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PhotoShelter Review (Under The Microscope!)

Did you know that PhotoShelter has been around since 2005 and has 800,00+ members?

I didn’t but having said that, I’m not surprised.

You see, I’ve been reviewing photography specific website builders for weeks now and during that time, PhotoShelter’s name has cropped time and time again.

My test website. A fictional family photography business with an image of a family against a backdrop of flowers

My Test Site Creating Using PhotoShelter

In fact, I’m excited about this review as everything so far has either come with a fairly steep learning curve or has been missing vital features.

Is PhotoShelter about to change that?

I sincerely hope so but there’s only one way to find out!

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PhotoDeck vs SmugMug (The Differences Exposed!)

I’ve just reviewed three of the major photography site builders in quick succession and do you know what I found?

Set of old fashioned scales with a blue and red ball either side perfectly balanced None of them so far has quite managed to tick all of the boxes when it comes to satisfying the needs of a professional photographer.

With that in mind, I’m eager to start pitting them against each other to help you decide which platform will suit your best.

We’ll be kicking things off today as we see PhotoDeck and SmugMug go head-to-head!

We’ll start by taking a brief look at how these platforms are similar and then we’ll examine the advantages of each.

I’ll keep this comparison as brief as possible and you’ll have the option of reading a thorough review at the end if you want to get to know one of them more intimately.

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PhotoDeck Review (Pros, Cons & Features Revealed)

Wow, there are a few more photography specific website builders than I originally anticipated.

I can see exactly how choosing the right platform could be a very daunting task.

With that in mind,  I’m here to help guide you and today we’ll be putting PhotoDeck under the microscope.

A fictional wedding photography business test site

My Test Site Created Using PhotoDeck

Together, we’ll uncover the pros, cons, and find out what features PhotoDeck has and what it’s missing.

By the end of this review, you’ll have a good idea of whether it’s right for your photography hobby or business.

And if it’s not…I’ll do my level best to help you find something that is!

Sound fair? Great, let’s get started.

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Pixpa Review (A Hidden Gem)

I’d like to start by welcoming all of your creative types to this Pixpa review.

I stumbled across them for the first time recently when researching one of their competitors.

I made a note of the name and told myself I’d come back to review them when I had a little time and I can tell you, I’m very glad I did!

I can say with confidence, that if you’re a photographer, designer, artist, or fashionista, then you’re in for quite a treat.

A fictional wedding photography portfolio created using Pixpa

My Test Portfolio Site Created Using Pixpa

I’ve spent the last few days putting Pixpa through its paces and while it’s not perfect (I’m yet to find a platform that is), it definitely has a lot to offer.

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SmugMug Review (A Rollercoaster of a Ride!)

I’m so glad you could join me today…

You see, I’ve been reviewing general website builders for quite some time now but SmugMug is my first specialist photography platform and I’m kinda excited!

I’ve heard many good things about them along the way and after hearing the recent news of them acquiring photo storage site Flickr, I couldn’t put it off any longer.

An example website I created using SmugMug. The site is called "Photography In The Rain" and consists of people, landmarks, and nature shots all taken in the rain

My Test Photography Site Created With SmugMug

With that said, I’m itching to get started so let’s jump straight in.

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