Photo Porfolio need for help! urgent!!

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  1. C0611

    C0611 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I hope someone can help me. I'm a newbie in this foum as well as a aspiring professional photographer. A work opportunity came to me, when someone saw my work and they decided to give me a job as a photographer in our local magazine. The thing is they asked to me to make a porfolio of my work for formalities. I just started with photography a few months back so I'm not really yet familiar with the business. I'm still learining it though. Can Someone help me or teach me or give me tips on how to make a porfolio of my work. Examples like where to print it on. What size would be best. Stupid things like that :confused: . I really don't have the faintest idea how to make one. I just dont want to disappoint my soon to be boss (or not. if i give a bad porfolio). I need fo serious help!
     
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    This has come up a few times recently. I would first start by asking your prospective employer some of those questions, however if you don't want to, my recommendation for a generic portfolio is this: A maximum of ten of your VERY best images, with the absolute best post-processing you can done, cropped, straightened, de-dusted, colour-corrected, etc. Try and cover the entire range of your photographic experience (In other words don't have just landscapes or just portraits) and if you're going to go a little heavier with the numer of images in one group, make it a group/style which will apeal to the prospective employer.

    Once you have the images, printed at any local reputable lab, mount them in a good-quality hard or coil-bound presentation book (Available at most art-supply stores) and include under each image a quick bio, what, where, when, why

    As a final touch, I'd also make an electronic version (same images, same order, etc) and have that available on a CD-ROM. Ensure that you don't plaster the image with large or unsightly watermarks. A small, dignified signature and copyright mark should suffice.

    Good luck.
     
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    wow... Thanks... much appreciated.
     

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