Despite having provided photography services to our clients since 2014, we’re a bit embarrassed to say that we didn’t actually have our portfolio available for the world to see.
Thankfully, this is no longer the case, as today we have officially launched our dedicated photography portfolio website at – https://www.majesticmedia.photography/
Now you may well ask yourself why it took so long to do this, well there are several reasons, but the main one was that we wanted to be sure that we choose the best possible platform for showing off our sports and event photography work, whilst making it easy for customers to order their favourite pictures online.
After weeks of testing and trying out various dedicated photography solutions, including WordPress (our favourite Content Management System by the way), PhotoShelter, SquareSpace and PixPa, we opted for SmugMug.
Why SmugMug? Well there were a few reasons why we chose this solution rather than the others.
As people who like to get their hands dirty with code, not only did it gave us the ability to quickly change the look and feel of our photo website by using some mobile responsive templates, it allowed us to edit other aspects via HTML and CSS. Don’t let that put you off it you don’t understand what we just said!
SmugMug is just as easy to use as a beginner as it is a pro, with its ease of and customisation features a big plus, regardless of your computer/web knowledge and capabilities.
Of course selling photographs online was a big requirement for us, with SmugMug giving us plenty of scope to sell everything – at our own price range – from single image downloads to entire galleries, including the option for customers to purchase canvas prints, picture mugs, coasters and the like also (although these are supplied via a 3rd party).
The prevention of digital photo theft was another key feature, so being easily able to add custom watermarks and providing right-click protection were other features we liked about SmugMug.
Being able to use our own domain name, offer unlimited photo and video uploads, unlimited traffic and a wide range of pricing plans, were just some of the other features that we loved.
In fact we could go on and on about why we choose SmugMug, but the fact of the matter is that everyone will have different requirements for their photography portfolio website, so we’d recommend you give it a try for yourself.
Don’t take our word for how good SmugMug is, why not have a look for yourself by taking advantage of a free SmugMug 14-day trial today, plus you’ll save 15% on a new account if you do decide to sign up afterwards.
We’d love you to have a look at our SmugMug website and in particular the wide range of sports and events photography we have done to date, from grassroots football in the local park to International matches at the home of Welsh rugby.
Visit the Majestic Media Photography website.