Our own Devin Feil recently updated his website with his finer work. As always, I was interested to hear how it all came together. Here’s a short Q&A with the man himself.
Did you build the site yourself?
Yeah, I built it myself modifying a template on a platform similar to WordPress.
What made you go with the horizontal scrolling layout?
I went with the horizontal scrolling layout, because I feel like it works well for both vertical and horizontal images. It also makes it easy to add in new photos as I update it in the future.
How did you choose which photos to include?
I keep a folder on my computer where I set aside work I might want to include on my website. I narrowed it down from there and then got opinions from a couple of friends. All but one of the photos in the action gallery were taken since I moved to California last January.
Any sharpening on the images?
Typically the final step when I edit a photo is to add a bit of sharpening, but I don’t do anything extra or different for images exported for the web.
Did you do any search engine optimizing?
There is some basic SEO built into the platform I am working on. In addition to that I always make sure to give specific and relevant file names to images.
Will you be updating this site with new photos, or wait until you build a new site to add more images?
Yeah I plan on regularly updating the existing galleries and also posting often on the blog. I also hope to put together some additional portfolios by the end of the year to go along with the action and lifestyle work.
You’ve never had a blog before, what made you decide to add one?
I’d never felt a need for a blog in the past, but lately I’ve been working on a lot more projects and I figured it would be nice to give people a glimpse of as they are happening.
What are you working on these days?
In May I spent ten days in Puerto Rico with BSD shooting an article for Ride UK. Keep an eye out for that; the spots were awesome and the crew killed it. David Grant is currently staying with me in Long Beach while he finishes up his Raider frame promo. As you know David’s riding is tailor-made to make for awesome photos so we’ll see what comes of that.
Check out Devin’s portfolio here.
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Everyone loves it when people get together and share opinions. Great website, continue the good work!