Creating A Photography Portfolio

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Creating a Photography Portfolio features a portfolio for which South African photographer, Johnathan Andrews, received the Licentiateship Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. In this book the portfolio photographs are used to discuss various photographic principles, and Johnathan relates the stories behind the images.

The photographs, and the narratives associated with them, provide a powerful insight into the world of photography, and especially the whole concept of telling stories with the use of photographs. A photographer’s portfolio is a photographic curriculum vitae and this book discusses some of the important aspects to consider when compiling a showcase of photographic work.

This book is not a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio, but instead, a practical example of how it could be done, with emphasis on how life experiences and circumstances impact the creative process.

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Introduction

Creating a Photography Portfolio features a portfolio for which South African photographer, Johnathan Andrews, received the Licentiateship Distinction from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. In this book the portfolio photographs are used to discuss various photographic principles, and Johnathan relates the stories behind the images.

The photographs, and the narratives associated with them, provide a powerful insight into the world of photography, and especially the whole concept of telling stories with the use of photographs. A photographer’s portfolio is a photographic curriculum vitae and this book discusses some of the important aspects to consider when compiling a showcase of photographic work.

This book is not a step-by-step guide to creating a portfolio, but instead, a practical example of how it could be done, with emphasis on how life experiences and circumstances impact the creative process.

Featured inside

  • Ten portfolio photographs.
  • Camera settings and technical descriptions of portfolio images.
  • A discussion of The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain Licentiateship Distinction requirements for stills photography.
  • Three captivating and true stories behind the portfolio photographs.
  • “Behind the scenes” photographs.
  • A discussion about your “identity” as a photographer and artist.
  • Aspects to consider when creating a portfolio.

Book Specifications

  • 92 Interior pages
  • Size: 8″ x 10″ / 203mm x 245mm
  • Glossy soft cover
  • Full colour interior
  • Perfect bound
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-620-53007-1

6 reviews for Creating A Photography Portfolio

  1. “The book was written from the heart, and I found it to be very moving, and even powerful in places.”

    – Dr David Barraclough

  2. “I recommend this book to all photographers who would like to bridge the gap between aspiration and accomplishment.”

    – Hanli Smit

  3. “I found myself staring at the front cover photo for quite a while before even opening the book, it is a very captivating emotional picture. The book is a very interesting, intriguing and fun read from beginning to end. I was unable to put it down once I started and could not wait from page to page to look at the new image on the following page. The layout of the book is simple but very effective. With never a dull moment. I wish that one day I would also be able to take photos like the ones in the book.”

    – Sonné Visagie

  4. “It takes courage to take action. Try entrusting your life to an elastic bungee cord and conquering an aversion to heights by throwing yourself off a tall bridge! To me this was a vivid experience driven by the unrelenting need to know the truth. It drew me to the edge with all of my body screaming “stop”. The time for deliberation was past – now was the moment of basking achievement or naked failure. Similarly, it takes courage to invite the world to evaluate your creative abilities. A photographic portfolio is a threshold collection that may define who you are and what you can attain. So it is always daunting to produce and often overwhelming to know how to start the compilation. Refreshingly, the book “Creating a Photography Portfolio” by Jonathan Andrews provides an enthralling insight into the construction of an award-winning portfolio. It provides a fascinating look at how life experiences and circumstance impact the creative process. Understanding the story behind the photographs helps explain the power and beauty of particular images. Combining the history behind an image, the rationale for choosing particular technical settings and drawing the reader’s attention to details easily overlooked in images makes this an motivating read. This book should prove useful to anyone wishing to understand the coming together of the technical and creative aspects of outstanding photographic images.”

    – Dieter Kieck

  5. “I love the way the photos are explained with the technical data and how it is placed in context… Once you started to read the book, it is so intriguing that you cannot stop reading… The photographs are brilliant; it has the feeling of fine art paintings… This is a wonderful book, it is easy to read and a ‘must buy’.”

    – Monique Visagie

  6. 5 out of 5

    Powerful, beautiful and all in all something that will leave a lasting impression-Not only containing exquisite photographs, but also a wonderful and insightful read!

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