A Simple Way to Create Beautiful Photo Essays on the Web

If you take a lot of pictures, you probably already have some sort of online storage service filing away hundreds of photos. But what happens when you want to share a more refined, story-like presentation of your experiences? A new service called Exposure might be right up your alley.

Exposure encourages a narrative-driven approach to sharing photos. Once you sign up, you are presented with an ultra-minimal workflow for dragging and dropping your images into sets or full-width spreads, separated by blocks of text where you can enter titles and descriptions of what's going on. The layout is seductively straightforward, with very few customization options.

It's a little bit like Medium, which basically does the same thing for writing. Exposure standardizes the presentation, leaving the focus squarely on the actual material. Downplaying the traditional blog or gallery style of sharing photos sets Exposure apart as a place for more refined, thoughtful fare. Its limitations make you think a little differently about how you present your work. And it's fun! I made this in about 5 minutes.

A Simple Way to Create Beautiful Photo Essays on the Web

A Simple Way to Create Beautiful Photo Essays on the Web

A Simple Way to Create Beautiful Photo Essays on the Web

Currently you can try Exposure for free with a maximum of only 3 posts. For unlimited posting, it's $9 a month. That's a pretty steep price for such a limited service, especially photographers who may already pay for another blogging, storage, or portfolio site. Personally, if Exposure were $5 a month, I would sign up right away. But $9 is a little much.

Whether or not you're willing to shell out the dough, the experience of seeing your pictures big and beautiful with such a streamlined workflow is a delight. It will bring out the story-teller in you! [The Verge]