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#1 Yonathan Zarkovian

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

Hi,

 

Would be nice if we had a list of tips for building online portfolios, with "dos" and "dont's" etc...

 

I'll start with a few:

 

- Only show your very best.

- Show only one photo of each different scene (you shot 20 photos of it to pick just the one which is the best, right?)

- Let people know what you specialise at. For example, mixing photos of kids with photos of products and photos of sports, doesn't help the viewer understand what kind of photos you're the best at. If   you do mix them, it's best to separate them by categories (though I'll skip the sports photos altogether. :)).

 

Your turn now. :D

 

 


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 02:45 PM

  • Never post your original files, you should only show your best work (as stated previously)
  • If you are not sure if it is good, post to SDP forums or other forums to get real feedback
  • Do continue to add to your portfolio - keep it updated - don't be afraid to remove old photos, make it fresh
  • Do Not just have one model in your portfolio (portrait photographers)
  • Do watermark your work - moreover come up with a good watermark.
  • Quality not Quantity

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 05:10 PM

raet tips joe thanks, what do you tthink of my logoAttached File  Logo_AshleyIde_FACEBOOK.jpg   296.94KB   0 downloads


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:40 PM

raet tips joe thanks, what do you tthink of my logoattachicon.gifLogo_AshleyIde_FACEBOOK.jpg

Very nice!  I have a couple of different versions, but using the same font.  You might want to have a couple of different options as well.  But this is a great watermark!


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:35 AM

Thanks joe yaeh i have a couple versions of it, different opacitys, lighter and dark ones if thats what you mean and have the in png and jpeg to easily use in all forms of marketing, Thanks for the follow on 500px you have some great work on there, im very inspired by your work it just goes to show what you can do with the right techniques with the t3i :)



#6 Livia Kropf DeBonet

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Posted 05 November 2013 - 08:09 PM

Tips for getting/making a watermark? Think I need a better one...



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 03:55 PM

I use BorderFX, which is a plugin for Apple's Aperture. I don't use a logo, so my watermark is very basic. Creating the watermark was very easy.


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