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    We have our winners!

    News

    October 21, 2020

    We are thrilled to have received a huge number of submissions for our previous Instagram competition and the winner selection wasn't easy. Let's have a big round of applause for the winners below who will have their work showcased at our Paris exhibition. Congratulations!
     


    All winners will be notified individually. Due to the delicate situation in France, we will postpone our Paris exhibition to May 2021. We can't wait to meet you all in person!

    5 Tips To Nail Your Online Fine Arts Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    September 17, 2020

    Setting up an online portfolio for your fine arts projects is the first step in showcasing your work to the world. However, there is always a burning question in the back of everyone’s mind - how do I create an online portfolio specifically for my fine arts projects? 

     

    Well, in this article, we will answer this question with 10 tips to nail your online fine arts portfolio. Absolutely no prior website building experience or skills needed, just a love and passion for what you do. Before we even get into it, don’t underestimate the power of passion, as this alone will allow your work to speak for itself.

     

    Bespoke Images and Works

     

    It goes without saying that only the best of the best should be uploaded to your fine art online portfolio. And sure, it is a cliche point that keeps on arising, but how can it not?

     

    For photographers, ensure your images are not fuzzy, poorly lit, or cropped ineffectively. Also, make sure that there aren’t any shadows or backgrounds which will decrease the quality of your image. 

     

    For artists, ensuring that only your best pieces are uploaded. If this means only uploading a small amount to begin with, then that is okay. Ultimately, 5 high-quality paintings are better than 10 or 20 low to mid-quality ones.

     

    Link Your Online Presence

     

    As a creative in the Fine Arts industry, ensuring your online presence stretches as far as possible is critical. Why? Well, because in an industry as competitive as the fine arts, everything adds up to allow your name to appear before others’ on possible projects. 

     

    If you decide to integrate an eCommerce store into your online portfolio, it might be a great idea to link in your social media or newsletter sign up to capture their attention and keep them interested.

     

    And, making sure these links work is a no brainer. If your audience can click through and view your whole online profile in its entirety, you stand a far better chance to land that elusive project.

     

    Keep Up With The Times

     

    Be prepared for anything that can come your way. This means keeping your galleries and projects up to date should a potential client ask for some of your recent works. 

     

    As a designer or writer, of course, it is important to keep your works up to date, but as a fine artist, showcasing your most recent works is the key to ultimate success. It shows your current skill levels have not dropped over time. 

     

    How recent? Well, that is for you to decide, but we would recommend no later than 6 months where possible. 

     

    Ease-Of-Use

     

    As a fine artist, you aren’t trying to tell your whole life story in a blog, or pictures everywhere. You might be surprised to know that online portfolios that are easy to navigate, clean, crisp, and maintain a neutral coloured background are often the most successful.

     

    At the end of the day, you are not trying to prove yourself as a website designer, you are trying to sell yourself as a fine artist - so do what you do best.

     

    It’s All In The Details

     

    When it comes down to it, minor details are key. Basically, the more professional and organised your online portfolio looks, the more professional you will portray yourself to be. 

     

    We aren’t talking about the nitty-gritty stuff like coding, but instead, more practical elements such as titles, captions, and descriptions instantly show your worth as a fine artist. Telling a story with each artwork or image will go a long way to capturing your audience’ attention

     

    Ensuring the goal of your portfolio is set out right from the start is also key to attracting and retaining a suitable audience. 

     

    Last but not least, like anyone in this world, no one likes or has the time to chase people up for extra information. Hence, trying to incorporate as much information as possible in your online portfolio is critical, but don’t overcrowd it! 

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    A fine arts online portfolio is very easy to nail by doing one simple thing - Don’t overthink it. Not overthinking the overall design of your portfolio will allow your fine art to do the talking, which is the whole point of such an activity. 

     

    Much of the information which will be valuable to your audience can be conveyed in an about me page, as well as in each description of each piece of art or image. 

     

    Ultimately, ensuring all 5 of the above steps are adhered to will give you the best chance of success in creating a digital, online portfolio.

