Couple days ago I posted, after being gone from posting quite awhile, about old habits and new ideas and I linked Peach and My webpage where we post photographs we attempt to sell.
We used Zenfolio for a year, great people well run support, and easy to make a website (I mean I figured it out by myself). But for us, doing this as a hobby and not a full time business, the zenfolio site was not beneficial, as it is more for professionals who photograph for clients and need to have a place for their clients to go and choose the photos they want from a portfolio.
Peach and I don’t photograph for people (not yet, maybe one day but not planned) we photograph things we like, and some end up being spectacular photos. Sunrises, sunsets, town scenes, woods scenes, flowers, trees, animals…you get the idea. After we do, we put the the best up on the website for others to see and maybe buy. This requires a website that directs people to your pages, and doesn’t rely on clients to draw visitors. So this left Peach and I to ponder the benefit of paying for a site which was really good, but produced no sales as it does not direct people to our page or anyone else’s page, in other words it does not advertise, and without someone knowing the specific web address, the chances of someone stumbling onto the site are really slim. We decided on a move, a “New Direction’ so to speak.
We have moved our pictures to SmugMug, smugmug has webpages and an app for the phones everyone on the planet seems to not be able to do without. Smugmug is used by professionals and amateurs alike, has a large following and seems to make it easier for photographs to be ‘stumbled’ upon. Whether or not this New Direction will result in any sales of our photographs remains to be seen, but you have to try new things once in awhile.
If you’re curious, bored, intrigued or in need of a photograph for that spot in the family room or den, take a peek at the site. Peach and I have put up a few of the photographs we have taken, and will be adding more. We know we may never sell anything, and that’s ok, we would be content just knowing people looked and enjoyed something we did.
The address is:
Stop by look at the pretty pictures, send me and Peach a comment on here if you like, we would enjoy hearing what you think.
God paints the scene, we just try and capture it and show it to those who might have missed it.