New SmugMug Designs – Spring 2017

Check out some of our new SmugMug designs from the spring of 2016.

SmugMug Site features include :

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Variety of folder/gallery styles – Collage style and SmugMug style
  • Call to action icons and images
  • Navigation and Logo placement variations – Top, Left, Centered
  • Home Page variations – carousel slideshow, regular slideshow, collage of images
  • Unique text page design  which is easy to manage
  • Social Media Links and Sharing Capabilities
  • Private Client Area
  • WordPress Blog – Seamless integration
  • Captions and keywords for Search Engine Optimization

Please click any of the images below to go to the actual site.

Ella P Photography from Kentucky specializes in Weddings, Portraits and Event photography

 

Pro Pic Man from Florida specializes in real estate videography and photography

 

Place of Grace Photography specializes in nature and fine art photography

 

Tallen Photography from California specializes in Wedding and Portrait photography

 

Grace Kellogg photography from Virginia specializes in Equestrian and Portrait Photography

 

Paige Shaw Photography specializes in travel photography from around the world.

 

BahamaPix Photography specializes in Wedding and Event Photography from the Bahamas

 

Damon Bates Photography from Boston specializes in Portraits and Headshots

 

Muhlbradt Photography from Montana specializes in Country/Barn Weddings, Portraits and Events

Nicole Jarrett Photography from Missouri specializing in Portraits, Weddings, Real Estate and Photojournalism Photography.

Guy Guyton Photography specializes in travel photography throughout the world.

Lanna Wing Photography from Wyoming specializes in Weddings, Events Portraits Photography.

 

Fotostudio Alex from Sweden specializes in Portrait and Wedding Photography.

 

The Studio 40696 from Michigan specializes in Portraits and Weddings.

 

Gik Vaknin Photography from New York specializes in Portrait and Business photography.

 

Game Changer Photo & Mike Augustin Photography from Dallas Texas specializes in
Sports and Senior Portrait Photography.

 

Imagistock specializes in stock photography from around the world.

 

Gondek Photography from Maine specializes in Wedding, Model and Portrait Photography.

 

Everything Everywhere – SmugMug site designed to match travel photography blog.

Click here to view the our entire SmugMug design portfolio.
For more information, feel free to contact us.

 

New SmugMug Designs

Check out some of our new SmugMug designs from the summer of 2016.

SmugMug Site features include :

  • Mobile Friendly
  • Variety of folder/gallery styles – Collage style and SmugMug style
  • Call to action icons and images
  • Navigation and Logo placement variations – Top, Left, Centered
  • Home Page variations – carousel slideshow, regular slideshow, collage of images
  • Unique text page design  which is easy to manage
  • Social Media Links and Sharing Capabilities
  • Private Client Area
  • WordPress Blog – Seamless integration
  • Captions and keywords for Search Engine Optimization

Please click any of the images below to go to the actual site.

 

C. Williams Photography from Virginia specializing in Portrait, Senior and Professional Headshot Photogaphy

C. Williams Photography from Virginia specializing in Portrait, Senior and Professional Headshot Photogaphy

 

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RKO Photography from Alabama specializing in premiere Real Estate and Commercial Photography/Videography

 

Sara Frank Photography from New York specializing in Portrait and Wedding Photography

Sara Frank Photography from New York specializing in Portrait and Wedding Photography

 

April Keller Photography from California specializing in Portrait and Wedding Photography

April Keller Photography from California specializing in Portrait and Wedding Photography

 

Foto Citi specializing in images from around the world

Foto Citi specializing in images from around the world

 

Aliyah Martinez Photography from Florida specializing in Wedding, Event and Portrait Photography

Aliyah Martinez Photography from Florida specializing in Wedding, Event and Portrait Photography

 

Vanessa K Photography  from South Carolina specializing in Portrait, Wedding, Event, Commercial and Aerial Photography

Vanessa K Photography from South Carolina specializing in Portrait, Wedding, Event, Commercial and Aerial Photography

 

Jo Kemp Photography from Spain specializing in Portrait and Destination Wedding Photography

Jo Kemp Photography from Spain specializing in Portrait and Destination Wedding Photography

 

MirMir Photography specializing in Event Photography and Photo Booths

MirMir Photography specializing in Event Photography and Photo Booths

 

Shaie Williams Photography from Texas specializing in Portraits, Weddings, Events and Rodeo Photography

Shaie Williams Photography from Texas specializing in Portraits, Weddings, Events and Rodeo Photography

 

Skwareks Photography from Texas specializing in Portraits, Events and Commercial Photography

Skwareks Photography from Texas specializing in Portraits, Events and Commercial Photography

 

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Wendy Hannum Photography from California specializing in Nature, Wildlife and Travel photography from around the world

 

Love True Light Photography from Hong Kong Specializing in Food, Commercial and Portrait Photography

Love True Light Photography from Hong Kong Specializing in Food, Commercial and Portrait Photography

Click here to view the our entire SmugMug design portfolio.
For more information, feel free to contact us.

