Web Design

Websites for Photographers

These days, you have a lot of choices when it comes to putting your photos on the web.

Free and Simple

Free sites like Flickr and Facebook make it easy to share your images. But they don't offer much in the way of customization. Your images and galleries look the same as everyone else. OK, if you like to blend in.

Do It Yourself Customization

The paid sites - like Photoshelter, Smugmug and Zenfolio - offer plenty of options. But finding the one you want to change will take a lot of digging.

Some sites offer only basic customization options. Others allow everything to be changed - if you have the right web-coding skills.

I have the skills and experience with these sites. I'll help you create the look you're after.

Starting From Scratch

If you're particular about your photos, a custom-built website is for you.

With a custom site, you can choose your own website address (the "URL" in web-speak), create a home page that emphasizes your photos, lay out your galleries exactly as you want, and have as many or as few pages as you'd like.

Graphic Design

Business Cards & Brochures

Lots of photographers print their own business cards. They have high-end photo printers and expensive photo paper, so why not?

If you only need a handful of cards to hand out to your friends, this might be a good solution.

But if the people on the receiving end of your cards are potential buyers or clients, shouldn't your cards be the same high quality as your photos?

Why Not Print Them Myself?

There are a few problems with the do-it-yourself approach:

1) Photo paper doesn't make good business card paper - it's too thin.

2) Most photographers are not designers. Making a business card look good requires a designer's eye.

3) It's a lot of work!

DIY Tip: If you are going to print them yourself, at least use business card paper. I recommend Avery Clean-Edge business card paper for do-it-yourselfers.

Real Business Cards

I work with you to design a custom card where the logo, typography and layout suit your style of photography.

Your cards are printed by a commercial print shop using full 4-color process inks on thick card stock.

Want to Know More?

Email me for more info: AlanHaynes@fastmail.com.