I will take advantage on this topic and ask a question as well. Just tell me if I better create a new topic.
I'm currently wondering about how i'm presenting my website and whether or not it's pertinent.
My current website is a Wordpress blog (http://valentenphotography.wordpress.com
). What I find interesting in it is :
- the blog-based system with automatic mail notifications to my followers.
- the possibility for people to leave comments
- the possibility for people to join my fanbase by registering their email address.
I'm highly influenced by the approach I'm using for music marketing (as I'm first of all doing music :p). Which basically consists in having a mailinglist to "sell music".
Which brings us to the fact I'm not sure what should be my target. Put in a few words, I'm not really willing to be a pro photographer who shoots models everyday for an agency, it's not likely to become my job anyhow. I'm more like an "advanced amateur" (whatever this means) who'd like to share his work. However, I'd definitely be down with the idea, in a not-so-far future, to do paid shoots or be present on some events "professionally".
Thus, should I instead do a blog-less website that acts more like a virtual portfolio to show my skills, with a facebook page but without an email fanbase, OR
a mail-based approach with many fan-engagement possibilities ?
The more I think, the more I feel the 1st one is more professionnal/interesting for a photographer, but i'm interested in knowing what you think
Thank you if you read this long message XP