Ashley Beolens http://www.redbubble.com/people/beolens
One of the greatest tools that the internet has become used as is image sharing, you can post a picture from anywhere in the world and it can be seen by your friends and family back home. Image libraries allow this to happen, they also allow you to look at other peoples photos and possibly even decide on where you want to go next, whether you are a photographer or just someone who wants to find pictures of a far flung place or plant/animal species, then these sites are for you.
Alongside the usual open to all image libraries (such as Flickr or Picasa) where you can post what you want just to show your talents, there are links here to specific image hosting companies that allow you to personalise your own photography webpage. Often refered to as Print on Demand, for obvious reasons.
In fact there are a number of such libraries now (I personally use Redbubble, see the link under my photo) where you can upload images as part of a community, yet still have the chance to sell your images, via their services, great for people who do not really want to spend loads of time marketing their work, but would appreciate the odd sale.
I have tried to tag sites that offer print on demand, but these sites are not JUST for that they are also great places to share photos so don't think you can't sign up even if you don't want to sell your images. Take a look first and see what you think.
An example of what a shop on one of these sites may look like is our own Fatphotographer shop on cafe press: http://www.cafepress.com/fatphotographer - Feel free to buy anything you like while there
What I do not list here are social networking sites, although there are plenty that will allow you to post and share images, I just feel they are not quite specific enough for us (unless people know of purely photography related ones in which case please let me know, although the links may already be on other pages).
Due to popular demand I've added websites where you can build your own professional looking portfolio website from templates, they are all added to the regular list but with the prefix - Website builder.
All I suggest is that you don't include music on your site, I'm sure it is personal preference but I can't stand it and like many people I use my computer to listen to music while surfing the net and it really gets in the way having to find stop buttons on other peoples websites.
As always we aim to provide as many links as we can, but if you find some that we have missed, please let us know and we will endeavour to add them where possible.
British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies
Through lobbying, education and business development programmes, BAPLA aims to create an industry where our members can thrive on a level playing field.
Photoblog helps you preserve your memories and share your life through photographs.
1x is a photo community with a difference. Take the work of the most talented photobloggers, various famous photographers, and many serious amateurs, select their best work and collect it all in one place - that is 1x. Everyone is welcome to contribute, but every photo is screened, which means it has to be approved by an editor (screener) before being published. 1x is a photo gallery with a constantly evolving exhibition. We publish dozens of new images every day.
If you need a high res photo for advertising, public relations or design, we can help. Our pictures are affordable, cost-effective and come from the best Alaskan photographers. Many of our hi res photos can be downloaded instantly from our website 24/7/365. And if you need help finding the perfect photo for your project, we also offer custom searches prepared by our experienced research staff.
Artybuzz - Print on demand
Welcome to ArtyBuzz.com, the artists community for anyone who enjoys or is involved in art, photography and design of all kinds.
AtThis.Net is your private web agency / portfolio application. We aim to deliver high quality websites to photographers, but we have a different business concept - we give the portfolios away for free!
Traditional image galleries make artists adapt to fit their site design, sales procedures, formats, materials and prices. Bigoom, on the other hand, adapts to the artist: the button sits discreetly on the artist?s website, and it is the artist who sets the prices and obviously the formats of the prints, according to his or her own tastes and style.
Upload adn sell your photography
Cafe Press - Print on demand
Open a store front and start selling your photographic items. There are a number of different country options but this should take you to one suitable for your use.
Fan Art Review
A community of artists and photographers peer reviewing each others work, but also selling.
Beautiful photo galleries, make changes by clicking and dragging, and customize professional designs to make your pictures stand out!
Map My PHOTO
MapMyPHOTO is a free service whereby photographers can share their favourite locations for others to enjoy.
NYC Photo News
Your source for photos of New York City
PhotoBlink is a photo site that goes far beyond being a conventional photo forum or photo contest. As well as providing a rich environment for members to post, rate and discuss their photos and photography in general
Photo critiques, photo ratings with photo discussion forums and help from photography experts. An International Photographers' Community site for amateur and professional, film and digital photographers.
Pimp Artworks - Print on Demand
PimpArtworks is a community website dedicated to Graffiti Art, Urban Art, Street Photography Art and all other forms of Urban Artwork. Let's be very clear, we aren't about selling commonly available stock images or the Banksy rip offs. We are here to provide graffiti, street and urban artistic talents a global platform to sell their artworks online and get them the exposure & recognition they deserve. You'll not find any more exclusive graffiti, street and urban artwork than this... we're basically bringing it to you fresh from the street!
Portfolio Websites is an all-in-one portfolio hosting service. It includes everything you need to showcase your work online.
Red Bubble - Print on Demand
Good day dear traveller and welcome to surely the internet?s finest and most supportive community for anyone with an interest in creativity. A marketplace, meeting place and learning place of people, art and writing from all over the place. There?s even a tour to find out more.
Beautiful images of Dorset and the south of England
Shutterstock is the largest subscription-based stock photo agency in the world. Every day we add thousands of photographs, illustrations, and vectors to our outstanding collection of premium, royalty-free images. Select the subscription plan that's best for you and start downloading today...
Website builder - Amazing Internet
Amazing Internet provides professional, effective websites and design to suit any budget
Website builder - Big Black Bag
Over 6000 photographers, designers and artists trust their online portfolio web site needs to BigBlackBag.
Website builder - Click IT Internet
Click IT Internet Pro-Gallery websites for photographers - the only solution that offers UNLIMITED space for your photos PLUS all of the advanced features you will ever need included as standard, PLUS an exclusive range of professional photo website templates designed to make your site memorable.
Website builder - Clikpic
Welcome to Clikpic, a web service for professional and amateur photographers and artists. Using our special admin system and a choice of stylish and purpose-built template designs, you can create and edit your own web site quickly, easily and very cost-effectively.
Website builder - Folioflow
FolioFlow is a fully hosted service aimed at photographers who want to have a presence on the web. We give you a great collection of designs each fully customisable, and you'll have the ability to update your site whenever you want all through your web browser.
Website builder - Foliopic
Professional Quality Websites for Photographers and Artists
Website builder - Layerspace
Create beautiful portfolio websites in minutes with superb professional features and a simple intuitive control system.
Website Builder - Phosys
We offer a range of website packages to suit your requirements, including bespoke custom builds, professional template websites and integrations.
Website builder - Photium
We provide an award-winning and acclaimed web service for photographers to easily and quickly create a website, without any of the complicated processes usually involved.
Website Builder - The Image File
Theimagefile has been helping photographers and videographers with great web sites, sales, proofing, distribution and fulfilment along with online strategies for marketing and new business generation since 2002.
Website builder - Zenfolio
Get your own elegant website with the best viewing experience on the web. Upload unlimited photos and video clips, share them online, protect with passwords, create beautiful slide shows, order photo prints, and much more.
Zazzle - Print on demand
There are a number of country options availble, but this link should take you to one you can use.
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