How to Expand Your Photography Portfolio
A photographer can live or die by their portfolio. It’s what you use to show off what you can do and entice people to come to you to have photos done. Because of this, it can be helpful to expand your photography portfolio from time to time to really showcase your skills. So what can you do to expand your photography portfolio?
Do you have any landscape photography in your portfolio? If not, you might consider spending some time working on landscape photography. Shooting landscapes can give you a chance to play with things like focal points, foreground and background, details, and lighting in a way that is unique to other types of photography. There’s a lot that goes into taking quality landscape photos, so take some time to study up and get familiar with how it works.
Go into Real Estate Photography
Real estate photography is another area that you might consider branching into for a bit. This is an especially valuable skill when there’s a boom in home sales since photography is essential to creating a top-notch listing. Make sure that you know what you’re doing when it comes to showcasing a property through photos. Photos can make or break a listing. Using natural light is the best way to get great real estate photos. You should also keep perspectives and angles in mind since they can easily make rooms look larger or smaller.
Go to Different Events
Need a way to branch out and diversify your photography portfolio? Take a look at the different events that are going on in your area and pick at least a few to go to. You’ll have an excellent opportunity to photograph all sorts of subjects from people to food to architecture. Consider starting with events held by non-profit organizations. While they may not be able to afford to pay a professional photographer and while exposure doesn’t pay the bills, it can be a valuable opportunity to expand your portfolio, improve your skills, and help you land paid jobs in the future.
Every photographer would do well to regularly evaluate and occasionally expand their photography portfolio. It gives you a chance to expand your skills and show what you can do. Take a look at the current contents of your portfolio and see if there’s an area where you could stand to expand into. It may be challenging to identify such an area yourself, so remember that you can always ask a mentor what areas they think you could stand to include and branch into.
Check out this article on work-from-home-essentials your small business needs!