Why you need a photography portfolio – and how to make one, fast

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If you’re serious about pursuing a photography career, you'll need a photography portfolio. Luckily, they’re super-easy to make, don’t have to cost you anything, and will enable potential clients to view your work all in one place. As nice as a printed photography portfolio is, there is really no need for them these days – unless you’ve been specifically asked to create one for a client or you want a tangible memento. 

There are lots of different ways you can go about creating a photography portfolio depending on how much you want to spend, how important its design is, and who you want to see it. With money pretty tight these days, not everyone can afford to build expensive websites to display their photography portfolios, so photographers have been looking at alternative ways of getting their work out there.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.