If you want more feedback about your photography portfolio than what your friends, peers, parents, and keyboard critics provide — and you’re willing to drop some money on a professional review — you should check out Eyeist, a new disruptive service that’s trying to bring high-quality portfolio reviews to the masses.
It’s an online photo review service that allows photographers to put their images in front respected experts in the industry — seasoned editors that can give you pointers and help take your portfolio to the next level.
After signing up and uploading your images to your private account on the service (shown above), you can book a review:
If there’s a particular person in the lineup of reviewers that you’d like to seek help from, you can choose their name from the drop-down menu. Otherwise, the service pairs you with the most suitable reviewer based on the answers you provide to questions posed at this step (e.g. what will the photos be used for?).
The most basic review allows you to submit up to 30 photos and receive audio commentary as feedback within 72 hours.
Pricer review options include having a full review of your website and receiving editing and sequencing help for the presentation of a publication.
You can also request a live review, which gives you 20-minutes of private consultation using a synchronized interactive workspace through the browser and VOIP for voice.
Here’s a 5-minute video that demonstrates how the service works in a nutshell:
Finally, the price. Eyeist neither very cheap, nor absurdly expensive. Basic reviews cost $100, website reviews costs $150, live review and editing help each cost $200, and editing plus sequencing costs $250. You’ll also need to pay an additional $50 if you’d like to choose a reviewer rather than have one assigned to you.