Create a Gorgeous Photography Site with SmugMug in 90 mins
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Create a Gorgeous Photography Site with SmugMug in 90 mins

Easy to Follow Screencasts with Step-By-Step Instructions for creating your own custom photography website.
4.6 (298 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
29,780 students enrolled
Created by Ryan Oakley
Last updated 8/2013
English
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What you'll learn
  • Mission Possible: Build your very own custom photography website in as short amount of time as possible
Requirements
  • Nadda, Zip, Zilch --- You don't need know ANYTHING about web design or website creation to complete this course. Yipee!
Description

Your photos deserve the best.

But if your photos are stuck on your camera or hidden away in your computer where no one can enjoy them, then that is very sad indeed.

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Hey, here's an idea! Let's build you a website through smugmug customization where you can share your photos and videos in all their glory!

Oh - Does creating your own photography website seem a little daunting?

I hear ya - it can be.

But no worries. I'm here to help! I can teach you how to build your very own, gorgeous photography website with this smugmug customization course - in less than 90 minutes!

With your new photography website you'll have:

  • A site that makes your photos look amazing
  • A site that will protect your images with right-click-protection, and password security
  • A site that you can sell your photos - and make a little cash!
  • A site that will allow you to upload and share hi-res photos and HD videos
  • Learn smugmug customization and make your own
  • A site built on a platform trusted by thousands of photographers

In this course I'm going to show you how to create a really great looking, user friendly photography website.

What are you waiting for? Let's get started!

What Others Are Saying About This Smugmug Customization Course

“I would be so lost without these videos! I really like the simplicity of the site. Nice and clean! Thanks!” - Shaylynn Grant, Shaylynn Grant Photography

“This is the most comprehensive set of vids I’ve seen on SmugMug from start to finish.” - Will Randolph, Helios Digital Imaging & Graphic Design

“I just spent the last couple of hours on your tutorial. Thank you so much for spending the time and effort to create this. It is providing just the kind of direction that I needed. I am up to step six and will work the rest of the way through tomorrow night. You rock!” – Sam

“Ryan, What an awesome tutorial! I used your tutorial to learn how to set up my smugmug site. My site is not a wedding site, so it is helpful for any site. Thanks so much for sharing your expertise!” - Jo

“I have had a SM account for 2 years, taken a web design class, and I still could not filter through the potpourri of data to customize my site by myself.  I paid $ for similiar information that does not even work, and you shared it for free and it works. Thank you so much for this invaluable easy to understand information.” – Lifetimecompositions

Who this course is for:
  • photography lovers
  • photography pros
  • aspiring photography pros
  • videographers too!
Course content
Expand all 9 lectures 01:40:03
+ Introduction
2 lectures 09:43

This video gives you an introduction to the "Create a Gorgeous Photography Website in 90 Minutes" Udemy course. It includes important information about who this course is for, why we're building our site on the SmugMug photo hosting platform, and gives a walk-through of the website I will help you create in this course.

Introduction
08:23
A thank you note to my students and an invitation to learn about how to earn some income from your passion for photography.
Thank You!
01:20
+ Step-by-Step Tutorial
5 lectures 01:14:43

In this video, we’ll create our SmugMug account (if you haven’t done so already), and create our first gallery – filling it with beautiful images.

SmugMug (20% off, 14 day free trial)

Demo Site -

Create Your First Gallery
15:01

In this video, we’ll fill out our site by creating a few more galleries and uploading more photos. I’ll show you how to use the “Quick Settings” feature in SmugMug. Then we’ll use the best photos from each gallery to create our very important (and impressive) Portfolio gallery. And we’ll be using a secret SmugMug ninja trick to create our Portfolio. That’s right – Secret. Ninja. Trick. :)

Upload a Few More Galleries and Create Our Portfolio Gallery
08:11

Step 3 is about creating our profile and site settings so things just “work” in the later steps.

Setup our Site Settings, Menu Bar, and Social Media Profiles
12:02

In this video we start to modify the look and feel of your SmugMug site by adjusting the settings with SmugMug's "Easy Customizer" tool.

This step is a bit long, so it's been broken out into 2 videos.

Click on the link below to view the demo (finished product) site:

www.johnnywalkerphotography.smugmug.com

Customize our Website
17:37

In this video we finish our work in the "Easy Customizer" tool.

Click on the link below to view the demo (finished product) site:

www.johnnywalkerphotography.smugmug.com

Create our "Work With Me" Page and Contact Form
21:52
+ BONUS Material
2 lectures 14:10

In this bonus video I teach you the "Zen of Pricing Your Photos in SmugMug".

1. Use just ONE pricelist

2. Minimize the prints and products you offer

3. Enjoy making money with your photography!

Pricing Your Photos
14:10

This is a free download of a favicon image that you can use for your new website.

DOWNLOAD the favicon image now and use it when you go through Step 4a, which is coming up next.

Bonus! :)

BONUS: Free Favicon Image Download
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