5 Helpful Tips to Improve Your Portrait Photography Portfolio

Your portfolio is your calling card and is the place where most potential customers will make the decision to pursue hiring you or not. As such, your portfolio deserves a lot of careful consideration. This helpful video tutorial features an experienced photographer sharing five tips to help you improve the quality of your portrait portfolio. 

Coming to you from Miguel Quiles, this excellent video tutorial discusses five tips for improving the quality of your portrait photography portfolio. By far, the most common mistake I see photographers make with their portfolios is not being strict enough with their standards of what they include in it. It can be tempting to put up every decent image you take, but a portfolio with 10 stellar images is far better than one of 50 of mixed quality. While it might take several good photos to convince a potential customer that you have what it takes, it only takes one bad one to make them pass you by, and in the age of the internet and short attention spans, that is particularly important to take note of. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Quiles.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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