I’ve added a whole buch of new images to various galleries. Okay, most of them aren’t “new”, they’re just pictures that I’ve been sitting on for a while, and never put up. Eventually I’m going to run out of old photos to use, and then I’ll be in trouble because it’ll look like I’m not doing anything at all.
Heather & Eric
Portrait – Alice
Portrait – Korin
Portrait – Isaac
This one I’m not sure about. There’s something about it I like, but i’m not sure if I want to include it in my online gallery. Let me know what you think.
I like Untitled. For some reason, I’m getting a Sixth Sense vibe from it. Like something supernatural or transcendent is happening to the child in that moment.
Portrait – Korin is amazing. I love everything about that pic. I’m impressed that it is so beautiful and spontaneous at the same time.
Question: why are your pics getting smaller? They seem to be much lower resolution than they used to be.
Posted by John @ 02/21/03 11:33 PM
Sixth Sense, huh? Well, that isn’t even close to what I was shooting for, but I guess that’s the beauty of art. 🙂 Glad you like it though.
As for the smaller image sizes, you are correct. I have a couple of reasons for this. One is theft protection, it’s harder to do something with a smaller resolution image. Two, is that I eventually want to sell many of these, and after visiting several online galleries, they all seem to go with smaller resolution photos. I guess people are more likely to buy something (or go see a show) when they can’t look at a large screen image of it with almost as much detail as the print. Three is bandwidth. Smaller images means quicker download times (for those not on broadband, and believe it or not there are still a bunch), which means more images getting viewed, and less bandwidth taken up for our server. This isn’t as much of an issue now, but when I become world-famous, and everyone wants to see my work, it’ll matter more. 😉
I’m actually still playing around with optimal resolution. I may go with a 400 max image width/height (+50 border). We’ll see. The trick is not losing too much detail that the viewer isn’t interested at all, and obscuring enough so that they would love to see an original. I just haven’t figured it out yet.
Posted by haze @ 02/22/03 06:14 PM
This is belated – but I really like (they are ALL very good) Portrait: Alice. Something about the swing of her hair and the brilliant light behind/on her. Tres cool, Haze.
Posted by sundry @ 02/27/03 10:40 PM
checking it out! Looks good
Posted by dude @ 03/06/03 01:54 PM