Ideally, your photography business is going to be best served if you decide to create your own web presence from scratch on a self hosted website. That means that you’ll need two things in particular: A domain name, and a web host. Naturally, your domain name is going to be your web address, and it should tie into your brand name — if possible.
Web hosting on the other hand will be the service that provides you with the online space that you need in order to ‘store’ your website so that people can access it! Nowadays, web hosting comes in many flavors, and their storage space and bandwidth tends to differ. In order to choose which ones will work best with your web presence, you need to decide whether you’re going to host your photographs on the hosting service, or remotely on services such as Flikr and Photobucket.
If you’re hosting photographs yourself, obviously you’ll need more bandwidth and space to store them.
Once you’ve sorted out those aspects of your photography business web presence, you’re going to have to start thinking about the design of the website itelf. Remember, your website is intended to allow you to promote your photography business services and also let people see the results of your photography, As such you need to make certain that your design will fulfill those requirements.
Assuming you haven’t the slightest clue as to how to get started with web design, it may be a good idea to hire a professional web designer.
All things said and done, now that you know what it takes to get a web presence up and running for your photography business, you should be ready to start making the decisions that you need to make in order to make your web presence a reality!
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By Jeff J Thomas