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Portfolio critique

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Preslav
115 posts
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 07:38:08 AM by Preslav
Help me improve my portfolio. What kind of images should I take? I appreciate your comments and advice!


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Alvera
2737 posts
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Message posted at 08/18/2013, 18:59:35 PM by Alvera
Freerun will sell good. The vector will sell too, but use more colors next time. The night shoots will stay online big time before one lucky buy will appear.

If you want money, shoot people. Good luck!
Nikon. 4x4 car for wildlife adventures. Inkscape for vectors...

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Astormfr
396 posts
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Message posted at 08/19/2013, 03:37:35 AM by Astormfr
I think that your portfolio is good.

Of course shooting people will help selling if you can.

Otherwise, keep uploading to increase your portfolio. Your are on the good way.
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Preslav
115 posts
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Message posted at 08/19/2013, 03:54:36 AM by Preslav
Thank you, glad to hear I'm on the right way :)


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Preslav
115 posts
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Message posted at 08/25/2013, 02:22:14 AM by Preslav
Someone else...?


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Preslav
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Message posted at 10/08/2013, 00:38:57 AM by Preslav
Give me brutal critique about my portfolio to get some sales, still stuck on 2...


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Matthiase
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Message posted at 10/08/2013, 10:07:19 AM by Matthiase - member is an admin

Originally posted by Preslav:
Quoted Message: Give me brutal critique about my portfolio to get some sales, still stuck on 2...


Make more content, vectors and images. The more you have, the more you will sell=)
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Cjmgrafx
77 posts
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Message posted at 10/13/2013, 09:45:07 AM by Cjmgrafx
Be aware of the subject in the frame, the availability of copy space and remember the rule of thirds. One issue I hear from buyers a lot is don't crop too tight, leave some room and let them crop.

For example in your Freerun photos, the subject is almost centered in the image. You have plenty of negative (copy space) above his head, but if you shifted the runner to the left (since he is facing/running right) you would leave a much better opportunity to put copy above him and in the area he is running towards. Make sense?

Your "Toasted Bread" shot with the open sandwich, in the future, clean up the crumbs on the table around the food in post if you have to. I prefer to catch them while shooting, but I've shot things like this and not caught those type things until opening them in Lightroom. Not everyone can edit photos themselves and that small detail could be the difference in a sale and bust.

Good luck!


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Nikon4004
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Message posted at 10/22/2013, 15:33:07 PM by Nikon4004
I agree. People shots will always sell the best, but make shue the clothing is not dated, and the model is not too overexposed if you get my meaning. Watch the cropping. Make sure you leave enough space for advertising wording unless the shot is of the background type
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Preslav
115 posts
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Message posted at 12/10/2013, 01:56:46 AM by Preslav
Thank you very much, glad to hear such things (if you were bulgarians 90% of them would say "quit", "your portfolio s*ck"...) :)


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Therealdarla
183 posts
Message posted at 12/10/2013, 09:17:02 AM by Therealdarla
http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-sugar-skull-vector-image-girl-s-image34834242

You'll get better sales of your illustrations if you treat them like isolation photos. Get a completely blank white background.

Nikon D70, standard lens

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Sazzyb
1 posts
Message posted at 03/28/2014, 13:38:55 PM by Sazzyb
I am a relative beginner too, but I would say that with your model, it would be worth taking some photos without glasses also, and with different accessories or clothing - if time is limited, maybe have a red hat as well as a white hat, that sort of thing. Gives buyers more options. Also different expressions - happy, angry, head in hands, etc.


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Preslav
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Message posted at 03/29/2014, 04:47:38 AM by Preslav
Thank you both, you gave me alot of material to work on :)


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