Hello everyone, we have finally found a way to create personal portfolios for members. If you already have a website, flickr, etc. that you use for displaying your images, this is likely a feature you will not use. For those of you who do not have a website yet, or just want to take advantage of the way NPN displays images and have another way for people to find your work, read on.
First off, this feature is only available to members on a yearly, 3-year, or lifetime subscription. It is not available if you are on a monthly plan. The reason for this is because it does require some setup on our end and we want to make sure someone using this feature is going to stick around. If you would like to change your plan please visit the Change Plan page. Yearly is 18% cheaper than monthly as well.
This new feature will allow you to send a link to your portfolio to anyone, it is fully viewable even to users who are not logged in, and ads will not be shown to anyone on your portfolio. To see an example of what this looks like you can take a look at Alan Kreyger’s beautiful portfolio.
To create a portfolio please reply to this topic and let us know you would like to have one. We will then set you up with a tag which will be your name and we will give you access to post in the portfolio category. We will send you a message with instructions on how to create your portfolio along with your personal URL that you can share with friends.
If you would like to see everyone’s portfolios you can find a link in the top menu under ‘Community’, ‘Portfolios’. From here you can select a member from the tags dropdown menu. Any member can leave replies on individual photos.
The portfolios are very simple at the moment, we do plan to add a feature so you can add a description to the top of your portfolio where you can let people know about you and how to get ahold of you if they want prints, etc.
Admittedly, the portfolios are not perfect. There is no way to easily go to the next image for example, you do have to back and then click the next image. It’s possible we will be adding this, but for the foreseeable future, this is how it will work. You also have to post each photo individually in a new post, but this only needs to be done once.
Just an FYI; anything posted in the portfolio category will not show up in the latest/new feeds, so there is no daily limit on how many images can be posted in this category as the images will only show up in this category.
Please let me know if you have any questions.