Graduate Portfolio

Last Thursday was my portfolio review and graduation from the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale. Of the eleven required images, I photographed nine of them this semester. I initially aimed to photograph all eleven, but due to actual work for clients (a good thing), I did not have the time. I put a lot of time and effort into my portfolio and really wanted it to be kick ass. Things worked out, I won best portfolio!

The portfolio requirements now given by my school are a little different then other schools. Most schools ask you to have more of a narrow creative focus. The eleven images for my final portfolio are all across the spectrum of photography. It is challenging to photograph in disciplines that you would not necessarily be interested in. I would have liked to have a little more creative freedom in terms of what I was able to photograph, but I tried my best to put my stamp on the categories. Here is my final portfolio in the order it is presented in my book along with the category/guideline.

High Key

Low Key (Group)


Small Product

Reflective (Large Product)




Environmental (Mixed Lighting)


Match Print Grey (Neutral Print from Inkjet)

Thanks to everyone that has supported me and for all the great feedack! Sometimes as a creative artist you need a shot in the arm. Winning best portfolio and receiving some great feedback definitely has given me a boost of motivation for the future. I think I can officially call myself a professional.

1 comment:

Rachel Sandman said...

Congratulations on a beautiful portfolio. I wish I could have been there!