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tagged again ;-)

My good old friend Mrs. Limestone has tagged me. For those that haven’t checked out her blog, Renovating A Brooklyn Limestone, it is a must-read. I’ve been addicted to her blog since the very beginning. This is not the first time I have been tagged, but thankfully the list isn’t as long, I think I…

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  • Ok, you have a strange list of favorite snacks but pretzels and port wine cheese do sound pretty amazing. I think that might have to make my next snack run 🙂ReplyCancel

Laura Bruen Photography Version 2.0!

The website is launched, finally! If you haven’t yet seen it GO CHECK IT OUT! This website has been an extreme labor of love for me these past few months. In addition to my normal workload now – which has been crazy busy, putting together my recent work and organizing it has been a trip!…

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  • Laura, congratulations on the new website! Looks like a lot of work was done.

    Here is a couple suggestions.

    First thing I tried to do is to turn the music off, sorry. What I saw is eight different buttons. It took some time to find the right one. Make simple controls or bigger stop button, or just put stop/start button instead of all those controls. By the way, nice music. I just happen to listen to something different.

    I think you have way too many images, I was lost very soon and not sure why I am looking at them 🙂
    I would edit them down.

    I use the same software for slideshow. I tried to use numbers just like you, but they looked out of place. Numbers have no any useful information here. Check out my website to see what I did instead. You might like it better. Or take them down completely.

    Hope it will help!

  • Thank you Oleg for your very honest review!!!

    – May the force be with you.
    Laura & Michelle

    (who are having a little launch party)

    Oleg, I definitely appreciate your comments.

    I enjoy the music – it makes me jiggle. I can appreciate it being too loud for some, especially when they’re in a Nora Jones type of mood 😉 No worries there, to each their own.

    My theory behind having so many images is that the site is set to random, hence enabling users to view a random image out of however many (200 or so) for a new experience on every visit.

    Users can be consistently engaged in my content. The site is going to be ever evolving.

    The thought process behind the numbers as navigation for the images, I feel, it’s better for a client to reference and know that Sienna is in the lifestyle section, image number 23 than to scroll for a visual. I suppose this is all subjective – but I certainly wanted to address it.


    Thank you. – just LauraReplyCancel

  • Random images work like this – “Honey, look at this pretty picture! Seems to be photographed at those houses at Sandy… Opps! Where did this picture go…”.
    True story 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Oleg, I get it, it’s too fast transitionally and too random for you. Interesting feedback for consideration!!! Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • samantha

    The music actually makes me feel very happy. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • WOW!!!!!!!!!! Still playing around over there, but it looks super groovy!!!!!! I love it! I have the site up so the music is on now in the background at work and everyone keeps asking me what I am listening too!ReplyCancel

  • The new site looks great. I love the whole caf/decaf thing by the way – very clever.

    But I agree with Oleg, there are too many images in one category. Instead of removing images, I think you might need more categories. That way you showcase all your work and you can identify your customer bases very easily.ReplyCancel

  • Wow, thanks so much for the honest feedback and the compliments. Keep it coming!

    I agree, I probably should divide it up a bit. I’ll be taking this into serious consideration.

    I need a few days to take a break though 😉ReplyCancel

on the topic of resolution and image sizing…

This will be a technical post about the software you use to browse the internet, called, a browser.  Aunt Pat, that means you probably will not understand what I’m talking about – but I hope you take a moment to read it, and maybe it will make your experience better! Since I’m speaking about some…

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  • I’m with you sista’! I love firefox! Thanks for providing the link! What a giver!++ReplyCancel

tag, i’m it

I’m it. Apparently, the shtick is, I tell you 8 facts about me that you may not have already known, then I tag eight other bloggers. I owe this to Scott Neumyer. Thanks Scott – 🙂 Eight things about Laura Bruen: I’m absolutely obsessed with HGTV shows. I do not watch much TV, but when…

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  • […] got tagged by Laura Bruen from shoot-scoop – go check her out and see what 8 things she has to say for herself! I was tagged […]ReplyCancel

  • mike koss

    true, she beat me silly in SW trivia. I think she memorized the answers though. cheater.
    i wouldn’t be too sure about her not dressing up in Star Wars outfits, either.ReplyCancel

  • OK Koss, now just wait until you see what I wear to your wedding. Hope you intended on inviting a wookie.ReplyCancel

  • Joe

    Hey Laura, we have something else in common,… I also covet Jessica Biel!!!ReplyCancel

  • Thanks for the mention. Of course Im stumped what to put on the list.ReplyCancel

my custom blog design

I’ve been asked this a few times already from other photographers (and other bloggers) as to how I created/what am I using for/my blog design. I figured I’d post the info here to help you all out! I am using WordPress. WordPress is an open source application (meaning, it’s free to use and modify) and…

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  • dani

    I just wanted to post a comment about how much I love your blog design and ask whether or not there was a skin for it (which you answered, thanks). So clean! It really is beautiful, you did an excellent job.ReplyCancel

  • Great blog Laura! Nice clean design.

    Awesome meeting you last night! Looking forward to the next get-together soon!ReplyCancel