Remember blogrolls? Those lists of recommended links to other websites usually placed in the sidebar used to be ubiquitous. You don’t see them as much nowadays. And that’s a good thing. They are bad for your website in many ways and should be left in the 1990s where they belong. Some argue that providing your visitors with a list of… read more.
FYI, those sweet-but-slightly-weird comments you get on your blog are fake. I see these comments on sites all the time and you probably have too but may not have noticed anything particular about them. They look more or less normal. They’re always positive, often enthusiastic even. And who doesn’t like to see that someone out there enjoyed your post so… read more.
Some photographers include an artist statement on their website, either a general one or project-specific ones. I’m no artist and I have never written one but I can imagine how painful it must be to formulate clearly in words the inspiration and ideas that drive a creative process. And quite frankly that difficulty often shows. A well-written artist statement offers… read more.
I wish my clients didn’t keep telling me their wife’s, kids’ and pets’ names. Don’t get me wrong. We ARE best friends from day one. My concern is that photographers seems to take an astonishingly lax attitude to password security. Yet as small business owners they have so much to loose should things go wrong. By using their wife’s name… read more.
Under US law a copyright notice is no longer required to protect copyright. Photographers own the copyright to their work the instant they press the button. However a copyright notice has a purpose as it indicates that a work is protected by copyright, identifies the copyright owner and shows the year of first publication. You should include a properly formatted… read more.
Too many photographers send out emails with footer signatures that don’t include a clickable link to their website. Learn how to get it right. read more.