Real Estate Photography and Web Design

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A new up-coming genre in commercial photography is ‘real estate’.   Delivering an “EXCITING” high-definition package of images and videos for real estate is now becoming the standard.  The technology brings together potential buyers, sellers and realtors like never before. Home sellers want to tell a ‘story’ about the house.  On the other hand, home buyers want to  have the ability to view high-definition images and videos.  This results in closing the gap  – giving potential ‘true buyers’ information before coming out and touring the home.

RKO Photography specializes in ‘real estate’ photography and videography.  RKO takes advantages of tools such as drones and Mannerport cameras to provide realtors a high-definition package of images and videos for properties.

The drones show unique views of the property, adjoining areas, front, back, streets, lakes, golf courses, land, pasture, and many other items in one video.  The 3D 360 tours are the newest and best. The ultimate. You can actually navigate throughout the interior of the property. You control where you go which way you turn. It is a 360 degree package allowing you to spin 360 degrees at any area of each room. You may also look at the ceiling and the floor. 3D 360 Tours can be displayed on your web site as well as are mobile friendly – an excellent marketing feature for your Real Estate business.

The professional commercial work of RKO has resulted in a 200% increase in business!  Additionally, this work has opened the door for RKO with the demand of ‘infomercials’ for real estate complexes and builders.

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RKO Photography uses SmugMug for hosting High Definition Real Estate Images and Videos for their Realtors.



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Click to view an example of a 3D-360 Tour (Mannerport) from RKO Photography.


State-of-the-Art websites customized and designed for realtors consists of multiple features to better market their clients on the web and social media.
Features include:
– MLS Data Feeds (Live Home/Property Data)
– Unique pages for real estate listings
– Specialized Branding
– Mobile Friendly Functionality
– Social Sharing Capability
– Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
– Blogging
– Incorporation of High Definition Videos and Images

The following are two examples below of Realtors that take advantage of this technology. To learn more about Real Estate Web Sites, please contact jR Customization.

Laurie O'Hern of RE/MAX Marketplace Birmingham Alabama uses the technology to promote her listings

Laurie O’Hern of RE/MAX Marketplace Birmingham Alabama uses the technology to promote her listings (site by jR Customization)



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Janice Folmar and Richard Hayes of RE/MAX Southern Homes in Birmingham Alabama uses the technology to promote their listings (site by jR Customization)

Incredible Travel Photos

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IncredibleTravelPhotos specializes in photography workshops throughout the world. Each workshop at IncredibleTravelPhotos is dedicated to creating and refining your creative vision. They choose inspiring places and events to photograph, allowing you to fully explore techniques for expressing your creative voice. Whether you want to improve your photographic skills or use your photography to tell a story, the workshops are designed to help support finding your vision. You’re not alone when exploring your own vision and creativity – the workshops build a sense of community and are led by world class, award-winning photographers.

Site Features :

  • SmugMug Photography Site
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Workshop Pages with a variety of information on each workshop – Slideshows, Images, Expand/Collapse Text area, etc…
  • Interactive Map Page – links to specific workshops
  • Ability to collect payments for workshops (paypal functionality)
  • Footer with e-news sign-up, scrolling testimonials and featured exhibit
  • Social Media Links and Sharing Capabilities
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Workshop pages displays a variety of information about each workshop, participant photos and the ability to sign-up for the specific workshop.

We had the opportunity to interview Oliver Klink – founder of IncredibleTravelPhotos – and here is what he had to say…

Why do you love photography ?

When I first asked myself this question, I thought, “Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? It’s what I do for a living! I never get tired of picking up my camera and “going to work.” But this doesn’t really answer the question, does it? It just states that I enjoy photography.
I enjoy photography because it has caused me to fall in love with light and see the world around me with fresh eyes every single day. It has enabled me to become an artist with photography as a mean to express feelings and be creative.

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Workshop pages provide a variety of information in collapsable menus and tabs. Additional functional includes the ability to sign-up for the workshop.

Photography tip/trick for readers

Photography was first a mean to document what I was seeing out there. I did learn how to expose properly, understand the ins and outs of my equipment (lens, buttons, accessories, etc.). Overall, I built my technical expertise, so I could be confident to photograph in any situation. The next phase was harder to master when I moved from a documentary approach to fine art photography. To make an image, I had to have a concept, do research, get inspired by other artists (painters, photographers, poets, writers, etc.). Each click became meaningful. What i really learned was to write and write more! As Ansel Adams said: “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.”

