- 1-2-1 & 1-2-2 TUITION IN BULIDING A WEBSITE
- MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 2 / MINIMUM GROUP SIZE: 1
- LOCATION: STUDIO & LOCATION
- COST: STARTING AT £98
- DATE/TIME: WEEKDAYS, EVENINGS AND SATURDAY MORNINGS
As a professional photographer your website is your number 1 marketing tool, absoluetly no question. It's essential to have a clean, elegant and professional looking website that will showcase your photography in the best possible way, the site needs to be easy to navigate and easy to update. By the end of this course you will have a live website ready to go.
This course is for 1 or 2 people and can be taken either Monday-Friday or on a Saturday morning. The suggested running time for this course is either 2 hours or a half day, if you are unsure please contact me to discuss.
Additional costs: £52 for the website for 1 year (this includes a discount and this fee is payable on the day)
Every photographer needs a website, it is the number one way to showcase your photography and to market yourself to get new work.
Although this course is aimed at photographers I believe it is also very relevant to artists and anyone wanting to present a portfolio or work or products.
On this course I will guide you through the process of setting up your very own portfolio website with the same system that I use for this website.
This solution is great for professional photographers or for those who just want to have a selection of their work online. The packages start at really low costs and you can always upgrade if you need more functionality.
TOPICS THAT CAN BE COVERED:
- STEP BY STEP GUIDANCE ON CREATING AN ACCOUNT
- GUIDANCE ON CHOOSING A SUITABLE WEBSITE TEMPLATE
- HOW TO IMPLEMENT CHANGES AND CUSTOMISE THE LOOK OF YOUR SITE
- HOW TO ADD PAGES
- HOW TO CREATE GALLERIES
- HOW TO CREATE A BLOG
- HOW TO INCORPORATE SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS
- HOW TO ADD A CONTACT PAGE
- HOW TO CREATE PASSWORD PROTECTED GALLERIES
What will you need to bring to the course:
- A laptop or computer, ideally with Lightroom, Photoshop or Photoshop Elements (You can use my computer if needed)
- A credit or debit card to pay for the website account
- A selection of images to create some gallery pages
- Some about text: who are you, what do you do, what makes you tick!?
- A logo - a good looking logo is essential and if you need help with this, please let me know as there are options
After this course you will go away having set up an entire website for your photography!
If you are wishing to learn how to use your software and have little or no prior knowledge then I suggest 3 hours is a good place to start. For some people that may well be enough to go on and figure the rest out for yourself, others may want a longer session or come back for further sessions. If you are unsure at all, please do give me a call to discuss.
There are also discounts available for taking a block booking of 5 or more sessions. A lot of people take this up if they wish to continue their learning. Please ask for details of this discount.
The price for your course will vary depending on when the tuition is to be taken, whether it is for 1 or 2 people and of course the length of the session. Just select from the drop down menus above and it will show the price.
Once booked please just get in touch to arrange a convenient date and time for your training. I can usually fit people in within 2-3 weeks.
Terms & Conditions
Any courses booked cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Any courses booked must be taken within 6 months of payment made.
Once payment is made and the date of training is confirmed, it cannot be changed or cancelled with less than one week's notice.
For full terms and conditions please visit the T&Cs page
There are some really nice features, such as the ability to have password protected galleries. So if you have some family photos you want to share with friends and family, you can create a gallery and email your friends the link and password. I do this all the time and just find it’s much better than using Facebook or Flickr, it looks better and you are only sharing with those that you want to. Not to mention you have control over the presentation of your images. But maybe you’re a professional and you want to send clients password protected galleries of their images - this is perfect for that too.
Your website will have a mobile layout, meaning that when viewed on a mobile device such as a phone or tablet your website will adapt to work and look great. Given that so many people are now viewing websites via their mobile devices this is an absolute must-have.
In the galleries you have control over how they work, for example whether the images will be viewed in a grid or a slideshow, whether you are able to click to open larger versions etc. This control is superb because not every set of photos works as well in the same format. Take a look at these two galleries to see the difference...
The Lake District:
Images are presented as a grid (cropped to square to be neater) and with the addition of Lightbox, meaning you can click on the images to open a very simple presentation of the images.
Images are presented in a slider which works great with this little fashion story, to present two portrait images together or one landscape.
Over the years I have tried many different solutions for creating a photography website, some have been okay and some have been a real nightmare. I have certainly wasted money on systems that are less than perfect. I have found none better than the company I use for my website and that is why I offer their system in this course. It’s extremely good value, there are lots of customisable templates to choose from and the support is 24/7.
As a photographer I want control over how my site looks, I want a template as a starting point and then I want to be able to customise that with my own logo, fonts and colour scheme and this system lets me do that. I want to be able to update my website often without having to have coding knowledge, this system allows you to do that with a superb content management system - just log in and start creating pages, galleries and customising your site. When I have a problem, I want to be able to fix it, quickly! The support is just amazing, you normally get a response within an hour and they are very helpful.
In this course I will walk you through the set up of an account and also give you a code to save 10% on an annual subscription. This means the ‘personal’ package is just a little over £50 for a year and you pay this on the day (or before if you prefer) and is separate from the cost of the course.
What is included in the website package:
- 20 Pages, Galleries and Blogs with 500GB Bandwidth, 2GB storage and 2 Contributors.
- Fully Integrated e-commerce - Sell digital and physical good online!
- Sell 1 Product and Accept Donations - This package only allows you to sell 1 product
- Mobile Website & Store - It’s essential now that your website works and looks great on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.
- Custom Domain (Free) - Get a free custom URL such as andrewnewsonphotography.com
- 24/7 Customer Support - All packages include 24/7 support