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 favorite photos. 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.
Photo Editing Consulting Rate $120/hour
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 approximately 500 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 in the marketplace. Additionally, we will make recommendations on paper, bindings and other production elements. Then, we will evaluate approximately 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.
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, and even implement the edit on your device.
About 12-14 hours
Estimated turnaround: 4 weeks
In this 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 succinct way, and give you a piece 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 that are 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 piece.
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!
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 help you get 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.
Estimated turnaround: 1 week
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 the 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.
Minimum commitment: 3 hours
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.
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.)
Sizes available: Portrait: 11x14, Landscape: 11x14 or 11x17
Printing | per sheet | either size:
$20 | per printed side
Print Portfolio Management
We’ve developed this add-on service specifically for our member photographers who’ve decided to keep a custom printed portfolio in-house. With Print Portfolio Management, we’ll start with a traditional print edit and print portfolio production then make periodic updates to your book. These updates can be as needed, typically once a year, whenever you’d like to integrate new work into your book, or when we receive specific client requests. The cost includes printing up to 15 new pages, working them into your edit, and pulling any images that no longer fit the bill. With Print Portfolio Management, your book will stay consistently fresh and tailored to what clients want to see.
$250 flat rate per update
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.
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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.
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