Making Your Photography Website a Success
The internet has a lot of potential for photographers, displaying your work on the web can be an immensely influential tool. The old addage of content is king still prevales and you would need to ensure you spent time on the SEO side to encouage visitors to visit your site and spend time browsing through your work. Of late, it has become trendy to include videos in your website. Thankfully, there are many photographers competent to create effective videos with their present apparatus.
As opposed to motionless images, an intrinsic component of the video is the fact that it demands time not simply for being viewed but additionally for being created. Viewing a 20 second video takes exactly 20 seconds, compared to just having a glance at a photo that generally speaking conveys the complete message.
It is an important prerequisite for most professional and wannabe photographers to have a website. Social media sites like Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, Pinterest and Instagram can prove helpful to them. Nevertheless, the most significant benefit of having your website is the fact that you will have total control over its design, branding, navigation and information. It presents a great opportunity for you to connect with the prospective clients and visitors to your site by unfolding your story.
Some of the important considerations for preparing your website are here:
Easy to use
Your website should load easily and quickly. The content should be fresh and of high quality. It will be better if you could do away with the services of a professional web designer and create your site on your own. However, before you start working on it, you should surely know the essential information to be conveyed through your site. You can ask for some specimen from a professional designer and learn how to include the content there.
In case you lack sufficient funds to hire a skilled designer but are a DIY enthusiast, you can create a website on your own by keeping in mind the hints mentioned in this article.
Restrain yourself from indulging in excesses
It is not unusual for beginners to include too much content and information on their websites. You need to have minimum content that effectively communicates your message to visitors. Nobody has time to go through hundreds of images you may have created all these years. Select the top ten or twelve and find ways to highlight those. How often do you see any wedding photography website having too many photos? You should strive to attract the visitor, not overwhelm him. Do not waste your prospective clients’ time by showing him anything that is not perfect. Your prospective client is going to make his/her mind on viewing the first 10-12 snaps.
The design and overall content of your website should be compelling for the visitor, prompting him to inquire about your business through telephonic call or email. Do not attempt to attract anybody and everybody. The idea is to locate prospects and encourage them to patronize your business.
Having a website that explicitly conveys your brand, personality, capabilities and fees are certainly going to be helpful to your business. You shouldn’t give an impression of someone who is not sure of what he can offer to his clients and at what price.