Focus! You may be losing your photography clients fast! Why? Your photography site is lacking in style!
Having an elegant photography portfolio online is key in showcasing your work properly. There are many aesthetic choices to make as a photographer—lighting, depth-of-field, and subject—for example. Your online presence is no different.
Feeling overwhelmed by the paradox of choice? Rest assured, we have curated a list of the best photography website ideas.
To take your photography website design to new heights, take a shot with this article!
Photography Website Ideas
When deciding your photography website ideas, there is so much to choose from. Who you are is reflective of your work. It is essential to capture your photography skills.
1. Let Your Work Speak For Itself
As a photographer, your work should speak for itself. Little to no words are necessary.
Be bold with your photos. Make them fill up the entire screen. When people come to a photographers’ site—they expect this.
Whatever you are attempting to convey, let it all hang out there. Don’t shy away from who you are as an artist.
2. We Can Be Heroes
Speaking of bold, hero images are just that—big, bold, and in high definition. When someone comes across your page, they should be in awe of your work.
That first image is your first impression. This is especially important for potential clients. A hero image should grab their attention and keep them begging for more.
We can be heroes every-day.
3. Scroll On
In terms of display, having a scroll feature is an excellent way to present your work. Either horizontally or vertically, we keep the engagement up. This is a great way to show your best work—especially if you have a lot of photos to cycle through.
4. Grid Lock
Another design style is the grid view. If you are a fan of Pinterest, then you will feel right at home.
Some people find it comforting to pin their ideas on a corkboard. By showcasing your work in this way, we can display a lot of your work simultaneously. When visiting a site like this, we get a feel of the artist in a very short amount of time.
The mantra keep it simple stupid rings true with photography web design. We can achieve the minimalist look with white space.
Less is more in this approach. While it may seem counter-intuitive at first, by blocking out our photos with white space—we make our site pop!
6. Tell a Story
They say—a picture tells a thousand words. Just like your photography, you want your site to tell a story. By interacting with your site, the person viewing should have a story playing in their mind.
This can be achieved with your photos themselves—or perhaps a little more. A short video highlighting who you are as an artist will go a long way.
7. Be Personable
These days, it’s so easy to get in touch with people. Whether through e-mail or social media, connecting with people is made simple.
Due to this, people want to see a more personable side to us. While remaining professional on our site—don’t be afraid to show your true colors as well.
We can do this through blogging, stories on Instagram, or sharing insights you’ve learned along the way. We all learn more through others.
People love to peel behind the curtain for a behind-the-scenes look. By being more vulnerable, people will want more of us and our photography.
When people see your more human side, they will see the person behind the photos. This is important for making a genuine connection with someone.
Do you know your niche? This is crucial in the photography space. By having a niche—you have a brand. By having a brand—you have a market.
Matching your aesthetic to your brand is best. This is common sense but is super beneficial. Whatever market you fall under, have your photo site reflect that.
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