I look at dozens of photography websites and speak with almost as many photographers each week. Many if not most of them say that they wish they had a better website or don’t even have one yet. I also see many sites still using outdated Flash technology that won’t play on an IOS device.
The reasons vary but they are lumped into three broad categories. Lack of money, lack of time and fear of technology.
If you’re a photographer who wants a hot new online presence and you’re avoiding it for one of the reasons above, never fear. It’s time to take a serious look at Squarespace.
Squarespace, the easy to use hosted web solution, has been catering to photographers for several years. They have a broad selection of stylish, responsive templates (that means they look good on all devices) that are almost plug and play. You don’t need a geek to build it for you and you can be up and running in not time for as little as $8.00 per month.
As a professional web developer myself, I recommend Squarespace regularly to individuals and small businesses who need a professional site on a small budget. In fact our first website for Street Photography Magazine was hosted on Squarespace during our first six months in business. While I could have easily built a site for the magazine, I chose Squarespace to get online quickly.
To help you through the initial learning curve I put together this tutorial video that walks you through the basics of setting up a new account, creating galleries, setting up a blog and making pages. Everything you need to get started.
So play the video and use it as a guide to get your own site started.