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How to create a professional photography portfolio /01


A few months ago I launched my online photography portfolio. A long time before that I started thinking about building my portfolio, and even now I am still thinking about how to improve it.
Creating your professional online portfolio requires you to think about lots of things, and involves effort.

As I have been through many of these things already, and am still going through the process of improving my portfolio, I thought it would be helpful to share what I’ve learnt so far.

Let’s call this a series on how to build up your online photography portfolio, and let’s start off with an overview.

This might all sound confusing and like too much to think of, but don’t worry - it’s all very structured. It’s actually something very organised and practical, that anyone can manage to do. Just follow some guidelines and you’ll be fine.

First of all, let me say that creating a portfolio takes time. A lot of time. But it’s also fun, and you’ll learn along the way.

For now you can start thinking about how and where you will host your portfolio - are you going to use a website builder to set it up, such as wix.com, yola.com, or webs.com, or will it be a custom-made design?

What photos do you want to show?

How are you going to organise the photos on the website?

Who are you and who do you want people to see when they come to your website?

Who is going to be your potential customer, viewer/audience, client etc?

Just a few things to think about so far... next week we’ll get deeper into choosing your photos, and have a closer look at what to look out for when deciding on which photos to include.

So come back and learn, and have a professional portfolio in the end. :)

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