With the proper website, photographers and hobbyists can display their works. This is even more important for those who are in the business of photography because the site can provide potential customers with samples of their works.
There are many turn key methods now available to get online in a jiffy. One of the most popular free open source platforms, Word Press has many photography based themes to showcase your work without having to learn how to build a website from the ground up.
Here are some of the nicest Premium Wordpress themes:
PhotographerDream Wordpress Theme
PhotographerDream Wordpress Theme was build specially for photographers. Right from the main page visitor will see photographer shots. On the photo page image pan is used, so if the image is extra large user will drag it to view every pixel. Your blog visitors can also press control and drag photo to zoom the image.
AutoFocus is a Wordpress theme specifically for photographers looking for a simple and elegant way to display their workÂ online.
Grain Theme for WordPress
Grain Theme for WordPress is a fixed-width photoblog theme for WordPress 2.3+. To use it you have to additionally install the Yapb plugin; Recommended versions are 1.9 or newer. Grain comes with an administrative backend and relies heavily on CSS for itâ€™s styling. It uses a mosaic style overview page, has archives, can display exif data, browse to random photos etc.
Fotofolio is a free wordpress template designed for easy creation online portfolio for Visual Workers; Photography, Graphic Design, Manga, Architect, etc.
Here are the steps to follow when creating a photography website:
Simple blogs are easy to make even for those who do not have any programming background. Free tools, such as WordPress and Blogger, can be used to put up the blog in a matter of minutes.
- Check out the available photography websites. Observe the various elements of these sites and determine those features that you like and those that you not like.
- Then you make a list of the goals that you would want your site to accomplish. The design of your site will depend on what you want to do with it. However, remember that simplicity is always better in the Internet because people are always in a hurry and a simple site makes it easier for them to know what to do and to discern what your site is really about. Do not forget to specify your budget for your project not just with regards to money but also with regards to time.
- The next step is to determine the features that you would want your photography site to have. These may include a blog, photo galleries, an about page, photo downloads, and newsletter subscriptions. Make sure that all of these features coincide with your site's goals.
- Choose the kind of photography website that you want and need:
Complex blogs can be made if you have basic knowledge about programming. WordPress is the tool to use for this kind of blog.
Simple websites have a simple structure and basic features such as an about page, a photo gallery, a blog, and a newsletter subscription service.
Complex websites offer a more complicated structure and have more features.