    5 Steps To Photograph Your Artwork Like A Pro

    Tips & Tricks

    September 09, 2020

     

    Whether you are a professional photographer or just a hobbyist, capturing professional-looking images is the creme de la creme. It is why you spend so much of your valuable time trying to perfect your trade and your craft. 

     

    Between keeping up with clients, deadlines, personal matters, family, painting your piece, and travelling around to different exhibitions, we often forget that the way we present our artwork on our online portfolio also plays a key role in our success as artists. For a quick ‘how-to’ on photographing your artwork best practices, read on. 

     

    Hang Your Artwork

     

    Allowing your artwork to hang freely will allow you to capture it from every possible angle. This means you can select the best of the best from a range of images. 

     

    Moreover, ensuring you have a neutral coloured wall/background will also help your artwork speak for itself and really stand out. 

     

    Top tip - Hang your artwork at a height that will be parallel to where your camera will be; be it a tripod, in your hands, or resting on a chair/table.

     

    Ensure Lighting Is On-Point

     

    If you are capturing your artwork indoors, make sure there is plenty of light and windows, yet not too much as to reduce any glare. If you really want your images to stand out, and you have access to a lighting kit, it would be highly recommended to utilise this for best results.

     

    If you happen to be shooting outdoors, it is a well-known tip among creatives that cloudy days make for the best shots. Too overcast? Not to worry, using a lighting kit will help you ensure optimal lighting, or, simply head inside.

     

    If you don’t know a lighting kit, you can just use two lights and place them halfway between the camera and your artwork at an angle of around 45 degrees.

     

    Top tip - if you don’t have a lighting kit, you can use a white sheet yo place between the lights and your work to ensure a solid background.

     

    Camera Settings

     

    Artwork hung, and ready to go. Now it is time to get your camera and adjust the settings to suit your surroundings and indeed the painting. 

     

    To begin with, ensure the camera lens itself is aligned with the middle of your masterpiece. You’ll want to also capture a bit of background so that your audience can see each edge of the piece. This allows them to get a sense of scale.

     

    Next, ISO settings are also critical. These settings basically the film speed used to capture a certain image. An easy way to think of it is this - High number ISO = high sensitivity to light resulting in a rougher image. To capture crisp and clear images, set your camera’s ISO to low. Try to keep it around 100, as this generally provides great ‘studio-like’ shots.

     

    The F-stop function is the next point of call. This makes the shutter bigger or smaller. An easy way to remember this is - Higher number f-stop = Less light. Try to aim around f-8 and f-11 for shooting your artwork.

     

    If you don’t have a professional camera, and use your smartphone camera instead, you will want to consult the relevant section of your makers’ website for best results settings-wise. As for lighting, most phones nowadays can adapt, but again, consulting your makers’ website for best practices is highly recommended.

     

    Editing

     

    Once you have captured a wide range of shots, it is now time for the fun part - editing. You can either choose to utilise a free photo editing app, such as Adobe Photoshop Express, or you may choose to pay for a service such as Photoshop or Lightroom. 

     

    Of course, a paid subscription will have better and more advanced features, but this is totally up to you and how you want to present your work.

     

    If there is one thing to remember, however, it is not to over-edit the image of your artwork. You want to leave it as natural as possible, whilst ensuring it is crisp, clear, and gives your audience a sense of scale.

     

    Have Fun and Be Creative

     

    At the end of the day, it doesn’t all have to be serious. You are a creative for a reason - so be creative! 

     

    You might consider putting your own stamp on your artwork images so that as soon as someone sees your chosen ‘stamp’, they can immediately put your name to it. Marketing, right?! 

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    When capturing your artwork for your online portfolio, there is only one thing to remember - You are trying to sell yourself as an artist. Being creative and being yourself is okay, and, in fact, highly encouraged. Just ensure your images are still crisp and clear for your audience to enjoy.

     

    Happy snapping!

     

    Come And Join Us At Portfoliobox Art Paris Exhibition

    News

    August 19, 2020

    We are thrilled to announce that Portfoliobox Art Exhibition will be back in Paris from November 13 to 15, 2020!

