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All posts tagged Personal Work

What Does Your Portfolio Say About You?

Amanda Sosa Stone recently guested on the TogTools podcast to discuss portfolio building. In This Session You’ll Learn: How to connect why you do what you do with who you want to do it for How to reinvent your brand…


Using Photo Projects to Stay Sharp

Photographers can sometimes go long periods of time without tackling projects for which they’re getting paid. When that assignment work has slowed to a trickle at different points in the year, it’s important to still stay at the top of…


Making Large Format Prints in the Digital Age

The Berkshire Hathaway Home Services California Properties office in Calabasas, CA recently had a major redesign, and the financial firm called upon California photographer Daniel Stein for prints to give the space warmth and local character. They wanted large prints,…


5 Ways to Avoid the Summer Lull

I love, love, love the summer. Day trips to the beach, dining al fresco, quaffing rosé. What’s not to love? Work is typically a little quieter for me at this time of year, so it’s tempting to play hooky (would…


3 Tips For Using Instagram As An Extension Of Your Portfolio

Of all the social media sites, Instagram may well be the one that you should exploit in a big way if you’re a photographer.


Keeping Your Resolutions

The year is flying by so quickly, but we can still see January 1st in the rearview mirror. It’s that time of the year where people begin to lose sight of their goals and resolutions that they set for themselves…

Graduate student

Dive in head first

As a recent college graduate, it’s difficult to get a jumpstart on an arts career. How can I put my degree to use, while still paying the bills? Spring is a romantic time of year. It’s also one of the…

Generation Hustle: Working Your Angles

These days sometimes it seems like the only people working are either those who were born with silver spoons in their mouths or those who became successful before the economic crash. Becoming successful in the arts is “an ambition that,…

Personal Work

What your personal work shows art directors and photo editors

Q: Does the personal work really matter to art directors or photo editors? I believe that personal work for any artist is important. It has a dual purpose. First, it allows photographers and illustrators to create something that feeds their…

Do (and Don’t) Market Your Personal Work

Question: I have a lot of new personal work that I’ve done during downtime. It’s different from my “regular” work. How might I go about integrating it into my plan? Personal work is crucial. It doesn’t matter if your personal…