Building a portfolio: WordPress for Photographers
Photographers need a web site and there are many options. WordPress is one of the best and most flexible option. Through its system of templates and plugins a WordPress site can be just about anything from a simple gallery system, to a blog, to a full corporate site with lead generation, ecommerce or learning management.
During this class students will learn why they might choose WordPress, how to pick hosting and install WordPress. The class will take students through WordPress’ system of templates and customization and talk about plugins (and some of my favorites for various tasks). We will focus on dealing with images and cover several options for how to host galleries and image centric blogs and pages.
- What is WordPress and the problems it solves for photographers
- And a quick look at alternatives and how they differ
- The basics of hosting for WordPress (what is managed, shared, vps hosting, etc) and what you need
- Installing Wordpress (it’s easy) and configuring a basic site
- WordPress Basics - Understanding Posts vs Pages, as well as Permalinks and Taxonomies.
- Templates and Plugins - Customize a Site
- How to pick some favorites
- Dealing with Images - Several Options
- Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Just the basics.
- Backups… Backups… Backups…
This class is perfect for photographers considering setting up a web site for the first time and individuals with the desire to go beyond the default install of WordPress.
Schedule and Format
This is a lecture-based class in Precision's classroom. This workshop will be approximately three-hours long with a short break in the middle. Students are encouraged to ask questions and interact throughout.
About the Instructor
Andrew Fritz is a self taught photographer who comes from a software engineering background. On his very first trip with a camera he discovered night photography and has never looked back. He developed his night photography skills through trial and error in environments from the near perfect darkness of west Texas to bright urban settings around Washington DC and Austin. When not making night time images, Andrew is shooting for AzulOx Visuals making a variety of images from weddings, to architecture and everything inbetween. Andrew loves solving problems but more than that, he loves sharing his knowledge with others, helping them grow.
You can contact Andrew with questions about the class at Andrew@AzulOx.com
Please review our class cancellation policy below.
Class & Event Cancellations
You can cancel a class registration up to two business days before the class begins and receive a full refund except for with some special classes and events such as the Mock Wedding and excursions. See below for more information.
If you register for a class that we hold on a regular basis, and do not show up for the class, you will be rescheduled one time. Once rescheduled, if you do not show up for a class, your payment will be forfeited.
Each class needs a minimum number of students to enroll before the class can “make.” If the minimum enrollment has not been met two business days before the class begins, the class will be cancelled. All students who enrolled in the class will be notified by telephone or email, and may transfer to a different class or be issued a refund (see refund procedure). We encourage all students to enroll as soon as registration begins. Please check your phone and email messages, including your SPAM.
Unless otherwise stated, class refunds are only issued to customers that provide notice to the store that they would like a refund no later than two business days prior to the class. Refunds will not be issued to customers who sign up for a class but fail to attend.
How to Reschedule or Cancel a Class
Please contact the store at 512-467-7676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel a class. Class cancellations or requests to be rescheduled that are sent through other channels, such as Facebook or Meetup.com messages, will not be honored. Please note that class refunds are only issued during business hours, Monday through Friday.
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