Create Your Own Photography Website Tools
We know that as a photographer, your online presence is important for business. But that does not mean you need to be a web designer. Below are some tools that can help you automate or at least highly simplify this task, allowing you to focus on your craft:
If you do not want to do any of the dirty work for your portfolio site, they will provide you with hosting, domain name, template installation, 15 portfolio pages and services, and all the essential plugins.
Pixpa is a platform that allows you to create a customized photography website without coding. You have an eye-catching and impactful way to display your work. The client galleries feature gives you the option to deliver the files to your client privately through the website itself. And along with e-commerce, you can sell your products and services, including digital files through client galleries and e-commerce galleries as well. This website platform is specially designed for photographers to show, sell, and share their work efficiently.
Are you in search of themes for your WordPress photography website? aThemes can help you find your ideal photography theme. Here are more than 50 themes for you to check out.
With a SmugMug Pro account, you can build a custom photo website, have secure and unlimited photo storage, sell photos around the world while SmugMug handles returns and damaged prints, easily create private or public portfolio and gallery pages, and more.
Flothemes offers responsive WordPress themes for creatives, photographers and videographers. They offer a unique block building experience providing design flexibility and customization to your pages. The themes are mobile responsive and work great on all devices, they offer maximum control over SEO and are designed to be beautiful out of the box, with style kits built into the design.
Have a photography website but no visitors? SEMrush is the best software out there for all your search engine optimization and ranking needs. We use it ourselves. Check your site for errors, track your keywords and backlinks, get recommendations, even get a look into your competitors strategies and display ads.
OTHER TOOLS AND RESOURCES:
Photologo creates logos for photographers that can be used for branding and to protect your photos from being used inappropriately. Logos are designed by calligraphy artists. You get both a desktop and mobile version. They have a quick turn around time and allow revisions if you are not satisfied.
RAWsie is a great little program for pro and amateur photographers that lets you compress RAW format photo files to the size of JPEGs without loss in quality, dynamic range, resolution, or color.
This company will help you with business cards, logos, templates, designs, mockups for your business. Download as many mockups, logos, design templates, and videos as you want, no design or video editing skills needed.
If you want to build your own photography site and are looking for an inexpensive hosting service, Bluehost is the way to go. They have one click WordPress install, 24/7 support, free SSL, and discounts on many other features.
Sellfy is an all-in-one digital commerce solution that is easy to create and manage (“build your store in under 5 minutes”). Digital product files such as photographs up to 10GB can be uploaded. It works great for creators, bloggers, and businesses looking to sell digital products, subscriptions or physical goods. Sellfy gives you the option of embedding products and buy buttons on your business website, as well as Facebook, and Youtube. They also allow you to integrate your payment processing and to utilize their built-in marketing tools (email marketing, discounts, upselling) and analytics. Sellfy offers a 14-day free trial (no credit card required).