Having a custom website was important to me because it allowed me to develop a strong brand identity through the use of logotype and subtle design cues. My previous site was a mess, and changing images and portfolios was very difficult for me to achieve with out help from a programmer.
The implementation of my liveBooks site has helped me create a professional presence online as well as giving me the tools to edit and change my site with ease and efficiency. The end result is that I have increased traffic and have added new clients since my site went live.
Rhoni Epstein and Tina Kromer love photographers and photography. They help them obtain what they want. Rhoni has a proven ability to find interesting assignments that inspire their photographers. Her philosophy is that when photographers create their very best images from within the right clients will find them.
I’ve been delighted with the end result of our site. My support specialist worked closely with me to create a distinctive look and feel for the site that matched my vision, and showcases our work. It wasn’t easy and we went through a series of revisions, but the end result was worth it. The team was responsive and we’re very happy with the results. I like the fact that it will be easy to update and expand the site in the future.
Check out the photo of Paul on his “Bio” page…it says everything. This site has an interesting feature on the homepage as well: enter in a term like “elephant” in the search field. It will take that term and send it to an existing online archive Paul has elsewhere. Also notice the additional flash customization Paul used for portfolio navigation.
I chose liveBooks because their websites have a modern, sleek, and functional design and can easily be customized and integrated with other services such as Photoshelter and PayPal. I value that I can easily make image and text changes to my site myself. I can even modify the parts which have been customized (for example, my slideshows). liveBooks is always upfront about the cost of modifications which, as someone who makes changes to my site from time to time, is very important. I can honestly say that all of these factors have contributed to the overall success of my business.
Michael has had a lifelong devotion to photography. Although he has been many places to pursue the technique and art of landscape photography he has lived on Christmas Island for over 4 years, primarily to focus on underwater and wildlife photography further. Michael has won many awards, most recently in the Epson International Pano Awards 2010.
I chose liveBooks two-and-half years ago, and I haven’t looked back. As a photographer, my images are my calling card, and liveBooks realizes this. That’s why they’ve made their sites so photo-friendly, allowing us, the photographer, to have complete control over the images that appear on our site, and they’ve given us the ability to update and make changes to the images whenever and wherever. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – I’ve come to realize that my liveBooks website’s clean design allows my photos to do the talking. liveBooks maximizes the look and feel of a photographer’s site so that the images command all of the attention rather than letting distracting graphics get in the way of the photos. Add in liveBooks’ super friendly, prompt customer service, and I consider them a partner well worth doing business with for the foreseeable future.
Cody Raisig is an award winning wedding photographer based in New York. His work is characterized by glowing emotion, soft light and powerful compositions. Browse his portfolios and you’ll see what we mean.
Over the course of Art’s 30 year career as a photographer, he has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes, and native cultures, and they’ve been recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective.
A liveBooks custom website has provided me with an authentic representation of who I am as a photographer. It has given me the tools to help represent my vision of how I experience the world, and interprets the methodology of how I work as a photographer. In order to share this experience with a broader audience, I chose liveBooks to create my website based on the sole idea that they were more than capable of interpreting my concept into a website that reflects these ideas.
Once my website went live, the feedback that I received was incredible. After many tumultuous years in this business, experiencing all the changes since the 90’s, liveBooks has given me the second wind that I needed to help me get back on my feet and restore my confidence as a photographer. Since then I have revitalized a new business plan, seek out talent in areas where I am deficient, and learned to embrace the importance of collaboration, especially in this day age, as technology is constantly changing.
Thomas Lindahl Robinson was born in Los Angeles California where he developed a penchant for visual storytelling at a young age. Now based in San Francisco he continues his photo documentations of families in Tibet and Cuba. As you can see his work seeks to reach deep into the human condition.
I’ve used liveBooks for the past five years, and was one of their early clients. We recently collaborated on the site redesign, and I feel it is a real evolution both technically and aesthetically. The founders of liveBooks are also photographers, so they had a real appreciation for what I do. This made the whole process more rewarding for both of us, and resulted in a great website.