I want to start a website but i need help

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  1. Flower Child

    Flower Child TPF Noob!

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    I have been getting quite the collection of photos and I want a website to advertise me as a photographer and my photos. i also want a site where people can order prints but i dont know exactly how that works--. Also, I have heard that it is possible for other sites to want to use your photo and i heard that you can get a cut for everytime it is used or something?? I'm still not 100% sure on how this works either. Is there a free site that you can have a professional looking portfolio on or will i have to pay for a site like that? Any tips from people who have sites and do deals over their site?

    any help would be great! thanks
     
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    i sort of make web sites take a look at mine if you are intedrested in my help email me as found on my site
    www.johnpattavina.org
     
  3. abraxas

    abraxas No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This can be complex and fairly expensive. I use Smugmug. All of my sales through them are from my promoting my work though. There are no easy answers, but here is a place to begin. Don't be shy with them- ask for others to compare.
     
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    thank you very much, both of you. Abraxas, I just signed up for a trial on smugmug, thanks
     
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    I am switching over to showit web right now, check them out at www.showitfast.com
    it is fairly inexspensive and very professional, if you go to jasmine star's blog there is a code to save money just search for show it.

    Hope that helps!
    Andrea
     
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    Oh, I did not see the bottom post about smugmug, I have heard they are good also! Good luck!
     
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    thank you Andrea. I'll check out that site as well.
     
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    www.photoshelter.com If you get someone who knows how to design a good site they can integrate everything together.
     
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    I use Smugmug as well. Very user friendly. I created my site myself, and have no experience in html, or any fancy stuff. The support there is amazing too. :D:D
     
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    thanks everyone for your help. I have decided on Smugmug. I really like the simple look of that site and I can afford that price I do believe.

    btw, chiller, i looked at your site and there was this one photo that was so amazing---it was a mannequin looking at its reflection in the window. I got goosebumps when i looked at it. I seemed as though the mannequin was almost human-- looking at himself all depressed. a very special shot, sir.
     
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    Thank you so much for taking the time to check it out. I know my site is nothing special, but it will do for what I need.
    That mannequin shot was taken when the mall was closed. After a long day of posing for people, he took the time to make sure he still looked good in that little reflection of his there. :D Yeah, I see the world in an odd and twisted way. :lol::lol:
     
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    Good choice! I have been with smumug since they started and, havent had any problems with them at all.
     

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