Photo Journal: The Perfect Portfolio

Screenshot of RJ Sangosti's Web Site
Screenshot of RJ Sangosti's Web Site

DURHAM, NC (May 7, 2013) – Perhaps the single greatest dilemma most photographers face in common is putting together a portfolio that is marketable and satisfies their "photographic soul." In this three-part NPPA Photo Journal series, Jim Colton explores the many variables that go into creating the well-balanced portfolio. 

In Part One, Colton outlines basic portfolio Do’s and Don’t's with suggestions on creating the right mix. He answers the most frequent questions photographers pose, such as: Do I need both a print and a digital portfolio? Should I include clips? Are promo cards or leave-behinds still important? And, how do I create the right mix of styles and subject matter?

Next, Colton will share advice from some recent contest winners, including Paul Hansen, RJ Sangosti, and Chip Somodevilla.

At the end of the week we'll hear from industry experts MaryAnne Golon, Mary Virginia Swanson, Pancho Bernasconi, Staci Mackenzie, and Doug Hill.

So to get us started here's Part One: A Photographer's Guide.

Followed by the next installment, Part Two: The Perfect Portfolio, Tips From Winners.

In the last chapter, Part Three: Tips From Editors And Buyers.