     

    Same as our exhibition last year, we are working with Imagenation to produce our Paris Exhibition. The event will be held in the very heart of the Marais district in Paris. Le Marais is one of the coolest quarters and a dream place for art lovers. If you live in Paris or will be travelling to Paris in November, why not come and join us:

     

    Address: Galerie Joseph Turenne, 116 Rue de Turenne, Paris, France - Metro: Filles du Calvaire (8)​ - République (3, 5, 8, 9, 11​)

     


     

    Date: November 13 to 15, 2020
     

    Hours: November 13: from 6 pm, November 14 – 15: 10 am – 7 pm


    Admission Fee: Free

     


    Galerie Joseph Turenne

     

    If you want to participate and showcase your photographs at this 3-day event, then don’t miss out on our Instagram competition. To submit your photograph is easy:

     

    Step 1: Follow us on Instagram: @portfoliobox

     

    Step 2: Post your photos on Instagram and add the hashtag #portfoliobox_art and #portfoliobox

     

    We will select the most inspiring photographs for the exhibition and promote them to collectors and art lovers all over the world. The deadline of submission is September 30, 2020.

     

    Questions? We will be happy to help, send us an email at support@portfoliobox.net.

     

    Hope seeing you all in Paris!

    How A Client Gallery Can Enhance Your Online Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    August 18, 2020

    What is a client gallery? This is a question we get asked a lot, from beginners to pros. So, in this week’s post, we will answer that question once and for all, as well as discuss how it can be useful, and how to make yours as effective as possible. 

     

     

    So, What Is it?

     

     

    In a nutshell, a client gallery is commonly used by creatives to share full sets of photos and other projects with a client. They are fast becoming the default way to share the results of any project, and it doesn’t have to empty the wallet, as some people are lead to believe. Some website builders have this function seamlessly integrated into the editor. 

     

    What’s more, is that only you and your client can see the gallery relevant to them, thanks to password protection, so you don’t need to worry about copyright issues or people using your work illegally. 

     

    How is a client gallery useful? 

     

    Well, we touched on this previously, however, it is super useful for several reasons. For example, in Portfoliobox:

     

    - Your work is kept safe and sound due to password protection, so only the people you share it with will see it.

    - You can watermark images for further privacy and copyright protection.

    - Clients can comment on any of the images in case they would like a certain aspect of the image to be enhanced before they do purchase.

     

     

    Your clients can select and comment on the images.

     

    Another major reason why creatives such as photographers should consider incorporating a client gallery for their online portfolio is that it allows you to simply download the images from a particular event and share them with your client right away. 

     

    Once your client has accessed their private gallery, they can proceed to select the photos and/or videos they would like to order. 

     

    Easy, effective, and fun for both you and your client. It allows you to continue working on other projects while your client selects their favourite images from the comfort of their own home and in their own time. 

     

    Portfoliobox's client gallery lets your clients easily select and order images.

     

     

    How To Create An Effective Client Gallery

     

     

    Creating a client gallery as opposed to setting up an image viewing appointment with your client saves both parties a lot of time. Therefore, making sure your private gallery is as effective as possible is key to its success. 

     

    Realistically, the majority of the ‘effectiveness’ of your client gallery is measured by your overall quality of images or videos. However, ensuring that the gallery is in order from the first image to the last will help your client keep track of the day. 

     

    Also, from the client perspective, it will allow them to remember the day as it happened, which, if it was a significant event such as a wedding or birthday, would be a nice touch.

     

    Ensure that while you will most likely be taking many photos of the same thing, not to upload all of them to your client gallery. Giving your client perhaps 3-4 images of the same thing is more than enough, anything more than that could potentially clog up the gallery and make it look unprofessional.

     

     

    Summary

     

     

    Making use of a client gallery is a very helpful tool that more often than not slips through the cracks and is forgotten about. If it saves you time and effort, and allows your client to view and purchase desired images in a convenient time and place for them, what’s not to love? 

     

    And, with the added security of watermarking and password protection, utlising the client gallery feature of your site (if it has one) is an invaluable tool to add to your business.



