50 of the Best Photography Websites For Design Inspiration

50 Best Photography Websites for Design Inspiration

I LOVE photography. And I LOVE looking at the Best Photography Websites.

I am out there most weekends with my camera and I even have my own photography website, which you can check out here – www.kyliegarner.com

I love hanging out with photographers.

They are my people.

But it breaks my heart to see talented photographers struggling with their marketing, fighting for every dollar in an oversaturated market.

The harsh reality is, the best marketer wins. And yet, many photographers fail at marketing – their websites are horrendous, branding looks a dime a dozen or simply an afterthought and when you ask how many people they have in their email database, they say “what database”?

Best Photography Websites

In this blog post, I take a look at 50 simply stunning photography websites that I’ve come across over the past couple of years.

The collection showcases various styles and also photography genres from Wedding Photography to Landscape and Commercial Photography.

These guys are the best of the best.

They stand out, not just because of their awesome photography, but because they value their brand.

They understand that to stand out, you need to be better and do more than the competitors.

Don’t be “just another photographer”.

Be the best. Showcase your best work and be MAGNETIC.

John Paul Pietrus

Best Photography Websites // John-Paul Pietrus

GENERALDIKKI

Best Photography Websites // General Dikki

Tomasz Wagner

The Grovers

Best Photography Websites // Troy Grover

Sidney Morgan

Best Photography Websites // Sidney Morgan

Feather and Stone

Best Photography Websites // Feather and Stone

Emma Case Photography

Best Photography Websites // Emma Case Photography

The Weaver House

Best Photography Websites // The Weaver House

Samm Blake

Best Photography Websites // Samm Blake Weddings

Rachel Kara

Best Photography Websites // Rachel Kara

Dan O’ Day

Best Photography Websites // Dan o Day Photography

Vivian Maier

Best Photography Websites // Vivian Maier

Kalle Gustafsson

Best Photography Websites // Kalle Gustafsson

Sue Bryce

Best Photography Websites // Inbed With Sue

Jasmine Star

Best Photography Websites // Jasmine Star

Dmitry Ageev

Best Photography Websites // Dmitry Ageeve

Ben Tierney

Best Photography Websites // Bentierney

Oli Sansom

Best Photography Websites // Oli Sansom

Ed Sloane

Best Photography Websites // Ed Sloane

Alexia Sinclair

Best Photography Websites // Alexia Sinclair

Steve McCurry

Best Photography Websites // Steve McCurry

Mario Frigerio

Best Photography Websites // Mario Frigerio

Chris Niedenthal

Best Photography Websites // Chrisnie Denthal

Eric Ryan Anderson

Best Photography Websites // Eric Ryan Anderson

Lara Jade

Best Photography Websites // Lara Jade

Dave Hill

Best Photography Websites // Dave Hill Photo

Christian Oth Studio

Best Photography Websites // Christian Oth Studio

Dan Kennedy

Best Photography Websites // Daniel Kennedy

Mario Testino

Best Photography Websites // Mario Testino

Thomas Duval

Best Photography Websites // Thomas Duval

Brittany Esther Photography

Best Photography Websites // Brittany Esther

Jonas Peterson

Best Photography Websites // Jonas Peterson

Pobke Photography

Best Photography Websites // Pobke Photography

Benj Haisch

Best Photography Websites // Benj Haisch

Caroline Ghetes

Best Photography Websites // Caroline Ghetes

Cinzia Bruschini

Best Photography Websites // Cinzia Bruschini

Duwayne Photography

Best Photography Websites // Duwayne Photography

Erich McVey

Best Photography Websites // Erich McVey

A Fist Full Of Bolts

Best Photography Websites // A Fist Full Of Bolts

Jana Williams

Best Photography Websites // Jana Williams

Jean – Pierre Uys Photography

Best Photography Websites // Jean - Pierre Uys Photography

Petar Jurica

Pen Carlson

Best Photography Websites // Pen Carlson

Ozzy Garcia

Best Photography Websites // Ozzy Garcia

Oli Sansom Weddings

Best Photography Websites // Olisan Som Weddings

Nirav Patel

Best Photography Websites // Nirav Patel Photography

Feather Love

Best Photography Websites // Feather Love

Tec Petaja

Best Photography Websites // Tec Petaja

Kylie Garner

Best Photography Websites // Kylie Garner

Anne Geddes

Best Photography Websites // Anne Geddes

Budd Photography

Best Photography Websites // Budd Photography

And that rounds up our collection of 50 of the Best Photography Websites For Design Inspiration.

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28 Must See Infographics that will help improve your Blogging

Blogging Infographics

Got a blog, but just not getting the traction you’d hoped?

Whether it be for business or pleasure, blogging is an awesome way to raise your profile, build credibility or simply share your passions with the world wide interwebs.

But blogging ain’t easy!

With more than 2 million new blog posts published each day, it is crazy hard to get your blog in front of the right people. And it’s only getting harder.

So I have trawled the web for tips and tricks to help you on your blogging journey.

Here are 28 Blogging Infographics that might just teach you a thing or to about the art of Blogging and optimise your blogging strategy.

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The Dirty SEO Truth & How To Do It Right

The dirty truth about seo

I get emails from SEO experts daily.

They claim my website is ranking poorly in the search engines and I’m loosing customers.

Funny, they seemed to have found me just fine!

Meanwhile on the blog, I am bombarded with comments on my posts.

Typically in broken English, referencing content that has nothing to do with the post. Most don’t make any sense at all.

Ever had a website hacked, injected with malware and links to other people’s websites?

Or what about the guest post and link requests from companies that aren’t even remotely related to what you do?

