Whether you are just starting out or have been a photographer for years, continuing to work on your portfolio is important. Keeping your portfolio up to date with only your best images, shows you in the best possible light.
The first step before deciding on your images is to decide who your target audience are. Who you are aiming your portfolio at? Consider what it is your audience what to see and tailor your portfolio to them.
Show only your best work, this might seem quite straight forward but if it seems like your portfolio is quite short, it is tempting to add in more images to pad it out. Don’t as less is more, also put your best work at the beginning and end, start and finish strong.
Make sure your portfolio flows and that there is a similar style all the way through.
Don’t use images that need explaining, you need the images to be self-explanatory.
Think about what format you want your portfolio to be in, online or in book form or both. Take your time to decide exactly what you want the look to be, especially if you decide to do print. Deciding on the size you want the images to be, and how you want the book to look.
If you are just getting started as a photographer offering to do free work in order to get an image you really want for your portfolio.
Go through your portfolio at least a couple of times a year to add new things and remove older ones that aren’t as good as the new ones you are adding.
Getting a second option, before making your portfolio final, get a second option ideally to someone who would be your target audience. Get them to give you their absolute honest option.
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