     

    Sam Earp

    Portfolio of the week

    August 07, 2020

    This week’s Portfolio of the Week is one of the newest users -  Professional Artist, Sam Earp.

     

    Sam is a landscape artist who paints in a traditional realism style. He also paints outdoors in the field known as ‘en Plein air’. He was born on the Island of Guernsey in 1979 and grew up in Exeter in south-west England. When he moved over to New Zealand in 2009, he started painting as a career. By doing so, he resumed his love of painting landscapes, and has also expanded to teaching online through his website and YouTube channel.

     

    We asked Sam what inspires him to paint:

     

    “I am inspired by the beauty of nature, especially rolling green landscapes, majestic trees, epic mountains, and the ocean. I am also inspired by the 19th-century landscape painters as I think they were some of the best painters around. I see potential paintings everywhere I look and I feel compelled to capture the beauty and atmosphere of a landscape on canvas. One of the things I love to do is to go outside and paint which is a wonderful way of improving your painting skills.

     

    When you paint outdoors it makes you really look at the landscape and the relationships between the colours, values, and the landforms you are painting. It also really good for your mind and spirit, I love being outdoors in the fresh air and the sun. The other cool thing about painting outdoors is that for me it’s like a visual diary of my life and the places I have travelled too. A Plein air painting captures the essence and atmosphere of the place you painted.”

     


    Sam has taken his struggles and flipped them into positives by helping others. He has done this by teaching through his YouTube channel. After reaching out to many fellow artists for help, it was one landscape artist who set him back on the right path and taught him skills such as colour mixing, composition, and painting tonality in a manner that was easy to understand. As a result, Sam has decided to teach others, because he kept seeing artists struggling with the same problems.

     

    In addition, Sam wants to expand the niche of painting, and make it as accessible as possible, from complete beginners to pro’s. He wants people to feel inspired to just ‘have a go’ at painting, as well as learning art theory, colour mixing, and composition as they go.

     

    Painting is something Sam has always been involved in. He stopped painting when he was 18 years old, but took it up again 10 years later as a way of relaxing and taking his mind off things. When he moved to New Zealand, he was so inspired by the landscape and immediately purchased some art materials within the first week of being there, and has never looked back. Painting brings a sense of happiness and calmness to Sam’s life, and has become ‘like oxygen’.

     

    One of Sam’s favourite places to paint is the Glenorchy area on the south island of New Zealand. The area is surrounded by towering, snow-capped mountains, lakes and streams, forests, and farmland, and he says there is a never-ending amount of subjects to paint there.

     

    We also asked Sam what his favourite, or most used piece of equipment is:

     

    My favourite item of gear is my hand made pochade box easel which I use for painting outdoors. It is a wooden box that opens up to an easel, complete with a palette and storage compartments for finished paintings and paint tubes. It mounts conveniently on a camera tripod and it is very intuitive.”

     

    Sam is currently based in the Bay of Islands area in northern New Zealand.

     

    We would like to thank Sam for giving us a little insight into his life as a professional artist and thank him for choosing Portfoliobox. If you are interested in learning how to paint, regardless of your skill level, you can check out Sam’s website.

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    Go Live With Your Online Architecture Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    July 30, 2020

    Architecture is a constantly evolving field, which is why utilising an online portfolio to market and showcase your skills to potential clients is highly recommended. Having an online presence is critical to success, despite if you are a firm or sole contractor. Ultimately, your website must show what you can do, allow people to find you, and perhaps most importantly, generate leads and turn those into paying clients.

     

    In this week’s post, we will talk about going live with your online architecture portfolio, and 5 tips to keep in mind when building your site to achieve the best results.

     

    Versatility

     

    Including a range of projects which you or your firm specialise in will see the best results.

     

    If you are using your online architecture portfolio as a CV, include individual and team projects. This will allow potential clients to see right away you can work by yourself or in a team.

     

    If you are building a site for your architecture firm, you might want to consider uploading either past projects you have worked on, examples of projects you would like to complete, or some examples of what you are capable of.

     

    In the end, if a potential client can see your range of skills, experience, and expertise, this will help turn your traffic into paying clients.

