Set your photography business in motion – video hosting is easy.

October 18th, 2022
What's New for Zenfolio Video Hosting. Image of female videographer crouched low to ground with her camera, capturing a scene outdoors.

Earlier this year, Zenfolio added full HD resolution video hosting to every service plan at no additional charge. Options to expand hosting are available to purchase, so photographers who regularly include videography don’t have to stress about getting low on space. Zenfolio video hosting is an easy and elegant way to upload, stream and share videos in client galleries.

Photographers are expanding services for clients and diversifying their income; video is a natural progression as part of the digital image landscape. Zenfolio gives photographers more features and options than any other photography business resource for incorporating video into their service offerings.

Don’t stand still…get moving with video.

Let’s face it…consumers are devouring video in many forms. From “How-To” videos on YouTube, to family events on Facebook, to entertaining clips on TikTok, video content flows throughout many parts of today’s culture.

Photographers at every level from hobbyist to pro are using video to expand services and meet client expectations. Now that digital cameras make it easy to shoot both still images and video, photographers can express their creativity in a new dimension and capitalize on video e-commerce. 

Photography clients are coming to expect video as a service option and it makes the client gallery experience more engaging. Photographers are expanding their video strategy in specialized fields including Weddings, Sports, Events, Real Estate, Aerial, and more. Zenfolio photographers can rely on a single resource to manage both still and moving images with easy, seamless video hosting capabilities built into client galleries. 

Some photographers offer video on their menu of services, while others use it as part of a still photo shoot by creating a “behind-the-scenes” video of the session or pulling together a video slideshow of photos. Business-savvy Photographers also use video to market their business on websites and social media.

Zenfolio gives photographers more video features and makes it easy.

Zenfolio offers more video hosting hours and features than other competitors, along with custom watermark protection. Video file storage is separate and does not count against photo storage capacity in each service plan account.

Zenfolio photographers have a single resource to manage both still images and videos:

  • Upload and store video files directly on the Zenfolio platform.
  • Sharing and downloading is seamless and easy.
  • Clients can stream and share videos directly from galleries.
  • Clients download videos from galleries.
  • Add custom watermarks to videos for enhanced security.
  • Include video in pre-sold client packages.
  • Generate more sales and higher order values.
  • Use video on websites to market photography services.

Lifetime Video Credits included at no charge with each Zenfolio plan:

  • Portfolio: 25 credits (Up to 8 hours)
  • PortfolioPlus: 75 credits (Up to 25 hours)
  • ProSuite: 250 credits (Up to 83 hours)
  • Additional video credits can be purchased:
    • Extra 50 videos $100
    • Extra 100 videos $175
    • Extra 250 videos $300

Check out all the details about video uploading and credits here.

What you need to know to get started with video hosting.

Video tech specs:

  • Frame rate: 30 FPS
  • Streaming options – 360p, 480p (for mobile), 720p, and 1080p
  • File format supported – .mp4 & .mov

Maximum video settings supported:

  • Video Resolution: HD 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Audio:  2 channel audio
  • File Size: 3 GB
  • Duration: 20 minutes

Still have questions?

Our award-winning support team is ready to answer your questions and help you get started with video.


  • Cheryl Dell'Osso

    Cheryl is the Director of Content Strategy at Zenfolio and the Owner/Photographer at Portraits by Cheryl and Seniors by Cheryl in Raleigh, NC. Cheryl has mentored countless new photographers looking to build successful photography businesses.

  • Amanda W

    Amanda is a Content Marketing Associate at Zenfolio and the Owner/Photographer of Wild Orchard Studios photography. A BFA graduate from Maine College of Art and Design and professional Lifestyle Family and Branding photographer for over 10 years, she thoroughly enjoys drawing from her experiences to guide new photographers as they are starting out. Amanda lives in the wilds of Maine with her husband and two imaginative daughters. If there’s such a thing as too much dark chocolate, she hasn’t heard about it.

*Promotion valid until May 31, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Promotional discount off the subscription price of a new Portfolio, PortfolioPlus or ProSuite annual plan will be automatically applied at checkout with code 50OFFMAY31. Discount applies to the first year only. Cannot be combined with any other promotion.

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