Best Photo Sharing Sites To Create Photography Portfolios

We all have witnessed some really special moments in our lives and expect a lot more! Time is like water, it flows by and we can’t stop it! But then that doesn’t mean we can’t revive the memories of special moments. We definitely can by capturing those cherishing moments in the camera.

Photography is my greatest passion of all times! This interest in photography persuaded me to buy the camera of my own. And since the day I have got my digicam, I have taken good number of shots; some of them actually have made me feel proud. Except storing them in my lappy and uploading them on the facebook I have always wanted to share my best stuff online. In fact, I wanted to have my own personal space where I could upload the my best shots and share with the world.

Well, then I thought of checking out the options available online. I definitely agree to the fact that the results were worth the time spent. For all those who share the same interest in photography as I do and wish they could exhibit their incredible shots to the world, here I have made the list of 15+ best photo sharing sites that will help you to upload the photographs and create portfolio.

A few days back we came up with the “Top 10 Best Sites To Sell Your Photos Online Easily” and here’s another list for the photographers who wish to exhibit their work online and make money by selling them. Check it out after a shot!

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1) DotPhoto

DotPhoto one of the coolest photo sharing services that makes it easy for you to share the pictures in fun and hassle-free manner. DotPhoto lets you build your own personal photo website, sell your pictures to other members, order custom uploads, share mobile phone pictures with Pictavision and much more.

2) Picasa

Picasa is free photo editing software offered by Google that makes your pictures look amazing. You can share your best photos with friends and family in simple and fun way.

3) Fotolog

Fotolog is the world’s leading photo-blogging social networking site with a global cultural phenomenon. It has more than 22 million members in over 200 countries for it offers simple and fun way to express through online photo diaries or photo blogs.

4) MyPhotoAlbum

MyPhotoAlbum is an easy to use photo sharing website that comes with the MyPhotoAlbum feature that enables you to create personalized photo albums, share and store them safely. Also, you can print your digital images.

5) Fotki

Fotki is a thriving online community that lets the photographer in you share your work online. The website offers an easy way to share your photos along with the printing service for those interested. With the easy-to-use interface, fully automated Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds the users can sync the pics to their blog, and communities. It gives you the option to upload the pictures individually or in group. Also, you can recover the picture from another site, use a file (sharing software) transfer protocol client, email your picture or send it directly from your mobile phone.

6) Photobucket

Photobucket is the website that’s popularly known for uploading, sharing, linking photos, graphics and videos. You can sign up for free and host all your photos and share the same through email, mobile phone and IM. Also, you can edit your uploaded photos with feature-rich photo editor. You are not boud to upload pictures from your lappys or PCs, the Photobucket comes flexible uploading features and advanced mobile options.

7) Flickr

‘Flickr’ is one name that each one of us is well introduced to and definitely deserves a mention. It’s the well known online photo sharing site that is endowed with impressive features and simple easy to use design. Flickr offers you with various ways to upload the photographs. It enables you to showcase, share and store your photos in flexible and user-friendly way. Besides this, it has the photo editing tools to edit the pictures in the fuss-free manner.

8 ) Pixa

Pixa is a social photo sharing website that enables you to upload and share your own images. The website makes it easier for you to share photos with your friends and the community through its unique tagging and commenting tools. Also, you can link the photos to your social networking accounts.

9) Webshots

Webshots is a photo sharing website that offers free and premium membership. It is one of the largest photo libraries of the world. It lets you share your photographs with friends and family in a number of ways using Webshots. Also, you can find out which one is best for you in our comparison chart provided.

10) Smugmug

Smugmug is an online photo sharing service that lets you upload and share your photos making use of four varying options. You can chose from batch uploading for Internet Explorer on Macintosh and windows, Windows Drag & Drop, batch uploading for other systems including Netscape, Linux etc , batch uploading for OS 9 & OS X. the site also supports videos in MPEG–1 format. Also, Smugmug is capable of supporting video clip of maximum size 8MB.

11) ImageShack

ImageShack is an online photo sharing website that gives you the choice of the way images will be displayed. If you don’t want gallery to be displayed and want a host to link your images to a forum or bulletin board quickly that too for free, then Imageshack is the right place to upload and share your pictures.

12) Tinypic

Tinypic is a photo sharing website that enables you to upload the pictures and videos and share the same with people. You can resize and edit your images thereafter share the same in Orkut, Myspace, Ebay and message boards or send them via email.

13) Go2Album

Go2Album is the website that with the Ultraslideshow Flash Gallery Maker makes it easy for the users to upload the pictures and the powerful flash slideshow maker and creator helps a great deal in enhancing the photos. The software lets users build their own flash slideshow and flash movie in juts few minutes.  It’s a web album hosting service with cool features like Photo Flash Maker and Flash Gallery Maker to let you share upload and pictures easily.

14) Jalbum

Jalbum is one free and easy to use online photo sharing website with amazing range of customization. Also, you can publish the photographs to any site. Uploading an album to Jalbum doesn’t cost you anything.

15) Zooomr

Zooomr lets you share your photos with the entire world. By simplysigning-up, you can share unlimited photos with your friends.

16) Major White

Major White is the name of the website that lets you show off your best stuff online. Also, you can create your own website that too for free. Major White is a free online portfolio site for the photographers who wish to exhibit their best clicks.

17) Dropshot

Dropshot is one of the most important resources for sharing memories online. The website is currently hosting over millions of photos and videos online. With Dropshot, sharing memories is made simple!

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Last but not the least, you have one cool option to share your best stuff online. You surely have got the idea of what I’m talking about. Yes, you can getthe hosted web space and exhibit your digital photos on your own web site. Sounds pretty time consuming task but once you have got your space, you have the choice to exhibit your stuff your way.

I have tried to include all the best photo sharing websites in my list. However, if you feel I have missed any, you can share with us. So, guys keep your spirits high, take the best shots and share it with the world by signing in the websites you feel will do the real justice with your shots!

16 Responses to Best Photo Sharing Sites To Create Photography Portfolios

  1. I think Mejuba is the worlds best!
    Unlimited storage for both videos and pictures and
    it’s completly free. No monthly limits or quotas. You can upload a whooping 1GB PER upload!
    Photos and videos are stored in their original formats and sizes and are kept unmodified for backup.
    I also like that you can geo-tag your stuff so it shows up on a map. And you can search for stuff on
    the map – that’s cool!. Even Google Street View is now implemented – eat that Flickr and Photobucket!!! Already geotagged photos are automatically mapped when uploading.
    As the only site i know of it uses a Windows Explorer like navigation with folders – super easy to
    use – even has drag and drop!.
    It’s free, fast, nice design as SO much better than Flickr and Photobucket.

    • Currently use Smugmug, and I’m happy with it, but looking for something less expensive since all I really need is a decent looking site I can upload photo’s into galleries for clients to preview. Being able to password protect a gallery would be great, but not a necessity. I do not want persons to be able to download pictures from the site without my permission and I do not need to be able to sell prints or downloads from the site. Any ideas? Will Mejuba do this or anyone else have any ideas?
      Hoping someone knows something to help without me having to read through each and every site. Thank you!

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  3. I really don’t like the line up.. DotPhoto, Picasa and Fotolog have way more limitations than Flickr and the interface is off-putting in my opinion. I recommend! the interface is beautiful and it is simple and straight to the point. I really think that people don’t really understand the meaning of photo sharing. People need to understand it is to receive feedback and communicate with other photographers. The most you’ll get from DotPhoto is crappy family pictures and “wow cool!” Feedback..

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