Most popular photography websites for photo sharing and photographers

Most popular photography websites for photo sharing specially for photographers (2017)

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If you are looking at online places for sharing your photos and get it shown to the world and sometimes get feedback here are some good popular photography website you can try instead of going through all one by one. The ranking is based on how PRO are these websites focused on photographers as main market or mainly focused on photo sharing in general. As you go ahead to the best in this popular photography and photo sharing website they get more focused in photography as a profession and less general people share their photos there and you can find very nice pro people, photos and advise by socializing in those communities.  The list is updated and let us know in comments if you know any place we did not include so we get it in the ranking and leave a quick review too. Some of these are called photographers social media or photographers social network websites. Click on the links to visit the photo websites. We try to have this list updated in 2017.


22- Smugmug

SmugMug is a premium photo sharing web site with an emphasis on professional photography. SmugMug is a paid photo-sharing website and image hosting service which allows users to upload both HD photos and videos to their SmugMug sites.



21- Zenfolio

Another favorite among photography enthusiasts, Zenfolio offers great features for the price, including Google Analytics integration, support for all color spaces and great options for selling your photos.



20- Photobucket

Photobucket is an image hosting, video hosting, slideshow creation and photo sharing website. Many people use it for small images such as avatars and images and videos shared on social networks. Photobucket is an American image hosting and video hosting website, web services suite, and online community dedicated to preserving and sharing the entire photo and video lifecycle.


19- Picasa

Picasa Web Albums are the online counterpart to Google’s popular, Windows- and Linux-only desktop photo organization software, Picasa. but it is going to be retired and shutdown soon.



18- Fotolog

Fotolog is a social networking website based around photo sharing. Users set up photo diaries which allow them to share. is a web site for sharing pictures through online photo diaries or photoblogs. Its owners claim that it has registered users in 200 countries, hosting 200 million photos.



17- Redbubble

Redbubble is a large community of supportive and friendly artists. featuring wall art, design, photography. Redbubble is an Australian online marketplace for print on demand products based on user submitted artwork. The company was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia



16- Shutterfly

Easily communicate and connect with site members through collaborative tools, shared photos, share videos, calendars, journals, rosters and schedules. Shutterfly is an American Internet-based image publishing service based in Redwood City, California. Shutterfly’s flagship product is its photo book line. The company was founded in 1999 and is currently led by Christopher North.


15- Fotki is superior service for sharing and printing your photos online. The easiest way to share photos with friends & family. Fotki is a digital photo sharing, video sharing and media social network website and web service suite; it is one of the world’s largest social networking sites.


14- Panoramio

Panoramio is a geolocation-oriented photo sharing website. Accepted photos uploaded to the site can be accessed as a layer in Google Earth andGoogle Maps, with new photos being added at the end of every month. There is a word going around that they may close the website soon.


13- Kodak Gallery

This one was a good one but they are moving now… Kodak closed the Kodak Gallery service on July 2, 2012. Since then, Shutterfly has successfully completed moving billions of Kodak Gallery photos to Former Kodak Gallery customers are already using Shutterfly to preserve, share and create with their photos. The Kodak Gallery was Kodak’s consumer online digital photography web site. Its featured online photo storage, sharing, viewing on a mobile phone, getting Kodak prints of digital pictures, and creating personalized photo gifts.


12- Piczo

Piczo is a free blogging community which easily allows you to share your thoughts and photos with the world.


11- Pinterest

Pinterest is a free website that pins photos. Users can upload, save, sort, and manage images—known as pins—and other media content (e.g., videos) through collections known as pinboards. Pinterest acts as a personalized media platform. Users can browse the content of others in their feed. photographers use it to share their photos and make their own boards.


10- iPernity 

Free online service for photo and video album sharing for everyone: friends and family as well as keen photographers. Upload from your PC or from your mobile. Free online service for photo and video album sharing for everyone.


9- Sony World Photography Awards | World Photography Organisation

A global platform for photography. The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world.

8- 1x is the a curated photo gallery online. Each photo is selected by professional curators. Curated photography. very selective.


7- photo35

Social network for photographers №35. Share your photos, inspiring photos of others. 35PHOTO – is a resource dedicated only to the high-quality photos. you will not find the photographer’s level of expertise, such as “beginner” or “expert”. Instead, you will just enjoy the beautiful pictures, and the opportunity to discuss the photos with others.


6- Flicker

you can almost find anything about photo sharing features in flicker. Picture galleries available with social networking, chat, groups, and photo ratings.


5- Model mayhem

Model Mayhem is the one of the best portfolio websites for professional models and photographers. Create a profile, upload your photos and connect with other professionals.


4- Pixoto

Pixoto is the worlds largest free photo contest site with hundreds of active free photo contests every day. Pixoto also sells amazing wall art and canvas prints.


3- Deviantart

DeviantArt is the world’s largest online social community for artists and art enthusiasts, allowing people to connect through the creation and sharing of art. The site has over 265 million images which have been uploaded by its over 35 million registered members. By July 2011, DeviantArt was the largest online art community. Members of DeviantArt may leave comments and critiques on individual deviation pages, allowing the site to be called “a [free] peer evaluation application”. Along with textual critique, DeviantArt now offers the option to leave a small picture as a comment. This can be achieved using an option of DeviantArt Muro,


2- Viewbug

Viewbug, a creative community with many of the world’s best photo contests and photographers. photos are shared by thousands of top photographers around the world. you can join and participate in photography contests


1- 500PX

Home to everyone’s best photos really, a lot of gooood photographers and photos here, very fast photo ranking and feedback on your work many real active members. Showcase your work, license amazing photos, and stay inspired. 500px Assignments are a great way to earn money for your photography and further develop your skills and expertise by shooting for various projects.  500px (pronounced “five hundred px”) is a Canadian online community and marketplace based on photography, co-founded by Oleg Gutsol.





