Choosing a Theme

My Portfolio will be based looking at Landscape and Travel Photography. I have chosen this topic in particular as I spent the last year in Australia for my Study Abroad year. This has allowed me to Travel Australia and New Zealand and gather a range of photographs expanding on my technical ability. I would like to further a career in this area, and I have been in contact with Thomas Cook and have asked for a digital portfolio. I plan to use this portfolio for them as well. Although I have a range of photographs already I need to keep adding to this and expanding on my ideas, and by being creative making my photographs stand out.

These are some of my photographs that I have taken in Australia than I plan to include into a section within my portfolio. Untitled1 IMG_9413 IMG_0001 IMG_1175new

Here are a couple more photographs that I have taken whilst in New Zealand that I would like to include. IMG_3571IMG_2304 IMG_4368

Through these photographs I show different areas from mountain landscapes to cityscapes. I have also included some animal photographs and I plan to take some portraits to help expand on this idea of tourism. To continue with this I am going to expand and photograph some scenes in England experimenting with more techniques and trying to capture more slow shutter speed photographs.

As I have chosen Travel and Landscapes as my chosen theme there are different ways that I could display my work, as I want to focus my work towards the Graphic Design direction, I feel my work could benefit by being shown through a layout design as a book or a magazine. These could include descriptions and a bit more about the places like you would see in a brochure. Another direction for this is to display more as a gallery having a clean minimalistic pages showing the photographs more as you would see them on the walls. I will look further into both ideas and see what would be best. The designs could vary from my online and physical portfolio.




New Project, New Blog

I’ve decided to start a new blog to focus on behind the scene production of my Portfolio. This includes researching websites and looking at articles that will help me decide on what the best factor will be and what is the cheapest and most efficient way of making my work known to the public. I will look into different hosting websites and see how they compare to each other, along with getting feedback from other photographers who have websites to see how they get on with different companies. I will also need to think about domains to allow my website to be seen as a professional site. Following on with my website portfolio I also need to create a physical portfolio, one that is printed and can be displayed to potential clients. By looking at different ways to present my work and how they best fit with the genre I am going to display. Some areas that I will look into is:

  • How to display my portfolio
  • Sequencing my Portfolio
  • How many photographs to include
  • Best printing technique
  • What makes a portfolio stand out?
  • Hosting and Domain Sites

By looking at these specific areas I hope to develop a better understanding of how I want my portfolio to be seen and allow it to reach it’s full potential.