176: The Elements That Make a Photographer’s Website Great

Today we’re going to chat about how to have a great photographer’s website.

In this solo episode, we cover

  • Why the online website experience your client has is important
  • The elements of great layout
  • Why your portfolios should be reachable in one or two clicks
  • How many images to have in your portfolio
  • The difference between having contact info available vs. a contact form
  • The role that mobile devices play these days
  • What makes a great About Page
  • Some SEO tips
  • Technical details: selling and file delivery options
  • PhotoShelter – a great option. Easy-to-build websites for photographers, affordable, and they stay on top of the industry. In fact, they are constantly putting out free guides.
  • If you want to hear directly from previous Photoshelter users, visit episodes 170 (Darina Kopcok) and 165 (Drew Gurian).


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