Creating a Quick Portfolio Website with Adobe Portfolio
So let's jump into Adobe portfolio and I'll show you how easy it is to use. As I mentioned, it's free with a creative cloud account. You'll want to sign in to Adobe dot com and go go to portfolio dot adobe dot com, then go and click continue as your name. Once you're logged in here, you can see all the different templates that you can start using. Really, it's up to you to find one that you like. But again, my philosophy is simple is better for real estate photography. I also like a light white background. It just kind of goes with the vibe of what most real estate agents and people sell houses or airbnb's are going for. But of course, if you like that more stylistic black dark background, you can do that too. So I'm just going to go ahead and click this Andreas one. Once this is open, you can see more info about what this looks like. You can see what it looks like on the tablet or phone. All of these templates are going to resize for each device. And the way that most of these portfol...
ios work is that they have sort of the hero image here that you can click into and then you can see the full gallery, which is pretty cool. OK. So I'm gonna click use this theme and then it's truly drag and drop. It automatically puts in my name. I could change my it to my person, my business name, I can just change it to a call to action. So California real estate photography, whatever you wanna call, call it, then down below, we can click create, add a page and then we can add a custom sub page, which is the one we saw where we'll add the photos. You can even import a lightroom album. Now, this is Lightroom from Lightroom Cloud, not Lightroom Room Classic. But if you have edited your photos in classic exported them, you can actually upload them or just add them to the Light Room app on your computer and then sync it up here, which is pretty cool or we can just go to page. I'll call this Claremont. Maybe you have one for the each address or you have these destinations, which is part of the navigation, the menu of the website, you can create a new one or you can make this your home page. Maybe we just want this to be the home page ga be a a gallery itself. So let's open that and now let's go and open up a photo grid and then we could upload our files. So I'm just uploading a handful of photo files randomly. It would be better to go through them ahead of time and pick and choose the ones that you want. But you could also do this and then you can kind of see how they look on the website. Once they're uploaded, you can click this photo grid button to manage the images. And here you can create a custom order. You can just simply drag and drop that the photos so that they're in the order that you like. You can add captions back here on the main page. If I click this again, we can edit the grid style, maybe we want a few more images per line can make the width of this portfolio a little bit smaller. You can see you can customize it pretty much. However, you want to add a new section, you can just go and hover over at the bottom or above and click, click the plus sign. And so maybe you have your full gallery below, but you want to add sort of like a hero image. Maybe you do video, anything like that, you can do that. You can also add a contact form at the bottom. That might be a good idea to have at the bottom of your home page. So for example, if I was actually building out this site, I would put in a an assortment of my best photos from my real estate photography on the home page. You can customize everything from the logo. You could add a logo onto your website. You could turn on or off navigation. Maybe you just want it to be this clean page with just the page header. You can even delete this or customize it just with photo, some simple information and then a contact button at the bottom, turn off our footer, make it super clean. You could edit the background colors, the fonts, everything over here in these settings. Another cool thing is we can switch to a different theme by clicking the theme button and let's just switch over to let's go with the Hegan and it will update the site for us. So with one click of a button, we can see what it looks like. You can click the preview button to really see what it looks like on any device. And this is good because we can see ok, on this view, maybe there's too many photos here. Maybe we wanna have one per row or just on the home page. We just want like one image then go to the galleries. So you once you're ready to publish, you can click click the publish button and then you'll get a website link to this portfolio and you're good to go, you could actually purchase a domain name using like godaddy dot com or name cheap dot com. And for forward that URL to this portfolio, which would be a super affordable way to create a photography portfolio without having to pay for the platform like Zen Folio, Smugmug Pixies, et cetera. So hopefully this little tutorial helps you out if you're using Adobe portfolio or if you're using another platform. Hopefully you got some advice for how to build out a good looking portfolio. I'll see you in another lesson. Bye.