Sat 13-Jul-13 08:50 AM | edited Sat 13-Jul-13 08:54 AM by dwight200
Looking for a permanent or temporary site? Do you want it to be there 2-3 years from now, or are this year's party photos only of interest this year?
For transient things the easiest site is Dropbox. You can get a free 2GByte account, store all the photos there (at least all the ones you want to show), and get a link to that folder which you can pass around. When next year comes around you can delete that folder and store a new one with the new photos. (Of course you can keep all the folders and get a paid account on Dropbox with lots more capacity).
I find the free account useful for sharing large files or groups of files.
I use flickr for a lot of photos I want to be there more permanently. You can put family photos in sets and make them private and pass out links, but it's really designed to be a public photo sharing site. Free account limited to displaying something like 200 photos. Otherwise there's a fee. If you're into photography and like to buy lenses and things, the fee is negligible.
PS: of the ~250 shots I took at my neighbor's 4th party I selected about 20. There are always duplicates, out of focus stuff, photos of my foot taken by accident, etc. 10% seems to be my keeper level on average, although if I try I can get it higher.
Another way is to use Dropbox. It is easy and fast to upload. Create a directory on the computer to contain just the ones that you want to share, upload to Dropbox , create a link to the Dropbox library and copy/paste it into an email. (and they do not need a Dropbox account to open the link). A very simple process...
Tue 16-Jul-13 11:10 AM | edited Tue 16-Jul-13 11:11 AM by Luke_Miller
>I use my server, that host my website. From LR, I create >the simple web slideshow of all and upload to public.html >folder. > I do the same. My family is very dispersed, so a web gallery is the only practical way to share family photos. I also zip folders of images and FTP them to the site for family members that would like full resolution files to print locally. I use GoDaddy and have been pleased with performance and support.
For family sharing, I try to keep it very simple. I use Shutterfly but Flickr is a good alternative. I typically post a relatively small number of photos - only the best and leaving a desire for more. 24-40 images is plenty from the longest trip or gathering. I assume no prints will be ordered.
Occasionally I post images on my website (through Zenfolio). I treat them like any other event I shoot professionally. The quality of print available is a little better, and the images I share are less personal. And family can order their own prints at cost. I allow downloads of images for Facebook, etc. I do this for larger family events.
I just got back from a 9 day trip with family. I photographed some tourist sites, a parade, and some artistic images. I'll end up sharing 30-40 images or less out of 1500 images captured.