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Well, I guess it's about time to have my portfolio reviewed. It's been just over a year since I began uploading regularly. I wanted to feel my way into a bit and actually have something to be reviewed before posting here. I have experimented with photographing various things, and establishing my personal boundaries with regard to choice of subject matter. Decided I didn't want to shoot photos just to sell them, and would only take photos if I found something beautiful in them. See my "Does stock photography change your eye" thread regarding that. I have gone from being a prolific iphone camera hobbyist to investing in a mirrorless Sony a6000 and trying to up my game and perhaps sell a few photos professionally. I do think this practice has evolved my photography and I find it as thrilling as ever to produce and/or edit images on a near daily basis. I give credit to the very generous helpers here in this forum for any and all of my successes. I was sort of "shooting in the dark" there at the beginning. I do not yet have much control over the camera and have relied heavily on auto settings. I continue to ponder where to bring it all next, what to do with my photos, what to shoot and for whom. Let me know if you have any tips or insights, or ideas about how to move forward. Thanks a bunch! Kristin aka The Blinking Eye https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/kristincato
Was wondering if anyone could possibly review my portfolio ? https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/bridgetcatterall I joined Alamy in 2016, but have only really been submitting frequently this year. I cover 'live News' when able, mostly in London as strangely its more difficult to find out what's going on locally. However there are so many excellent London photographers, I don't really expect sales unless they sell as stock later (I have had a few sales this way). My local newspapers do not employ photographers, (having made their last remaining tog redundant this year) and ask the public to send in photos for publication, so I can't see any way way they would pay for images ! But I am trying to build up a stock portfolio - sadly no gorgeous and bouncing children to photograph, but nonetheless I am looking to find subjects and topics of interest to document. I enjoy doing this primarily, but would also like to boost sales Thanks to anyone kind enough to take a look ! Bridget
Please take a look at my portfolio. I would appreciate any comments and suggestions for improvement. I have learned a lot from all of you on this forum by reading your posts the past few months (I guess they call that lurking!) and look forward to seeing your comments for ways I can improve my photography and sales of my photos. Thanks in advance! https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/kirkhewlett
Hi all, I've joined Alamy for a while now (since late 2013) and have slowly posted slightly over 1000 photos. Have always been wanting to seek advise here but decided to do it only after I have enough photos. Really appreciate if you could take some time out and take a quick look and see where I should work on and improve further. :-D I am not quite sure if I am moving along the right track. I suspect my keywording can be improved further and maybe also my photos need some culling? My ranking also does not appear to be very high. From the forums, I gathered that it is probably a lot more important to work on the ranking than just number of photos? On keywording, when I 1st started, I tried to be as comprehensive as possible. Moving forward I am thinking perhaps I might want to keep the key-wording as direct and short as possible? As for photo quality, I am still torn between post processing or not. And if yes, how much? My argument for minimal processing is because at its original form, the client can decide how he/she wants to process the photo. However, my counter-argument is that if the photos are not visually attractive, the clients will not even look at it further? And that clients in general might prefer buying something they can use immediately? Most of my current photos have been worked on. Not sure if I should tone back or continue to submit photos processed the way I like? As for subject matter, my photos are mostly of Japan and some Singapore. For Japan for example, should I continue to post photos of places and events that are very local with little tourism potential? Or it's best to concentrate on better known cities like Tokyo, Osaka, etc. As for pseudonyms, am still trying to figure that out. But I am leaning towards having a pseudo for all photos, something akin to a holding account, and another for photos I think might have higher sales potential. For the latter, would it be better to further split into country specific or all under the same pseudo? Really, any comments, feedbacks will be most appreciated. :-D