How to Make a Photography Website: Fundamental Building Blocks

MotoCMS Editorial 22 March, 2017

Nowadays photography has become one of the most competitive businesses. If you are a professional photographer, having a personal website is a must. Probably you will ask the question what to do if you are an expert in photography, but not in coding and web development. We can assure you that it is not a problem. 

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MotoCMS offers a lot of fabulous photography website templates. All you have to do is to choose the one that will meet all your criteria. Using our artists website builder, you will be able to build a professional website that will help you stand out in a crowded market of photography. In this article, we will tell you how to make a photography website and what to pay your attention to.

How to Make a Photography Website

Sometimes people think that showing off their portfolio design is the only important feature of the website. We agree that it is the primary function of such kind of websites. However, there are a lot of different characteristics besides catchy images you should take into account.

Choose a Specialization

We all know the proverb that says: “A Jack of all trades is a master of none”. It is impossible to be an expert in all spheres. Choosing a niche to specialize in should be the first step when you make a decision to become a professional photographer. The same idea can be applied to creating your website. MotoCMS offers different templates to fit any taste! We are sure you will find the one you need for your particular specialization. You can be a love story photographer or specialize in wedding photography and much more.

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Moreover, we would like to point out one more appealing feature. It is obvious that homepage is the first page your clients see when they browse your website. You know that you never get a second chance to make the first impression

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Thanks to our attractive our web themes like the one you see above, you will make it a real visiting card of your professional website. The information about your specialization will be presented in the best possible way.

Get a Professional-Looking Portfolio

Your online portfolio is the brand identity of your photography website. Defrozo is a photography portfolio theme, built for any artistic person to create an alluring brand image. 

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It is a perfect example of how you can showcase your talent and professionalism using fabulous galleries, because this website template combined spectacular design with a wide range of pages that includes a few ready-made solutions for your gallery.

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There are various types of galleries at your disposal, such as the slider, grid, and carousel. It does not matter what gallery you choose, your photos are sure to attract your customers’ attention. What is more, you can use a built-in Aviary Photo Editor to refine uploaded images, thus, making them more appealing to your clients.

Use the Advantages of the Latest Technologies

The development of new technologies has simplified our life and made it more interesting. Nowadays you do not need a computer to browse different websites. If you have a tablet, it is more than enough. Your clients have an opportunity to look at information about your services from any part of the world. Your chances are much higher if your website has a responsive design, making your professional website look amazing on any device.

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The information and the images remain as attractive as they really are. Besides, you do not have to worry about testing the work of your website in different browsers. It does not matter what browser your clients use on their devices. We make sure our templates perform and look amazing in all the most popular browsers.

Don’t forget that you can check the appearance of your online portfolio on any device right in the MotoCMS admin panel. As you see, a user can switch between four modes: desktop, tablet, smartphone horizontal and smartphone vertical.

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And do you have a tablet? Thanks to our responsive website builder, you can use your tablet device to customize your site anytime and at any place! Pretty convenient, isn’t it?

Promote Your Services Wisely

If you are an expert and want to promote your services online, we advise you to advertise wisely and with no additional cost. To start with, you need to learn more about search engine optimization. By the way, SEO integration is one of the most irresistible features of our photography website themes.

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It is very simple to get the most of your website with our advanced SEO tools. All you have to do is just to add all vital data to your pages, optimize your content, and let search engines spot it on the web.

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Moreover, such feature as blog functionality can also contribute to the promotion of your services. Create a SEO-friendly professional blog, publish various content for your visitors. It will definitely help you grow your website traffic.

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For example, you can launch this personal online portfolio for photographers and stuff a blog with your content free. In fact, you can pick this template just for its amazing design itself.

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Let Your Customers Find You

When photographers make their websites, they fill it with different content. However, sometimes they may forget to include several important elements that are vital for any website publisher.

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First of them is the About Us page. It is one of the most demanded pages on your website. People want to know information about you a professional, as well as about your services. Choosing this photography theme, you will be provided with a ready-made layout.

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However, you can create customize the layout of your website pages by adding something new or deleting the existing content that you do not like. Another important element of your website is definitely Contact Form on the page with the same name. The form is a must-have to get feedback from your audience.

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Getting a Professional Photography Website

So, if you want to promote your services online, you should think about your customers first. We advise you to make it as easy as possible for your users to visit your portfolio. In this case, both you and your customers will be more than satisfied! Remember, MotoCMS gives any user free access to any web theme in the collection.

Just register your favorite template with your social media account or email and start creating your photography portfolio with no charge! If the outcome is satisfying for you, buy out your ready-made website when the trial period ends! Here are a few more examples for you to get inspired.

Franz Shwarz

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Toni Solas

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Tom Cooper

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David Horton

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Liam Chandler

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