Monday, May 28, 2012

What I Have Learned From My "Tough Love" Portfolio Reviews - Lots of Talent Out There


About six months ago, I started a new service here on my blog: "Tough Love" Portfolio Reviews. Since then, I have reviewed the work of photographers in Finland, Italy, Vietnam and in the United States. Check out the comments in my original post.


What's interesting to me is that the majority of the photographers are creative - including George Howard, whose images from his shadow series lead off this post. You'll see more of George's work, along with his wife's work, here on my blog in the future. George's wife, Marion, is a talented painter, and this dynamic duo helps each other with their art. What fun meeting these guys on line!


I have found that the photographers, including Adam Allegro, a Navy officer based in Italy, just needed a little reassurance and confidence about their photography. What's more, we may do a workshop together in the future. Adam knows a few very cool shooting locations.


Some of the photographers, including a travel agent, needed business advice on how to better market their work. Others just needed a few Photoshop or Lightroom tips to give their pictures more impact.


Some of the participants just wanted ideas on how to have more fun with their photography.


Of course, there were beginners and student photographers who needed some real "Tough Love." With a few tips, they are on their way to becoming better photographers.


Anyway, I think I am enjoying my "Tough Love" Portfolio Reviews as much as the photographers. I am learning a lot – and learning is health (as the Buddhist say).


Explore the light,
Rick





1 comment:

Adam Allegro said...

Thanks Rick! Its been great getting to know you! If you guys are reading this, the portfolio review is one of the BEST things I have decided to do since I started getting very serious with photography. Try it out!