Building and designing a photography website is not as simple as it sounds! Follow these 8 tips and discover how to create perfect photography websites!
Creating a photography website is a tricky task! Usually, it is a lot different than creating a business website! When it comes to normal business websites, there is a consistent structure that usually includes a navigation menu, a header, a footer, and sometimes a sidebar. But, when it comes to showcasing photography, there are no rules. If you don’t want to have a header or footer or a navigation bar, you don’t need them. Remember, the more creative and unique you are, the more attention you will gain.
Your photography website is your online portfolio. It is intended to show off your photos and show off your work and attract clientele. The photo portfolio usually has 2 or 3 main sections such as the gallery, a contact section, and about me section.
Even though everything sounds simple, there are a lot of questions you may have about your photography website. For example, what size should the photos be? Should I use HTML5 or Flash? Should I compress them at all?
As you can see, building and designing a photography website is not as simple as it sounds. Here are 8 tips for you to follow:
- Consider your target demographic – your website needs to reflect your target demographic
- Sketch out a layout – If you sketch out your idea while it is in your head, you won’t lose track of it.
- Try to keep the contrast high – Remember, photos look a lot better when you see them on a black background.
- Only use high resolution photos – When visitors and potential customers visit your website, they want to see professional and high-resolution photos.
- Narrow down your choices of photos – Even though you have a large selection of photos you want to share on your website, try to limit the number of photos to the stronger pieces.
- Organize your photos – If you place your most beautiful photos at the beginning of your online portfolio, you will attract visitor’s attention right away.
- Provide details with each photo – Visitors want to know who you shot for and what they are looking at!
- Don’t forget to update – You should be updating your content daily!
And remember, make it as easy as possible for your users to view your photography website and your portfolio!
— TinyHousehold (@TinyHousehold) 19 de agosto de 2017