Newbie-Question re: putting together a Portfolio

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by theshack1990, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. theshack1990

    theshack1990 TPF Noob!

    Jan 6, 2008
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    I'm going on an interview for a photo editor position. I have worked as an editor for 7 years and am putting together a portfolio of my work together, things like books and magazines that can show my work like lay-outs and croppings....

    My question is which of the following is the best way to represent it:

    1) just bring the book/mag for them to thumb through
    2) color copy certain pages and slip them into the portfolio
    3) rip out the pages and slip them into the portfolio.

    I really want this to look good, just not quite sure the best, most professional looking approach. As you can see I've never put one of these together and could use the suggestions!

    Thanks so much, wish me luck!!!

  2. SBlanca

    SBlanca TPF Noob!

    Dec 28, 2007
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    i would say copy....

    if you rip the pages out you're gonna look unprofessional..taking the magazines might look a bit unprofessional too...

    you could get one of those plastic things, like a book spine, to hold together A4 pages, and in there put what you think is your best work, but make sure the presentation is good, as they'll look at everything closely.
  3. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Aug 29, 2006
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    Not to be a jerk or anything but shouldn't you as an editor know exactly how to lay this kind of thing out??. Personally if it were me I might have save special clipings of my favorite work throughout the years for exactky this purpose and/or printed out special copies that did not have to be torn out of anywhere. Probably the best thing for you to do is carefully cut out some of your favorite layouts and put them in portfolio form then tuck a couple full copies of whtever it was you edited before and have them to leaf through. Just remember if/when you get this one start preparing a new portfolio for the next great opportunity that comes up to you.

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