If you are a photographer, you should consider having an online portfolio to showcase your work, so here is the list of 8 best places to promote photography.
We live in a world that’s becoming more and more digital, so moving a portfolio online is a good step you can take to promote photography. You have more chances to be found by a client if you are online because all they have to do is use Google and search.
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Here is the list of online places you can promote photography
1. 500px – free and paid plans
500px is an online network where photographers can showcase their work, gain exposure, compete in contests, and license their photos through exclusive distribution partners. It can also serve as a marketplace for you to sell your photos.
There are certain quality and technical requirements you have to look out for before submitting your work to 500px. Also, when you sign up for the first time you get two week trial of Pro subscription. During that time you have an opportunity to try all the premium features. When the trial expires, you can choose to stick with the free (Basic) plan or to upgrade to a paid plan.
2. Behance – free
Behance is an online platform part of the Adobe family where all creatives can showcase and discover creative work. The great thing about Behance is that you can sign up for it using your Adobe ID.
In order to promote photography, you will need to create “Project” which is a group of compiled images. One Project can have up to 15 files (photos, videos, art), but there is no limit on how many Projects you can have.
Using Behance is completely free.
3. Photoshelter – paid
Photoshelter is an online platform where you can store your photos, create your website so you can easily promote photography, deliver your photos, sell and license them. The amazing thing about Photoshelter is that they draw in customers to buy your work.
They offer nine website templates to choose from with easy to use, no coding required, editing. There is no file size limit so you don’t have to re-size your photos, just upload them. They offer three types of subscription plans starting from 10$ to 45$ per month, billed annually. There is also a free trial option, it lasts 14 days and you may cancel at any time without being charged.
4. Foliolink – paid
Foliolink is a place specifically made for artists and photographers who want to build professional portfolios. They offer a wide range of customizable photography website designs. There is no limit on how many photos you can upload, but each portfolio has up to 20.
Unlike other mentioned websites they offer a 30-day trial and 30-day money-back guarantee. There are three plans, first two are 19$ and 29$ dollars per month paid annually, and for the third option, Pro, you need to contact them to get the quote.
5. SmugMug – paid
SmugMug is an online platform for digital photo sharing and a place where you can showcase your work. You can build your photo website by choosing from customizable design templates depending on what is the focus: sharing, showcasing, or selling. There is no limit on how many photos you can upload.
They offer four types of paid plans and there are special plans if your goal is to promote photography and start making money from it. Plans start from 48$ a year for Basic to 360$ a year for Pro. There is a 14-day trial option.
6. Pixpa – paid
Pixpa is a portfolio-building website with options for e-commerce, client galleries, and blog. It is an easy, drag-and-drop website builder that enables you to build your portfolio without any coding knowledge. Pixpa has a wide range of photography themes to chose from and they are fully customizable and responsive. With an e-commerce option, you can sell your photos easily.
They offer four pricing plans starting from 6$ to 25$ a month which are paid annually. There is a 15-day trial option.
7. Squarespace – paid
If you are looking for making a more robust website to promote photography, Squarespace is a place for you. You can easily design your portfolio from choosing one of the templates Squarespace is offering. It is an all-in-one platform which means you get responsive design, pre-build SEO, blog and social media sharing options.
They offer four subscription plans, from 12$ to 40$ per month if you pay annually. Also, they offer a free 14-day trial.
8. Wix – free and paid
Wix is a free website builder platform where you can promote your business, showcase your work, open your store, or start a blog. All you have to do is pick a template, customize it, and publish it. You can start a free website, but there is also an option to upgrade.
There are two types of pricing plan depending on what you are building. For simple website prices start from 4.5$ to 24.5$ per month, but if you want business/eCommerce plans start from 17$ to 35$ per month.Follow