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Ric
Nov 17, 2005

Apocalypse dude

The old portfolio thread has been archived; apparently we all need to update our portfolios more often. This thread is for both showing work in a fuller context, and discussion of it and its presentation.

At the end of the last thread, people using hosted services seemed to be moving away from smugmug-type galleries to more customisable ones like zenfolio, 4ormat and cargocollective. Indexhibit was the most popular lightweight CMS, but they've since dramatically changed from a simple way to present images to something much fuller. Stacey looks to do what Indexhibit used to.



To kick off, my site is richardaldred.com. I just updated it to add a little text about each series.

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woot fatigue
Apr 18, 2007



My website/portfolio, which is due for a massive revamp: http://bgillettephoto.com

I also have a Zenfolio account that I use for proofing, but I've been considering using as a full catalog of my work: http://bradgillettephotographer.zenfolio.com/f763877211

This online portfolio thing is a lot of work.

Inf
Jan 4, 2003

BBQ


Great sites to the both of you.

Here's mine:

http://www.highfieldmedia.com/

It's just a 500px-driven site.

Edit: updated the url. No longer a 500px site, now using Squarespace.

Inf fucked around with this message at Jan 2, 2014 around 22:36

Bob Socko
Feb 20, 2001

Forum Oilman


Mine is at kellydavisphotography.com and is due for a major overhaul. Maybe more eyes on my page will inspire me to get cracking on that. Just a simple smugmug site, nothing fancy.

red19fire
May 26, 2010


My site is http://chrishaydenphoto.com. Wordpress via Lithium Hosting (Yay SA Mart!). I'm completely lost with web stuff, so it's a basic free theme and no CSS. Can anyone recommend a better free/cheap wordpress theme for photography, or tell me how to fix the site? I'd like to be able to have a better category system, and be able to move the thumbnails around.

geeves
Sep 16, 2004



red19fire posted:

My site is http://chrishaydenphoto.com. Wordpress via Lithium Hosting (Yay SA Mart!). I'm completely lost with web stuff, so it's a basic free theme and no CSS. Can anyone recommend a better free/cheap wordpress theme for photography, or tell me how to fix the site? I'd like to be able to have a better category system, and be able to move the thumbnails around.

You can try google for photoblogging or photography themes - many of these will be "pro" and cost money. You can also go directly tohttp://wordpress.org/extend/themes/tag-filter/ and use the checkboxes they have to filter down to one that's fit for you.

I bought one that I liked for about $40 that I'm currently installing and customizing; it's similar to my current homepage in what I want. I probably could have created one myself for free, but the time saved for me was worth the money.

CarrotFlowers
Dec 17, 2010

Blerg.

red19fire posted:

My site is http://chrishaydenphoto.com. Wordpress via Lithium Hosting (Yay SA Mart!). I'm completely lost with web stuff, so it's a basic free theme and no CSS. Can anyone recommend a better free/cheap wordpress theme for photography, or tell me how to fix the site? I'd like to be able to have a better category system, and be able to move the thumbnails around.

I have a wordpress site and I bought templates from Elegant Themes. They have a bunch for like $79 and you can customize it pretty easily. If you don't know how to do something, their support team is really good at getting back to you too, so you can customize almost anything. Works well enough for me as a starter page.

http://www.breanneunger.com/

guidoanselmi
Feb 6, 2008

I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest post. No lies whatsoever.

hosted on DA: http://rashiedamini.daportfolio.com/

bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006



Okay here we go: http://www.danieldelidjakov.com

I made it myself so it's static - I do want to move to indexhibit or something like that in order to manage my photos with ease.

Paragon8
Feb 19, 2007



Santa is strapped posted:

Okay here we go: http://www.danieldelidjakov.com

I made it myself so it's static - I do want to move to indexhibit or something like that in order to manage my photos with ease.

I quite like 4ormat - they've come along a lot since they started out. You could probably duplicate your current site fairly easily just with a more manageable backend

8th-snype
Aug 28, 2005

My office is in front room of a run down 12 megapixel sensor but the rent suits me and the landlord doesn't ask many questions.

