Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Need for a photography website, part of SmugMug: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- [Narrator] As a photographer, having a website is a gallery that is worldwide. Anybody with internet access has the ability to see your work, to view your services, and to purchase potential products or services that you offer. Now, most of us would love to have a actual retail gallery, and to have a beautiful space and to hang our work and see it printed. Very few of us get that opportunity. But even so, you have to travel to that specific location to see someone's work.
So in essence, having this website, having this ability to reach people all over the globe is one of the truly great gifts that the internet has given us. As a photographer, it's truly special. Now, there are so many clients that I work with who have yet to take the plunge, have yet to take the time and effort to build that site, to have that online gallery. Now, what we want to do is really kind of go through a process from the beginning all the way through to building a site and not just talk about how we do it, but why.
Creatively, what kind of look are we going for, and how do we achieve that? Now, we're going to be using SmugMug. SmugMug is a company that I've worked with my entire career. They excel at customer service, and their latest engine looks beautiful on iPhones and tablets, smartphones. And because of that, I really feel confident recommending them. Now, what I'd like to do is start by looking at the plans, and discovering what's right for you.
- SmugMug plans and services
- Choosing a new site design
- Experimenting with custom options
- Customizing the site name and logo
- Customizing and cleaning up the galleries
- Setting up the About page
- Setting up services on your site
- Selling prints
- Additional SmugMug tips