If you're a photo studio or photographer who uses Pictage to host and sell your photos, you likely have quite a shock this week. On August 24th, Pictage posted the following message to their users: The Closing of Pictagehttps://discover.pictage.com/pictage-update-20150824 Please accept my sincere apologies for the Pictage web site being down since Thursday. The Pictage web site is currently recovering, but it is an extremely slow process due to the high number of images we store. We are doing everything we can to bring the web site online as … [Read more...] about Pictage is Closing their Doors. What are Your Options?
Controlled Access One of my early favorite features of Zenfolio is the ability to control who can access photos on my site. This is useful if you want to have private galleries or photos for client review, but don't want those same photos to be live and accessible to anyone who visits your site. In my case I am creating private galleries that are for editorial use. As I work on books, magazine articles etc., I tend to collaborate with other photographers. I can share the images I want only those collaboration partners to see without … [Read more...] about Using Zenfolio To Control Access To Your Online Portfolio
If you want to go pro, you need a portfolio. Its often a chicken and egg situation. You need clients to build a portfolio and you need a portfolio to get clients. There are some workarounds. Hopefully this will help. Make Your Own Assignments First, youve got to practice, practice, practice and do it right! When you don't have a ton of real assignments youve got to create your own. Theres absolutely nothing wrong with hiring some models or talking friends and family into spending a day being your subjects. For wedding and portrait images hit a … [Read more...] about Personal Projects Help Build Your Portfolio
This past week, many site owners of Zenfolio and SmugMug that shoot Boudoir photography had found out private and unlisted galleries were being accessed by people who were using these photos for ransom, personal pleasure and other terrible things. There are forums and chats specifically dedicated to figuring out passwords, sharing links and finding other ways to access these private galleries. Many of these photos can be damaging to careers and lives if pictures are released in a public forum. So you can image how upset photographers and … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Online Galleries