Posts Tagged ‘portfolio’

Sports Illustrated DoP Tells You How to Get Your Foot in the Door With Photo Editors

Sports Illustrated Director of Photography Brad Smith recently sat down with A.A. Productions to share a few tips and suggestions on how freelance photographers can more effectively approach photo editors in hopes of securing work.

From what works best to get your foot in the door to ensuring your work matches the effort you put towards getting there, Smith packs in an incredible amount of helpful information. And seeing as it’s coming from someone who has seen his fair share of freelance photographers walk in and out of his door, we’d say his advice is worth noting.

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Battle of the Client Galleries: Comparing 11 of The Best Tools for Proofing and Presentation

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Online client galleries have been there for some time now, but many photographers either neglect this powerful tool relying on ol’ school DVDs and USB drives for image delivery, or simply are not aware of the options that would suit their particular business.

As a beginner, mostly part-time, photographer I was looking for an affordable photo gallery service to give a try. The main problems I wanted such a tool to solve were: a) deliver images quickly after the shoot; b) impress my clients with a personalized website and thus, make them want to refer me; c) make it easy to share the photos. Read more…

Is The Print Portfolio Making a Comeback In the Age of The Internet?

In an age where social media fatigue is a real and prominent problem, photographer Erik Almas tries to stand out from the crowd by means of the age-old print portfolio. Detailing the ‘whys’ and ‘whats,’ he briefly goes over what it is that made him decide to go back to the physical portfolio and how his work is organized in the interesting video above. Read more…

Photojojo Shows You How to Make a Cool DIY Pocket Portfolio

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Sometimes it’s the small details of our photographic endeavors that bring meaning to our work, which is why we love this fun, creative mini-portfolio tutorial from the crafty minds at Photojojo Read more…

Rant: Wedding Photographer Wants to Buy Good Wedding Shots to Pad Their Portfolio

Just when you thought you’d seen it all… Excuse me for a moment while I climb atop my soap box. *Taps Mic* Check? Is this thing on? Okay.

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This was sent to me by a friend this morning and, after I opened it, I just sat staring at it. I could see it was a Craigslist ad, that much was evident, but I had to keep reading it over and over because the words just would not register. I knew they were English, and complete sentences were formed, but what it was asking went beyond my means of comprehension.

At first, I thought it was a joke. Then I realized, it wasn’t. Then I said a very very bad word.

What in the world is going on here!? Read more…

Plagiarized Photography Portfolios are Now Just One Click Away…

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You know, it used to be even photography thieves had to put some work in if they wanted to get a bit of dishonest business, but a new project by the name of Pro-folio shows that just a little bit of code can make stealing photos and creating a whole fake portfolio a one-click affair. Read more…

500px Redesigns Photo Page, Integrates a ‘Stunning Full Screen Experience’

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It wasn’t long ago that Flickr rolled out its massive redesign — met by both boos and cheers — that entirely changed the way you experience the photos sharing site. Now it’s 500px turn. The premium photo sharing platform just announced its own redesign, focused around larger photos and a Focus Viewer feature that offers a “stunning full screen experience.”
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Always Keep Your Portfolio with You with These Custom Credit Card USB Drives

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As a photographer, it’s a good idea to always have your portfolio with you. Given the advent of smartphone photography, that’s not much of an issue. Many portfolio websites offer mobile optimized versions of your site that you can easily show prospective clients on the go.

But if you’re looking for a way to keep higher resolution photos on you to showcase wherever you might be — or maybe a creative way to deliver final shots to clients — you might wanna take a look at Cartable+Convenience. Read more…

PhotoShelter Unveils Overhauled ‘Beam’ Portfolio Sites

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The leading photography portfolio service PhotoShelter (also known for their sales and marketing tools for photogs) today announced the launch of their overhauled and much improved portfolio sites and tool suite, dubbed ‘Beam.’

Presently in beta, Beam is an API-based platform that promises to allow photographers to “showcase their images at their best on nearly any device.” Not only that, Beam is designed to be flexible, allowing for rapid expansion of template designs, tools, and the inclusion of third-party integrations. Read more…

Meet VSCO Grid: A Publishing Network Focused on ‘Craft, Curation and Content’

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Visual Supply Co is trying very hard to get people excited about the new and innovative products it has up its sleeve.

We’ve already shared the company’s recent teaser for the new, completely free VSCO Cam — a revamped version of the $1 iOS app that promises many improvements — and now, VSCO is giving fans a closer look at one of those improvements with a new announcement, this one for an app called VSCO Grid that will integrate seamlessly with VSCO Cam. Read more…