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Be the Engineer of Your Own Portfolio Website

A major aspect of being a professional photographer is to showcase your work online, so that potential clients would find you. But why take the trouble to look for a web designer/developer to help you out, and invest a lot of energy in finding the right web hosting company? There is no need to give up on your plans of getting your hands on that new, state-of-the-art camera just yet. Hold on tight to your money and take matters into your own hands. Create photography websites with IM Creator because it’s a fun and simple process, it’s entirely free of charge, and because you have complete control from beginning to end.

A rather diverse multitude of professionals, from restaurant owners to actors and consultants, have used this simple tool to create their own website. The catch is that it doesn’t require knowledge about coding or investing a lot of effort in order to see it through. In truth, there are three basic steps towards establishing a website exactly as you envisioned it.

Getting Started

For starters, IM Creator bids you to look through their comprehensive catalog and choose a pre-designed template which other users have started with as well. The templates are designed to provide a complete website layout. On the left side of their catalog, there is a column which serves to single out specific categories where those templates have been employed. An entire section is devoted to templates used in the making of a series of photography portfolios, so you may easily seek out the format that you believe to compliment your works the most.

Deciding on a portfolio style

Secondly, the template is to be customized with the user’s content of choice: gallery of past works, contact information, bio, etc. Once you’ve clicked on ‘Customize Now’, the template appears on a spreadsheet with all the content inserted by the photographer who used it. Clicking on any section which contains text will cause a set of options to appear in the top-screen, such as ‘Edit text’, or ‘Edit inline’.

All images from the template can be replaced, or cropped, and so on, and so forth. Naturally, you’ll want to insert your own works, and past projects. If at any point you need assistance, there is a ‘Support’ button on the leftmost part of the screen, which will open a window where you can find a downloadable manual for working with IM Creator, several step-by-step tutorials, a FAQ section, a Forum, and of course the possibility to ask for help via email. When everything is set in the right place, the third and final step is to click ‘Publish’.

Saving the site

Now, all that is left to be done is name your website, and you’re all-go. Any photographer can be the creator of their own website and, in no more than one hour, a great-looking portfolio is launched, without having to spend a fortune on creative specialists or hosting services. All in all, there is much to gain by turning to IM Creator.

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