After performing a pretty hardcore edit on my own portfolio, I have left myself with a much smaller selection of images that speak with a more powerful voice about my own vision and personal style. This is not the first time we’ve discussed the “photographer's portfolio”. Previously, we talked about how to create a portfolio, but I have concluded that a portfolio cannot forever remain static and rigid; it has to undergo periodic reviews or market-driven changes to accomplish a specific goal. These are the lessons I have learned, portfolio-wise, this year after compiling the first decent version of my photography portfolio.
Redefining a Portfolio
In a previous article, we mentioned in a very dry way that a portfolio was “a group of work collected in a specific format”. This definition now seems lazy to me, because it doesn't reflect the huge importance a portfolio in the life of a photographer. That’s why I’d like to share a newer and richer vision of how I see the Photographer's Portfolio today: “The Photographer's Portfolio is the visual evidence that summarizes a photographer’s work; it is similar to a CV, but with tangible results.”