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Designing a Better Portfolio Website: Part 3

Designing a Better Portfolio Website: Part 3

There’s no law against bad design. Good thing, because many popular websites are terrible. For media outlets, the challenge of presenting reams of rotating content often produces visually unfriendly pages. The New York Times may practice great journalism, but according to Andy Rutledge, the website “presents a rather typical example of terribly-designed news.“ It doesn’t take Nancy Drew to...
Designing a Better Portfolio Website: Part 2

Designing a Better Portfolio Website: Part 2

You’ve read Part 1 of this series. You understand your potential audience, you’ve edited your photos with clear navigation in mind and you’ve professionalized yourself on social media. You’re feeling inspired and productive. You sit down at your computer, ready to put your work online. And…uh-oh. Suddenly, building a website feels as daunting as hand...
Student Chat: Down Time is Prep Time

Student Chat: Down Time is Prep Time

Good evening … we’ll be starting up our chat here shortly. For those joining us for the first time, a few notes. When submitting a question, please let us know who you are and where you’re from. All questions will go into moderation and we’ll pick the best ones for use in the chat. We...
Designing a Better Portfolio Website: Part 1

Designing a Better Portfolio Website: Part 1

A photojournalist needs a website. Having a portfolio website in 2011 is as pro forma as getting your pictures in focus. Editors use portfolio websites to find freelancers, gauge job and internship applicants and follow the progress of photographers they know. Potential subjects use websites to see if you’ll present them fairly. Yet for some...
Live Chat on Internship and Job Searches

Live Chat on Internship and Job Searches

Just wanted to post a few links relating to the talk, thanks to all who participated! – Bettina William Snyder on Internships Portfolio Tips from Michael P. King Francis Gardler’s Internship Postings PhotoPhilanthropy.org Idealist.org Julie Elman’s Resume Series