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  1. lacij

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    I am fairly new to photography and I wanted to start a portfolio.
    Can anyone help me find one online or tell me what to look for?
    It will need to be a pretty good one because I am applying at Emily Carr next year so ANY information on size, type, brand or whateeeeever would be a HUGE help! thanks so much

    ps...sorry if there was already a thread on portfolios
     
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    I too am interested in getting one together.

    HeHe, my last name is Carr :)

    ~Michael~
     
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    Mpix sells them, but not nearly as nice as the one gmarquez mentions.

    Any recommendations on how many pieces to include in a portfolio?
     
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    Im not sure how much the binder is going to matter...i would think that the content would be the most important part.

    that being said, i have 2 that i picked up from Blick Art Supplies for about 15 bucks each. one for 8x10 and one for 11x14. I would say it was just about the cheapest option i could find in there that didnt look like crap and i wouldnt be ashamed to show it to anyone. If anyone thought my art was less because i cant afford an expensive binder they are either snobs who have had everything taken care of them for their entire lives or they paid more attention to my binder then the pictures it contained.

    lastly, and someone else who knows more may want to trump me, but i dont think there is any set number of pictures to include. I certainly wouldnt include 100 pictures... but i wouldnt also have 5. you want to include your very very best. If your wondering "does this one belong" then it doesnt. out of my body of work of around 10,000 pictures, i would include probably 15.



    just thought of this...
    its sorta like that calvin and hobs cartoon...when calvin thinks he is gonna get an A because he submits his report in one of those clear plastic binders thats all fancy...and ends up gettting a D- because there was no content....
     
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    I just need something durable and BIG...my stuff looks best at 30"x20", so I need something like this:

    Portfolio 101 (25X36")
    Jerry's Price! $26.99
    List Price $54.95

    Looking nice isn't necessary, but if the price is right, it's a plus....and for something that's 25x36 for $26.99, that's not too shabby.
     
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    It depends...if I was showing my stuff to my friends, then F' them if they are too concerned about my binder. But if it's for commercial work, I wouldn't discriminated against snobs and clueless people...I would take either's money just fine.:afro:
     
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    The content is most important, but the presentation is also important. It doesn't have to be expensive, but it does have to look nice.

    I recommend this book: [ame]http://www.amazon.com/Photo-Portfolio-Success-John-Kaplan/dp/1582972109/ref=sr_1_1/104-4492283-7377538?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1175774331&sr=1-1[/ame]
     
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    thank you guys SO MUCH for helping me out
    what is the standard size? should i get two...one 8x10 and one 11x14?
    i just need a basic one to get me started for college

    thanks!!
     
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    what is a basic size?
     
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