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You may not like what you hear when someone critiques your photos, but using these simple tips with teach you to have an open mind.

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I have been using Zenfolio for about six weeks now and I am really enjoying the flexibility it offers photographers, without requiring computer programming knowledge. Controlled Access One of my early favorite features of Zenfolio is the ability to control who can access photos on my site. This is useful if you want to have […]

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If you want to go pro, you need a portfolio. It’s often a chicken and egg situation. You need clients to build a portfolio and you need a portfolio to get clients. There are some workarounds. Hopefully this will help. Make Your Own Assignments First, you’ve got to practice, practice, practice and do it right! […]

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This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger My previous article about the advantages of portfolio reviews has created a very interesting discussion. The question was raised “Why would I need a portfolio, I’m not a pro”, and even more intriguing “what exactly is a portfolio”. To clarify a few things, first let me […]

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A good portfolio is a personal statement about a photographer.  As such, there are no one-size fits all approach that will work for each individual.  The best advice is to look at other people’s portfolios.  There is a wealth of online portfolios you can find on the Internet. The key step here is to start […]

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This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger – http://www.stephanbollinger.com Follow him on G+: plus.google.com/+StephanBollinger It’s not easy to select the best (most impactful, appealing, selling, effective) images for your own portfolio, and it is an even tougher call to throw some of your most beloved images out. To clarify: With “editing” I talk about the […]

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Judging your own work – I think it’s one of the hardest things to do. That’s why I usually use a portfolio consultant (typically someone with a great deal of experience as a photo editor for a magazine or book publisher) to help me do my selects. But what if you don’t have access to […]

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