I’m Not a Pro, Do I Need a Portfolio?

thadley3384:

Some great thoughts about having a portfolio. Working with video I always keep all my projects as a portfolio type thing. I will then eventually create a demo reel.

Originally posted on Photofocus:

This is a guest post by Stephan Bollinger - www.stephanbollinger.com
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My previous article about the advantages of portfolio reviews has created a very interesting discussion. The question was raised “Why would I need a portfolio, I’m not a pro”, and even more intriguing “what exactly is a portfolio”. To clarify a few things, first let me say that having a portfolio has nothing to do with “pro” or “amateur”. I don’t like these terms anyway, because it implies that a “pro” creates better pictures, which – as we all know – is nonsense. It only means that a “pro” pays the bills with photography, no matter how good (or bad) his/her images are.

A portfolio is simply a very small selection of your best work. It’s nowhere written that a portfolio must be public, it can reside on your hard drive in a folder, on your iPad, on…

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