Photo Folio News

Minimal is a mantra around here and one of our goals has always been to reduce the number of clicks it takes to get somewhere. We give you the option for a homepage slideshow but I think going straight into your portfolio with zero clicks when the site launches is very satisfying.

Charles used Design 5 to create a fast loading, clean, highly functional site and he’s using our customizable captions, something every photojournalist needs. What’s really great about this feature is how client friendly it is: one click and captions appear with all the images, clients can click them closed after reading, and the customization possibilities are practically endless.

How cool is that. Bill Frakes was one of the first photographers in the world, alongside Joe McNally and Corey Rich, to get his hands on the new Nikon D4. You can read about it here:

Here’s Bills Website:

And the website for his production company Straw Hat Visuals:

Design 1 – SoHo

Check it out (here)

I was listening to an interview with Steve Fine, Sport Illustrated’s DOP on the Photoshelter Blog and he gave a shout-out to APF client Mike Powell for his excellent website.

For a limited time the signup fee is $250/month for 4 months (zero interest).


You can now embed your Vimeo videos in all our websites.

  • You can now embed your Vimeo videos in all our websites.
  • Works on iPhones, Android phones and iPads too.
  • Videos scale with the site… that’s something you’ll only find here.
  • Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Make something awesome with it.


We’ve just released an update to our popular ipad app. If you’re not familiar with the app, it allows you to sync your entire APhotoFolio portfolio (images and video) onto an ipad, then you can lock it and hand out or mail to your clients. No need to recreate your portfolio over again on the ipad and you don’t need an internet connection to show someone your work (there’s also an ipad version of your site if you happen to be connected). Here’s what’s in the update:

* Significantly improved the sync process (approx. 3-5 times faster)
* Added 2 new color themes (grey and cream).
* Added new sync to update changes you’ve made to your site on the app
* Added the ability to toggle off the thumbnail borders
* Added the ability to change the names of the galleries inside the app
* Removed battery level indicator and time while inside the portfolio app
* Many other performance improvements

Visit the iTunes Store to download of this latest innovation from the leader in portfolio websites for FREE.

We have a new Facebook App:

It adds your portfolio to your facebook page. Pretty sweet addition to our family of innovations that you will only find here.

Before APhotoFolio you either worked with a programmer to create a one-off design that was locked and rigid or you bought a template that was locked and rigid. We created open and flexible sites that allow the user to adjust everything without extra cost and programmer nightmares.

We build custom websites where YOU can change everything yourself.

See for yourself, the thousands of top photographers and artists who’ve chosen the freedom of a custom site from us (click here).


Finally, we eliminated the hassle of trying to figure out how much space you needed, how much bandwidth (who would ever know that?), how many images you wanted in each portfolio and even how many portfolios. There is no limit.

I guess you could say we got tired of hearing people say “No, you can’t do that.” With APhotoFolio, you can.