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  1. #1
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    Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    I shoot a whole lot of wildlife, and then there's an utter hodge-podge in my portfolio. At this point my "business" is a hobby and my website gallery is set up to allow folks to look through everything and choose photos they'd like prints of. The plan is to focus it more, which may mean putting less up there, but for now I have a request.

    Go to to my website and just scroll down through the photos on the main gallery landing page.

    I want to subdivide those into 5 or 6 smaller galleries with two obvious inclusions being Wildlife and Landscape. From there you have a variety of street, studio, concert, architecture, travel, infrared, drone/aerial, abstract... There's a lot.

    So given that I will use Wildlife and Landscape what other 3-5 would you recommend as gallery divisions that cover my stuff, and I'm happy with a "Miscellaneous" category as long as it's called something else.

    The rest of the site is still under construction so if you must roam around now know that it's a work in progress.

    TIA


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    Jake

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  2. #2
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    Outdoor
    Black & White
    Studio Photography
    Close Up
    Portraiture
    Night Time

    The above are cut from a college's photography catalog. Should cover all the primary categories of photography.



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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    I'm kind of in the same boat with landscape being my favorite subject yet wildlife seems to be what I shoot the most. As for topic suggestions, I will give it some thought. It's not so easy narrowing down a plethora of subjects into so only a few, but I know what you're asking.

    It will be interesting to see what others come up with.
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    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  4. #4
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    Outdoor
    Black & White
    Studio Photography
    Close Up
    Portraiture
    Night Time

    The above are cut from a college's photography catalog. Should cover all the primary categories of photography.


    Yeah, thanks Fred. I did my digging in that area and if I divide my stuff into those categories it's like 90%, 25%, 2%, 2%, 1% (with crossover).
    Jake

    The imitator is a poor kind of creature. If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. – James McNeill Whistler

  5. #5
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    As my head hit the pillow last night the obvious solution hit me. I'm not looking for styles as much as I'm looking for a way for people to parse through what's there. I will tag stuff with something more style driven if they want to drill down more but for now I'm going...

    Wildlife
    People
    Places
    Things
    Specialty (Drone & Infrared)
    Black & White

    There can obviously be crossover, but I think this makes it nice and simple.
    Thanks/Like Danno Thanks/liked this post
     
    Jake

    The imitator is a poor kind of creature. If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. – James McNeill Whistler

  6. #6
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    Quote Originally Posted by BackdoorHippie View Post
    As my head hit the pillow last night the obvious solution hit me. I'm not looking for styles as much as I'm looking for a way for people to parse through what's there. I will tag stuff with something more style driven if they want to drill down more but for now I'm going...

    Wildlife
    People
    Places
    Things
    Specialty (Drone & Infrared)
    Black & White

    There can obviously be crossover, but I think this makes it nice and simple.
    Hi Jake , think you got it covered there apart from Things , for me , it just seems out of place , just an opinion , all the best

  7. #7
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    The only category I thought of for possibly drone, B&W, and infrared is Unique Perspective - things we don't usually see with our eyes. But it looks as though you've narrowed down your categories. I'm having the same thought as Skwaz for things. What about Other.
    Cindy
    Flickr
    and My 2019 Thread

    Where the Spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art
    -- Leonardo da Vinci



  8. #8
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    Quote Originally Posted by Skwaz View Post
    Hi Jake , think you got it covered there apart from Things , for me , it just seems out of place , just an opinion , all the best
    As a photographic category I get it, but from the point of view of a non-photographer I'm thinking that, "Person, Place or Thing?", is a fairly common 3-way categorization of everything on the planet and can be easily understood from that perspective.
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    Jake

    The imitator is a poor kind of creature. If the man who paints only the tree, or flower, or other surface he sees before him were an artist, the king of artists would be the photographer. – James McNeill Whistler

  9. #9
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    Re: Need Help With Portfolio Categories

    Jake, I would sort into business vs pleasure, putting forward whichever you want first. So, anything easily marketable like people, places, and things and then wildlife/artistic landscapes into their own category(ies). Keep things relevant to the clientele you have in mind, and prioritize from there.
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