January 31, 2014

Exposure – Add Meaning to Your Work

Excellent photography can stir the soul. The trouble, for many photographers, is finding a way to tell a complete story with images alone. Exposure is a web-based publishing platform that photographers can use to add context and relevance to their most important shots.

Exposure is designed in a way that allows you to tell a great story without detracting from the photos you’re describing. Add more narrative to your own photo essays by crafting a post on the Exposure platform. Add a title and subtitle to your post, and drag your cover photo into place. Exposure lets you choose between adding a set of photos or a single full-width photo. Sets of photos are laid out in a responsive grid that looks equally stunning whether you’re viewing it on a desktop computer or a smartphone. Group similar photos together and add individual titles and descriptions for each set. Exposure also lets you add footnotes and location information underneath your photos.

Preview your photo essay before you click “publish,” or save it as a draft to finish at a later time. The finished product you end up with looks impressive and custom, especially considering how easy it is to create a photo narrative with Exposure’s tools. Photographers who are looking for a more stylish way to post their work online should consider checking out Exposure’s self-publishing platform.

Practical Uses:

  • Create a photo essay
  • Publish a story about a recent photo expedition
  • Show off your photography by making an online portfolio
  • Tell the story about what was happening while you snapped a particular photo

Insider Tips:

  • Exposure recommends uploading JPEGs at least 2000px in size
  • Photographers retain ownership of the work they upload
  • Adjust the alignment of your text to fit with the overall aesthetic
  • Add icons to make it easy for readers to share your images via social media

What we liked:

  • Published posts will always stay online, regardless of a user’s subscription status
  • People with premium accounts can use their own domains
  • Users can add their own Google Analytics code to track who views their work
  • Exposure doesn’t keep copies of the photos its users delete

What we didn’t like:

  • People can’t currently add links to their posts
  • Exposure doesn’t support video uploading or embedding


Company Info:

  • Launched: 2013
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Elepath, Inc.
  • Web site:


  • Free plan
  • Plus plan is $5 per month
  • Pro plan is $9 per month

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