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 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.
Lots of photography sites pop up these days, and as competition is growing daily, it is becoming more and more difficult for truly talented individuals to make their online portfolios stand out. Content management systems like WordPress made it easy for pretty much anyone to build a great-looking website in a matter of hours. What this means is that people with at least some basic knowledge of Web design and SEO principles can make their photography sites look attractive and win a lot of business, even if their actual work is at amateur level. And the fact that you have years of experience is not enough these days to set yourself apart from all these so-called photographers. In order to turn your website into the best possible representation of your work quality, you need to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by the majority of your competition.
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…]