Dorkroom Short Fiction Champion 2012

Yeah, 4ormat is great. They keep adding new features that I have yet to check out. My site is built with just on of their basic themes and took me almost no time at all. I really need to update it but keep putting off anything except the occasional upload. http://www.sometimesiwander.com/

the
Jul 18, 2004

by Cowcaster


http://gronke.tumblr.com

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

8th-samurai posted:

Yeah, 4ormat is great. They keep adding new features that I have yet to check out. My site is built with just on of their basic themes and took me almost no time at all. I really need to update it but keep putting off anything except the occasional upload. http://www.sometimesiwander.com/

Love that shot on the title page. I've been tossing up whether to go with squarespace or not, I think 4ormat might be a winner.

atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010

BUN


http://pinopsida.com/

indexhibit's pretty cool I guess

William T. Hornaday
Nov 26, 2007

Don't tap on the fucking glass!
I swear to god I'll cut off your fucking fingers and feed them to the otters for enrichment.


atomicthumbs posted:

http://pinopsida.com/

indexhibit's pretty cool I guess

That link brings me to a search results page.

bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006



^^ for me it doesn't even load.

Paragon8 posted:

I quite like 4ormat - they've come along a lot since they started out. You could probably duplicate your current site fairly easily just with a more manageable backend

Yea I've been liking it as well. I'll switch one of these days and my life will be better.

guidoanselmi
Feb 6, 2008

I thought my ideas were so clear. I wanted to make an honest post. No lies whatsoever.

it works for me?

William T. Hornaday
Nov 26, 2007

Don't tap on the fucking glass!
I swear to god I'll cut off your fucking fingers and feed them to the otters for enrichment.


Yeah, it works for me now.

atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010

BUN


it sounds like the DNS for my site decided to play a joke while I wasn't looking, I guess.

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

I finally got my squarespace site going:

http://www.tdjames.com/

try it with a lime
May 30, 2003



Spedman posted:

I finally got my squarespace site going:

http://www.tdjames.com/

This is really nice but the only reason I figured out that the site scrolled was because I knew you had more than four shots in the Permanent Transience series. A scrollbar or arrows would go a long way, I don't know if a stranger to your work would realize this or have the patience to click around.

bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006



Yea I agree. I would not have clicked on the right most photo if I didn't read aliencowboy's comment.

MrBlandAverage
Jul 2, 2003

GNNAAAARRRR

After the hard drive in my server died I decided to try using a CMS instead of hand coding my site like last time. I'd heard good things about indexhibit so despite it now costing money I gave it a try. I've used a bunch of other CMSes but indexhibit is incredibly difficult to use by comparison and they treat you like you're stupid by assuming that you'd never use gallery software for images larger than 400px or 200KB. I had to edit code to get around these artificial limitations.

There's no documentation and no support other than the indexhibit forums. I posted on the forums about my dissatisfaction and asked if there was any way I could get a refund, because there's no way I'm going to keep using this thing. Hours later my thread was deleted and my account was gone and I can't reregister. Now I'm out $32 (!) and I can't even download the software again.

Basically, never use indexhibit. I'm going back to a hand coded site and if I don't see a Paypal refund by tomorrow morning, I'll be filing a Paypal dispute. Hoo boy...

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

aliencowboy posted:

This is really nice but the only reason I figured out that the site scrolled was because I knew you had more than four shots in the Permanent Transience series. A scrollbar or arrows would go a long way, I don't know if a stranger to your work would realize this or have the patience to click around.

Santa is strapped posted:

Yea I agree. I would not have clicked on the right most photo if I didn't read aliencowboy's comment.

Thanks for having a look guys.

I had a feeling people might have a problem with that aspect of the site, I like everything about thet template except that. I'll see if I can add an arrow or a scroll bar to it, should be pretty straight forward I think.

atomicthumbs
Dec 26, 2010

BUN


MrBlandAverage posted:

After the hard drive in my server died I decided to try using a CMS instead of hand coding my site like last time. I'd heard good things about indexhibit so despite it now costing money I gave it a try. I've used a bunch of other CMSes but indexhibit is incredibly difficult to use by comparison and they treat you like you're stupid by assuming that you'd never use gallery software for images larger than 400px or 200KB. I had to edit code to get around these artificial limitations.

There's no documentation and no support other than the indexhibit forums. I posted on the forums about my dissatisfaction and asked if there was any way I could get a refund, because there's no way I'm going to keep using this thing. Hours later my thread was deleted and my account was gone and I can't reregister. Now I'm out $32 (!) and I can't even download the software again.

Basically, never use indexhibit. I'm going back to a hand coded site and if I don't see a Paypal refund by tomorrow morning, I'll be filing a Paypal dispute. Hoo boy...

If you'd rather have help, I got my Indexhibit site working rather nicely

MrBlandAverage
Jul 2, 2003

GNNAAAARRRR

atomicthumbs posted:

If you'd rather have help, I got my Indexhibit site working rather nicely

Good for you, but I'd nuked my indexhibit install in frustration and now I'm blocked from downloading it again! I'd rather have my money back.

