I mentioned that a couple weeks ago I watched a free webcast by Zack Arias. Unfortunately it is not free anymore but I would say it is worth $150 for sure. If you can take even one of his ideas or recommendations and put it into action you will make much more than the $150 paid for the DVDs.
One of the topics he covered was creating a portfolio and his process. I figure he might know what he is doing so I should try it his way and see how it goes.
- I started by going through all of my blog posts since 2008 and picking some of the pictures I thought were my "best”.
- Those pictures were printed at low quality and small size so I could set them out in my family room. Pictures were everywhere.
- My wife and I paired pictures together. There will be 2 pages open while viewing the portfolio so it makes sense to have pictures that work well together.
- About 25% of the 60 or so starting pictures were eliminated. They just didn’t pair well or were not what I wanted to show in my current portfolio.
That’s where I stopped for now. I plan on getting the full resolution images and printing them at an 8” size and compiling a simple portfolio in the next few days.
The biggest thing that I learned through putting this together is that I am a family photographer. Most of the work that I chose to display are from family portrait sessions. That is what I have done best and what I enjoy the most.
I am going to get the portfolio complete and in front of some pros for review and keep on keepin on.
Do the Work – Check it out on Amazon. It is free for the Kindle right now! It is a short little book about just getting out there and getting something done.