Looking for advice on my portfolio, I am submitting this for my college application

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  1. Ethnod

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    Hey guys,

    I am hoping for some general advice. I am a 32 yr old male and I was made redundant last year and decided to try and turn my passionate hobby into a career. To that end I went on a 1 yr college course to help me get into a good Photography College.

    So my portfolio is now due for submission soon and I was just hoping to get some advice from other people. As I have spent so much time looking at the same pictures I was thinking a bit of outside advice and criticism might add some new perspective.

    I have spent the last few months or so either working on new pics and projects or trying to get an idea in my head of what I need to include.
    I have spent a lot of time talking to lecturers in college and its been great. However I am hoping for some other points of view as I very much doubt that I am the only one but I am having last minute jitters and while I am starting to have a strong idea of what will be going into the portfolio I think asking for some feed back from people will be helpful.

    I have around 6-700 pictures in my flickr account so I would never ask anyone to look at that lol. I have my portfolio picked for the most part but to give some perspective to you guys, here is where I picked them from.
    Here is the set:
    I.A.D.T. Portfolio selection pool - a set on Flickr

    Here is my portfolio:
    iadt Portfolio - a set on Flickr

    Ok, so to put things into context. This is a college application portfolio. What I am trying to achieve with this portfolio is to show the college that I have potential and also that I have an artistic eye. Its about showing them that I can do all of this when left to my own devices, imagine what I could do under your tutelage. (I will be including some work books on my work btw)

    I have some themes (and they are arranged in that order)

    Portraits - (starts at the 1st one)
    The Scott Monument (is Edinburgh Scotland) - (Starts at the one with guy peeping through porthole)
    Landscapes - (Starts at custom house)
    Powerscourt - (Starts at waterfall)
    Shapes and forms - (Starts at Silver Wind)
    An Alternative view (Starts at Best Friend)

    Thanks for any and all feedback, all is welcome, regardless weather its negative or positive.
     
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    I don't know how many shots you have in your portfolio, but typically you'll get a better response if you post your images on here and don't make people click a link.
     
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    well its 28 pictures in the portfolio. I was not sure if that would be ok so I figured I'd air on the side of caution.
    Not sure, think 28 is too many :)
     
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    could be... another thing you could do is post 5-10 and then linky for the rest for anybody that is interested.
     
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