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Teach on Skillshare, Earn Passive Income (Special offer for Pixpa Users)

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Skillshare is an online learning community of over 2M creatives. Take thousands of online classes focused on improving creative and entrepreneurial skills, or even teach a class yourself.

As a teacher on Skillshare, you’ll build your brand and reputation while earning money for every student who enrolls in your online class. No prior teaching experience or special equipment is needed. To make a class all you need is your talent, passion and a computer.

Skillshare will help with the rest!

Click here to get started. $100 payment guaranteed.

New Portfolio Website Theme To Showcase Your Work Beautifully – Horizon

Horizon is here ! Introducing another portfolio website template – HORIZON to our ultimate collection of themes for photographers, artists and designers.

What is Horizon ?

Horizon is super-minimal portfolio theme with a collapsed hamburger menu. With a fixed, transparent header and a large dynamic grid home page, Horizon presents a fluid, smooth experience on all devices.

Horizon Theme – Best Suited For ?

All the Pixpa themes are multipurpose and the flexibility of our galleries makes it super-easy to showcase your work exactly the way you want. It is best suited for Portrait Photographers, Landscape Photographers , Creative Artist, Photo Bloggers etc.

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10 Ways to Make Your Online Portfolio Stand Out From Others

Before the advent of dot com boom, photographers & creative artists used to rely on printed portfolios. Distributing their portfolios among close friends, family and relatives, they hoped to get assignments through ‘word-of-mouth marketing’. With the rapid growth in internet & online marketing, the creative artists all over the world have witnessed this metamorphosis of those dull, printed portfolio books into online portfolio websites. Whether you’re a photographer, videographer, or any creative artist, having your own portfolio website is so imperative that without having one, you cannot expect leads to come directly over to your door-steps. As the world gets digital at this unprecedented rate, having an online portfolio website that stands out from the crowd can definitely earn you an edge over the competitors!

In this post, I have compiled 10 best ideas and ways to help you build a killer portfolio website that roars and stand out from the crowd.

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Pixpa reviewed by Howard Steele, Editor-in-Chief of SuperWebsiteBuilders.com

Howard Steele has reviewed hundreds of website builders on his website SuperbWebsiteBuilders.com, which has become possibly the best resource for anyone looking for an in-depth, balanced advice on choosing a website builder. Howard had reviewed Pixpa a couple of years back, but with the new Pixpa v5.0 being a complete revamp of the product, we wanted him to give us his insights on the new-look Pixpa.

So we were thrilled when Howard agreed to review Pixpa again. Here are some snippets of the review.

Pixpa is a powerful platform that allows to create impressive portfolio websites. It suits both newbies and professionals. It has an easy-to use and intuitive interface, that takes only few hours to build a stunning portfolio website.

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Outstanding Online Galleries for Portrait Photographers

The most difficult thing for me is a portrait. You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

It is perhaps this difficulty in portrait photography, that one makes it deserve only the best when it comes to showcasing your work.  Given that the whole essence is to communicate something about the people in the portraits – such as their personality, it is vital that this personality is not lost in translation – that from a photograph in print to a photograph in digital.

 As such, for portrait photographers, the gallery on their online portfolio site is next to godliness. Or rather, God itself!

 

Aesthetic Display of Your Work

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The best portfolio websites strive towards showcasing your work in the most attractive, inviting manner. A gallery is the first place a visitor on your site would head to. It’s an understated fact – you’d be surprised by how many aspiring portrait photographers falter on this step. Choose an online site that provides a great layout and smooth navigation within the site and to your treasure in the gallery.

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