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HUDSON VALLEY CLICK Portfolio Building Group Message Board › The meaning of "Portfolio" and why uploads are limited

The meaning of "Portfolio" and why uploads are limited

Nuby D.
user 4254577
Forestburgh, NY
Post #: 17
Seems some people are confused by what a Portfolio image is. People are using the albums as a proof book. A proof book is not the same as a portfolio.

A proof book is something that contains multiple images that may or may not be the final images that goes into a portfolio or album. The albums on our group page is really for showcasing our best work and not to show models proofs to choose from. That is for you and the models to figure out on your own behind the scenes. If you need help how to get proof images to models talk to me or one of the experienced photographers in the group. The easiest method that other photography meetups have used is yousendit.com.

A portfolio contains images that are presented in its final, best of the best, form. Something that you would show a prospective client or bring to an agent to showcase your best work. This is why we put in the Photographers guideline to limit your images to 3 of the best from the same model's look (look is defined as what a model is wearing including hair and makeup). Not only will this restriction make you a better photographer because you will gain the ability to be more self-critical of your work. It will also force you to make better choices in future shoots.

Lastly, as we grow in numbers we will have very limited space in the photo albums to show images. Our Cyberpunk shoot had 47 photographers attending. Do the math - if each photographer uploaded 10-15 images each we would run out of room which is EXACTLY what just happened.

If you'd like people to see more images from the shoot, direct them to your flickr or facebook albums.

I'd like to see more printed or digital portfolios (via ipad/iphone/ipod) at our networking meetings and shoot out events. I am going to start dedicating a table for showcasing portfolios as you build them. I encourage everyone to critique each other's work constructively. It will do wonders in bringing the level of quality this group produces and we will begin to turn even more heads toward our talented members.

Remember, shoot for quality - not quantity.

-Nuby

Nuby D.
user 4254577
Forestburgh, NY
Post #: 18
PS: Just pretend you are shooting an editorial for a major publication and there is only room for 3 images in the article. Which 3 images would you be submitting?
Bob C.
user 13438985
Newburgh, NY
Post #: 11
Does this mean the limit on photos in a gallery is 500?
A former member
Post #: 4
Bob,
Yes, the maximum is 500 photos per album, as defined by meetup.com's systems.
See: http://www.meetup.com...­
Bob C.
user 13438985
Newburgh, NY
Post #: 12
Thanks Stephen, Maybe from now on photographers should be limited to say 10 or 15 photos for the gallery. This would help everyone concentrate more on capturing and picking their best shots and to process them as best they can for presentation on the site. I also agree with some friendy C&C to possibly help the less experienced photographers inprove their skills.
Nuby D.
user 4254577
Forestburgh, NY
Post #: 19
Thanks Stephen, Maybe from now on photographers should be limited to say 10 or 15 photos for the gallery. This would help everyone concentrate more on capturing and picking their best shots and to process them as best they can for presentation on the site. I also agree with some friendy C&C to possibly help the less experienced photographers inprove their skills.

On the photographer guideline we handed out to everyone at the shoot it specifically said to limit images to 3 per look. We will have to start enforcing this by deleting images that are similar. ie. color and bw version of the same exact image, series of similar images in different poses. Those are big No-No's in portfolio images.
Kristine P.
user 13193159
Newburgh, NY
Post #: 1
np done!
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