Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m rather partial to putting together and sharing videos showing ‘Behind the Scenes’ footage from recent photo shoots and Post Production using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Every video I’ve put together gets uploaded onto my YouTube and Vimeo Pages but ever since the wonderful folks over at Livebooks designed my new site I’ve wanted somehow to integrate them into that too.
Now I love video, I really do and I’m a big believer that over time, it will become much more important with regards to advertising, SEO and attracting clients; I mean who would have thought that a couple of years ago that we’d now be able to record and watch High Definition Video from something as small as a mobile phone???
Needless to say when Livebooks recently announced that they were now able to offer ‘video’ page upgrades I jumped at the chance and put the upgrade request in straight away; a request they fulfilled within 2 hours by the way and is now ‘live’ on the site.
This is probably stating the obvious but as a photographer it’s really important for clients to ‘like’ you and get a feel for how you work and think so another way that I’m looking to integrate video within the site is in the ‘About’ page with maybe snippets from photo shoots, editing and some kind of voice over/interview; the exact details I’m not 100% sure of at the moment but I’m working on it.
Can you help?
With around 40 videos now on my YouTube and Vimeo Pages at the time of writing this post, covering ‘Behind the Scenes’ footage and Post Production tutorials/walk throughs I wanted to ask your opinion on something…
Should I restrict the videos on my main website to being just those showing ‘Behind the Scenes’ footage from Photo Shoots or should I also include some of the Post Production ones too? If I do include some of the Post Production videos, should I restrict it to the ones that run at 2x speed showing the editing process from start to finish rather than the ‘instructional’ videos?
I’d really appreciate your thoughts on this so if you get the time or inclination feel free to let me know what you think using the comments section below or shout me out on Facebook and Twitter. In the mean time though you can check out the new video page over on my main website www.www.glyndewis.com