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CH_Devin
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Oct 26, 2017 15:24 |  #1

Is there a website that creates a pay wall, such as a credit card or paypal page for customers, to view a gallery? Let's say I have a gallery that I want to charge for others to view, is there a place to host this?


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Oct 27, 2017 15:11 |  #2

I’m sure there’s a way, since porn sites do it.

But why would you do that?




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Oct 27, 2017 17:13 |  #3

Are you famous? Why would the general public pay to see a collection of your work? Is there some group of people you want to charge to view?




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Oct 27, 2017 23:47 |  #4

I would do it for select galleries.

I'm not famous. Yes, there is an audience I want to charge for specific collections of photographs.


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Oct 28, 2017 00:53 |  #5

Lots of places (Zenfolio etc.) will handle payments for prints. I think most that do that will also handle payment for access to a large file. I've not been aware of ones that will do it to view a gallery.


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Oct 30, 2017 08:43 |  #6

Password protected gallery and sell the password as a digital download? Most sites would support something like that.


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Nov 28, 2017 18:05 |  #7

...this is a relatively new company (I've never heard of it before I got an email about it a few weeks ago, so I cannot vouch for their veracity) but it looks to be able to do what you want. Warning, it is potentially NSFW (it does display a warning and the option to make the site SFW) so I suspect their primary clientele seem to be on the "adult side" of the market, but there seems to be not-very-many companies out there that do what you want to do unfortunately.

http://bentbox.co/how_​to_sell_my_photos (external link)


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Nov 28, 2017 18:21 |  #8

banquetbear wrote in post #18506246 (external link)
...this is a relatively new company (I've never heard of it before I got an email about it a few weeks ago, so I cannot vouch for their veracity) but it looks to be able to do what you want. Warning, it is potentially NSFW (it does display a warning and the option to make the site SFW) so I suspect their primary clientele seem to be on the "adult side" of the market, but there seems to be not-very-many companies out there that do what you want to do unfortunately.

http://bentbox.co/how_​to_sell_my_photos (external link)

That's a good find. I'll do some research. Thank you!


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