Be Gentle and play nicely


kerrowdown

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 17:38
Ok guys, a few pointers required please, this is where I am, I have a domain name, I have a hosted web space and I have a shed load of photographs.

How do I get all these to work together, to end up with a reasonable looking web site and with the possibility of selling some of the images with paypal and the like etc.

Now see topic title and I mean it, keep it in layman terms please, cos I know there is some clever techy folk about this forum, I have seen some of the photography replies to the odd question.
Kerrowdown... Aka Romantic Highlander.

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand... William Blake.

"Mistress" Pentax-A 15mm F3.5, "Good Lady" Pentax-A 20mm F2.8, "Friendly Lady" Pentax-A 24mm F2.8, "Deviate Lady" Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift, "Street Lady" Pentax-A 28mm F2.8, "Retro Lady" SMC Pentax-M 40mm F2.8, "Special Lady" Pentax-A 50mm F1.2, "Femme Fatale" Pentax-A 50mm F2.8 Macro, "Sweetheart" Pentax-A*85mm F1.4, "Lady Luck" Pentax-A*135mm F1.8, "Gorgeous Lady" Pentax-A*200mm F2.8 ED, "Duchess" Pentax-A*300mm F4.0, "HM The Queen" SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5

Malo1961

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 17:49
Ok , very gentle start........
How important is it to sell pictures. I know it is a dream of a lot of us(me included), If you know the answer to that question, I can provide some options and other thoughts.

Gentle enough for starters?

Martin.
Best regards,

Martin.


Curious about my photography?? Just Follow the Light.

Mannesty

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 17:54
I guess it depends on whether or not you want to actually produce the final print. Too much work to my mind.

Why not take a look at www.redbubble.com ?
Peter E Smith

My flickr Photostream

Don

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 17:54
make a nice little website and look for ready made store fronts to sell, then you've invested little $$$ and have your toes in the water for a start....
link
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

kerrowdown

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 18:00
Malo1961, well that's the sort of general idea, I have been selling stuff on and off over the years now, but not with this electrickery stuff.

I already have a Myspace sort of gallery thing and I could have set up flicker account, but didn't (have you seen the comments that folk leave, I can't handle all that bull ).

Why do you ask, does it add another level of complexity that I don't want to know about

And yes that was a very gentle soothing start, but I feel that there is a very but, just round the corner.
Kerrowdown... Aka Romantic Highlander.

Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand... William Blake.

"Mistress" Pentax-A 15mm F3.5, "Good Lady" Pentax-A 20mm F2.8, "Friendly Lady" Pentax-A 24mm F2.8, "Deviate Lady" Pentax 28mm F3.5 Shift, "Street Lady" Pentax-A 28mm F2.8, "Retro Lady" SMC Pentax-M 40mm F2.8, "Special Lady" Pentax-A 50mm F1.2, "Femme Fatale" Pentax-A 50mm F2.8 Macro, "Sweetheart" Pentax-A*85mm F1.4, "Lady Luck" Pentax-A*135mm F1.8, "Gorgeous Lady" Pentax-A*200mm F2.8 ED, "Duchess" Pentax-A*300mm F4.0, "HM The Queen" SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5
Last Edited by kerrowdown on 11/09/2008 - 18:02

nathanever82

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 18:30
www.clikpic.com

It costs a little, but works a treat. Just make sure you learn the manual.

Great websites.... look at mine!
'Between the lights there is always a shadow'

www.nathanservi.com & PPG

MattMatic

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 18:37
I "rolled my own", and in the end gave up and went with www.photium.com - excellent service and cost
(Run by Will - who did a lot of the ePhotozine web site)
Matt
http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
(For gallery, tips and links)

royd63uk

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 18:47
Matt
photium look good but even their light option is 80 per year.Would have to sell a few images just to pay the annual cost?
Have you sold many?
Roy
regards
Roy

Pentax K3 gripped,and some lenses
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pentaxroy/

my pbase gallery

MattMatic

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 19:15
Quote:
Have you sold many?

Actually, my image sales have only been "in person"! People seem to prefer to see the actual product, rather than have it on the web
I've had many positive comments about the Photium site, but nothing sold through it yet.

However, I will say that the ease of use of Photium is second to none

If you're going to roll your own, then the SimpleViewer tool is very good - free too! I started with that. It's still there - check the gallery at http://www.photon.me.uk/mattmatic/
& http://www.airtightinteractive.com/simpleviewer/

The folks who did SimpleViewer have more options now:
http://www.airtightinteractive.com/viewers/
(AutoViewer looks nice.)

They are all loaded through XML - which can be dynamically generated too via SSI or PHP code on the server.

Hope that helps!
Matt
http://www.mattmatic.co.uk
(For gallery, tips and links)

amoringello

Link Posted 11/09/2008 - 22:49
Do any of these, other than PhotoReflect, allow you to lock or password protect specific galleries (each with their own password)?

PhotoReflect is nice for free and has some great features, but the software you must download in order to create your web site is large and no longer works on my machine. It is just too much hassle for me to uninstall and re-install to try to get it working again.
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