Before the advent of dot com boom, photographers & creative artists used to rely on printed portfolios. Distributing their portfolios among close friends, family and relatives, they hoped to get assignments through ‘word-of-mouth marketing’. With the rapid growth in internet & online marketing, the creative artists all over the world have witnessed this metamorphosis of those dull, printed portfolio books into online portfolio websites. Whether you’re a photographer, videographer, or any creative artist, having your own portfolio website is so imperative that without having one, you cannot expect leads to come directly over to your door-steps. As the world gets digital at this unprecedented rate, having an online portfolio website that stands out from the crowd can definitely earn you an edge over the competitors!
In this post, I have compiled 10 best ideas and ways to help you build a killer portfolio website that roars and stand out from the crowd.
Howard Steele has reviewed hundreds of website builders on his website SuperbWebsiteBuilders.com, which has become possibly the best resource for anyone looking for an in-depth, balanced advice on choosing a website builder. Howard had reviewed Pixpa a couple of years back, but with the new Pixpa v5.0 being a complete revamp of the product, we wanted him to give us his insights on the new-look Pixpa.
So we were thrilled when Howard agreed to review Pixpa again. Here are some snippets of the review.
Pixpa is a powerful platform that allows to create impressive portfolio websites. It suits both newbies and professionals. It has an easy-to use and intuitive interface, that takes only few hours to build a stunning portfolio website.
Photography is an art which requires the artist to master it with adequate precision, technique and equipment. Here’s providing quick tips for wedding photographers to avoid common mistakes.
A. Before the wedding
- Check the equipment– Get your gear out and go over the following – which lenses will you be using in case of bright or dull light; whether the camera batteries are fully charged and does the memory card have enough space to store hundreds of photos. Do not forget to carry two cameras, in-fact two of all equipment. Also carry the necessary tools around for out of control contingencies like bad weather.
It’s important to note that how you are clicking the photographs and also how to avoid those difficulties which often happen with automatic digital cameras. So, here are ten tips which would help you to enhance your digital photographs and of course help you to increase your portfolio.
1. Pay attention to your subject
Most of the times, we can see that the picture is lacking impact as our subject seems to be far. So, it’s important to avoid the unwanted aspects which are distracting and should only concentrate on the main subject by moving closer or using zoom option.
2. Change the format of the pictures
It’s equally important to change the format of the pictures. The camera should be turned according to the subject as camera makes picture that are rectangular, not square.
3. Shoot for the perfect picture.
Shoot till the time you get the perfect picture. Later, you could easily delete the pictures which you don’t like at all.
In the good old days, when businesses flourished, customers were put on a pedestal and seen as the greatest source of learning. If there is one field where customers are still viewed in a somewhat similar manner, it’d be in the photography industry. For one, without them, photography as a profession would hold little meaning.
Running a photography business, here’s what you can do more on your part to build a relationship that is not only professional, but professional with something worth remembering and valuing. Make this professional journey one where you not only make friends but also come across as a warm person.
1. Be Passionate Enough Yourself. First.
Work IS Worship. If you don’t love your work, and are a photographer for reasons other than the mere love for the medium, you should seriously give it another thought. The love for the camera and your subjects, and the ability to build happiness around your work is primary. A dispassionate photographer cannot bring life to his/her photographs. It’s important for your clients to know that you are a passionate professional.