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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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This post was inspired by something I wrote in 2009. Photographers are always trying to improve their portfolio. Here are a dozen ways to make pictures that are guaranteed to improve your portfolio. 1. Photograph the same object over all four seasons or a certain period of time and document it’s change and the changes […]

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Make sure you don’t miss a single Photofocus post – point your feed reader to the free Photofocus RSS Feed here and subscribe. Post & Photo by Joe Farace – Follow Joe on Twitter Once upon a time, the laminated print portfolio was de rigeur for photographers. These slick presentations cost a lot of money […]

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When you look at a photographer’s portfolio, it’s pretty easy to expect that the first image you will see will be great. Astute photographers know that they should lead with their best shot. But here’s a secret. Anyone can come up with one lucky shot. How about that seventh shot? Is that as good as […]

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