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