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Three Essentials for Building Your Photography Portfolio

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There are three basic considerations for a strong portfolio; story-line, technical consistency, and clarity of vision. You will often hear the obvious elements like, “Show your strongest work”; “ Start strong and end strong”; and “Be selective”. While each of these are good points, what is the criteria for accomplishing each of these? If your portfolio exhibits a story-line, is technically consistent, and has the clarity of your artistic vision, everything else will fall into place. Let’s take a closer look at these three concepts. Here are three things to consider when building your portfolio for presentation.

First, let’s consider the story-line. The story that you’re telling can be either explicit or abstract. Whether your story takes the form of journalism or poetry, it’s a picture story or photo essay. This story should have a clear beginning, a related middle and an ending. So, when you have photos that look …