Its time to put together your photography portfolio.
You’re serious about photography right? You have spent a ton of money on your camera and your gear. You have a nice computer that runs Lightroom, right? You are serious. You are trying to get better. You’re trying to make a go at this whole photography thing.
So where’s you’re work? Seriously. I have $10,000 to spend on the right photographer who’s going to go to Europe and get the shot I need. I’m thinking you. Where’s your portfolio?
Its amazing to me how few people actually follow through when it comes to presenting themselves. I’ve seen people spend tons and tons of money getting the right camera, lenses and lights. But for some crazy reason they never show their work.
If this description hits close to home its time to make a change. There is a wonderful article on how easy it is to set up an online photography portfolio even if you don’t know how to write a line of code. I’ll link to it below.
Why aren’t you sharing your work online? For most people its fear. Fear that they might get judged. I can assure you that I’ve shared my photographs online for years and it pays off in many ways.
First off I’ve NEVER had anyone make fun of my work. And believe me – I’ve put some bad images up. Sharing your work starts a conversation. Chances are that you’re good and your work is going to make sense to someone else.
Beyond that if you can land work then you’ve made it! Work harder but if you don’t have a portfolio online for people to see, you’re dead in the water. You must have this to get work.