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I am about to create a new website and was wondering what you would all recommend as far as companies for photo websites. What would you say is the best one? Who to stay away from?

by Debbie Zimelman at 2012-05-01 07:37:22 UTC | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Debbie… So much more complex than that. It depends on the purpose of your website. If it’s for media distribution, it’s hard to beat Photoshelter.

If you’re looking to showcase your portfolio, blog, etc, Photocrati, Pro Photo Blogs, Themeforrest…. all are wordpress based, easy to set up, and look good.

For hosting, I like Bluehost.

by Jason Muelver | 02 May 2012 23:05 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→
What do you want your website to do? How do you want it to look? I am very lazy about these things, and have for a long time been relying on existing clients, so I’ve been pretty slack about my web presence. I actually rely on three sources for my web site; I have my domain name registered with a registry, then I link that to a template website operated by an company called “onlybusiness.com”, and then I link that to an archive site, “pbase.com”. This has the virtue of being very cheap, but is limited in its functionality. You should have a look at several photographer’s websites, try figure out what you like, and maybe start asking questions from there. Something like what I have is not great, but it’s a start. I may keep an eye on this thread and try to learn a few things myself. Good luck.

by John Louis Lassen Perry | 02 May 2012 23:05 | Liberty Corner, New Jersey, United States | | Report spam→
Not exactly a template website, but a CMS (Content Management System)excellent as an online portfolio and due to be updated this week http://www.indexhibit.org/ would highly recommend, simple, minimal and customisable (the new version even more so).

by John Carolan | 07 May 2012 10:05 (ed. May 7 2012) | Shetland, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
There are too many options out there… If oyu plan to sell through your website, Photoshelter is unbeatable. I’m using Zenfolio, there’s also Photodeck, Livebooks, Tumblr, even Flickr, depending on what do you want the site to do.

by Patricio Murphy | 07 May 2012 11:05 | Buenos Aires, Argentina | | Report spam→
if you want to take the time to learn and design your own, this guys tutorial on youtube is a pretty good introduction.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMZARc_GdLE&feature=relmfu

by Kevin Anthony Griffin | 07 May 2012 12:05 | Dublin, Ireland | | Report spam→
I’ve been using wordpress templates run through dreamhost for years, variety of formats all over the web to choose from. graphpaperpress especially is a great place to start looking if you’re thinking on wordpress templates.
building your own this way is obviously a bit more intensive than flickr and such.

by Cengiz | 09 May 2012 02:05 | Chicago, United States | | Report spam→

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Participants

Debbie Zimelman, Debbie Zimelman
Modiin Israel , Israel
Jason Muelver, Photographer Jason Muelver
Photographer
Chicago , United States ( ORD )
John Louis Lassen Perry, Photoanthropologist John Louis Lassen Perry
Photoanthropologist
Jersey City , United States
John Carolan, Photographer John Carolan
Photographer
Shetland , United Kingdom
Patricio Murphy, Musician, photographer Patricio Murphy
Musician, photographer
Buenos Aires , Argentina
Kevin Anthony Griffin, Photographer Kevin Anthony Griffin
Photographer
Dublin , Ireland
Cengiz, Cengiz
(freelance photojournalist)
Chicago , United States


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