Photography Business Website

Discussion in 'The Aspiring Professionals Forum' started by photojunkiexo, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. photojunkiexo

    photojunkiexo TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I need to design a website. Can anyone suggest a company who can design website and create logo? Reasonably priced. Preferably a referral you have been happy with. Thank you.


     
  2. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    41,403
    Likes Received:
    5,691
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A website/logo design company familiar with the market where your business is would likely be beneficial.
    There is no location info in your profile.
     
  3. BoldArtist

    BoldArtist TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2017
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Wordpress really is for dummies for setting up your own website.
    I would really chose to incorporate an image or at least a shape that you shot for your own logo.
    Think a simple colored shaped solid flat profile of an animal?
     
  4. FotosbyMike

    FotosbyMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2015
    Messages:
    279
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Make your own logo with PhotoShop, just google how to make logos.

    Look up WordPress, Wix, and Squarespace for DIY websites that are very professional looking.
     
  5. qmr55

    qmr55 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2016
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    113
    Location:
    Philly/NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Just a note: you should never design your logo in photoshop, as it limits what you can use it for in the future. Always design in illustrator!
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  6. Designer

    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    16,723
    Likes Received:
    4,207
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I wish I could help you with concrete useful information, but instead I will simply clutter your thread with my own observations.

    I once asked a friend to help me with a website. She sent me to a website that claimed to teach me how to do it. That's not what I wanted.

    We all want good results for a reasonable cost, but at some point those two factors need to meet in order to get something done. I suggest you set a budget for both, and tell the person up front what that budget is. If you get help, then good. If you get someone trying to upsell you for more money, just walk away. Try to get the cost nailed down early, and get it in writing. A contract would not be out of order, but if it is too complicated for you, take it to a lawyer for a once-over.

    I also suggest that you don't do the design work yourself. I've seen plenty of really poor design, so keep looking for some knowledgeable designer who understands what you want. They should be happy to show you their portfolio of designs. Try to give him/her as much information as you possibly can. If you see the designer going off on a tangent, put a stop to it right away, and steer him/her back onto the right track. If you don't, you will end up paying good money for something you don't even like, and never will.

    Search the forums on here for website critiques, as we have seen quite a few of them posted here for our input. If you get something we can see, post a link or a work in progress for some feedback.

    Same for the logo. I think we even have some graphic designers as members on here.
     
  7. Fstop-

    Fstop- TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2017
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    7
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This looks like one of those threads a "seo" guy makes then comes back in 2 weeks and drops a link to the "best" company with another user acct with about 3 posts.
     
  8. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    41,403
    Likes Received:
    5,691
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    And the reason is you want a logo that can be made way bigger or way smaller with no issues.

    Vector graphics can be infinitely scaled up/down because vector graphics use 2 dimensional point located polygons to represent images.
    Raster graphics (also known as bitmap graphics) are a dot matrix structure, generally a grid of pixels or points of color, that are extremely limited as far as scaleability.

    So a logo should be designed using a vector graphics editor, which Adobe Illustrator is, and not raster graphics editor which is what Photoshop is
     
  9. qmr55

    qmr55 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2016
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    113
    Location:
    Philly/NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wouldn't be surprised to be honest.
     
  10. BoldArtist

    BoldArtist TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2017
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I am more comfortable with photoshop. Illustrator can more daunting for me at least.
    If you make a relatively large image like a 12 x16 or 16 x 20 in, it can be shrunk without losing quality to many various smaller sizes.
     
  11. BoldArtist

    BoldArtist TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2017
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Oregon
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Googling how to make logos just isn't that easy. I have education in logo design, and it's even confusing for me.
     
  12. Olivia Green

    Olivia Green TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2018
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    10
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit


    Wordpress is simply the best, but if you're not a coder it becomes difficult to manage the design and theme part. Plus for every new feature you would need to find a plugin.
    Go with a decent portfolio builder like Pixpa or Squarespace. Both offer some great themes for photography websites and drag and drop features. Pixpa has some additional features for photographers where they can sell the images in digital file or print form. Try out their free trial and choose the one that works for you.
     

Share This Page