Booked a portfolio review? Here’s some advice on how to prepare for it.
Portfolio reviews are a great way to get face to face feedback on your work and to ask specific questions to an objective professional that relate to your photographic practice. By having a dialogue about your work and taking on feedback you should gain greater clarity about your creative direction.
* Be prepared for constructive criticism.
* Time passes very quickly during a review, so make sure you are clear on your objectives – why you want to attend a review and what you want to get out of it – and that they are reasonable given the short time (often only 20 minutes) that is available to you. Have a couple of specific questions ready to ask.
* Give a very short summary of your vision and practice as a photographer so the reviewer can understand your aspirations as a photographer.
* Often sessions offer a range of reviewers…
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