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Lesson 6.2 Create and Develop Your Photography Portfolio

Lesson 6.2 Create and Develop Your Photography Portfolio Lesson 6.2 Create and Develop Your Photography Portfolio

In Lesson 6.2, learn the importance of a portfolio- the quintessential item a photographer needs to showcase their work. Discuss in detail how to create, develop and maintain a photography portfolio, from how to select images and shape your portfolio, and how to then identify your target audience of potential clients. Watch an NYIP Photo Snack- a brief, info-packed segment on how you can leverage creative personal projects into portfolio-building opportunities.

What You'll Learn in the Photography Portfolio Lesson

  • Learn how to make a photography portfolio
  • Discover how to make a photography portfolio website
  • Practice methods for determining which photos to include or leave out
  • Explore professional advice on how to present a photography portfolio to clients
  • Discuss the concept of portfolio pacing
  • Learn how to write an artist’s statement for your photography portfolio
  • Discuss portfolio reviews and when it’s appropriate to include them with your work
  • Browse methods for how to categorize photography portfolio

What Makes a Good Photography Portfolio

Wrap up this crucial business lesson with a video as NYIP photography expert Franco Vogt discusses what makes a good photography portfolio, and gain ideas for personal projects that can help you grow a beginner’s portfolio of your own. From there, watch NYIP graduate turned professional photographer Paul Kline as he discusses the basics of good portfolio development, then wrap up the lesson with a self-check quiz.