This article looks at the importance of an online photographer's gallery and some of the best sites where you can go. There are free sites that offer great functionality and there are sites which offer easy-to-use templates. The following article looks at both options.
A photographer’s portfolio is one of the most important items that they will own. It’s good to have something to show to the family and friends or to potential clients. It’s also important in this modern digital world to have an online presence. An online photo gallery is a great way to showcase your work.
The most obvious example - and one that is also free to use - is Flickr, one of the most widely used photo websites in the world. It does have its limitations, in that it is difficult for a casual user to get their work noticed amidst the millions of users. You have to put the hours in, to get the best out of it. Other free websites There are other free websites that offer you with an online gallery, and also gives you the ability to sell your pictures through that website. Sites such as PhotoBox and RedBubble let you to customise your galleries, and you can also set your own prices. Commission obviously has to be paid to the websites, but it is an easy and hassle-free way to display and sell your work.
Though, most photographers will want to have their own website, and as any serious photographer knows, you will have to put your hand in your pocket at some point. You can create your own gallery in Photoshop as well as in most other editing software, and insert that into your personal website. Building your own website Building your own website though does take a certain degree of knowledge. A much simpler way of presenting your gallery to the wider world is by using one of the numerous websites that offers a simple online gallery for your pictures. There are many sites where you can go to, that are easy to use, but contain fully customisable templates for a small fee. Sites such as Photoportfoliowebsite.com or Photobiz.com are two such sites, but a Google Search will reveal many.