Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Tips On Organizing A Photo Portfolio Book

If you are an aspiring professional photographer then you need to put together a collection of your best works. This process is called creating a portfolio, which is basically a book that is used by everyone who is involved in fashion and in the arts. A photo portfolio book can be organized in lots of ways; you can arrange photos depending on a specific theme or design that best showcases your creativity as a photographer. And one of the first things that you need to do when you organize such a book is to go through all of the photos that you have taken and pick out some of your best works. Take these photos together and compile them in a specific folder that you will use for your portfolio.

Next, you need to arrange your photos in such a way that they follow a specific order or theme; you can arrange them by date or by subject matter, if you wish. You would then need to create prints of these photos that you have chosen so you can start arranging them on your photography portfolio. For those who still use film, you can either have copies printed by professionals, or if you know how and you have a darkroom in your home, you can make the copies yourself; on the other hand, if you are using digital images, you can bring your selected photos to professional printers using a flash drive. Aftewrwards, you can begin to prepare all the photos for presentation by mounting these photos on a mat board, putting each photo in place using a glue stick that is specially made and used for projects that involve the use of printed photos.

The next thing you need to do is to take the mounted photos and put them inside your portfolio folder, arranging them on the specific arrangement that you have chosen your portfolio to follow. If you choose to do so, you can also put a short introductions on the first few pages of your photography portfolios as well as a short autobiography introducing yourself. And lastly, all you need to do is to name your portfolio. Apart from setting up or organizing an actual portfolio, most freelance photographers these days prefer to set up a web site or a blog where they also upload photos that they have taken which is also their way to advertise their services to companies or individuals who are looking for freelance photographers that they can hire.

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