About portfolio.BrianFrantz.com

Thanks for visiting my site! I hope you enjoy the wallpaper. I fully intend to add more in the future and by registering, you can opt in to be notified when that happens.

Currently, the only user feedback built into the site is "boosting." It's basically a simple rating scheme. When logged in, you'll notice that you can "boost" an image. The higher the photo's boost rating, the higher it will appear when sorting by boosts (and the top rated photo appears on the home page). Your rating is saved and you can come back and change it at any time and the total will be adjusted accordingly (this goes for lowering a rating as well). At some point I may add the ability to comment on a photo, but for now please boost images that you like!

About Me:

My name is Brian Frantz. I'm a student at Texas A&M University majoring in Computer Science with minors in Mathematics and Business. Photography and videography have been interests of mine since I was young, but it wasn't until a few years ago (2005) that I finally purchased a digital SLR camera.

Since then, I have enjoyed learning about exposure, white balance, aperture, Photoshop editing and other elements of good photography. I've still got plenty to learn and often forget to check certain settings, but I'm enjoying the process. So far I just have a Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D with its stock AF DT 18-70mm lens and a Sigma DG 70-300mm telephoto lens.

I decided to develop this site from scratch as an opportunity to hone my web development skills (first time to create a truly dynamic website) and also to share higher-quality versions of my pictures. Most of my SLR photos are on my smugmug.com site (click "Photo Gallery" above). However, it doesn't provide a good way to share different desktop sizes of photos, and I also wanted to be able to make sure the larger images were watermarked (made easy thanks to Photoshop actions + batch processing). So, I spent a couple months during the summer of 2007 developing this site. Hope you like it!

If you have any comments or suggestions, feel free to email me at portfolio@brianfrantz.com.



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