David Griffin’s Recommendations

10 Tips for a Portfolio Review I have reviewed many portfolios, often looking for emerging talent. Each editor is different, these are my tips. 1. It’s not just about the photographs. It’s also about you. Editors are looking closely at how you carry yourself, how engaged you are, inquisitive, articulate, calm, etc. They’re trying to…

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Carolyn Potts on Portfolio Reviews

“And now…. you are live!”  Ever feel like your in-person portfolio presentation is a bit like being a contestant on American Idol? When you are “performing” in a face-to-face portfolio review event, make note of these easy-to-do yet very important portfolio review tips. They will greatly improve your chances of having a successful review session–…

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Mary Virginia Swanson on Portfolio Reviews

Photographers frequently ask me about the value of attending portfolio review events and which events to attend and why. The offerings are vast and the investment of time and money varies. Do I think attending a portfolio review event has value? Absolutely. Will each and every photographer benefit from sharing their work at these events,…

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Frank Meo on Portfolio Reviews

This week at the PhotoPlus Expo show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, a great number of photographers will be showing up for portfolio reviews organized by the Palm Springs Photo Festival. This is the chance for talented fine-art photographers, documentary photographers, and others to show off their work to some of…

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A Portfolio Review Primer

The Palm Springs Photo Festival is known for the quality of its Portfolio Review program. These one-on-one consultations, in 20 minute increments, are offered throughout each day by important industry experts. This is where you can show your work to museum curators, collectors, art directors, editors, ad agency creatives, leading photographers, educators, gallery owners, reps…

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