Top websites I use to publish my photos
Websites for your gallery
- Viewbug (subscription fee)
I think viewbug.com is just great. There are lots of competitions with valuable prizes to be won. Your profile just looks great and peers can give you recognitions with a good choice of possibilities. There are also awards you can win like “Featured Photo of the Month” and so on. There are different kinds of subscriptions. The premium one is $59 per year. As an example, check out my profile:
- Fine Art America (subscription fee)
For a small subscription fee of about $30 per year, you basically get two galleries. One is your gallery on artistwebsites.com and this gallery is also included on the fineartamerica website. There are many groups with lots of competitions. Selling photos is simple with a great choice of possibilities. You will get lots of traffic to your site there. Examples:
- Zenfolio (subscription fee)
I use Zenfolio for my main website. It is easy to set up a gallery with lots of categories, make your own pricelists and sell photos as downloads or through a print shop of your choice. Although the layout and everything is great, it will take you a lot of advertising to get your site known. And the pricing at £150 per year for a business account is not exactly cheap.
- Fanartreview (Subscription fee)
Fanartreview.com really helps you with valuing your photos. You can upload two photos every day and will get very helpful in depth reviews of them. There is also a ranking system and competitions which make the whole website quite fun. The subscription fee is a mere £30 per year.
- 500px (free or subscription fee)
With a free account you can upload 10 photos per week to your gallery. 500px is for high quality photos and you can be sure to get rated. The disadvantage is that selling prices are very low.
- HDRspotting.com (free or subscription)
The place for HDR enthusiasts. The website is part of “stuck-in-customs.com” which is the work of world-famous photographer Trey Ratcliff. With a free account you can upload one photo per day. There are high quality photos and ratings are only for the best ones.
- Zazzle (free)
Set up an online-shop in minutes and sell your photos as prints, t-shirts, mugs, clocks, dartboards, laptop bags, you name it! Load up your photo and get more than a hundred different products created with just a few clicks. Very easy to use without having to spend a lot of time. Drawback: Delivery is only to the US.
What websites do you use?
Tomorrow I will continue on this subject, telling you what social media I use to promote my photos.
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