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|Zach|
02-20-2007, 12:08 AM
Shameless plug warning...

I have been working very hard for a while to make this photography thing work and I believe I have taken a small step by getting this done.

You can view (and if you feel inspired have the option to purchase) my work now at ZCPhotography.com (http://www.zcphotography.com) I think the place is put together well and shows off some decent work...I am pretty damn excited about the whole thing.

http://www.zcphotography.com/images/comingsoon.jpg

SPchief
02-20-2007, 12:23 AM
Site looks good. My only question is in the tags. Is there a way do get rid of the + in the multiple word tags like Missouri+State? Or is that something you wanted to do?


And, I'll more than likely buy something in the near future.

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 12:25 AM
Site looks good. My only question is in the tags. Is there a way do get rid of the + in the multiple word tags like Missouri+State? Or is that something you wanted to do?


And, I'll more than likely buy something in the near future.
Not really something I wanted to do but it is how the thing is formatted...there are a few different rules with tagging.

If I were to put: Missouri State

It would use both of those separately. There are a few ways I have seen in different tagging inputs that don't call for this but I was a bit in love with the "Tag cloud" part on the side so I stuck with it. I like it but I am not convinced most people that visit the site will really understand or make use of those tags but...we shall see.

Phobia
02-20-2007, 12:31 AM
Looks real sharp, Zach. Congratulations on the launch. The pictures are nice and reasonably priced. I'll definitely get some.

SPchief
02-20-2007, 12:34 AM
Not really something I wanted to do but it is how the thing is formatted...there are a few different rules with tagging.

If I were to put: Missouri State

It would use both of those separately. There are a few ways I have seen in different tagging inputs that don't call for this but I was a bit in love with the "Tag cloud" part on the side so I stuck with it. I like it but I am not convinced most people that visit the site will really understand or make use of those tags but...we shall see.


It was the first way I started looking through the photos. So the tags should hopefully garner some intrest.

But anyway, I'm currently looking at artwork to put in my living room. Most of your pictures had options for 8-12 and I think 10-14. I'm looking for something a bit larger. Your FAQ said to email you for larger options. What larger size would you recomend that would still keep the same quality?

FAX
02-20-2007, 12:39 AM
Way to go, Mr. (Zach)!!!

Congratulations to you.

FAX

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 12:41 AM
It was the first way I started looking through the photos. So the tags should hopefully garner some intrest.

But anyway, I'm currently looking at artwork to put in my living room. Most of your pictures had options for 8-12 and I think 10-14. I'm looking for something a bit larger. Your FAQ said to email you for larger options. What larger size would you recomend that would still keep the same quality?
Quality shouldn't be a concern with most pictures...it depends on the picture because most are takenwith my new camera where quality is there through huge prints but some are taken with an older camera where some would look good and some wouldn't...I could give you a good idea if you see a certain picture and have it in mind.

Aside from that you can get all of them in the following sizes...

11x14
16x20
24x30
40x60

Rausch
02-20-2007, 12:51 AM
But you have no way to collect jack-overed n00bs that feel they have any idea what goes into a comple canvas.

Anyone who doubts your eye is a fool. Frankly, it reminds me a lot of the shots from 6 FEET UNDER...

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 12:55 AM
But you have no way to collect jack-overed n00bs that feel they have any idea what goes into a comple canvas.

Anyone who doubts your eye is a fool. Frankly, it reminds me a lot of the shots from 6 FEET UNDER...
The way I look at it...if I make some money off this then thats great. I have put a lot of work into it and I believe there will be at least a little cash...more importantly I see it as a glorified portfolio...I can show someone that I did this...not only the photos but the business end in a successful manner. This is just the start...i will be going to out to different events and covering them...drop a few business cards and talk to a few people and they can be directed to a page on the site that already has the pictures from that day up and ready to go. Maybe a little kid sports game or maybe some kind of fair. I plan on making a site focused on Kansas City esp the emerging downtown scene.

SPchief
02-20-2007, 12:57 AM
Quality shouldn't be a concern with most pictures...it depends on the picture because most are takenwith my new camera where quality is there through huge prints but some are taken with an older camera where some would look good and some wouldn't...I could give you a good idea if you see a certain picture and have it in mind.

Aside from that you can get all of them in the following sizes...

11x14
16x20
24x30
40x60



24x30 is about what I'm looking for. I'm interested in the Scoreboard pic and/or the Springfield Sunset pic. I'm trying to figure out which one though.

Btw most of your pics are awesome.

luv
02-20-2007, 12:58 AM
I'll definitely order some stuff. Just glanced through it for a few minutes. I'll look more into it, including prices, tomorrow when I'm not feeling quite so lazy. I'm sure the site says it, but they're just the prints, right? We need to provide our own frames, matts, etc.

BTW...looks excellent! :thumb:

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 12:59 AM
24x30 is about what I'm looking for. I'm interested in the Scoreboard pic and/or the Springfield Sunset pic. I'm trying to figure out which one though.

