The current web has a lot of potential for photographers. Attractive images on the web can be immensely powerful. Of course, content is significant from the point of SEO and prompting visitors to visit your site, and spend time going through your content. Of late, it has become trendy to include videos in your website. Thankfully, there are a number of photographers competent to create effective videos with their present apparatus.
Unlike stationery images, an inherent feature of video is that it requires time not only for being viewed but also for getting created. Watching a 20 seconds video takes 20 seconds, compared to just having a glance at a photo that generally conveys the complete message.
It is an important prerequisite for most professional and wannabe photographers to have a website. Social media sites like Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, 500px, Pinterest and Instagram can prove helpful to them. Neverheless, the most significant benefit of having your website is the fact that you will have total control over its design, branding, navigation and information. It presents a great opportunity for you to connect with the prospective clients and visitors to your site by unfolding your story.
Some of the important considerations for preparing your website are here:
Ease of use
Your website should load easily and quickly. The content should be fresh and of high quality. It will be better if you could do away with the services of a professional web designer and create your site on your own. However, before you starting working on it, you should certainly know the essential information to be conveyed through your site. You can ask for some specimen from a professional designer and learn how to include the content there.
In case you lack sufficient funds to hire a skilled designer, but are a DIY enthusiast, you can create a website on your own by keeping in mind the hints stated in this article.
Restrain yourself from indulging in excesses
It is not unusual for beginners to include too much content and information in their websites. You need to have minimum content that effectively communicates your message to visitors. Nobody has time to go through hundreds of images you may have created all these years. Select the top ten or twelve and find ways to highlight those. How often do you see any wedding photography website having too many photos? You should strive to attract the visitor, not overwhelm him. Do not waste your prospective clients' time by showing him anything that is not perfect. Your prospective client is going to make his / her mind on viewing the first 10-12 snaps.
Craft a mousetrap
The design and overall content of your website should be compelling for the visitor, prompting him to inquire about your business through telephonic call or email. Do not attempt to attract anyone and everyone. The idea is to locate prospects and encourage them to patronize your business.
Having a website that explicitly identifies your brand, personality, abilities and fees is certainly going to be helpful to your business. You should not give an impression of someone who is not sure of what he can offer to his clients and at what price.