These are all the shady “Black Hat” techniques and shortcuts of these so called SEO experts.

But they GUARANTEE me a number one ranking in Google, I hear you say!

Don’t be fooled! No one can guarantee a page one ranking.

And if they do run for this hills!

Google is the boss man. And Google says no.

I don’t believe in paying for SEO

The harsh reality is, a lot of work goes into doing SEO correctly and in a way that won’t land you on Google’s naughty list.

Interflora can attest to this. As well as BMW Germany.

And it’s an ongoing battle.

With the sheer amount of websites out there (millions and billions) all competing for that elusive number one ranking, you need to pay a reputable company thousands a month on an ongoing basis to maintain your rankings.

An entrepreneur friend came to me recently with a quote from a well known Australian SEO company for $2,500 a month.

She thought it was ridiculous.

However knowing the work involved in doing SEO right, this sounds pretty spot on.

So what’s the answer?

It’s all about the content!

Your best SEO strategy is to simply Blog, Blog and Blog some more.

Share your passion with the world. Solve your customer’s problems. Demonstrate your expertise providing high quality relevant juicy content.

Start with a blog a week. Consistently. Week after week.

This will keep Google coming back for more and boost your rankings in a way that is sustainable.

SEO is a long-term commitment that should form part of your overall marketing strategy – not be a strategy on it’s own.

SEO due diligence

There are also a few quick & clean tips that can help you get on Google’s good side.

Consider this your SEO due diligence.

These aren’t enough on their own. However combined with blogging, it will help Google sit up and take notice.

Create a Google+ Page and link it to your website. Google is the boss man and if Google says websites with Google+ pages rank higher, then that’s what you need to do. Simples. If you have a local business, encourage clients to leave you a review. Google loves reviews.

Share your content on Social Media. Get your message out there. Be discoverable. The more people who share your content on social media channels, the more Google thinks you’re important.

Guest post. Legitimately. Leverage your connections and offer to do reciprocal guest blog posts. These work best when there is mutual benefit, so establish strategic alliances with non-competing businesses where you can add value to their audience and vice versa. Target websites with high page ranks – the higher quality backlinks, the more important Google considers your website to be.

Tighten your “On-Page” SEO. I use the Yoast SEO Wordpress Plugin to optimise my website. I also make sure I place targeted keywords in the title, URL and first few paragraphs of each post. Also include your target keywords in links, image alt tags and image filenames.

Make sure your website is Mobile Friendly. With more than 60 per cent of traffic originating from mobile devices, Google has said websites that aren’t mobile friendly will rank lower in mobile search results. Use this tool to checkout if your website is mobile friendly.

And last but not least, if you’re still intent on outsourcing SEO, do your homework.

Don’t fall for false guarantees of shady SEO gurus. You get what you pay for and it may cost you more money in the long run.

If you want to learn more about SEO check out Shae Baxter’s blog. She is the SEO bomb.

Now go forth and BLOG …

How to Create a Killer About Page that Converts

Want to know one of the most important pages of your website?

If you answered the homepage, think again.

It’s your About Page!

And yet, it’s often a complete afterthought for most businesses.

Don’t have an About Page?

Oh my, go ahead and slap yourself now.

This page is a treasure trove of possibility and probably one of the most visited pages of your website.

If you want to differentiate yourself, build customer trust and ultimately make more sales – you need to give it some love and attention.

So open up that dusty old page you wrote on a whim years ago and listen up!

If you want to attract your ideal customer, tell your story. Make an emotional connection.

You can have a website full of juicy content, but none of it matters if visitors don’t connect with you on an emotional level!

We are emotional beings and make emotional decisions.

The About Page is your secret weapon to hooking your ideal customer. If a visitor identifies with your story, your values and your mission, they’ll want to work with you.

We do business with people we know, like and trust. Your About Page is how you build that rapport and trust.

It could be the single most important factor that turns a visitor into a customer and raving fan.

So be fearless. Lay it all out there. Who are you? Why are you in business? What ignites your soul? What breaks you’re heart? How can you help your visitors? How can you change their lives?

Here are some examples of entrepreneurs who have awesome About Pages and:

Marie Forleo

Marie Forleo About Page

Marie Forleo is an entrepreneur, business coach and best-selling author.

She has a killer “About” page.

She strategically differentiates herself by writing in her unique style. At the same time, she big names like Oprah, Richard Branson and Tony Robbins. She tells a story that will make any one of her ideal customers say “YES! I understand you!” while also not being afraid to say just how much success she’s had.

Marie has one of the best “About” pages on the net. If you’re totally lost on what your “About” page should look like, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take some inspiration from Marie Forleo.

Rachel Macdonald’s

Rachel Macdonald About Page

Rachel Macdonald is a writer, coach and speaker who specialises in helping women live the lives they truly desire.

She opens with a powerful mission statement that magnetises anyone who comes across her site. She then talks about her beliefs and what led her to the work she’s doing today. Her “About” page is visually stunning and sucks anyone in to read all the way to the bottom.

If you want to have an “About” page like Rachel’s, she has a handy post about how to create a killer “About Page” right here!

Shae Baxter

Shae Baxter About Page

Shae Baxter is an SEO expert focused on helping women get their message to the world.

Her About page is almost entirely focused on the reader which is great strategy of attracting her ideal customer. After a brief introduction she talks about the reader, their business problems and their values rather than her own.

Her perfect customers will identify with what she’s saying and be hooked by her deep understanding of them.

These approaches are all different, but engaging.

Now over to you.

Time to dust off of your “About” page and add some stories and emotional honesty.

Happy writing!

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