Btw most of your pics are awesome.
Thanks so much for the kind words. If you like that score board pic I actually have 2 versions of it...one of them isn't loaded in the store but it can be with little hassle.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/106538305/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/106538305_6fa2cbd4b8_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="IMG_1406" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/106538306/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/106538306_af86192a05_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="IMG_1409" /></a>

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 12:59 AM
I'll definitely order some stuff. Just glanced through it for a few minutes. I'll look more into it, including prices, tomorrow when I'm not feeling quite so lazy. I'm sure the site says it, but they're just the prints, right? We need to provide our own frames, matts, etc.

BTW...looks excellent! :thumb:
Indeed, just the prints.

I hear from my distributor that they are working on a system for frames and what not. I look forward to that.

SPchief
02-20-2007, 01:01 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words. If you like that score board pic I actually have 2 versions of it...one of them isn't loaded in the store but it can be with little hassle.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/106538305/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/106538305_6fa2cbd4b8_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="IMG_1406" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/106538306/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/40/106538306_af86192a05_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="IMG_1409" /></a>



To be honest, the one not on the site looks slightly better. If it's available, will probably buy it. Again congrats on the site.

luv
02-20-2007, 01:02 AM
Indeed, just the prints.

I hear from my distributor that they are working on a system for frames and what not. I look forward to that.
That would be cool. People are generally lazy enough to pay the extra plus S&H for it to be already framed rather than taking the time to go out, buy a frame, and do it themselves.

SPchief
02-20-2007, 01:09 AM
Zach, I just realized that the first pic, the one that I liked better, is the header on you page.

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 01:15 AM
Zach, I just realized that the first pic, the one that I liked better, is the header on you page.
Yup, got it

http://zcphotography.com/store/index.php/scoreboard-two/

luv
02-20-2007, 01:17 AM
Do you have any with flowers or people?

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 01:22 AM
Do you have any with flowers or people?
Flowers? I am working on it...waiting for them to come back. I used to tell myself I wouldn't take pictures of flowers because thats what EVERYONE takes pictures of but its not about me anymore...so as soon as those bad boys start lighting up I will be there...as for as people. I do have some decent shots of people. I didn't include them because I didn't feel people would really be into random shots of people...but these past few days I have been reading stuff and looking over different design type publications and I am reconsidering that.

I am actually going to spend this next month really focusing on portrait work.


<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/120788285/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/55/120788285_ca320b5eb7.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Adam and June" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/141844786/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/55/141844786_80835e2d74.jpg" width="500" height="292" alt="Time Together" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/127237352/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/56/127237352_6ab166457a.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_2369" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/134096782/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/46/134096782_658e5a84c1.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="To Your Left" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/131187590/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/55/131187590_a08b1e2464.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_2673" /></a>

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/zachishere/133864990/" title="Photo Sharing"><img src="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/45/133864990_caa923e666.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Want Some Ribs?" /></a>

SPchief
02-20-2007, 01:23 AM
Yup, got it

http://zcphotography.com/store/index.php/scoreboard-two/



Thanks. Will probably buy it in the next day or two. But how do I order 24x30?

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 01:24 AM
Thanks. Will probably buy it in the next day or two. But how do I order 24x30?
I will pm you in the next few days.

Bob Dole
02-20-2007, 06:24 AM
:( Bob Dole can't get there from here.

Bob Dole
02-20-2007, 06:35 AM
:( Bob Dole can't get there from here.

It's back up now. Thanks. hehe

kepp
02-20-2007, 07:30 AM
Not really something I wanted to do but it is how the thing is formatted...there are a few different rules with tagging.

If I were to put: Missouri State

It would use both of those separately. There are a few ways I have seen in different tagging inputs that don't call for this but I was a bit in love with the "Tag cloud" part on the side so I stuck with it. I like it but I am not convinced most people that visit the site will really understand or make use of those tags but...we shall see.
Have you tried using "%20" in place of the "+"?

Oh yeah...cool pics.

Bill Parcells
02-20-2007, 08:17 AM
Good stuff Zach,I would be interested in purchasing those pics with the young ladies and the dildos in the skimpy outfits from Halloween :drool:

If they are for sale that is,just saying. :drool:

Phobia
02-20-2007, 09:12 AM
To be honest, the one not on the site looks slightly better. If it's available, will probably buy it. Again congrats on the site.

I agree. I liked the light element and the inclusion of more words more clearly defines it as a scoreboard. It's a much better pic to my untrained eye.

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 09:20 PM
Good stuff Zach,I would be interested in purchasing those pics with the young ladies and the dildos in the skimpy outfits from Halloween :drool:

If they are for sale that is,just saying. :drool:
Ha, those got me in quite a heap of trouble.

Frazod
02-20-2007, 09:27 PM
Nice stuff, Zach. You've got a good eye. :thumb:

Rain Man
02-20-2007, 09:45 PM
This thread is worthless without pictures. Seriously.

Count Zarth
02-20-2007, 09:55 PM
I really dig this one.

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGalleryPhoto.asp?userid=ZCPhotography&gallery_id=583980&image_id=56

88TG88
02-20-2007, 09:56 PM
Great stock images. nice work

Count Zarth
02-20-2007, 10:18 PM
Now all Zach needs is a sideline pass and I will make him a rich man.

