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Many of us get into photography because it is a wonderful fusion of the technical with the artistic. As we progress we feel the need to showcase our work to the world.
This might be for professional reasons, it might be for constructive critique or it might be just to show how proud you are of your images. That showcase is, of course, your portfolio.
We have discussed the dos and don’ts of portfolios before here on Lightstalking so today we are going to look at some of the techniques you should try to incorporate into your showcase.
Because photography is this marriage of creativity with technique, you should try to demonstrate both, preferably in a single shot. Let’s start with the artistic side.
The Ultimate Technique In Photography…Composition
Of course, composition is fundamental to good imagery but which rules do you choose? Over the spread of your portfolio look to include images that demonstrate both the basic rules of composition such as thirds and leading lines along with one or two that demonstrate the more complex aspects for example golden ratio or negative space.
Don’t be afraid to include an image or two that breaks the rules, if the shot works.
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