     

    Make It Pop

     

    Because architecture is a visual profession, including high-quality, professional images of your past, current, or future projects, will be beneficial. Furthermore, having your areas of expertise in the middle of the home page will allow users to navigate easily to their desired project type. Doing this will also help to keep your portfolio neat and tidy.

     

    Keep It Neat

     

    Keeping your online architecture portfolio neat and tidy is beneficial for more reasons than one. Firstly, and perhaps the most common reason, is that website traffic can easily navigate their way around.

     

    The second reason is that shows potential clients who may want to pay for your services that you are highly organised and reliable.

     

    There is no downside to keeping your portfolio neat. Sure, it might take some extra time to file all of your projects away into relevant pages, but it will yield great results.

     

    Be Yourself

     

    Again, being yourself is beneficial for more than one reason. If you are writing a project description, blog post, or any content on your website, it is important to sound relatable.

     

    Whether you are a firm or a sole trader, it is important to relate to consumers as best you can. You can achieve this by writing in first-person and including editorial content. This will instantly help possible leads build a relationship with you, resulting in increased paying traffic.

     

    Moreover, if you are into architectural blogging and have this as a part of your online portfolio, being yourself and writing from your own experience could improve your readership. In addition to displaying your work, show people what they can learn by documenting your experience. Your goal should be ‘what did I learn which I can teach others?’.

     

    Keep Up To Date

     

    Keeping your skills and experience relevant and up to date is a key factor in attracting more paying clients. Updating the site with your latest projects, most recent certification, or even blogging regularly about something you have learned whilst practicing architecture, is a great way to stay in touch with your audience. It also allows them to stay notified when you do post, meaning you are always in the back of their minds.

     

    In order to get the most out of your online architecture portfolio, ensure that you link in any social media platforms you have so that your content and projects can be shared by you or clients.

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    Having an online presence as an architectural firm or industry expert will help you increase your client portfolio. By following the steps above, you will be well on your way to increasing the awareness, and hopefully, the success, of your firm.

     

    By including your past projects, what you intend to design in the future, and what you are capable of, it will put you or your firm in good stead for generating leads and turning them into paying customers.

    5 Ways To Improve The Browsing Experience Of Your Online Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    July 23, 2020

    Whether you are a beginner, pro, or hobbyist, enhancing the browsing experience of your online portfolio is a priority. As any creative would say, first impressions are everything, and there is no better first impression than an online portfolio optimised for great browsing experience. 

     

    This week, we will discuss 5 ways to improve the browsing experience of your online portfolio.

     

    Make It Visually Pleasing

     

    To truly enhance the browising experience of your online portfolio, it should be visually pleasing. This means easy on the eye, yet still popping with colour. Vibrant images with a dark background should do the trick, and of course, including a variety of different images can only add to the aesthetics of your online portfolio. Try to keep the same colour palette throughout your site as well.

     

    White Space

     

    In addition to making your online portfolio visually pleasing, utilising your white space effectively can increase readership and traffic by up to 20%. This is a tricky one, as too little, and it looks almost blank, too much, and it may become cluttered. It is also important to note that ‘white’ space doesn’t have to b white, this just refers to a general colour scheme. 

     

    One thing to remember when filling in your white space is that it largely revolves around balancing content within your site. You first must consider the goals of your online portfolio. Putting yourself in your audiences’ shoes will help no-end in achieving the best possible use of white space. 

     

    Micro white space refers to having small gaps between content, whereas macro white space refers to having large amounts of space on a webpage. None is right nor wrong, however, it is important to stick with one throughout your website for the best possible UX results. 

     

    Don’t Clutter Your Site

     

    Keeping your online portfolio neat and tidy, both from an image and text perspective, will go a long way to a better browsing experience like no other. Your audience and potential clients only need to see exactly what it is you offer. As soon as there is too much text or too many images in one gallery, they may exit your site.

     

    Portfoliobox has a ‘blog’ option where you can put your thoughts into a dedicated section on your portfolio, so you don’t need to worry about cluttering up the space in which you present your work.