TheAngryDrunk
Jan 31, 2003

"I don't know why I know that; I took four years of Spanish."

Don't really have one Portfolio site, but I do have Flickr, Tumblr and Model Mayhem.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/7597174@N04/
http://spvphoto.tumblr.com/
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/1720650/viewall

All Pages contain some images.

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Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

I was able to play around with the opacity of the non selected images, is it more obvious now that there are many pictures in the portfolio?

http://www.tdjames.com

bobmarleysghost
Mar 7, 2006



Yea it's better. It would help even more if you can make the low-opacity photos gain a bit of that opacity back when a person hovers above them.

pearofducks
Jan 21, 2003

quack?

http://koken.me/ has a *lot* of promise. I've only tested it for a few hours, but already I like it more than anything else I've tried.

edit//now with more actual working site goodness
http://advancedpants.com/

pearofducks fucked around with this message at Mar 23, 2013 around 00:13

Spedman
Mar 12, 2010

Kangaroos hate Hasselblads

Santa is strapped posted:

Yea it's better. It would help even more if you can make the low-opacity photos gain a bit of that opacity back when a person hovers above them.

I'm gonna have to learn some CSS, or hunt around on google to work that one out, but I've got some arrows on either side of the viewing image now so its totally obvious what to do.

ansel autisms
Aug 9, 2003

dodge this burn


I hand-coded one a few weeks ago: http://oool.org/

I've been just uploading my pictures to Flickr for the past 4 or 5 years and I think it's time to try to organize.

Cyberbob
Mar 29, 2006
Prepare for doom. doom. doooooom. doooooom.

Updated my site

http://mczany.com/

Using a much more efficient wordpress theme this time round, now I just need to decide if GoDaddy is the right host for me. The rates are cheap enough but barely any of my prospective clients will be outside of Australia / New Zealand, so it makes more sense to host it locally for speedier loading of images.

That Damn Satyr
Nov 4, 2008

A connoisseur of fine junk


Cyberbob posted:

Updated my site

http://mczany.com/

Using a much more efficient wordpress theme this time round, now I just need to decide if GoDaddy is the right host for me. The rates are cheap enough but barely any of my prospective clients will be outside of Australia / New Zealand, so it makes more sense to host it locally for speedier loading of images.

If you don't mind, what theme is that? It's quite sleek.

Cyberbob
Mar 29, 2006
Prepare for doom. doom. doooooom. doooooom.

It's "Hypershot" from Themeforest. One of their relatively new premium themes.

http://themeforest.net/item/hypersh...s-theme/3391790


I didn't like the idea of having to spend money on a wordpress theme, but I was suckered in. My wife loved it (My photography partner), and I couldn't fault it.

Mobile view is darn nice too, which was a huge problem with my previous theme.

Sometimes, you get what you pay for

Bottom Liner
Feb 15, 2006


IF I'M TALKING ABOUT ART, I'M PROBABLY WRONG, SO PLEASE REPORT ME SO I CAN BE PROBATED. AGAIN.



http://www.davidchildersphotography.com/

Using Prophoto 4 on Wordpress.

ahmeni
May 1, 2005

It's one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that's better by any measure.


I wanted something simple to just show a few images so I just threw together galleria + bootstrap for something basic. Links aren't functional yet but I like the look and I'm using a password protected version of the same thing to let friends and family see their stuff online before they decide what prints they want.

e: actual site http://lightthemountain.com

Tayter Swift
Nov 18, 2002

buy my pherom<3nes

Like dogs? Really like dogs? Well have I got the site for you!

http://tatertv.smugmug.com

Mostly for folks at the dog park since I didn't really want to keep printing out photos from them. It's due for a redesign as well -- at the very least I want to get rid of the "Find your dog" section as it's nigh impossible to maintain. You wouldn't believe how many dogs out there are named Sammy or Bailey.

somnambulist
Mar 27, 2006

quack quack

http://www.francography.com iz mynez. But lately i've just been using 500px. http://500px.com/francography

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rio
Mar 20, 2008



My wife put most of this together and I just got around today to organizing it and uploading photos. Tried to keep it as clean as possible and easy to find things when prospective clients visit. The only thing left is to get better pictures; maybe in 10-20 years I'll have them but for the time being I hope to at least make some change from it.

http://www.pchphotography.net

e: Also, I hate watermarks. Am I cool with not watermarking? If someone really wanted to take an image I assume they can get it one way or another, and watermarks just seems so lame.

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