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Mark1616 Jun 25, 2011 3:15 PM

New Blog Header Image
 
I've just decided to update the header image on my blog and would like to get your thoughts on it. Does it do the job, would you like to see anything changed etc? How do you think non-photographers would look at this, will they stay and read or move on?

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Mark1616 Jun 26, 2011 9:31 AM

I know i've no replies here but a few others have replied on other forms.

How about one of the two attached images, do they work better than those on the blog currently or still something else to do improve?

http://marksmithphotography.co.uk/fo...0to%20Baby.jpg

http://marksmithphotography.co.uk/fo...0to%20Baby.jpg

TCav Jun 26, 2011 10:00 AM

I prefer the one on top.

I suspect that this is just me, but B&W images of babies always reminds me of shots taken by photojournalists covering famines in the third world. I suspect that's not what you've got in mind.

Thunderchild Jun 27, 2011 2:43 AM

Yep, 1st one for me also.

peripatetic Jun 27, 2011 5:40 AM

Yup - first one.

billy Jun 27, 2011 12:16 PM

I like the 2nd banner :)

tclune Jun 27, 2011 12:30 PM

Let me split the difference here... I much prefer the color photo of the babies, but prefer how black transitions between the two photos to how the white background does. If you can do a shot like the first with a black background that works for that photo, I think it makes the banner transition more pleasing.

Mark1616 Jun 27, 2011 12:35 PM

Thanks everyone. What do you think in relation to the one on my blog currently? Mark Smith Photography Blog

billy Jun 27, 2011 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tclune (Post 1237373)
but prefer how black transitions between the two photos to how the white background does.

This is the same reason I prefer the second photo.

billy Jun 27, 2011 1:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mark1616 (Post 1237376)
Thanks everyone. What do you think in relation to the one on my blog currently? Mark Smith Photography Blog

I like that your current banner has more examples of your work, however the 2nd banner you posted in the forums is much "cleaner".

If I was a potential client, I'd want to see as much or your work, as quickly as possible (less clicks). So, I think a modified version of the one in use now on your blog would be my pick :)


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