Best Photo websites - suggestions wanted

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Fax Ayres
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Best Photo websites - suggestions wanted

I'd like to create a personal website for my photography., and I''m interested in members' experiences, suggestions, opinions, recommendations on which hosting provider is the best for setting up my photography website.

I am familiar with Smugmug, Behance, 500px but that's about it, and I don't know much about those either.


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Toni Zappone
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flickr is very friendly. Several of our members are there.

Robert Fehnel
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I think the question is what do you want out of this website. If it is a matter of interacting and sharing photos getting comments and that sort of thing then I agree flickr is one of the best ways. It has groups that can give you opportunities to connect and learn different things.

If you are looking for a professional site to sell work or have to show clients then that is different. Personally i host my website on fatcow and use a theme on top of a wordpress site. I know others may use smugmug as well but i cannot personally comment on that.

Gary Powell
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i would recommend checking out Smugmug. They will quickly help you with any questions (I've had many) and even create content for you. They have lots of templates ready-made. For whatever its worth, here's my site:

John Hulburt
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I agree with Gary. Smugmug also offers (1) right click theft protection, and (2) direct sales of prints.

Toni Zappone
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Did y'all see this post from Ken Porter?

Wed, 23/09/2015 - 8:31pm
SmugMug Glitch May Be Damaging Your Photo Business
Heads up for anyone using SmugMug -- this glitch may be affecting your photo sales. Read the article over on PetaPixel: