„Make it simple, but significant.“
– Don Draper
Whether you’re an aspiring artist, a well known professional or just want to showcase your photography/quote visual style, a great way to do it is by creating a photography website. We all know that a picture can say more than a 1000 words so, why not give it a go? Creating a photography website in WordPress isn’t that big of a deal, and you can do it even if you have no coding experience. But, this article isn’t about that, for learning how to do it – check out these YouTube WordPress tutorials we recommended. No, today we’re talking about how to create a WordPress photography website in strategic approach. How to start and why, what are must-have elements and, ultimately, which theme to use. So, let’s start from the beginning.
How and why to start a photography website
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
– Maya Angelou
And just as that, use your photography website to wow them, show them your debts and point of views, showcase your talent in one place. Sure, you can do it with Social Media but guess what? With it, you’re playing on someone else’s playground! One minute you’re there, the other you’re not due to some algorithm or policy change.
Social Media is important but on a completely different level, having a photography website is safe and secure, your playground and your rules.
Must-have elements for a photography website
Whatever type of art/photography/visual business you’re in, there are some must-have elements for your WordPress photography website. And these are:
- A good design, for sure
- A gallery structure
- Photo data display
- Contact info
- Good SEO
All these elements provide you a solid base of you, your brand and your work. A good design means you have a responsive blog theme, well-equipped gallery structure ensures that your photo work is displayed properly. Photo data display is something all photo lovers would like to know, to see what steps you took in creating your art. Contact info – how and where they can find you, send inquires and such. It’s both professional and useful to have on your blog. And, of course, a proper SEO tool aka plugin to help you optimize your content for search engines. I recommend Yoast SEO as one of the most reliable SEO tools out there.
How to create a WordPress photography website
“Instead of using technology to automate processes, think about using technology to enhance human interaction.”
– Tony Zambito
Exactly. Use WordPress as a tool to enhance engagement with your targeted audience, to showcase your work and share your passion with the world. All that and more you can do and make by using one of our themes.
Pinhole is a premium WordPress gallery theme designed to help you create stunning photo blogs and websites. Its clean and light design puts the focus on your photo work, as it should be while, at the same time, ensures it’s being optimized for any type of the device. It’s light, easy and flexible to use and you can set it up even if you have limited tech skills with no trouble at all.
This premium quality photography theme comes with a variety of different styles, more than 30 layouts to really enhance your work. And for the blog itself, it comes with three different style layouts to only compliment more of you and your work. It also comes with advanced theme options panel for a better set-up, carefully picked custom widgets, free lifetime updates and solid proof support.
And, if that’s not enough – there’s a try-before-you-buy option that lets you try this one and any other Meks theme seven days for free!