Suggestions to Improve the Site

I would love to hear some feedback:

  • What do you like or not like??
  • Is there anything you want to see more of? Less of?
  • Are the ads too intrusive?
  • Do you like the new tips sections? Is there anything I could add to them that you felt might be missing?
  • Is there anything specific you would like me to write about?
  • Is there anything confusing or unclear about the current design that I could change?
  • Have you had any technical issues accessing the site?

Thanks again for all the great comments and support! 🙂

By | 2013-05-13T15:50:43+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Site News|53 Comments

53 Comments

  1. iamnaia May 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Is it wrong of me to ask if you’d do a picture review? Help us less knowledgeable by looking at and giving tips on what we’ve done? Maybe like one review a week. Just set up one post that people can add their name/picture to?

    Thank you,

    Naia.

  2. Mandy May 13, 2013 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    I love your hiking posts – from the beauty of the scenery to the fun you and your friends are obviously having. Those are absolutely my favorite posts. Thanks for taking us along for the ride/hike!

    Mandy

  3. Jamie Lebish May 13, 2013 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    I love the site. Clarification in layman’s terms on the photography would help..otherwise, can I live there?

  4. Craig Baxter May 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    More stunningly great shots!! I love the gorgeous scenery. Awesome.

  5. renxkyoko May 13, 2013 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    It’s fine as it is….. easy on the eye.

  6. That's Kristi May 13, 2013 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Everyone’s comment is spot on! Review, hiking posts, clarification… all terrific. Oh wait I do have an opinion; more zoo trips! The tiger photographs were so crisp and clean.

  7. MikeW May 13, 2013 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    So far everything!

  8. 1. I’m here for the content, which is fabu. 2. No. I like what you are doing now. 3. I pay WP not to see the ads, so non-issue. 4. I am so appreciative of the new tips section, but I’m not skilled enough to know what might be missing. 5. I like the current content. I don’t hike, so it gives me a peek into another world. 6. Nothing is unclear, and I’ve had no technical issues. However, because you use a grey font on a dark grey background, I would love to see the font size up a notch or two. Cheers!

  9. LmSorenson May 13, 2013 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I would love to read something of a “composure tips” section. Perhaps a post of a wide shot of a scene you like to get a sense of the whole thing. How you choose what settings you like, and how you compose in the viewfinder. And then the final shot composed and shot from the original wide shot.

    So more or less, wide shot, settings + technical & personal view on composition = Final shot (prior or post processing)??

    That would be a cool read.

  10. Marie Rogers May 13, 2013 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Your pictures are so breathtaking I always enjoy them. Your photo advice is over my head, but if I decide to get serious some day I may look at it more closely. I don’t know of anything I would like you to change.

  11. I love the site and always enjoy the photos you post. I also really appreciate the technical specifications that you used for each photo. I’ll be honest and say that many of them are past my level of understanding right now, but I am gradually learning, and I know that I can always go back and look again as my skills improve.

  12. bad375 May 13, 2013 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Keep doing what you are doing, it’s very inspirational.

  13. Heather May 13, 2013 at 6:10 pm - Reply

    I stop by to see your stunning photos and read the tips you provide…everything is new to me so what ever you post is helpful as there is so much to learn …

  14. Luzia Light May 13, 2013 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I love your site. I so much enjoy your gorgeous photography. Thanks for spreading so much beauty into the world!
    There is only one thing that I think you may want to reconsider and that’s grey type on a charcoal grey background. It’s really hard to read on a screen. Of course the photos look great on charcoal grey, but the text, not so much. Anyways, it’s not that important, just something I noticed from a graphic design perspective. Just a thought.

    • patrick.latter@gmail.com May 14, 2013 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Thank you. I will see about either increasing the font side or changing the colour scheme to make it more readable.

  15. ShineMine May 13, 2013 at 7:16 pm - Reply

    Hi, I just really like your photography and that’s why I follow you. Sometimes it’s nice to be fed beautiful images and not pay attention to the words, but I do love when the words relate and conjure up some transcendental experience linking physical sight with mind and soul.
    The ads do not bother me at all.
    Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your talent 🙂

  16. victoriaaphotographyictoria May 13, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Interesting that there are a couple of comments about the grey type on the dark grey background which people are finding difficult to read.
    I have astigmatism and very poor eyesight (even with glasses), but I am finding the ‘grey on grey’ ok to read.
    I don’t see any ads.
    I just follow you as I love your photos, but I do think asking your readers what they like or dislike is a great idea.

  17. ultraswimfast May 13, 2013 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    I really enjoy your content. The photos are beautiful and consistent!

  18. charleymckelvy May 13, 2013 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    I enjoy everything you post. I am hoping you will take to the rails with your camera. I can only imagine the great images you would capture riding a train through the Rockies.

