Photography Portfolio Tips
leave your opinion at home
when seriously organizing your portfolio, leave your opinion at home. artists, i know you LOVE every piece of photography you ever produced but think about what your audience wants to see, not what you favor. if you put in every single photo you love, you’re not creating a real, professional album, you’re creating a family scrap book. so, here are just a few little tips i can offer.
what’s the purpose?
think about the content and goal of the portfolio and stick with it. are you presenting this to a wedding client? a stock licensing agency? bouncing around from different image is sloppy and unprofessional. make sure to have consistency through out the entire work book.
don’t be careless
out of multiple exposures, be careful in selecting one single image incorporating sharp, clear and direct subjects and make sure to tell a STRONG and buttoned up story. each image must flow in a common sense manner. example, you’re a wedding photographer. put images in order according to events they occurred starting from the moment you arrived to the moment you left. a portfolio should read exactly like a book. clear. to the point. no skipping chapters!
just a few on line sites to create your portfolio
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remember photographers, it not about spending hours upon hours finding the best of the best of the best. put in images that strikes up emotion, that makes you feel something deep inside, that gives you an amazing feeling. chances are, your audience will get that feeling too.
if you are still struggling with organizing your photos to create a wonderful portfolio, please email me and we can take your concerns off line.