Photo Folio News

I’m working on a project right now where I have to visit 210 agent websites and look at all the photographers on the site (between 4 and 12) viewing each of their portfolios to determine what kind of work they do (portraits, still life, fashion, liquid, reportage…). This is an incredible exercise for me because it brings me back to my roots (Photography Director) and the reason I started this company to begin with. You see, before APhotoFolio, thumbnails on websites were for decoration. I wanted them to be large and useful, so you could find something quickly. This allows you to serve up big beautiful monitor filling images and still make your site zippy. Trust me, sites without thumbs are like fingernails on the chalkboard. It’s good to see more companies following our lead.

Rob Haggart
APhotoFolio.com

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: http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2012/archives/23790.

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: http://aphotofolio.com/facebook-app

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