Free Class: Creating a Website

What is the purpose of a website?

This is a question my new students frequently ask, and for good reason. For better or worse, digital photography and the internet have significantly changed the way we present our work. Showcasing photographs would ideally happen with a printed portfolio in studio setting, where the size of the images, viewing distance, lighting, and atmosphere of the room impact the viewing experience. While sites like Facebook, Flickr and 500px have great potential for driving traffic to your work, at the end of the day you are forfeiting the viewing experience.

Creating your own a website is an investment of time and resources, but you will be rewarded for your professionalism and you will finally have the ability to control how your audience views your work. Join us as we teach you how to make a free website using Portfoliobox. During this class you will be able to work alongside your instructor to create your own website. You can also choose to start your website before the class and come armed with questions. If you are interested in having your own domain and a Pro account with Portfoliobox, use the link provided and save $10! 

What to do to prepare for this class: 

1. Register here: http://uacreativephoto.com/creating-a-website-registration-page

2. Follow this link: http://www.portfoliobox.net/by/photogroup

3. Complete the easy and automated startup process

4. Email your website URL by 11/7 at 8pm to your instructor at [masked]

Note: You should have at least 6 images in your gallery. You only need to have one gallery ready for this class. 

In this class you will learn:

·  The importance of having a website

·  How to start branding your business

·  How to select a portfolio

·  What Portfoliobox offers and how to use it

·  How to set up your menu and website navigation


*Bring your laptop, charger, and an external drive with a collection of images you would like to put on your website if you would like to follow along.

Instructor: Ua Chamberlain

Sponsored by Portfoliobox & UA Creative Photography Training

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  • Ua C.

    I started a discussion that has a list of places to print your photographs. Check it out if you are interested: http://www.meetup.com/Columbus-Creative-Photography-Group/messages/boards/thread/39757962

    November 19, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Great learning experience for building my own website and using portfolio.

    1 · November 9, 2013

  • Bill R.

    I setup my web site but knew work was going to get in the way. Hope to make it if you have a repeat class. Thanks.

    November 7, 2013

    • Ua C.

      I'm sorry to hear that Bill. Hopefully you can make the next one. Please still send over the URL for the site you started and I would be happy to give you feedback and support in the meantime!

      November 8, 2013

  • Rob S.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and attending this workshop.

    1 · November 7, 2013

  • Ua C.

    Here is an updated list of students who have registered for this class. If you are not on this list you haven't registered yet. Registration only takes a minute and the additional steps will only take 10-15 minutes and it can all be completed here: http://uacreativephoto.com/creating-a-website-registration-page

    1. Tom M.
    2. Cindy N.
    3. Sarah F.
    4. Bill B.
    5. Kay R.
    6. Linda V.
    7. Tammy M.
    8. Loyce H.
    9. Jeanne G.
    10. Debbie K.
    11. Bob H.
    12. Becky C.
    13. Barbara P.
    14. Patti B.

    November 7, 2013

  • julia W.

    Would have loved to attend this but I will be out of town

    November 4, 2013

    • Ua C.

      I will try to offer this again soon Julia!

      1 · November 4, 2013

  • Jim B.

    I am excited about attending this workshop and creating my own website. I presently use Lightroom 5 to organize my files and for workflow.

    1 · November 3, 2013

    • Ua C.

      We're excited to have you Jim! Be sure to take some time and complete the "what to do to prepare for this class" list soon so you are registered and ready to go!

      November 4, 2013

  • Ua C.

    *IMPORTANT* As of this afternoon, these are the only students who have registered for this class:
    Kay R.
    Linda V.
    Tammy M.
    Jeanne G.
    Sarah F.
    Debbie K.
    Bob H.
    Becky C.
    Barbara P.
    Patti B.
    If you are not on this list, please be sure to click on the link in the description above and complete the "what to do to prepare for this class" instructions.

    November 4, 2013

  • Beth Price T.

    I would love to attend this workshop but I am involved in an art show that day. Hope you will offer it at another time.

    1 · November 2, 2013

    • Ua C.

      Enjoy the art show! I will try and teach this class again soon! Thank you for letting me know that you are interested in another date/time!

      3 · November 2, 2013

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