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Website Photography and other Media
Add visual interest to your website!
Photos are an important component of website design. For the best presentation, you’ll want to provide your designer with quality digital photos for your portfolio gallery, website pages, and posts. You can use photographs you’ve taken yourself, or have your artwork professionally photographed or scanned. Stock photography is also available, but please read the “limitations on use” carefully. We don’t want to infringe on another person’s copyright.
You can include video presentations that you’ve uploaded to media platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. Also, adding graphic design images and clip art to some of your pages will add color and interest.
How to Photograph your Artwork – Artsy Shark – by blogger Peggy Farren
Open Rivers—a valuable Resource for Non-profit Organizations
“At Open Rivers you’ll find a growing trove of transparent articles, actionable resources, and a heart-centered, collaborative community. All with one aim: to make it easier for you to get funded.” —Kristin Oliver, Founder
Visit Open Rivers!
Your custom DIVI theme comes loaded with a stylish gallery template. It’s also user-friendly for those who want to self-edit their website. The Portfolio Gallery below is a good example. In real-time, clicking on a thumbnail will bring up a beautiful lightbox gallery of your images.
Gallery Photo: Schultz’s Creations
Your website is made up words, or better known as “copy.” For some people writing copy comes easily; others might need support in finding the right words to get their message across.
Try writing your website copy in your voice. You can always turn to a friend or relative who knows and appreciates your work to help you edit the results. And last but not least, brevity (a concise and exact use of words) is a good rule of thumb.
Copy Editing is also available on Web Goddess Gallery services.
Grammarly— Free Writing-enhancement platform
Ideas for a Solo Artist
Feature a Portfolio Gallery of your best work, include video or audio clips; showcase upcoming events; publish an artist statement or bio, and add links to your social network sites.
If you sell your art on an E-commerce site, such as Etsy or Fine Art America, provide a direct link from your custom website.
You could also add a Blog spotlighting your work, or use it as an instructional tool; keep in touch with visitors and develop your mailing list by way of a contact form; and, include other information you want to share about yourself and your work!
Ideas for Stage Performers
Showcase your newest CD album release or dazzle your fans with performance videos. Devote a page to group members; include a photo gallery; add an events calendar for your gigs; provide links to social networking sites. Set up a blog. Upload video performance clips to YouTube or Vimeo and embed or link them on your website.
If you outsource your music to a “direct-to-fan” website like Band Camp, provide a link to your music from your custom website. Let your fans know more about you and how to book a performance.