The Story of Photler

It’s time to introduce ourselves – we decided to share with you the story of how Photler was created. We have shared lots of tips and inspirational stories with you already, but haven’t said much about where do we come from and what’s our story. So here it goes – enjoy the story of Photler!

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

Piotr, CEO at Photler and a travel photographer, have always thought that photos stuck only on computer are totally wasted. With his team, a group of photography and travel passionates, they wanted to start something new – a tool for building a website with your own photos.

The main idea of Photler is to give every photographer a professional website which they can create in one evening. As a thousand dollar bills are surely too high for some of them, so the team decided to create an affordable and, at the same time, a powerful tool. It wasn’t hard for the team of travel and photography freaks to come up with the travel photography niche. And it turned out to be a perfect choice.

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

So where this idea came from?

A few years ago, Photler’s CEO, Piotr Kulczycki, launched his own website – World In My Lens. He wanted have a place where he could document his travels and how he sees all those places. Now, after 10 years, he has almost 100 countries on the counter! What was especially important for him, was the high quality of the photos – the main flaw of uploading pics to social media is the loss of it.

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

Not long after his website was out, he got tons of emails and comments about the website. What people liked most was the professional way of displaying his photos and an interactive map with pins on each place he had visited. But it all went a little further. People started asking about making a copy of the website! And that was the moment when he started thinking… If so many people enjoyed the site, why not give them the opportunity to have it?

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

So, he came up with the idea of a tool which enables travel photographers creating their own website in the price off a good coffee. The website which perfectly presents their works and, most importantly, the journey they experienced to achieve what they own now. And here comes Photler.
Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

What the future brings

But Photler is a startup. As such, we’re still discovering and trying the new solutions to make it perfect for our users – the most important people for us. Seeing them fulfilling their dreams with their own portfolios on Photler is our biggest reward. We’re constantly trying new paths and are open for new, creative ideas to develop the portal.

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

Piotr admits that having a startup is a totally different experience than running a digital agency. You just can’t help, but fall in love with the everyday thrill, which soon becomes your addiction. Even though it’s really hard sometimes, he won’t give up on it. Why? Because Photler was invented as a consequence of a real passion and it will forever be the reflection of that. 

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

Who is in the team

Piotr had the idea, but he needed a team (and he still does) for running it all. Our team is a group of well-knit people, who above all enjoy taking photos and traveling. We mix our talents, to get a perfect blend – IT, graphic and marketing specialists, who constantly exchange the ideas. Only working together we are able to achieve our goals. And we do it all for you, guys 😉

Photler team

Photo by Piotr Kulczycki

Lately, we celebrated the first birthday of Photler. It’s not much to guess – we travelled of course! With the whole team of Crafton, Piotr’s digital agency (which had its 6th birthday as well, and is a home for Photler), we visited the beautiful Bratislava, Slovakia and Vienna, Austria. Enjoy our video from the trip 🙂

Photler On The Way - Bratislava & Vienna 2016

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