Help me with my Portfolio!
January 4, 2008 9:49 AM Subscribe
Photography Portfolio Filter: I'm finally hanging out my shingle *officially* to do portrait shoots and show my more *artistic* work beyond the few small galleries I've already been in. To whit, I'm putting together two portfolio books. One for prospective portrait clients and another for gallery work. My question is one of formatting the pictures within the portfolio book. (More inside....)
posted by damiano99 to media & arts (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm currently doing a mockup of my portfolio (until I have time to rescan and edit the chromes, etc) and my pictures are split evenly between square medium format and rectangular 35mm and a healthy amount of digital. Before I go any further, I wanted to clarify a question.
My question is whether it's best to use the whole 8.5x11 space on the portfolio page for each picture and fill it in edge to edge or is it best to laydown a solid background (black/white) and put the picture smaller but as intended with it's cropping correct and in it's correct ratio in the center of the page?
Which would be more pleasing and accessible to both clients and gallery owners? Is it a aesthetic choice or one of standard industry practice?
Since my body of work is small still and I'm relatively new I'm really wanting to use these to attract new people willing to try out a newbie so I can expand my portfolio, experience and knowledge.