Portfolio Thursday – Episode 1

Portfolio Thursday Pre-Show HOmbauer

Today I want to share with you my Portfolio Thursday – Episode 1. For all of you who didn´t see my post last week, click here to get more information about my project. What I would like to do is to review your music portfolio and help you to get a kick ass portfolio for yourself.

The aim is to learn from each other and get inspired by other music photographers that you probably haven´t known before. I am aware of this challenge, since everyone has another style and everyone likes different ways to photograph. Some of you might only use a tele photo lens to get tight head shots where others prefer ultra wide angle shots. And this is totally fine. I would like to focus on more general points like how is your portfolio organized, are there too many pictures that you are showing, how can you get a stronger composition in your concert photos and so on.

Therefore I want to discuss my portfolio on my site „How to become a Rockstar Photographer“ today (see video below). You´ll see that I separated my portfolio into „Concert“ and „Portrait“. It important for me to have a clear distinction between these photos. You´ll see that I only present 20 of my best concert pictures/music portraits. It doesn´t have to be the number 20. It canb be also 30, but I want you to understand why it shouldn´t be more. Imagine a busy music manager who wants to have a look at your online portfolio. If the loading of your page takes ages or he can´t find what he is looking for in the first moment you can be sure that this guy just closes your homepage browser window. Gone. So it´s important to keep everything simple and easy to find.

See more explanations about my portfolio here:

Keep sending your self portrait pictures and get the chance to get your portfolio reviewed by me on my blog. Click here to participate.

Rock on

Matthias

Find my Portfolio Thursday Episode 2 here.