I’m super excited today to reveal a new feature on my blog page called: Portfolio Thursday. Are you struggling getting your concert photos together to show your best work on your homepage? You’re not sure how to build a great Portfolio that will attract busy music managers and bands? Then you´re in the right place! Read on to learn more about how to participate.
Portfolio Thursday will be all about helping you build an awesome concert photography portfolio for yourself. A portfolio is an overview of your best work which of course has to be kickass! Your photos have to shine and keep people glued to the screen. People see hundreds of photos every day on the internet. Ask yourself this – do you want to see 10 awesome and spectacular concert pictures or 100 average shots of just one concert? I promise you’ll get bored after seeing the lead singer in the same pose for the fifth time in a row. Your best photos should reflect the atmosphere of the concert and should give the observer the feeling that he or she was there, standing in the photo pit next to you.
As having an awesome portfolio is the key to getting great jobs, I’d like to offer you the chance to get me to review your homepage with your concert photos! I’ll make a 5-10 minute video and post the review on my blog here. I´ll do this every Thursday of the month (4 reviews/month) and hope to provide insights into what I think makes a great portfolio. Furthermore, we´ll learn more about each other and it´ll help our concert photography community grow together.
There are services out there which will review your portfolio for $100+ but I would like to offer this service 100% free! I want to help you get your great concert photos out there shining as soon as possible!
You can find my Portfolio here
How does it work?
Here’s how you can participate with your concert photos in my Portfolio Thursday project
- post a self portrait of you showing why you love concert photography (together with your homepage link) in the comment section below. Be creative. It can be showing you in your typical concert photographers outfit (like my picture in the comments 😉 ) or something completely different. This contest is about pushing you to think outside the box and gives you also the opportunity to experiment with available light or external flashlights. The best way to get a self portrait is to use either a self remote controller or if you don´t have one use the self timer setting on your camera. (If you just have a photo of you done by someone else it´s fine too but you´ll increase the chance of winning if you did the photo by yourself) The more photos you submit the more Portfolio reviews I can do. The best ones will be chosen by me and win a portfolio review.
Update: The contest finished.
So let´s grab your camera and rock!