PhotoShelter* is an outstanding online photo archive management tool that I consider a must-have for any professional or advanced amateur photographer.
I use PhotoShelter for my own photography business and quite honestly I can’t imagine working without it. It is a powerful platform which I have tailored to my specific needs:
It isn’t perfect. It doesn’t manage blogs or support videos (quite yet), the manual customization tools could be more effective and the Classic template designs are a little outdated.
But without a doubt the overall value of a PhotoShelter account makes it a no-brainer for a pro photographer with clients.
The Standard account – the plan that fits the needs of 99% of photographers – costs only $329 a year. It will pay for itself in months if not weeks.
When you first sign up make sure you enter discount code KA4MA2E33V to take up to $50 off the cost of your subscription. Absolutely no strings attached. And there is no other PhotoShelter discount code available that cuts more off.
|Saved on the monthly plan||$5||$15||$25|
|Saved on the annual plan||$10||$30||$50|
Register for PhotoShelter using this discount code and you will begin with a free 14-day trial, and receive the discount based on account type at the time of first billing. If you chooses not to sign up for PhotoShelter at that time, but then revisit the PhotoShelter Plans & Pricing page within 30 days, the discount code will automatically be recognized and appended to the signup page (meaning you don’t have to manually enter it and you still get the credit).
If you already have free PhotoShelter accounts (either Starter or buyer accounts), you may also use the discount code to upgrade to a paid account. In this cases, you, as an existing account holder, must log in to your account and enter your code into the Promo/Referral Code box available on the upgrade page – then the discount will be applied.
If you use an existing template you will probably want to at the very least tweak a few things here and there to add a personal touch, fix something that you would like to see function differently or get those gallery thumbnails lined up just right.
It requires some basic knowledge of css and html coding as well as an understanding of the way the PhotoShelter works but it isn’t rocket science. If you have the time, design skills and a taste for coding, go for it.
More ambitious users will want to customize their PhotoShelter pages in greater depth which requires switching to the Manual Customization mode. That opens up the design options completely. It allows you to either build an entirely unique looking website or to seamlessly match your PhotoShelter pages to the look and feel of your separate portfolio website.
If not or if you get stuck, get in touch and I can get get your PhotoShelter pages to look and work just right.