Do you as Photographer/Model need a Community Website to promote your work.

United States
June 17, 2007 4:29pm CST
I have been browsing the web and see allot of great artist sites. Some have great work but lack in web design, promotion know how. Not everyone can be expected to know how to do everything. There are special websites that they can post their work, but they are way over priced. Has anyone else found a great script or software, low cost, or better yet GPL that would allow artists (Photographers,Models, etc. are artists) to get a great website online. Fast and Easy I have found a few here http://Frooggy.com/search.php//Fathers_Day You can download scripts for a community website, IM, toolbar, etc. all for Free Right Now. http://MillionDollarWebhosting.com This one has a great Online Sitestudio with templates. Also try http://www.Squidoo.com/TopModels Allot of Information and resources that have been very useful to me. I am looking into Stock Photography to earn some $$ to get a better digital camera. Any help would greatly help with everything.. Tips, links, other ways to earn with photos, etc. Thank you
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@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
30 Jul 07
I think I can probably give you a huge group of tips for this. First, before you try out microstock (shutterstock, dreamstime, istock, fotolia, etc), you should give more traditional agencies a try. Alamy, myLoupe, photographer's direct are much better in terms of pay. Why sell 100 images for 25 cents when you can sell 1 image for 500 dollars? Second, in terms of good websites, your cheapest route would be to pay for your domain through a host like godaddy and then set up a free website through someone like sitebuilder.com. Now, if you want your site to host ALL of your images, then you're likely going to want something with a lot of storage. My father is a photographer, and he uses exposuremanager.com to host his collection. It's 150/yr for unlimited storage. The other main site like this is smugmug.com. Good luck with the stock earnings, let me know if you've got more questions.
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• United States
5 Sep 07
Some great advice and places.. Thanks... I have a community site to help me locate some models... LocalTopModels.com and get some more exposure for my work...