6 Ways To Make An Impressive Photography Portfolio
Fashion Photography
September 30, 2019

If you are a photographer, then you already know how impactful a good portfolio is. So without wasting much time, let’s dive into important tips that will help you create a remarkable photography portfolio.


Here Are Six Important Tips You Need To Know Before Starting.



Photo By Edi Nugraha 



Create Your Online Presence:

The first thing your clients will do to find your legibility is to check your online presence. Creating your social media presence is definitely important but also know that creating your own website is going to make a huge difference. 


Upload your digital portfolio on the website. You can make a professional looking portfolio on sites like Squarespace, Wix, Pixpa or PhotoShelter. 



Photo By Lee Jeffries



Make A Printed Portfolio:

How much ever digitized things become, but the authenticity of printed portfolios is not going to fade away. Hard copies will help you impress your clients in a Face to Face meetings. It will ultimately represent how your work will look when published.


While making a hard copy, choose the correct size that can contain the best of your pictures. Select a colour theme. Keep it minimal, let the photographs do the talking. 

Finally, don’t forget to mention your social media handles, just in case the client wants to find out more of your work.


Select Your Best Photos:

Be picky. Extremely Picky. Go through your entire collection and select only those photos which drive emotions into you. If you don’t find it suitable in the first go, then that is not worth going into the portfolio. Take reviews from friends and family. Also, ask your fellow friends from the community to help you make the right choice.


The point here is, there is no room for compromise. Remember, your portfolio will speak for you, without leaving any room for justification. 

In simple words, your client will only go by what he sees and not what he hears.





Identify Your Style And Be Consistent:

It is okay to try your hand at everything. But don’t make your portfolio look all over the place. Find your niche and be consistent with it. If you are a product photographer then let your portfolio speak about it. Ultimately your purpose is to impress your potential clients, so showing them your skills at the niche is definitely going to help.


Put Efforts In Post-Processing:

A portfolio should contain your final product that is going to be put into use. There is no sensible point in adding your raw images because the client is only interested in the final result. He is not bothered about how you make it happen.


To develop your own style of photos, it is very important that you create your own style of editing. Even if you manage to click the best shots, but a little bit processing is a must to enhance the beauty of the picture. While editing photos for your portfolio, make sure you select a wide variety of photos so they don’t end up looking similar to each other. 



Image Credit: Daniel Schuhmacher



Update Your Portfolio:

Always update your portfolio. Keep adding your latest projects into it. This will help you to keep your clients engaged in your work. 



To conclude this blog, I would only call you irresponsible if you are a photographer and neglect to create your portfolio. Because more than anything else, a portfolio marks your authenticity as an artist. It will be a record of all the pictures that you produce and it will also be an inspiration for all the other photographers who wish to get into your niche.


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