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How to Choose Which Photos to Include in Your Portfolio

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As a photographer, images are just the start. How do you decide which are your best photographs? How do you selectively choose the best that represent your style, and then what’s the best way to display those in a portfolio to someone who may not be familiar with your work?

Now that you’ve decided what kind of portfolio (or portfolios) you want to create, it’s time to decide what photographs to include, and what to leave out. There might be some photos you like or are emotionally attached to, but it doesn’t mean they’re suitable for your portfolio.

The lesson will look at what you might need for each portfolio and how to be methodical and efficient, so that the selection process doesn’t become daunting. You might want to create a master folder and break that down by subject. We’ll look at evaluating your photographs against your goals and objectives for each portfolio.

If you found this video useful, then check out the full course: The Photographer's Portfolio. You'll find thirteen more video lessons just like this one, each detailing a different aspect of portfolio creation. You'll learn how to craft a vision for your portfolio, which type to choose, and the best way to display it.

You can take this course straight away with a subscription to Envato Elements where you'll get access not only to this course, but also to our growing library of over 1,000 video courses and industry-leading eBooks on Envato Tuts+.

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