Category Archives: Portfolio reviews

Photo Tips – Portfolio reviews advice, comments and tips from photographers and reviewers

As promised yesterday, here’s the link to the PDF version of the above feature which first appeared in F2 freelance photographer magazine (Aug/Sept 2010).

I hope it helps photographers plan so that they can make the most of their precious funds and time. There are more than a few tips shared by the interviewees about planning for a review, attending the review and following up.

F2 Portfolio Review feature

Photo News – 2012 Meeting Place Portfolio Reviews in Denmark opens 1 August

“The portfolio review of was a fantastic chance for me to get an initial idea of the amazingly complex photo scene, especially in Denmark and Northern Europe. I was overwhelmed by the quality of the works displayed and the exhilarating discussions with the artists.
Rudolf Scheutle, 2009 Portfolio Reviewer; Curator, Münchner Stadtmuseum, MEETING PLACE PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Get ahead of the game and book your places for the portfolio reviews taking place during the opening days of the festival from 4-7 October at Brandts, Odense as part of the Participating photographers can choose from 28 international curators, museum directors, gallery owners, magazine editors and publishers.

♥ In the next post, I’ll atttach a PDF from an article that I wrote for F2 photo magazine last year. There are interviews with photographers and tips for making the most of a review as well as comments from reviewers. ♥

Online booking opens on 1 August at 12:00 noon. Participating photographers will have the opportunity to select and book portfolio reviewers online by signing up for 5, 10 or 15 reviews.

More than 80 photographers from around the world took part during 2009.

Read more for a full list of this year’s Portfolio Reviewers…

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Photo News – Datacolor hosts free webinar on monitor calibration tonight from 7-8pm

If you want to know more about monitor callibration then sign up to Datacolor’s free webinar tonight from 7pm-8pm (GMT) Zurich, Switzerland.

The Monitor calibration is a short and easy tutorial providing photographers and creative professionals, from amateur to a professional level, with an in-depth lesson on how to calibrate their personal monitor/s to achieve truthful colours, so that photography can be displayed as the artist intended.

The online educational tutorial covers topic including:
How to ensure that your monitor is a reliable window to your digital photography
How to match monitor and printer output
How to create the best working environment for post-production.
The webinar also includes tips and tricks from Datacolor’s top imaging expert Oliver Mews.

Go to Datacolor and complete a short registration form.

So why is it important to know about monitor calibration? “Since no two devices display the exact same colour, precise calibration is imperative in order to ensure consistent, true colour representation. In addition, even calibrated monitors will gradually decrease in accuracy over time, requiring colour calibration every one to two months in order to display sharp, accurate colours, shadows and highlights.” (from the press release).

Photo News: Sony World Photography Awards 2012 Shortlist announced

The World Photography Organisation announces the shortlist for the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards.  Billed as the global photographic event of the year, the Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the very best in photography from around the world, from the next generation of emerging photographers through to the established masters of the art.

The 2012 competition has garnered increased worldwide interest with over 112,000 entries from 171 countries, with the shortlisted images depicting the stories of extraordinary lives from around the world.  The Professional competition reflects a turbulent year of global events with the war in Libya; the Greek and European economic crisis; the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan and the fall of Gaddafi, in the Photojournalism & Documentary categories.  The shortlist for the Fine Art and Commercial categories gets to the very heart of daily life –  a small sheep-farming community in Iceland; the rice harvest in South China; a religious pilgrimage in Poland and gold diggers in Chile.

This year the honorary jury found the quality of work exceptionally strong across all categories, discovering many photographers new to the Sony World Photography Awards roster.  Manuel Geerinck (Belgium);  Lee Chee Wai (China); Alejandro Cartagena (Mexico), Irina Werning (Argentina); Gwenn Dubourthoumieu (Republic of the Congo) and Simon Norfolk (UK), are but a few of the new names to place as finalists and shortlisted photographers.

Returning photographers from previous years, include 2010 Professional Landscape winner, Peter Franck (Germany); who this year is a finalist in three categories; 2011 Professional Contemporary Issues and Current Affairs winner, Javier Arcenillas (Spain); and Chan Kwok Hung (Hong Kong) whose stunningly dramatic image ‘Buffalo Race’ won the  Overall Open Competition in 2011.

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Photo News – Call for entries to International Street Photography Award 2012 and American Society of Media Photographers portfolio reviews in New York

After a photo-filled week, today a catch up on a call for entries to an international street photography competition and an evening event dedicated to commercial portfolio reviews for members.

The International Street Photography Award, organised by the London Street Photography Festival, is calling for “exceptional international photographers that display a unique style and depth of work in the genre of street photography”. There will be an overall winner, a runner up, and 10 finalists.

The genre crosses over into portraiture, documentary and art photography. See the 2011 winners for an idea of the type of work and follow this link for a guide What is street photography? According to the organisation, street photography is: “Candid photography which captures, explores or questions contemporary society and the relationships between individuals and their surroundings.”

The international winner will receive £2,000 cash PLUS a solo exhibition in London PLUS an all-expenses paid trip to the exhibition launch and awards ceremony in London in June 2012 – total value £10,000.

Selected finalists will be exhibited in the same gallery and one image from each entrant will be showcased in a digital display.

The first 500 applicants will be automatically entered into a draw to win some fabulous prizes including: a signed print from one of the 2011 exhibitions, an Olympus PEN camera, £100 Blurb voucher, a Crumpler Muffin Top camera bag, photo-books by Magnum and Thames & Hudson.

All entrants receive a £28.95 voucher to print their own book with Blurb, which expires on 31 March 2012.

£30.00 to enter five to eight images. Participants from certain countries receive a 50% discount on the entrance fee.

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Go online to the LSPF website.

For an additional £15, LSPF can provide written feedback by an award judge on your submissions.

The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) New York is holding its annual commercial portfolio review for all its members during the evening of 11 October with over 30 reviewers from the photography industry. The event is free but you need to register. If you’re not a member and wish to attend can join ASMP NY as a member and then register for the event.

“ASMPNY will host approximately 100 photographers at the review. Each photographer will have an allotted time to show one body of work to each reviewer and receive feedback about the work, the presentation, style, what’s working and what to improve. Photographers can see multiple reviewers in one evening, while also making contacts for potential work. Photographers can show their portfolios in print or video format.”

This year’s reviewers include: Magnum Photos, The New York Times, Wonderful Machine, Mercury Lab, Billboard Magazine and Esquire.