video: episode 16, tips for how to make a photography portfolio


This video is another response to a reader question: how do I make a portfolio? This was planned as a quick video but that just didn’t do the topic justice. It was better to roll the camera just a bit longer, I thought, and here’s the result.

While the internet is primarily used for initial review of a portfolio, most commercial clients (or photographers hiring assistants) also want to see a print “book”. It’s an effective way to view a photographer’s attention to detail and presentation. I show a few examples of the portfolios we use but there are other styles to choose from. Unfortunately, I no longer remember where we purchased our particular cases but Dick Blick Art Materials is a great resource if you’re looking (search for “portfolios”).

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