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Special site footer design with the ability for visitors to sign-up for the e-newsletter, view testimonials and featured upcoming events.

Favorite photography equipment

Practicing is the key ingredient. When most people take on a new “hobby”, like golf, soccer, cooking, etc … they practice. Photography is the same. By training your eye, you will become more comfortable with your gears and your craft. Unfortunately there is not one camera that does it all. I have a fast camera for action and wildlife (Canon 1Dx), a high resolution camera for landscape (Digital Hasselblad), and a portable camera for street photography (Sony A7RII). I mostly use fix lenses so I can get best output quality and be very familiar to the ideal distance to my subject.

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Workshop pages consist of example images from Past Workshops and Recommended Workshops.

Favorite place to visit for amazing photographs (and why ) ?

I have traveled to over 90 countries and all the continents. Every places I visited is breath taking for various reasons (historical, beauty, inspiring, etc.). What I found is that multiple visits to the same place leads to more in depth photograph and inspiring conceptual execution.
The places I visit these days have a “time sensitive” effect too. Overall the world is changing at a rapid pace and most of the changes are irreversible and permanent.

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The Workshop Map Page displays locations to each workshop around the world. Each thumbnail links to the specific workshop page.

To learn more and view breathtaking images from around the world – visit IncredibleTravelPhotos

Jaki Good Miller Photography – Ohio Photographer of the Year

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As recognized by the Professional Photographers of Ohio – congratulations to Jaki Good Miller for winning the 2016 Ohio Photographer of the Year!

Ohio and West Virginia Photographer Jaki Good Miller specializes in Portraits, Weddings, Seniors and Fine Art photography.  Jaki has been with SmugMug for over eight years and has been a customer and friend of ours ever since.  Her personality is humble and her work is simply BREATHTAKING.  We recently worked with Jaki to migrate her over to the new SmugMug as well as taking it to the next level.  We have captured her art into to four different themes – Weddings, Portraits, Seniors and Art.   Each theme has its own style, navigation, content an most importantly personality.  A complex plan and design resulted in a new SmugMug site genuine  uniqueness.  Jaki writes to us…

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Jaki Good Miller Photography – Customized SmugMug Senior Theme Design

Why do you like photography ?

“With my camera, I am able to capture a fleeting moment in time and create a permanent work of art for people to enjoy. I love the challenge of catching the subject (people, wildlife, or landscape) in the midst of constantly changing variables – different colors, depths, lighting, movement, perspective, timing, framing, etc. The challenge of this task is always dynamic and when everything comes together and I manage to get it right, it is such a gratifying feeling.”

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Jaki Good Miller Photography – Customized SmugMug Senior Theme Design

What is your favorite type of photography ?

“This is hard to answer.  At a recent photography conference, the speaker urged us to narrow our focus to just one photography specialization, like weddings for instance, if we wanted to be successful.  I can’t seem to do this.  I certainly love people photography – weddings, seniors, families, children, babies – but I am also crazy over landscape and wildlife photography.  I seriously love it all.”

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Jaki Good Miller Photography – SmugMug Customized Wedding Theme Design

 

Share a photography trick or tip…

” ‘The eyes are the window to the soul’ and the main focus of my photography.
With portrait and wildlife photography, I always focus on the eyes. Viewers are naturally drawn to the eyes in a photograph, but it’s important that you don’t put the eyes in the center of the frame.   Most photos are more captivating if the center of interest isn’t smack in the middle.  To get a great composition, then, I focus on the eyes, recompose, then take the shot so the eyes are sharp and in the upper or lower third of the image.”

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Jaki Good Miller Photography – SmugMug Customized Wedding Theme Design

Why do you love SmugMug and/or jR Customization ?

SmugMug is definitely the easiest way to sell photos online and the best way to display images.  I have been with SmugMug for eight years and have been so happy with this company.  I particularly love the creative and powerful customization possibilities with SmugMug…and that’s where jR Customizations comes in.  jR Customization was able to take my right-brained ideas and make them tangible realities. jR Customization worked with me to plan, organize, design and implement four different themes into one SmugMug site.  My new SmugMug is original and unique – the perfect way to bring my art into the world to view.”

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Jaki Good Miller Photography – SmugMug Customized Art Theme Design

What is your major goal or photography project for 2016 ?

“My major goal for 2016 is to do more “scenic portraits”, combining my love of travel and photographing landscapes with portraiture. I want to produce works of art for my clients – images of Big, beautiful landscapes which they just happen to be in. I want to continue to master off-camera flash in order to create dramatic lighting in these outdoor portraits.”

 

You can learn more about Jaki at jakigoodmiller.com

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Jaki Good Miller Photography – Customized SmugMug Portrait Theme Design

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