For Popular Photography News and updates

Popular photo: Everything about photography and photo news. you can find popular photos and creative artworks showcase here in popular photo magazine.

This week in photo: As the name suggests, This week in Photo stocks up on the latest disclosures relating to the photography events, cameras, gears, etc.
PopPhoto: Other than news on contests, workshops, lighting, camera, etc., Pop Photo provides a special section called the buying guide for photographers to buy suggested camera and lenses. The forum run by the community is also abuzz with photographers!
Photo contest insider: If you’re struggling to keep yourself updated with the latest contests in competitions, then fret not. Photo contest insider does the leg work and gives you a comprehensive lists of all the competitions you could possibly win.


For Photography Tutorials

DIYPhotography: They provide a catalogue of contemporary and modish ideas relating to photography. Sign-up for their newsletter for some quick do-it-yourself tips and tricks.
Phototuts+: Tuts+ provide valuable tutorials and courses for various niche areas – photography and videography being one of them. Other than their well fabricated blog, the keynotes of the site are e-books and jobs section.
Digital Photography School: They aim to provide a “learning environment” for the new age digital photography. Expect a lot of ‘how to’ tutorials on camera gear usage and photo editing.Their Forum provides an active interface for photographers to interact and share photograph and information.
Fstoppers: This community provides the “top resources for photography lighting, gear reviews, business tips, behind the scenes, and industry news”. The community features a ‘picture of the day’ of its clients and enables fellow paparazzos to actively comment and give feedback. If you thrive on a stimulating discussion about the latest camera equipment, this is the place to catch all the latest buzz!


What a Photo Community Can do For You? Things you cant get in Facebook or Instagram or a personal photographic portfolio.

Feedback: You get instant feedback from all kinds of viewers.
Flexible: They allow members to find their own connections and build networks pertaining to them.
Response: One never knows how your photographs or skills or thoughts on a topic will be judged.
Contribution: Communities allow more inputs and discussions among members.
Space: A community can spill onto a physical space, thereby providing a meeting ground for photographers. Many of these sites provide services to meet local photography people and even setup a cast for a project.



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ZEISS Photography Award ‘Seeing Beyond’ – “Meaningful Places”


ZEISS Photography Award ‘Seeing Beyond’ – “Meaningful Places”

Photographers have until February 7, 2017 to submit a series of 5-10 images responding to this year’s brief:

The 2017 Brief
Following on from last year’s hugely successful inaugural edition, which attracted entries from 116 countries – from Albania to Zimbabwe, the theme for the 2017 ZEISS Photography Award ‘Seeing Beyond’ is “Meaningful places”. Photographers are asked to look past the ordinary and the “everyday” to capture extraordinary aspects of the world we live in, by documenting the importance of one or several places that bear significance to each other.

The award is free to enter and will be judged by the following industry experts:

Jürgen Schadeberg Dr.(h.c.)​ – Photographer

Claire Richardson – Picture Editor, Lonely Planet Traveller

Sarah Toplis – Commissioning Executive, ‎The Space

Find out more about the judges

Closing date: February 7, 2017 – 11:59pm GMT

0 Photo contest, Document what matters

, Photo contest, Document what matters

Enter this Call for Entries and become part of the most respected network for documentary photography. Photo contest, Document what matters

All submissions are exhibited on the SDN website and are eligible to be featured in ZEKE magazine. Select entries will be featured in our monthly Spotlight, and promoted through our social media.

Deadline for entries, midnight EST: January 22, 2017
Submission fee for up to 30 images: $30

Scholarships available. See below for details.


First Place: One photographer

• Featured in the spring 2017 issue of ZEKE magazine as one of three main articles in the magazine.
• $1000 cash prize.
• Featured in email Spotlight sent to SDN’s 9,500 followers.
• Featured on SDN’s home page.
• Featured on SDN’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

Honorable Mention: Four photographers

• Presented in the spring 2017 issue of ZEKE magazine along with other Honorable Mentions
• Receive 100 “frames” from SDN to be used for new exhibits or renewals. ($85 cash value)
• Featured in email Spotlight sent to SDN’s 9,500 followers.
• Featured on SDN’s home page.
• Featured on SDN’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.




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Enter The 2017 Calls For Entry, Advancing the photographic arts


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Creative Quarterly 47: Call for Entries


Creative Quarterly 47: Call for Entries

Creative Quarterly 47: Call for Entries

We’re looking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. Professional or student. Published or unpublished. Judged by an editorial staff of award-winning graphic designers, a former judge for Communication Arts annual and represented in The Graphic Eye: Photographs by Graphic Designers from around the Globe, a judge for the Society of Illustrators, Print Regional Design Annual and regional and national advertising and design competitions. Recently named one of the top 100 art and design publications in the world, Creative Quarterly accepts professional and student entries from all parts of the globe.
Categories include advertising, graphic design, photography, illustration and fine art. Entry fees for Professionals are $30 per single entry, $55 per series—3 to 5 images for all published work, $20/$45; for recent graduates (from the last three years), $15/$45 and for current undergraduates or post graduate students, $10 per single entry, $20 for a series.
Winners will appear in the Fall issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in our online gallery. Winners will also be entered in our year-end juried competitions where we’ll select the top 100 pieces for 2017.
CQ47 Deadline: January 27, 2017

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