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    Moderator pat dy's Avatar
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    how to make portfolio to apply for magazines



    here are some basic guidelines to have a nice decent looking portfolio


    1. realize what you want to shoot first,, people, still llife, animals, cars , clowns , sexy stuff etc...

    2. if u want to shoot for magazines and willing to shoot anything just to get ur foot on the dooor, have a book

    : normally 8x12 in size , i think you can buy a nice leather folio book now in sketches at gbelt 2 or 3.

    what do i put in the book?

    normally we would all llike to shoot models diba or sexy stuff...but the editors want to see variety so gather lots of images print them 8x12 and show them
    1. portraits 2. high fashion looking models, 3. nice interiors 4. food

    probably show more of one of the topic you want emphasized.

    : then leave a set card with a few pics and your name and contact number nice enough for them to pin around their cubicles.

    if one of the editors call you for any kind of shoot.. drop what your doing, cancel your appoinments and dont give them a hard time and just do it

    magazine work is now becoming harder to penetrate since tons of photogs r appearing every month thats why when u make your portfolio.. it shouldn't look half baked and aim for a world class look. if u need to hire a model and stlyist,, do it

    post ur questions here if ur serious in making a portfolio
    cheers!!!

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    Wow, great advices...

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    Very informative Pat, thanks!
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    Thanks Pat! Very good guides.

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    Thanks, Pat!!!

    I am dead serious in coming up with my portfolio.

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    hi princess

    1. either way is ok with them
    2. well with the publishing houses,its better you go there maybe spend a day or two going around the different cublicles waiting fo the editors so u can meet them personally...
    .although i hate leaving my folio,, it does at times gets lost and hard to get mad at the ad agencies or editors right. so have 2 or 3 sets as backup

    here are some of my questions:
    1.) would you prefer them to be printed on glossy, matte.. or depends on your preference
    2.) are their other companies that require you to leave your portfolio behind?

    oh.. if you guys are after the leather folio books at sketches (greenbelt 3) it costs about 2k-5k
    cez jarlyn young

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    Hi Pat, my wife (Cecile Jusi) and I have been editors at Summit Media, probably the Philippines' largest magazine publishing house. Our suggestion would be to look at their 20+ titles; each mag has a certain style. One can see what the editors prefer.

    Choose a mag that caters to your particular photography style. You'll have a good chance the editors will like your work.

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    @ Mr. Baltasar - thanks for the advise!
    cez jarlyn young

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    Great info! Thanks a lot Pat and Winston!

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