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.