A&P noob question... selling photos online

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by HighTachPres, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Quick n dirty, what is a good online service that sells photos for me?

    Example: I go to a cycling event, take 500 pictures, hand out my card 500x, put 500 pics on ________ website, and I not have to worry about taking individual orders personally.

    I hear http://www.printroom.com is OK?
    The main reason I don't do these events is because I don't want to deal with networking 100 different people for a $5 3x5 print, just not worth my time.
    C'mon event whores help me out! Just point me to a good website :)
     
  2. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,398
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    Houston
    my buddy who does cycling pics in Austin uses SmugMug just for his cycling stuff.
     
  3. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    but their logo is hella lame lol, its like a smiley in comic sans :rofl: :hs: :mamoru:
     
  4. derekOT

    derekOT New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    1,086
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, AB
  5. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,615
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Hey, that's my schtick!

    What next, dissing crumpler for having a logo that looks like a rasta-wacky inflatable waving arm tube man?
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    33,675
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    smugmug pro doesn't use that logo... :ugh:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,615
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    The company is called SMUGMUG :rofl:
     
  8. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    5,392
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    You can laugh all you want. I laugh all the way to the bank.
     
  9. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,398
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    Houston
    I'm missing your point.
     
  10. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    i kiiiiiiid i kiiiiiiiiid, i mean c'mon we all use flickr.. wtf is a flickr? but we all use it.

    I just want the best looking, easiest to navigate, and good quality prints to the client. So if it's some comic sans smiley then so be it :rofl:
    ..but yes i fucking hate the name smugmug, i'd almost do anything to go with a more professional sounding name. I know i'm lame.
     
  11. iRate

    iRate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiscompton
    I use smugmug cause of the easy to use galleries for clients, and easy to purchase. but since you are so picky with the name, what about zenfolio? is that a professional enough name for you?
     
  12. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Found a decent thread on POTN when searching for zenfolio, and this was the post that pretty much sold me:

     
  13. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,287
    Likes Received:
    0
  14. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
  15. iRate

    iRate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiscompton
    Wirelessly posted via wap.offtopic.com (Iphone: Opera/9.80 (J2ME/MIDP; Opera Mini/5.0.0176/742; U; en) Presto/2.4.15)

    When was that posted? Reason I ask is cause a lot of those things listed are part of the pro package now....
     
  16. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    :rofl: glad you said that, i looked and the post was made in 2007
    But the more I look at zenfolio, the more I like it. Looks to be my ticket, any one have a zenfolio account so they get $5 for their referral program? :p
     
  17. iRate

    iRate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiscompton
    I have a referral for Smugmug :p
     
  18. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2004
    Messages:
    10,927
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bushwood Country Club

    You can refer him and get $10 bucks in your pocket with the referral code they supply you.

    :hsugh:
     
  19. iRate

    iRate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiscompton

    really? LOL

    I thought the referral people got nothing, besides just helping people out.

    Hightechpres, you sure you dont want smugmug? :p
     
  20. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2004
    Messages:
    10,927
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bushwood Country Club
    haha. It's awesome.

    With Smugmug clint can customize the site to look any way he wants too.
     
  21. iRate

    iRate New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2009
    Messages:
    2,726
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wiscompton
    you can do a lot with smugmug! to top it off, they add new things pretty much weekly during the maintenance window sunday nights
     
  22. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    10,118
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    photoshelter ftw! pm me or im me for referral code.
     
  23. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    15,615
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    yep, photoshelter is by far the best, and by FAR the best looking/most professional.
     
  24. HighTachPres

    HighTachPres New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2004
    Messages:
    11,712
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    Sorry fellas, i went with zenfolio.
    It looks super sharp, easy navigation, super easy to customize, and love the name :naughty:

    http://clintdavis.zenfolio.com/
    Little bit longer to go to make it clintdavis.net presentable :big grin:
     
  25. EWhytsell

    EWhytsell New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,296
    Likes Received:
    0
    I use zenfolio
     

Share This Page