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  1. #1
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    1st Pro job, website worries me.

    The regular pro at a decently big ametuer cycling event can't make it and I've been invited to do the job this Sunday (Saturday USA time).

    I'm not worried about getting the shots, the thing that worries me is trying to sell any later. The last guy posted his shots for sale on the web and I was planning to copy his style and pricing.

    I already have a website so I'm planning to just add a gallery to it. Lightroom sound like reasonable way to add a gallery to an existing site?

    My site http://www.sentimentalphotos.com.au

    The other photographers site http://www.chameleonphotography.com.au/sport/index.htm
    Last edited by Dread Pirate Roberts; 01-14-2010 at 05:59 AM.
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    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

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    Looks like the other guy is using a paid version of
    http://www.simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/

    I would say you are running out of time to do anything special and there
    are a lots of free gallery software around but may have restrictions for
    comercial use.

    You could create the gallery on your computer and upload or get some
    code to create the gallery on the website using something like php.

    I used this for some photos on my site; first time the index page is visited it will create the thumbnails and pages.
    All you need to do is upload the photos in a folder and one index page and its done - apart from customisation !
    http://sye.dk/sfpg/
    There is a $10 donation required for comercial use.

  3. #3
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    He is indeed using the simpleviewer, but I am not sure if its a paid version, cause there's nothing there that can't be created with the free one.

    Simpleviewer galleries are very easy to set up. You can create them with Picasa, a free program called Porta and possibly with a plugin for Lightroom. You can implemend it in your website, or add features like a banner, collumns on the side, copyright info, etc by editing the simpleviewer html.

    I used to have a simpleviewer based website and it worked fine (until my free webhost decided to quit). One problem is that if you want to add photos after it has been uploaded, it is not all that easy. You have to edit the xml file and upload thumbnails yourself.

    The second gallery that bonzo linked too does all that automatically. This is a lot easier, but it does not look as pretty (in my opinion).
    When I have more time I will create a new picture website that will create simpleviewer galleries automatically, by combining bits and pieces from various online photogalleries. I guess that way you'll get the best of both worlds (easy changing of pictures that are displayed and a nice flash interface)
    Nikon D-50
    // Nikkor 70-300 f/4-5.6 VR // Nikkor 50 mm f/1.8
    // Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 ...// Nikon SB-600
    // Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6......// Nikon Series E 135 mm f/2.8
    // Kiron 105 f/2.8 Macro....// Manfrotto 190XPROB + 488RC4
    // Nikkor 35 f/1.8..........// Sigma 500 mm f/8

    My website: http://www.dennisdolkens.nl

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    I do not like most gallery codes as they either use a database or have to many features etc. and write my own using php. I am a bit lazy and they are not to easy for others to setup !
    This is my last one http://www.rubble.info/gallery.php and I use imagemagick to create the 4 images on the front page so that it like a imagemap ( recreated every month using a cron job ). All the resizing shadows etc. are done with imagemagick as well. I used to have an upload script but find its quicker to resize add shadows etc. using a batch script on my PC. There is so much that can be done with Imagemagick and I only use a couple of functions.

    I use the other gallery software I posted a link to if I am doing somthing like putting my daughters birthday party photos on the web for others to view.
    It also has the same problem as Prospero said Simpleviewer has - if you add or delete some photos from the directory you either have to modify some code or the easy way is to delete all the files except index.php and run it again.

    From the simpleviewer website
    SimpleViewer-Pro supports advanced customization and does not include the download link.
    and that is $45

    I did try Simpleviwer out but from memory it took a while for the page to load the first time through.

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    That doesnt look like the paid version of simpleviewer. I use the same for my online galleries.. here is one example.. http://skatingsirens.studiojphotographyonline.com/

    I suggest looking into Jalbum(http://jalbum.net/) That is what I use to create my simpleviewer galleries and you can also download many other "skins". Its a very nice program and is free! You can also configure it to upload your galleries to you website root folder.

    When I need to add images/events to an existing gallery, its not that difficult with the Jalbm software. No need to mess with the xml file or anything like that.
    Jason

    "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."-2Pac


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    You are right jcon - I do not know how I missed the Simpleviewer logo the first time through.

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    Thankyou for the advice, I'm trying to use it and fix my website.

    Here's my fav shot from the days shooting.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
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    Jalbum is really great, thank you for recommending it.

    I just wish I knew more about creating web pages! This is taking forever to learn how to incorporate the Jalbum output into my website. Specifically - How do I put a link on my Jalbum gallery pages back to my site index page?
    Last edited by Dread Pirate Roberts; 01-20-2010 at 06:18 AM.
    D800, D300, D90, 24-70 f2.8, 70-200VR f2.8, 300 F4, 105 micro, 16-85VR, 50mm 1.8, Tammy 90 macro, 70-300VR, SB900, 2xSB600, MB-D10, 055XPROB 322RC2. New computers to run photoshop faster. C&C always appreciated. PhotoGallery
    Pressing the shutter is the start of the process - Joe McNally ... Buying the body is the start of the process - Dread Pirate

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    I have not used Jalbum but assume you customise and create the album on your PC; upload all the files and directorys created.
    This will give you a complete gallery and you then just need to add a link from your main site to the new folder/directory or treat it as a completly different section of your site and give the cyclists a link something like:
    http://www.sentimentalphotos.com.au/jalbum/

  10. #10
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    ZenPhoto is real nice and easily integrate-able with a lot of features. Lotta plugin's too.

    http://www.zenphoto.org/
    Mike
    Canon Xti | Sigma 18-50 F2.8 EX DC Macro | Canon 50 F1.8 II | Canon 55-250 F4-5.6 IS | SlingShot 100
    86 AscMcLaren Capri 5.0
    www.mikemartinelli.com/Photography

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