I’m four months into my dSLR experience with 8k+ images and I feel like I have some good ones to share. I have never held any images outside of my computer, 3-4 years ago I did some experimenting with Picasa, in order to share some common event pictures among my relatives, but it did not work out for me in a long run.
I want to start storing some of my work on web in order to share it and allow friend to download some images. Please point me into right direction with this. Preferably, free of charge storage. I see a lot of members here post links to their Flickr account. Is this a good solution to start with?
I have been using Zenfolio for several years and I could not be more pleased. It meets all of my needs including serving as online backup, easy sharing of my work with family and friends, and password protection for online viewing if desired. Options relating to access, security, and layout of your personal pages are amazing. You can customize the site to be almost anything you might imagine. And surprisingly, turning the site into your personal online photo sharing web page is very simple and easy. You might want to give it a look. My site is at http://evansphotojournal.zenfolio.com if you want to see an example. I know that there are many similar sites available and I must admit I have only tried Zenfolio. Therefore, consider this recommendation with that in mind.
thanks a lot for your suggestions. Flickr worked for me quite well for the first time, even though i have some confusion with invitations (resolved) and setting up a gallery (still not done, but i do not need it for now).
Flickr doesn't have a gallery system the way you're thinking about it. Flickr "Galleries" are for showing *other* people's Flickr photos - you're the curator, not the photographer. Flickr's set system is the nearest but doesn't have a "portfolio" look. I share more photos on Flickr and like the community there, but for gallery/portfolio type sharing, I prefer 500px.
I've tried every method mentioned above. I became a little worried about the flickr approach, not wanting to put grandchild photos in public view (probably not defensible concern, but hey!). Sharing via email is difficult to impossible given the size of the photo files these days. For the past few months I have used Dropbox. It works well for sharing photo files and (increasingly important) video files with friends and family via emailing links to specific files or folders. Super easy.
>I've tried every method mentioned above. I became >a little worried about the flickr approach, not wanting to >put grandchild photos in public view (probably not defensible >concern, but hey!).
The "unlisted" and password protected features of Smugmug (and zenfolio has similar as do many others) address that. When I do photos I do want seen, I can just send someone a link. No passwords needed, but it's not in the menus or searchable (that's unlisted).
I certainly agree for most wanting a sharing site you need to make sure you can control access adequately.
>I've tried every method mentioned above. I became >a little worried about the flickr approach, not wanting to >put grandchild photos in public view (probably not defensible >concern, but hey!). Sharing via email is >
Flickr has different levels of access. Ranging from public to private. In total five levels.
SmugMug - You can make photos as public or private as you want Searchable or not, either through search engines or within the SmugMug site Right click protect to prevent others from downloading or not Access photos through your site, via URL, or PW or no access (completely private) Allow others to order prints or not Make metadata available or not Title photos and enter descriptions or not Many different backgrounds and viewing options
This just skims the surface of features, really.
Need to read the additional features available as price points increase, and decide what you want/need. Tech support available.
Note: Within a group of photos at the lowest hierarchical level you choose, most features apply to all photos within that group, and cannot be applied individually to photos within the group, in so far as I know. I have never had reason to do the latter, so am not certain.
I have been using I for a few years and still have no idea what I'm doing. It would be great if the help material was easier to navigate. I know I could be doing more with it, but don't know where to start.
For example, how do you divide the site so that you can have a personal/family side, and a portfolio side? Do you need two separate accounts, or can you split one account.
I know it must be simple and I'm just haven't grasped it.
Mon 13-Jun-16 02:25 AM | edited Mon 13-Jun-16 02:26 AM by jrp
The best way I found for sharing images are: - Placed on a DVD and show them on your TV screen. - Print them at 8x10 and place them in an album for all to see, like coffee table books at the family room.
There are many photo sharing sites and each have advantages and disadvantages.
To me, the important question is who do you wish to share with?
I was looking for a web site to share my photographs. My photography friends all used Flickr so if I wanted to share with my friends, using a site other than Flickr would not work.
I tend to only want to share my photographs with people I know. The idea of sharing photographs with total strangers never appealed to me. So for me, the best web sharing site is the one that is used by the people I want to share with.
Perhaps that philosophy might help you decide.
Flickr may be a good site (and it is) but if all your friends are on a different site then Flickr might not be the best for you.
Refrain from photographing graminoids on the other side of a paling. The hues are seldom recorded accurately.
I'm probably an outlier, but I use a mailing list. Word of mouth spreads, and people ask me to be put on the list. I try to keep it to 100 people and limit it to about three images, once a week. I embed the images in the e-mail so people don't have to go to another site or software to see the images. I don't maintain a formal process of culling list members, but when I notice I haven't had a comment from a person in a while, I send them an e-mail saying "I haven't heard from you in a while. Do you still want to be on the list. If you don't respond, you'll be deleted." I'm always astounded at the people who e-mail back, "don't remove me. I enjoy your images with my morning coffee, even if I don't comment" or something similar.
I maintain two lists-one for my more artistic work and one for family photos. I never solicit people to be on my list, but let them come to me.