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Please help me to choose photos for my portfolio!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by JoeG, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. JoeG


    Nov 2, 2006
    Tyrol, Austria

    I take photographs for about 1 year now more or less seriously and my dream is to attend a school for photography, because photography is the only thing in which I'm really interessted.
    I would say that I'm quite good, but I don't now if I'm good enough. I simply have to get better and better and better and better and better.

    I would really appreciate it if you could comment on the images below and help me to choose 10-15 photographs for my portfolio for the qualifying examination I have to pass to attend this school.

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  2. Joe,

    Superb images. Much better then the snapshots we're used to see here and there...

    My choices would be as follow:
    1,2,3,4,6,8,11,16,17,21,24 and 25.
  3. Fantastic images, Love them all. please post some more.:smile:
  4. JoeG


    Nov 2, 2006
    Tyrol, Austria
    Thank you very much Ned and seafoxfla!

    On my homepage (link is in my signature) are more images (more or less good, my homepage defenitely needs to be updated), if you find time to take a look. :) 

    I would really appreciate it, if more people could comment. You don't have to say exactly which 10-15 images you would choose, you can also say which images you won't choose because they are bad in your eyes... or tell me the image you would take for sure.

  5. Josef........... wonderful imagery!

    For what it's worht to you, here's my pick!

    1, 2..... my fave!.........., 3, 4, 8, 11, 15, 17, 18, 19............

    Hope this helps.......... and good luck!

  6. Josef, well done images. I can't offer any advice since I think that if you ask a hundred different people you'll get a hundred different answers. I say just go with your own opinions and instincts.
  7. ditto

    your photos blew me away!
  8. Selecting images for a portfolio is simple. Simply start throwing things away until you cry and then put the last one back.

    I don't envy you...
  9. If we pick them then it is no longer your portfolio. :biggrin:

    Nice work in any case!
  10. Julien


    Jul 28, 2006
    Paris, France
    Very true , your portfolio has to reflect who you are , not only the photos you take. It's hard selecting yourself the photos you think are "worthy" ...

    ( I did really appreciate 1, 2, 7 and your B&W film :wink: )
  11. DABO


    Jan 13, 2006
    Beautifully and imaginatively done!

    Because you need to remove some, I'll say that the photos I found least compelling were 10, 12, 21, 22, 23
  12. afx


    Jan 16, 2006
    Munich, Germany
    Nuke 12, 21 and 20.

  13. JoeG


    Nov 2, 2006
    Tyrol, Austria
    Thank you all very much for your comments.

    Of course, in the end it is up to me, but it is nice to hear other opinions as well.
  14. BryanSpeed


    Feb 20, 2007
    N. Texas

    and the reason: your style and interest? in product still photogrpahy.

    they are technically good, and visually appealing.

    FWIW, in a class I am taking, taught by a successfull fashion photographer, a portfolio needs to reflect one style.

    I think you could have several portfolios, but only show the one, based up the client?is my private thought.
    In this case your School of choice.

    No doubt they get lots of grainy B&W's :) 
    so go for what demonstrates your technical and visual design aptitude.
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