every case, that meant full screen scaling. I was surprised to find out that most portfolio sites, even those used by well known professional photographers, do not offer this as a feature. After narrowing down my favorites to just a few that offered full screen scaling, and a full bleed image area – liveBooks was clearly the winner.

Prior to committing, I called liveBooks with a few questions. I spent almost an hour on the phone with Patrick, one of the customer support representatives. It’s funny, most of us (including myself) don’t really take customer service into consideration until after a purchase. Comments and feedback are usually left for negative experiences. But Patrick and the rest of the support team have been overwhelmingly helpful, going above and beyond anything I expected. They spent additional time with me reviewing websites, discussing options and and offering suggestions. And not just on website design but on marketing as a whole. In addition, the changes I made were updated almost immediately. I’ve never experienced a team so eager to help. When we were done, they even invited me over to their office in California!

liveBooks and their support team allowed me to take my idea of what a portfolio site should be and turned it into a reality. Almost instantly. liveBooks is clearly the best solution out there. My only regret is that I didn’t find them sooner!

Clifford_Pickett_photography_website
Website: www.cliffordpickett.com
Clifford Pickett specializes in editorial photography and photojournalism. His work tells many stories. We found the images he took during Hurricane Sandy to be particularly moving.

My liveBooks website is plug and play. It is super easy to modify and make changes to my site whenever I want no matter where I am in the world. I love that so many clients from all over the world have been able to find me.
Sultan_of_Spin_photography_website
Website: www.thesultanofspin.com
Carlos is a talented photographer and spends the majority of his time traveling to remote, beautiful, locations to surf and capture images. He has been on the road for a few years in places like Indonesia, Central America, South America, and India. He has spent some time in The Himalayas photographing, exploring, and studying with Buddhist monks. He was born in raised in Guatemala, one of the most crime-riddled places in the Americas, and to make it even more dangerous, he has blonde hair that makes him stick out like a sore thumb.

Carlos went school to become an architect and had a great job waiting for him when he graduated college. It was his dream job with the only sustainable architecture firm in the region. They offered him a partnership opportunity. According to Carlos, upon graduating from college, “a mind flip drove him to look for the truth of happiness and the truth of himself.” Instead of “sitting, working, and waiting for life to finish,” he gave up everything, sold all his material possessions, put the cash in his pocket, and boarded a plane and took off for destnations unknown to “target harmony, happiness, and truth.”

I chose liveBooks because of their great platform and easy-to-use interface. With the combined help of the talented liveBooks designer Ryan Mahar and the photo editing/web content help provided by my photography marketing consultant Carolyn Potts, I now have a great new website. The response from my clients has been very positive, so much so that my new site just won the “Peoples Choice Award” for web design at a local architecture group’s annual awards event.
Paul_Turang_liveBooks_website
Website: www.paulturang.com
Los Angeles based photographer Paul Turang specializes in photography of the built environment. Turang has photographed projects throughout the nation and his clientele includes award-winning architects, designers, construction companies and developers.

I have had a website presence with liveBooks for some time. The introduction of Scaler has greatly enhanced the presentation of my imagery, particularly my botanical work. Scaler allows for magnificent clarity, depth and color. The images are stunning! It is just one more tool to reach the marketplace effectively.

The ease of operation and access to support staff is unmatched. liveBooks continues to produce innovative improvements allowing the photographer to concentrate on making images.

Robert_Cleveland_Photo
Website: www.robertclevelandphoto.com
Robert’s natural affinity for the arts and the natural world as a youth, particularly botanicals, led to a three year study of biology and environmental science at Alma College. This interest evolved further as a student in the Applied and Fine Art Photography program at the celebrated College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Graduation was followed by a career in advertising photography, primarily in the automotive industry, with a national and international client base. However, Robert maintained his sensitivity to the intricacies of the natural world and continued to explore its magnificence.

The retired automotive advertising photographer’s mastery of technique now serves his own artistic expression. Robert is currently embracing the creative process fostering imagery with more emotional flavor and conceptual significance. He regularly exhibits in galleries and museums. His work is found in private and corporate collections as well. Most of his photography is drawn from his seasonal residence on Northern Lake Michigan and frequent trips to Southwest United States.

In December 2008, my website was in need of a serious makeover. After extensive research I decided to invest in a liveBooks website. The customer support was excellent throughout the entire set-up process and the intuitive drag-and-drop interface of the liveBooks editSuite made uploading my portfolio a breeze.

After only a few short weeks of going live my new liveBooks website elevated me into a new market. With a new client base being established, my projects were increasing in complexity and budget. My workload was evolving from small partial day shoots to large multiple day assignments for prominent companies. The new attention that my business was receiving was due to two major factors: powerful search engine optimization tools and the overall aesthetic of my site. My liveBooks site not only looks great and functions beautifully, it also ensures that my site is searchable without having to pay others for search results.

With customer support quick to resolve issues, the best SEO in the industry and features that work hard so that you can spend more time shooting, I will continue to recommend liveBooks to creative professionals looking to take their business to the next level.

Lucas_Fladzinski_liveBooks_Photographer
Website: www.fladzinski.com
Blog: blog.fladzinski.com
Lucas Fladzinski is a professional photographer specializing in architectural and advertising assignments. In 2004, Lucas received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of California, Davis and in 2001 he earned a BFA degree from Western Michigan University. His diverse portfolio has been featured in several books and numerous blogs and magazines. Lucas is also a fine art photographer with an active exhibition record throughout the San Francisco Bay area.