  19. Heather May 13, 2013 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I love the tips and set-up info you include. I’ve clicked through on all your gear recommendations and wonder if you’d recommend some similar lenses that are at a lower pricepoint?
    Also, I agree with the text on black background comments. I spend all day working on a laptop, and though I’m not exactly old yet, it does tire my eyes.
    Keep sharing your beautiful work 🙂

  20. jacquelinemhadel May 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    I like it a lot.

  21. clisawork May 13, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    More pictures please! They are all great! Thanks

  22. ibdesignsusa May 13, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    I follow you because I truly love your photography. I think that everything is fine and it’s easy to navigate. Just the other day I wanted to know more about panorama and found it easily. Have to agree though that the font size is small since there is the dark background. Other than that love it!

  23. Anonymous May 14, 2013 at 12:18 am - Reply

    Your photos are so great it leaves me wanting more. More posts perhaps?
    I also like knowing the adventure of how the photo was taken. What you had to endure behind the camera to get the shot.

  24. digger666 May 14, 2013 at 2:29 am - Reply

    it’s always a pleasure to see your posts. It would be pure greed to expect more than what you offer. Keep up the awesomely inspiring work.

  25. More Than Greens May 14, 2013 at 2:39 am - Reply

    I LOVE the new tips section! I’m currently going through a phase of taking close-ups and playing around with macro settings so any tips on that would be greatly appreciated!

    • patrick.latter@gmail.com May 14, 2013 at 8:01 am - Reply

      I am working on a few articles at the moment and one of them is about macro photography and water drops. I should have it posted in the next few weeks.

  26. sineadfoy23 May 14, 2013 at 4:57 am - Reply

    I look forward to seeing your photos every time you update your blog. I’ve never even noticed the ads. I think it’s good that you explain how/where you took the photos, even though that holds no interest for me personally.

    I really enjoy your blog!

  27. Eva Taylor May 14, 2013 at 5:21 am - Reply

    I am unable to comment or even ‘like’ on my iPhone through WordPress reader; it would be more convenient to be able to do so.

    • patrick.latter@gmail.com May 14, 2013 at 7:59 am - Reply

      This is likely due to the mobile theme that gets loaded when using a phone to view the site. I believe there is a button to switch to the desktop version of the site. Although it’s not as readable in that form. I will look into whether it’s possible to add those buttons to the mobile theme.

  28. OyiaBrown May 14, 2013 at 5:24 am - Reply

    With such priceless material an opportunity to re-blog, wich would encourage more traffic to your site, would be wonderful. Now we can only ‘Press’. Thanks.

    • patrick.latter@gmail.com May 14, 2013 at 7:57 am - Reply

      I’ve looked into this and it is not currently possible with a self hosted wordpress blog but they may add it as a feature in the future.

  29. jjotter May 14, 2013 at 8:16 am - Reply

    I have a question, you moved off WP.com to ORG? If so, did you find it easy? I was thinking of moving my photos to my other site but for some reason chickened out. Suggestions? Advice? Love your stuff, especially the hiking posts. They take me away…

    • patrick.latter@gmail.com May 14, 2013 at 10:12 am - Reply

      The move was pretty painless. I am using blue host which has wordpress setup for you. You just need to export all your data from wordpress.com and import to your new wordpress. This is done with just a few short clicks.

      With the ‘jetpack’ plugin, you can keep many of the same wordpress.com features. Following, likes, share buttons, etc. are all still available. If you contact wordpress.com, they can transfer your followers for you.

      So far I have no regrets, and love the additional freedom I have with the code and plugins.

      • jjotter May 14, 2013 at 5:12 pm - Reply

        Thanks for responding. You’re super awesome. –Angela

  30. timothygrantcarter May 14, 2013 at 9:45 am - Reply

    Love your site entirely. Awesome. Really enjoy it.

  31. breeroberts May 14, 2013 at 11:10 am - Reply

    I know the ads are there but I don’t pay attention to them, so to me they aren’t at all intrusive!

  32. Settia Ramautarsing May 14, 2013 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Your site clean and simple, just putting the focus on the main theme: breathtaking pictures. Not much words needed.

  33. BEAR CAT May 14, 2013 at 11:46 pm - Reply

    You should make a glossary of sorts for the less technical folks. Things like what aperture is and/or f stops!

    MORE OF THAT PRETTY FACE OF YOURS! 😉

  34. shoreacres May 15, 2013 at 10:35 am - Reply

    I a wondering about the advisability of moving that initial set of buttons, so that the title of the post and the body aren’t separated. I really have a hard time sorting through all of the gizmos and gadgets sometimes. They’re distracting to me, but of course I don’t use any of them, so it’s natural that I’d like to see them less prominent.

    • patrick.latter@gmail.com May 15, 2013 at 10:56 am - Reply

      Those buttons are an ongoing experiment. I am working to get them to appear to the far right of the title. I have removed them for now though:)

  35. Athenian May 15, 2013 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love your zoo pictures I’ve always wanted to see some more nature pics. Something a little warmer than snow capped mountains

  36. createveinvan May 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    I have to say what amazing photography! All of it. Keep up the amazing work.

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