     

    Optimise For Mobile

     

    In today’s age of technology, mobile devices allow for much easier access to pretty much anything, anywhere, anytime. For a great online portfolio, ensure that it is optimised for mobile. In Portfoliobox, you can preview your site via the mobile widget in the bottom left-hand corner of the editor. 

     

    It is important to remember that some images may be automatically cropped in the mobile version. Therefore, using the preview feature before publishing will enable you to adjust your images or text as required, is highly recommended. 

     

    Make It Your Own

     

    One key aspect of an optimised browsing experience, is how much your online portfolio represents you as a creative and/or brand. There are some excellent website builders out there that allow you to create your site from scratch, yet don’t require any coding skills. 

     

    If you are building an online portfolio for work purposes, having a digital presence is almost essential to success, and this all begins with an online portfolio that represents you and tells your story. Clients love creatives who build their own portfolio from a blank canvas, and with builders such as Portfoliobox, it is super easy to make it your own without needing advanced skills or experience. 

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    Browsing experience plays a highly influential role in audience interaction and the overall aesthetics of your online portfolio. Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference, and who your target audience is, as to how you will optimise and enhance their experience when checking out your online portfolio. 

     

    By following the steps above, in a way that suits your portfolio and goals, you will be well on your way to a site that you, your fans, and potential clients will love!



     

    Online Portfolio Vs. Traditional Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    July 16, 2020

    Digital or traditional? This is a question that has been asked for many years, and of course, there is no right or wrong answer. At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference and what the purpose of your portfolio is; for personal gain, or for a business venture.

     

    In this week’s article, we’ll take a look at the top 5 factors to consider when deciding what format your next portfolio should be - digital, traditional, or both.

     

    1. Cost

     

    Online portfolios can be free, whereas traditional portfolios generally will cost you money in supplies and paper. That being said, there is no substitute for the traditional touch, feel, and physical presence of a traditional portfolio. 

     

    However, in today’s fast-moving, technologically-centred world, the possibility of a free, or very low-cost monthly online portfolio on the internet is a path many creatives are taking. Not to mention the environmental benefits of going digital. 

     

    2. Availability

     

    One key advantage of an online digital portfolio is that you can access it anywhere, anytime. On the flip side, a traditional portfolio may be a great spectacle to look at, but it isn’t as portable as that of an online portfolio, whereby anyone, anywhere, can log on and access it right away. 

     

    The layout of a digital portfolio is also easier for potential clients to scroll through your work, as opposed to having to physically search for desired information. As aforementioned, in today’s fast-paced world, the less clients and your audience have to do to access your work, the better off you will be as a creative and a business owner. 

     

    3. Collaboration Is Key

     

    Again, coming back to modern-day society, most creatives in the history of the world will know that getting your foot off the ground means collaborating. Be it with fellow creatives, small to medium-sized companies, or other individuals, collaborating allows exposure, ultimately increasing your potential clientele. 

     

    A digital portfolio allows you to collaborate seamlessly with anyone around the world, whereas a traditional portfolio does not give you that opportunity. Utilising social media also helps share your work with the world, and helps expose and give credit to other creatives that you may have worked with. 

     

    4. Variation

     

    Having an online portfolio allows you to showcase your versatility and depth in your desired skill set. It allows you to upload photos, videos, illustrations, sketches, and anything else you would need to attract clients. Traditional portfolios, though nothing can beat physical presence, does not allow you to upload whatever you want, whenever. 

     

    Furthermore, if you have one traditional portfolio full of your varying styles of work, it will look messy and unorganised, whereas a digital portfolio allows you to separate different projects in one place, which ultimately looks much neater and streamlined. 

     

    5. Seamless Integration 

     

    Going back to modern technology, social media and other social platforms are a key driver in attracting potential clientele. A paper portfolio does not allow for social media sharing and seamless integration to a broader audience. 

     

    An online portfolio, on the other hand, allows users to expand their reach online, and in just a few clicks, possibly land a client from the other side of the world. Taking it one step further, creatives with a digital portfolio can also develop an app that they can integrate with their online portfolio, business, and e-commerce store. 

