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The Portfolio

An idea that always has me continually working harder and harder is how to make my Portfolio stronger and more versatile? My library is always increasing, that comes naturally every time I go out shooting. How many of those are worth putting into the Portfolio is a whole other question. Now it used to be that you had to have a strong portfolio to show to people in order for them to get familiar with your work style. That really hasn’t changed, but the means for showing off those images has changed.

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Now this has never come up when working with Wildlife or Landscape, but in Aviation having a portfolio ready when talking with pilots is incredibly helpful. In comes the new technology. The iPad2 is the perfect means for showing of images. Not only does it hold a lot, but the quality is hard to beat. Now most people of course don’t think of the iPads as a roaming gallery for impressing clients but for us photographers it is incredibly useful. The games aren’t bad either.

A few months back I did a photo shoot with a nice couple and their L5 airplane, as seen above. Well I didn’t know it at the time but that shoot was a huge hit amongst everyone that knew about that plane. A couple weekends ago when I was down at Cable Airport that story came not only came out but was the main theme of the trip it seemed. Everyone wanted to see images, with an iPad2 handy it made showing those people not only the flight but how a serious a photographer I am. The point I’m trying to make is that even though we are living in a much more sophisticated technological age, some principals haven’t changed. For photographers the principle still remains that we are visual people, and we are measured by how high a standard we set for our images.

In the bag:
Nikon D3, 70-200 VRII, TC-17e, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

iPad2 Images courtesy of Apple Press Room

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