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The Top Seven Website Builders For Photography Sites

Jun 01 2018


Not surprisingly, most people judge a photography company by the quality of the images on their site. If you are trying to break into the business or build upon an existing clientele, you need a website builder or CMS provider capable of supporting huge galleries without compromising the quality of your stunning photos. You should also look into platforms that make uploading new images easy, ensuring that you regularly update your content.

That's a lot to look for, especially if your search is up against a time crunch. We've curated the top seven photography website builders below to help you focus your search on only the providers that can meet your needs. Happy hunting!

1. SmugMug

SmugMug is the standard others are compared to for photography sites because it is focused on photography and nothing else. They recently acquired Flickr, the online photo giant, adding yet another tool to its impressive repertoire for photographers to consider.

2. Weebly

Weebly is an excellent choice for all of the technophobes out there. Its interface is incredibly intuitive, allowing you to design a beautiful site without ever working in code. This makes it accessible to nearly any photographer interested in showing off their work.

3. Duda

Duda's platform places a strong emphasis on mobile, widely considered the future of the internet. They also offer powerful collaboration options if your company consists of more than one photographer. Its drag and drop functionality is also helpful if you're uncomfortable with computers.

4. StudioPress Sites

If you've ever wanted to use the popular WordPress platform, this is the way to do it. StudioPress Sites is hosted by the highest-rated WordPress theme developer, giving you SEO-friendly themes through the popular Genesis framework for maximum visibility. It also offers a long list of additional features to help you customize your site to your liking.

5. Format

Like SmugMug, Format was programmed with photographers specifically in mind. Intuitive drag and drop tools make manipulating the site a breeze, even if you decide to utilize the many optional tools available on the platform. It's also a very popular choice, making it easy to collect references for if you are so inclined.

6. PhotoShelter

PhotoShelter is yet another website builder designed specifically for photographers. Unlimited storage, photography-specific features, and a large list of templates are all solid reasons to take a closer look at it.

7. Strikingly

Strikingly is a great option for the photographer on a budget. A drag and drop interface makes it easy to use the platform's integrated features, helping you get your site running in no time flat. While not designed for photographers, it offers a bunch of options that photographers can take advantage of.

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