Websites for Photographers
WideRange Galleries is operated by Jack Brauer; I’m a professional photographer and web developer based in southwest Colorado, though my clients live throughout the US and around the globe. I specialize in designing and building top tier gallery websites for professional photographers. From start to finish, my software and services are tailored to the needs of photographers, developed through years of hands-on experience in the online photography industry.
Customization, Elegance, and Simplicity
As a creative professional, having a unique custom website design shows that you care about your art and sets you apart from the masses of photographers using cloned cookie-cutter websites. My graphic design partner and I will work with you to create an attractive website that showcases your photography as it deserves to be presented.
WideRange Galleries websites are known for their clear and user-friendly print ordering interface and an exceptionally clean, coherent, and intuitive web browsing experience for your viewers and customers.
WideRange Galleries websites feature mobile-friendly responsive layouts that adjust fluidly to the browser size, meaning that your content is always displayed clearly and legibly on all devices from mobile phones to tablets to large desktop monitors.
Taking responsive design one step further, responsive images equip your website with the capability to serve various image sizes and resolutions automatically depending on the viewer’s monitor specs. People on mobile phones get smaller images and faster loading times, while those using high resolution retina screens and large desktop monitors will see sharper and larger images. All you need to do is upload one larger image file and the website takes care of the rest.
Custom-built Website Platform for Photographers & Artists
WideRange websites are not your typical clunky Wordpress-based sites, nor are they shoehorned into some other general-purpose website builder platform. Our website software platform was completely custom coded from the ground up specifically for the needs of photographers, with an emphasis on performance, efficiency, and ease of use. I regularly update the software with new and refined features to ensure our sites remain streamlined and top class.
Powerful Administration Control Panel
All of the gallery website packages include a robust administration control panel (or “admin” for short), which enables you to easily manage all of the content of your website without requiring any specialized programming knowledge. Through your password protected admin panel you can set up your galleries; upload your photos; designate your print sizes, options, and prices; add miscellaneous pages; and so much more.
The WideRange Admin control panel goes far above and beyond other website admin systems by offering robust tools tailored specifically for efficiently managing large photo galleries, print sizes, and display options.
Search Engine Optimized
WideRange Galleries websites are VERY search engine friendly; this has always been a top priority. The fast-loading websites are built with modern and streamlined HTML5 syntax with SEO features including:
- Meta titles and descriptions for all pages and photos
- Custom URL page addresses where you can also insert relevant keywords
- Alt and title tags for all images and links
- Canonical meta tags to prevent duplicate content indexing and to inform the search engines of priority pages (for example galleries with multiple pages get ranked under the first page)
- XML Sitemaps to give the search engines a comprehensive, easily indexed list of all pages and photos
- Semantic HTML5 element tags throughout, to further clarify content for search indexing
- HTTPS encryption throughout
- Next-generation WebP image format and resource caching for faster page speeds
- High scores in Google Page Experience reports
WideRange Galleries websites provide a solid SEO foundation, while the admin control panel gives you all the tools you need to optimize your pages’ keywords and content for search engine performance. Many clients have seen phenomenal search engine rankings growth with their WideRange websites.
Personal Webmaster Service
When you hire me to design and build your website, you are not only getting a full featured website product, but also my personal web design services and attention. My graphic design partner and I will handle the entire project build for you from start to finish, from design to programming to hosting, so that you end up with exactly what you want. I am pleased to be able to provide the personal attention, service, expertise, and advice that you just can’t get with the big companies.
Additionally, as a professional photographer myself, I have been selling fine art prints and licensing images through my own photography website for over 20 years, and am happy to share my knowledge with clients. I enjoy "talking shop" with fellow photographers and can offer advice on printing techniques, recommended print labs, sales strategies, image licensing, and much more.
Check out my clients’ testimonials to see what they have to say about working with me and my partners at WideRange Galleries!
Sell your Prints, Products, and Workshops Online
Purchasing prints is often an impulse decision for customers, so you must enable them to make that purchase right away. WideRange Galleries websites display each photo’s print purchasing options in a clear and inviting manner, making it very easy for your customers to add a print option to the onsite shopping cart and then check out with credit card using PayPal and/or Stripe payment processing.
The WideRange Galleries admin panel enables you to set up a list of all your desired print sizes and display options, along with prices and shipping costs for all. When you upload your photos you can designate which sizes and options apply to each photo.
The admin panel also includes records of prints sales as well as a comprehensive print sales statistics feature complete with graphs, charts, and maps which will show you which photos, sizes, and options sell the best, during which months and years, and in which locations.
In addition to prints, the admin panel allows you to set up and sell almost any variety of other products or services, such as workshop listings, greeting cards, calendars, and more.
WideRange does NOT charge a commission or percentage of your sales!