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Do I Still Need a Photography Website in 2019?

Before the rise of social media and the ubiquity of apps like Instagram, photographers established and flexed their brands through their personal website and blog. The photographer website supplanted the printed portfolio, for the most part, offering photographers a way to showcase their work with a remote audience of photo editors, customers, and fans.

Colourise.sg Uses AI to Colorize B&W Photos

Want to turn some old black-and-white photos into color photos? There's an amazing new website called Colourise.sg that'll get the job done for you. It uses deep learning AI to create remarkably realistic results in just seconds with zero work on your part.

This Web App Lets You Build Your Own Stock Photos

Here's an unusual way to obtain the simple stock photo you need: Photo Creator is a web app that lets you build your own realistic stock photos. The site features thousands of models, objects, and backgrounds that you can combine into your own creations.

I Gave Up on Squarespace and Built My Own Photo Website from Scratch

For the past several years my photography website called Squarespace home. Among online, fully-contained, content management systems, it is hard to go wrong with Squarespace. Offering domain registration and hosting, plus well-crafted templates, Squarespace makes it easy to create a professional looking website.

How I Lost My 8-Year-Old Photography Website

This is the story and all the messy details of how I lost my photography business' 8-year-old website at Bludomain, a hosting service "for the creative professional."

Style Me Pretty Saved From Shutdown After Founders Buy It Back

The popular blog Style Me Pretty announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down after inspiring wedding photographers for over a decade. That closure has now been averted after the site's original founders worked out a deal to buy it back from Oath, the company Verizon folded Yahoo and AOL into.

This New Instagram Shadowban Tester Examines Your Last 10 Posts

Instagram has been accused of "shadowbanning" users and posts starting about a year ago, preventing tagged content from properly appearing in searches for those tags. After photographers and others complained last year, someone made a tool for checking to see if you've been shadowbanned. Now there's a new and improved one: Triberr's Instagram Shadowban Test.

This Site Will Tell You If Your Accounts Have Been Compromised

Here's something that isn't directly photography-related but is relevant to pretty much every photographer: if you've never heard of it before, you should check out the website Have I Been Pwned? It lets you search for your email addresses and passwords to see if any of your accounts have been compromised through security breaches.

re.photos is a Photo Sharing Service for Then-and-Now Photos

re.photos is a new website decided to helping people create and share then-and-now photos. The site helps you automatically align before-and-after photos to show how things have changed over time. Known as "rephotography," this is the act of taking a photo of a scene that has already been photographed some time ago.

How to Optimize Images for Your Online Portfolio

As a photographer, designer or artist, your professional ethics could be wrapped into one line: work hard, (dis)play hard. You dedicate a lot of time to the creation of beautiful and meaningful images. And as you should, you want them to be showcased in the most professional way possible. This is especially the case when designing your online portfolio, the equivalent of your persona on the web that will help you grow a community and attract more clients.

The Photography Industry is Changing: Tips From the Pros on How to Succeed

Photographers know that in this industry, technology, tastes, and trends change on a near-daily basis. This means a constant evolution in the way they work, create, and run their businesses. Zenfolio moderated a lively discussion between 6 industry powerhouses to discuss the changes they see coming, and how they manage to find financial, personal, and business success in a volatile creative field. Read on to see how you can make a profit, secure your business, and find happiness as a professional photographer.