SPchief
02-20-2007, 10:20 PM
Now all Zach needs is a sideline pass and I will make him a rich man.



Are you offering to be his sugardaddy?

Phobia
02-20-2007, 10:36 PM
Now all Zach needs is a sideline pass and I will make him a rich man.

Zach could have been had for free during the 2006 season. Your boss blew that.

SPchief
02-20-2007, 10:39 PM
Zach could have been had for free during the 2006 season. Your boss blew that.


I hear the offer from Gochiefs is the rich sum of $500

DaFace
02-20-2007, 10:46 PM
Nice work, Zach. I've always admired your photos, so it's nice to see you finally have a place to show it off. Best of luck to ya!

recxjake
02-20-2007, 10:50 PM
Wow, you really have some nice photos in that collection... my favorite is Summer Day

crazycoffey
02-20-2007, 11:01 PM
http://www.zcphotography.com/images/SummerDay_21C1/image03.png (http://www.printroom.com/ViewGalleryPhoto.asp?userid=ZCPhotography&gallery_id=583980&tcount=41&scount=5)


Nice work, man. you are big on angles, but it doesn't compromise the composition. The cloud is a good stand alone focal point, the blades of grass move the eyes around the bottom, the trees bring my eye back to the middle, the tree limbs in the upper left keep my eye in frame.

Good eye, self taught or degreed?

crazycoffey
02-20-2007, 11:03 PM
Wow, you really have some nice photos in that collection... my favorite is Summer Day


I picked up on that one too, before I had seen your post.

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 11:21 PM
self taught or degreed?
Self taught.

Reaper16
02-20-2007, 11:41 PM
Awesome to have it finally up and running. I've always enjoyed the work you've shared here and on your blog; I'll be purchasing something soon, I hope.

Congrats!

|Zach|
02-20-2007, 11:46 PM
The positive responses have been overwhelming...thanks so much for your support folks...means a lot.

Halfcan
02-21-2007, 12:38 AM
http://www.zcphotography.com/images/SummerDay_21C1/image03.png (http://www.printroom.com/ViewGalleryPhoto.asp?userid=ZCPhotography&gallery_id=583980&tcount=41&scount=5)


Nice work, man. you are big on angles, but it doesn't compromise the composition. The cloud is a good stand alone focal point, the blades of grass move the eyes around the bottom, the trees bring my eye back to the middle, the tree limbs in the upper left keep my eye in frame.

Good eye, self taught or degreed?

You like grass huh?

Halfcan
02-21-2007, 12:39 AM
The positive responses have been overwhelming...thanks so much for your support folks...means a lot.

Should be a great start to a lucrative career. Congrats!

kcfanXIII
02-21-2007, 12:50 AM
like the site, easy to navigate. like the work, you have a talent.

Bob Dole
02-21-2007, 01:39 AM
Bob Dole isn't finding the section with photographs of pie. Could someone please post the pie photograph links?

luv
02-21-2007, 01:40 AM
Bob Dole isn't finding the section with photographs of pie. Could someone please post the pie photograph links?
I know he's got pictures of chicks kissing dildos. He's holding out.

greg63
02-21-2007, 03:23 AM
Impressive Zack! :thumb:

Arrowhead Pride
02-21-2007, 09:40 AM
Check out this Missouri photographer's page on Flickr.

http://flickr.com/photos/10thavenue/

Its pretty damn good too.

|Zach|
02-23-2007, 09:06 PM
Wow, thanks so much for those of you who have supported this with your purchase power. It goes a long long way. Thanks!

|Zach|
03-12-2007, 04:18 PM
So, I am working on something to expand this...more so for a future project.

I am getting something to add GPS information to every picture taken. From there when I upload them to a google maps type mashup I can create a map that shows you the photos and where they were taken with links to purchasing pages.

Anyone have a Sony GPS-CS1 unit laying around?

http://static.flickr.com/97/242148597_93ff45b441.jpg?v=0

88TG88
03-12-2007, 04:21 PM
suggestion here if your going to add them to google a watermark would help.

|Zach|
03-12-2007, 04:31 PM
suggestion here if your going to add them to google a watermark would help.
They won't be large or high resolution...more so smaller links to take you to my site.

Mr. Laz
03-12-2007, 05:31 PM
well done :clap:

thurman merman
03-12-2007, 07:48 PM
what ever happened to those millions of chiefs pictures you used to put up on your site? i liked those a lot.

el borracho
03-12-2007, 08:05 PM
Check out this Missouri photographer's page on Flickr.

http://flickr.com/photos/10thavenue/

Its pretty damn good too.
What does that guy do? Carry a garden hose with him wherever he goes?

Kind of a one trick pony... but it is a good trick, I guess.

Kerberos
03-12-2007, 08:33 PM
Hey Zach you got your own plotter or do you have someone do your enlargements?

|Zach|
03-12-2007, 09:14 PM
Hey Zach you got your own plotter or do you have someone do your enlargements?
Basically a company called Printroom works on the back end. Does the online transaction...prints the photo and ships it to the customer. It works out pretty well for me. I focus on the pictures and site and they do the hard work for a very reasonable percentage.