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    As the world and its people evolve and become busier in their everyday lives, an online presence is almost a key component of a successful creative business. Being able to reach new clients and audiences far and wide can only be possible through the internet. In saying that, nothing will ever compare to the physical touch and feel of a traditional, paper portfolio.

     

    With all of these factors taken into consideration, it could be beneficial to have both a digital and traditional portfolio. If you draw, sketch, illustrate, or even if you are a photographer, it could be an idea to have these images stored in a physical portfolio, which you then capture and place online for a wider audience.

     

    When you attend an event or gathering of fellow creatives, integrate traditional with physical so that people can see your work in both formats.

    5 Must-Haves For Your Online Photography Portfolio

    Tips & Tricks

    July 02, 2020

    An online portfolio for your photography business can be a very powerful and influential tool. However, in an ever-competitive market, standing out among the rest has never been more important. One thing to keep in mind at all times is to use elegantly designed web pages which catch the eye and are user-friendly.

     

    With that being said, let’s explore 5 must-haves for your photography online portfolio. 

     

    1. Branding

     

    Branding your images and other content is important because this is what will create and leave a lasting impression on your audience. It also allows potential clients to quickly understand who you are and what they can expect from you in just a few words.

     

    It is the best way, along with the following 4 must-haves, that will help your online photography portfolio flourish, and help distinguish yourself from competitors. In addition, branding helps in social media sharing so your audience can immediately identify your work.

     

    Branding also entails keeping all formatting, color palette, typography and general theme consistent throughout your online portfolio. This also allows your audience to immediately recognize your brand solely from a visual perspective. 

     

    2. Blog

     

    Standing out from the rest requires going the extra mile. This doesn’t have to be complicated, rather it can be as simple as the addition of a blog. Compliment your vibrant and beautiful images by writing up a short descriptive story behind it. This will allow your audience to feel an instant connection with you both as a person and as a photographer. 

     

    Ultimately, taking that bit extra to write a short blog about your gallery or image will lead to more high-quality content, which we, as viewers, love. In turn, you will see website traffic constantly increasing, bringing a higher chance of landing prospective clients.

     

    3. Photos

     

    Photos on a photography website? Seems crazy, right?! Only include 10-15 of your best shots, and perhaps a few more if your gallery won’t be too overcrowded. Placement is key, so order your photos with your best ones first, and if you can, try to showcase your project diversity. 

     

    It is also a good idea to keep your images fresh. Replacing them every few months will help keep your online photography portfolio looking stellar, and returning clients interested.

     

    One more thing to keep in the back of your mind is the color choice for your gallery. By using a dark background, your images will be easier on the eye, not to mention making them pop with their vivid colors. Of course, this all depends on your color scheme, but it is merely something to keep in mind. 

     

    4. Cover All Angles

     

    Showcasing your ability to capture shots across all aspect ratios and angles will help your business thrive. If clients can see your versatility, they will be keen to hire you for multiple projects! 

     

    Not only will it help business, but it can make your gallery really stand out compared to one that maintains the same style throughout. 

     

    5. Focal Point

     

    Humans are a simple species in that they lose interest quite quickly in something that doesn’t pop right away. Select a focal point, or niche, and stick to it throughout your site. Of course, we want to appeal to as many clients as possible, however when setting up an online photography portfolio, specializing in one or two fields is best. 

     

    For example, portrait-based clients are looking for the best portrait photographer for the job at hand, and not someone who is just okay at everything. Therefore, if this is your chosen niche, your focal point would be portrait photography. 

     

    A suggestion would be to have your best photo as your landing page background so that clients who visit your site can know immediately if you are the right person for the job. Thereafter, your focal point would be all portrait-style photography throughout the site. 

     

    Final Thoughts

     

    There are many things you can include in your online photography portfolio, however the above 5 components are the key must-haves for maximum engagement on your site. 

     

    As the old saying goes, KISS, or, keep it simple! If you can make an online portfolio that is elegant, simple, accessible, and that makes your images pop, you will soon see the rewards!

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