If you're just using flickr as a platform to showcase your images to potential clients/other viewers and not for pixel peeping or backup purposes, a normal account would do.
If you need to know... I prefer Flickr pays me back for using their service... but like you said earlier, Pigs Don't Fly.
What I prefer matters little when I need to use their service....
Btw... Flickr does sell membership under 12mth, 24mth, 36mth. So why MUST you get the more $$$$ 36mth membership. If don't feel like paying Flickr.... then just use the non-Pro version or other hosting site.
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post here in kopitiam - free hosting. Free critique, so make sure your porfolio have the standard and you are mature to handle consrtuctive cristicism.
1 year contract is about $60. 2 years is $100. Monthly is $25.
I think a yearly subscription is about 40+ SGD, that shouldn't be considered a lot.
As for the portfolio, its true that an event can have more than 400 pics; but it would be to your advantage to select only the best few to showcase, besides I don't think potential clients want to view so many pictures.
Arikyeo, I would like to be honest and tell you that you are really lucky to have people even bother to reply to this thread and entertain your wishful thinking.
I use Zenfolio for my hosting.
I am purely just answering your Thread Title = ''What web host do you use for your portfolio?'' May I suggest you change your title to -
''Someone sponsor my web hosting please?''
Having the fear to use a credit card does not prove that you dont have funds for this. You give me the cash, I use my credit card to pay for you. How does that sound? Other members have offered you many viable solutions. Taking it up is your choice.