Simple WordPress Photo Gallery is a great plugin for users looking to add some extra photo gallery functionality to their WordPress sites. The plugin has an intuitive, easy-to-use interface, which can be quickly configured by a WordPress user of any level. It will take you no more than a couple of minutes to set up a great looking image gallery on your site. [Read more…]
In a previous article I showcased a variety of free WordPress themes developed with the photographer in mind. While I do think that free themes can be great, in my earlier experience I found that a lot of times the freebies had malicious code attached. I realize this isn’t the situation with all no-cost themes, as I’m certain that the Tips & Tricks free themes are clean as a whistle, but I have grown to appreciate premium themes none the less.
In this digital age when everything gets shared on the internet, the question of whether to use watermarks when uploading images is a burning issue for the photographers. Some argue that watermarks can be eyesore and kill the artistic value of the photo and if people want to steal your photos online they will steal it anyway but there is always a flip side of everything.
We all know the importance of discovering and focusing on a niche when it comes to building an online business. A niche puts you in the “red umbrella in a sea of black” category, establishing you and your business as one of a kind. But it can’t be said enough: the first rule of thumb when choosing a niche is to find one that aligns with your passions since doing what you truly enjoy will make your online business shine.
If, as a child, you’d rather play with a camera than your scooter or if as an adult your car is filled with camera equipment, then you know you’re personally fulfilled when you’re immersed in all things photography. Why not turn your passion into profit? A related niche may be right up your alley. [Read more…]
Explaining your passion for photos to someone, I can imagine, is almost impossible. Photography can be a rough business to get into, but it also can be very rewarding I’m sure. Some people look at a photographer and think, “Oh look at that person! They get paid to take pictures! What a breeze!” but most don’t realize that this intricate art takes time, effort, a keen eye, passion and an open heart. One thing that I hear time and time again from friends and family who’ve chosen to pursue photography as a career, is that it is difficult to get into this business.
That doesn’t have to be the case when looking into the online world to make a living with the passion of picture taking.
Today, we’re going to talk about building a website to sell photos; stock photography in particular. We’ll discuss why WordPress is a blessing for business web site development and how to make it work efficiently so that you can sell your photos, have some fun, and really enjoy your online presence instead of fearing it. There’s a huge opportunity for photographers of almost any level and when using WordPress, the process to get started is simplified. You not only have the opportunity to display your photography for the world to see and enjoy; you can make a career out of it. [Read more…]
The photos used on many websites, small to large, are often stock photography – See how you can leverage and/or profit from this industry.
Ever wondered where the photos people use in association with their articles, advertisements, and blog posts come from? Maybe you’re browsing the web and noticing that hardly any of the photos on any well-known websites appear to have come from an iPhone or other digi camera. The reason for that is because they probably didn’t.
Generally, for the photos on many websites, what the web masters are using are stock photos. Stock photos are essentially photos of almost anything and everything that you can use in association with your work. These are photos that are generally taken by professional commercial photographers or those who are aspiring to be commercial photographers.