Portfolio Development Unit A

In this unit you’ll explore different types of portfolios, review professional standards, and find out why portfolios are so important. You’ll learn how building a high quality professional portfolio can benefit your career and provide you with a competitive edge in your local industry. You’ll come up with an idea for a styled shoot and coordinate with photographers, hair stylists, and other professionals to direct your shoot.

Introduction to Portfolios

In this book, you’ll learn:

  • Why portfolios are essential
  • What makes a portfolio “professional”
  • Effective methods of portfolio presentation
  • The benefits of physical and digital portfolios
  • Types of photos that are suitable for professional portfolios
  • The importance of researching industry standards

Planning Your Photo Shoot

In this book, you’ll learn:

  • How to organize a styled shoot step by step
  • How to network with photographers and other creative professionals
  • How to build an inspiration board for your concept
  • How to direct a styled shoot
  • Proper etiquette following a shoot
  • Basic methods for photographing your own work