Just like a resume outlines your skill sets relevant to a job you’re applying to, a photography portfolio demonstrates your capability as a photographer. It’s the first thing potential clients want to see before hiring you. It gives them a feel of what level of work they can expect. In today’s context, it is very important that you have a strong online presence with a good-looking photography portfolio. Today, we have photographer Samuel Elkins who shares some fantastic tips to help you create a great photography portfolio and increase your chances of getting hired:
Elkins starts off by talking about the important considerations you need to make when selecting your content. As he shares, this could be a daunting task for many, but it’s something that you cannot be lazy about. Also keep in mind that this is not a one-time job. It’s best if you regularly go through your recent work and keep the contents updated.
Then there’s the need to remain concise. Think of ways to communicate the most about your style of work while showcasing a limited number of photos. As they say, less is more. On the other hand, if you’re lacking images, it’s okay to go out and shoot specifically for your portolio. As he notes, “For every upload, take one down.” Don’t go over-stuffing your portfolio.
One very important tip that Elkins shares is about working with the end in mind. If you want to work with certain products or brands, build your portfolio in the same style. This can increase your chances of getting hired by similar companies.
If you’re thinking of getting yourself a photography portfolio, be sure to watch the complete video. These tips will certainly help you out.