Ready to build your photo website right away? Your photos will look right at home in one of our professionally designed templates. Just upload your photos, pick out your highlights, and your photo website is built, beautiful, and ready for business.
If you’d like a little more control when building your photo website, SmugMug’s easy drag-and-drop site design lets you customize your pages with stress-free tools.
Got a font, color, and layout in mind for each page? With SmugMug you can easily apply custom themes across your whole photo site, or to specific galleries to give each one a unique flair.
SmugMug is built with photographers like you in mind. Unlimited, zero-compression photo storage, worry-free organizing tools, and detailed privacy controls are just a few of the ways we help your photos look their best, no matter how you show them off.
Give your photo website and galleries their very own URL and metadata to make them easier for family, friends, and clients to find. Gone are the days of somehost.yourname.com—it’s your time to shine.
For the die-hard customizers, SmugMug also offers full HTML and CSS support to create exactly the photo site you’ve been dreaming of.
Building a photography website depends largely on your needs as a photographer, but these are the main considerations for most of our photographers and artists.
A big question right off the bat is whether you want to sell your photos, or just host your images online for visitors to see and admire. Selling prints to friends and family can be a fruitful side hustle for many photographers. Even if you don’t want to sell photos now, having a photo website with sales tools built right in will make it a breeze to start should customers come calling.
The inner workings of your photo website are just as important as their beautiful exterior. When you’re building a photo website, make sure to check if your website builder has file compression or storage limits, which can negatively affect how your photos look online and the number of photos you can store.
Another consideration is how you want to display your photos on your photo site. Do you want to feature just the highlights? Do you want visitors to be able to see a full catalog? Do you need special clients-only galleries or proofing pages?
Making sure that your website builder has the tools to help you organize and display your photos just the way you want them can save you a lot of time and effort in the long run.