Well, after several false starts, I finally was able to sit down and record the inaugural portfolio review – Chapter One! In this 1-hour recording, I looked at the portfolios of two real estate photographers.
Please note that I am not linking to their sites, nor am I going to use their full names in print, to avoid any chance that a client could Google them and discover this video. If you’re going to cross-post this, please respect that as well. And please join me in thanking these two hardy pioneers for putting themselves “out there” in a very vulnerable place so that the rest of us can benefit from scrutinizing their work.
As I mention in the video, the opinions I give are MINE – and they’re worth what you paid for them, y’know? No doubt a careful look through my own website could discover some of the very same problems that I’m pointing out today. The idea here is to take a slow, careful look at a couple of portfolios and start thinking about them objectively. I didn’t hold back – when I thought an image sucked, I said so. As I usually do, I also spent a fair amount of time critiquing the really good images, and the almost-really-good images, because those represent the leading edge for that particular photographer.
Chapter Two is scheduled to go up in 10 days or so – and is Titled “Down Under” – we’ll be looking at a couple of Australian photographers.
If you’d like your website to appear here, send me an email with “Portfolio Review” in the subject line, and your url, along with a quick description of your shooting style, your background, and your goals.