What kinds of pictures do you shoot and for what kinds of clients? If you struggle with that question or if your portfolio doesn't match up with the answer, we can help. A portfolio shouldn't simply be a collection of your best work. It needs to be a strategic marketing tool that supports your business objectives. Our photo editors have experience working with all kinds of photographers and all kinds of clients. They can help you determine your core brand and then create an edit that addresses those goals.
Rates are subject to change based on the scope of the project — please get in touch if you have any questions.
If you’re looking for help improving your site and showing your strongest, most commercially viable images in the best light, our website assessment will get you there. This brief but comprehensive consulting service will take a thorough look at the work you are showing along with the organization and functionality of your site. We’ll then provide feedback via email, offering insight and industry-specific advice to help smooth out any rough edges in your presentation and give your brand a boost.
Our photo editors can create an online portfolio edit that best represents you and your brand. After reviewing your existing website, one of our photo editors will have a conversation with you to reconcile your skills and interests with the opportunities in the marketplace. From there, they will evaluate 500-800 of your images, narrowing them down to the ones that will portray you in the best possible light. They’ll choose appropriate categories, select pictures for each category, and sequence them. Two rounds of revisions are included.
We can edit your print portfolio in a way that will resonate with clients that are appropriate for you. After reviewing your website and existing print portfolio, one of our photo editors will have a conversation with you to reconcile your skills and interests with the opportunities of the marketplace. Additionally, we will make recommendations on paper, bindings, and other production elements. Then, we will evaluate 300-500 of your images, narrowing them down to the ones that best represent your brand. We’ll then develop appropriate layout, design, sizing, and sequence. Two rounds of revisions are included in a print portfolio edit. Print portfolio production is also available. Please ask for a quote.
In the digital age, PDF portfolios are becoming all the more valuable. We can help select and sequence your strongest images for your dream clients in a strategic way and give you a product that you’ll be proud to share. After discussing the types of clients you’re looking to market yourself to, we’ll evaluate approximately 300 of your photos and come up with a concise collection of those that form the strongest and best representation of you. This short, easily clicked-through portfolio showcases all of your best images and makes it simple for creatives to quickly see if you’re the right photographer for a project. We can also get our designers in on the project and have them add your branding to the PDF, making it a complete, polished product.
There may be times when you have a project that you’d like to present to a client or you just have a new section of your website that you’d like to have edited. We can do that! Send us up to 300 images.
Whether you are using a tablet for your primary presentation or supplementing a print portfolio, an iPad edit requires a different approach than a book or website. We’ll create an edit, and recommend appropriate software. We can also help you find or build a case — even implement the edit on your device.
Making images has never been a problem for you. But perhaps you need help channeling those efforts in the right direction so they line up with your career goals. Our photo editors will have a preliminary conversation with you to reconcile your interests, skills, and opportunities in the marketplace. We’ll help you select self-assigned projects that will resonate with your target audience. We’ll work with you on an ongoing basis to inform and encourage that process, then offer editing advice to help make it a cohesive part of your portfolio.
Print Portfolio Production
We use Moab’s Lasal Photo Matte 235 double-sided paper for our in-house portfolio printing. This is a heavyweight (235gsm), smooth, bright white paper, with minimal tooth. Printing is done using Epson UltraChrome HD inks. We will work from your print-ready files. Custom set-up is available on an hourly basis. Portfolio production paper is pre-punched and scored for post bound albums using standard hole arrangements. It’s archival, lignin-free, and water-resistant. Once printed, pages can be inserted directly into your portfolio book. (Printing on custom media is also available.)
We also offer à la carte printing services using Moab’s Lasal Matte (235 gsm) for sizes up to 13x19. Prints up to 17x22 on alternative media are available upon request. There is a one-time setup fee per project which includes file review, image prep (sizing/cropping), trimming, and shipment. Proofing is available for any prints larger than 16x20.
We offer digital photographic retouching services for photographers as needed on a per-project basis. Whether it’s refining a new project gallery for your site, prepping an image for editorial use, or creating clipping paths on a recent commercial still, our internal crew can help.
Video Reel Edit
Even as other areas of our industry have declined, the demand for video continues to grow. Photographers who can deliver both still and video content can take advantage of this growth opportunity. To show off your motion skills as effectively as possible, you need a Video Reel that seamlessly stitches together the best of your projects into one 1-3 minute presentation. Our video editors can take your 30-60 minutes of raw footage or finished projects and expertly cut it down to a manageable size that shows off your skills and your style in the best possible light. We can also source music and create graphics to make the presentation complete. We’ll then deliver an mp4 file that you can upload to your website, along with the original Premiere Pro project file so you can make updates in the future.
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