Selling your photography is a natural progression for many. Getting started can be a bit daunting: how to make your store look great, what prices to set your photographs at and how to get people to actually buy them are just some of the questions that need answering. Here, we've put together some of our top tips for selling your photographs online, as well as 5 Amazing Assets from Envato Elements to help you on your way.
Perfect as a simple opener on your site, Photography Enthusiast is a video template for Adobe After Effects with both a dark and light version included. The font links are included in the PDF with the download.
If you loved Photography Enthusiast, then you’ll adore its sibling. A similar premise to its predecessor, but with a new design, Photography Enthusiast 2 also includes two versions which have a duration of 13 seconds.
Prosto is a creative e-commerce kit for Adobe Photoshop. The folder consists of 18 layered PSD files which makes it easy to edit. Although not specifically for photography, the pages are a great starting point for you to customise and integrate into your current site.
Finch is a responsive template designed with photographers in mind. It’s a responsive site, meaning it’ll adapt to screen sizes, so your photos will look great whether they’re viewed on a desktop, or mobile device. There are three styles of blog to choose from and eight different colour schemes.
The Stillness slideshow template for After Effects is a great way to show off your photographs in a more dynamic way than usual portfolio pages. Great as an introduction to your website, or even to use on portfolio pages if you have a particular theme you want to show off, or a story to tell.
Each asset here is from Envato Elements, where you can download unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.
Tuts+ Tips for Selling Your Photo Online
- Be selective. Having a smaller but more impressive offering leaves a better overall impression than a packed gallery. Think about sorting your images into separate galleries if your styles vary.
- Have someone with experience look over your images where possible. They might be able to guide you in a direction that will help generate more sales.
- Make sure your ecommerce site looks good, but most importantly, is functional.
- Price realistically. Sorting prints yourself will always be a cheaper option, but you can take the hassle out of it by using an existing retailer who will then take a cut of the profits.
- Use sales sparingly. People will soon tire of ‘I have a great offer on…’ posts. Make special offers and discounts really count by keeping them few and far between.