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Yes, someone could do that. That is called Time for print. "Time for print (also known as trade for print or test for print, TFP and sometimes also print for time or PFT) is a term used in many online photography communities describing an arrangement between a model and a photographer, whereby the photographer agrees to provide the model with an ...


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People who were new to photography showcased what they did on a much smaller and local scale, often limited to friends an colleagues. But a number of magazines, newspapers, and other groups did run photo contests, often with prizes for best photos. Many were national and many were local. Some cities have local photo clubs. Some community galleries would ...


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I don't think the question, "is .photography currently a good choice for a portfolio website" is the right question to ask. In my opinion, you should be asking if MoritzLost.photography (as an example) is the right brand for you. If the brand you present (content and portfolio) is good, then it will work for you. If your brand is mediocre, then it probably ...


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It's called a tear sheet. Newspapers can usually supply this a a vector PDF but when my photo was published in a magazine, i only received the actual tear sheets and no digital files.


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Not having ever been to art school or worked as a photographer/artist--(I've just been someone who professionally was once handed a stack of two hundred resumes to pick three interview candidates)--take my advice with a grain of salt, but I think the first thing you should do is ask the art school in question what they want you to show them in your portfolio....


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The optimal size depends on a lot of things. The intended audience, the quality of your work, the license you use and the watermark if applicable. Most of my professional friends limit themselves to about 600x600 to avoid illegal copying. This obvisously limits the ability to appreciate photographic details but this is the one I chose too because people ...


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Separate your audiences. For example if you shoot product and boudoir, don't advertise them together, you could end up alienating both client base, as someone who's interested in someone to shoot their latest selection of doors.. they're not going to be interested in seeing racy boudoir shots. There can also be an impact on SFW filters. Social media ...


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Not every successful photographer has a single "look" for all of the photos they publish. Others do. It all depends on what you want to get out of it. If you're looking for popularity on social media, then you probably should try to narrow your focus a little. Eventually. If you're more interested in pleasing yourself and discovering where photography ...


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When did you type a complete web address in a browser the last time? (I can't remember) Typically, people google addresses or have a link from somewhere. Therefore, it matters little how the real address is made up - it should have some recognizability and sound 'real' (so efoth.fkfhry.kh might not be a great choice), but otherwise, whatever works and is ...


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@inkista's answer is a good one. As someone who teaches in an Art department and sees many portfolios every semester I'll also add this: go look at as much art as you can. This could be at galleries, museums, or work in books. Whether you personally like the work often isn't as important as enlarging your knowledge and experience of art. There will be (...


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My original recommendation was RedCart. I was thinking that they did have a non-flash based option for mobile users. Unfortunately at this time they do not. They have promised that as an option with or right after version 4, which is slated for February 2013. Since that is still down the road, you might want to hold off. I still really like RedCart and ...


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1x.com is another alternative. It's a bit more exclusive - each image must be approved - but you can get more in-depth critique than at most sites (where you get mostly "nice shot" or "love this!"). I don't know how well-known it is, and you can't just upload all your stuff there, as it has to be approved, but worth a look.


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I pretty much was in the exact same situation as the OP. I wanted a simple portfolio site that wasn't a gallery host (flickr, 500px), wasn't ugly (Coppermine, ZenPhoto, Pwigo), wasn't full of security holes (Gallery2 no longer being updated, anything WordPress based), and I could self host. Open source would've been awesome, but I was also willing to pay for ...


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This is a legal question which you should ask a lawyer to be certain. Given that SmugMug is in the middle, you may want to check with their terms of service, too. The particular legalities will depend on where you live and where the photos are hosted. As a general rule, if you have to ask then you should get one. On the other hand, the likelihood that you ...


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Just be professional about it and reach out to the other photographer. If your positions were reversed, it's likely what you would want him to do to you. Since he double booked, he might be bogged down in editing and willing to turn over the entire project to you. Although he was the primary contact and will likely edit the photos, your work really shouldn'...


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What country are you in? - this may greatly affect advice given in this price range. Please be as specific as possible re intended use. Studio, catwalk, street, low light, school, own use, ... . Do you mind not being able to use auto-focus or must it autofocus. You specify a $200 budget. This is an extremely low budget for any lens of quality. The D3200 ...


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Lychee Lychee is a free photo-management tool, which runs on your server or web-space. Lychee is open source, written in php, and attempts to provide a modern photo management interface through a web browser.


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I've created a really simple and fast self-hosted PHP photographer portfolio It's called Turbo Photo Portfolio. It is far simpler than the software in other answers - all you have to do is put your photos in a certain file structure as well as changing the about file and it's done! My photography website currently uses it with PHP and nginx.


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I am currently doing this so I can build a portfolio. Going to Craigslist and looking around for a photographer looking to build their portfolio would be my first stop. Like Guffa said, you might find it under 'Time for print' or any of the variations he mentioned. Good luck!


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You can use some organization as a reference if they are happy with the work you did for them or if you get permission to use them as a reference. It's like references for any job, only give someone as a reference if a future client is more likely to hire you after talking to the "reference".


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DeviantART is my favorite site to publish photos and get feedback as well. It has a great interface, active huge community, accepts all kinds of art not just photography, and most importantly it has "groups" which is simply a gathering of people for a topic may it be general as "photography" or specific to just one type of photography. And the forums are ...


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What does your contract with the photography say about this? Do you have a contract with the original photography, and if not, then why not. I'm not a lawyer nor do I claim to an expert, but I've always thought that the person who pushed the button owns the copyrights to the image. So if this is true in your case, shouldn't the original photographer be ...


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Check your contract as mentioned, as to copyright issues. As a wedding photographer for over 20 years, if I sub-contracted as a photographer for another studio, they owned rights to the images, accordingly anyone that sub-contracted for my studio, I contractually owned the rights to the images. However, if you want to use an image in your portfolio, I ...


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Selling your images by themselves is a really hard business to break into. Most potential buyers are using Stock Agencies. In recent years, these have been flooded with images, many available at relatively low prices. What you most likely have in your portfolio, there are hundreds or thousands similar images already available. You could target your shooting ...


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I have a few gallery prints that may or may not find their way into my physical portfolio. Whether or not I include them is influenced by the client. I also use the same portfolio solution that you do for tear sheets, other samples, and printed work. I show my commercial portfolio but have giclee and glossy fine prints on flapped boards separate. I show ...


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For Photobooks, I always go through Artisan State (www.artisanstate.com) Their books are seamless and they come with many awesome layouts to choose from. You have options as well on the size of the book and covers and colors. HIGHLY reccomend. Everything is hand made so after you order, it could take up to a week and a half to get to you unless you ...


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I chose Mpix, mostly because they have good quality at a good price and because if/when I sell to people, what I sell is from Mpix, so it makes sense that what they see in my portfolio is what they can expect to get. While Mpix does offer some proof portfolios and extra things, I just ordered 8x10 shots and put them into a portfolio book thing from B&H....


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