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Creating a Portfolio That Works

with Ben Hartley

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  •   01 Class Introduction

    11:19
  •   04 Greatness Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum

    09:24

Class duration: 1h 21m

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About The Class

Show off your talent and get the clients you deserve

Your portfolio is the body of work that most defines you as a photographer. It showcases your creativity and helps to convert potential clients to paying clients. The selection process, however, can be daunting! In this course, wedding photographer and educator Ben Hartley walks through how to make all the uncomfortable decisions easier. He'll discuss how many images you should display, which ones have the most impact and the best way to showcase your work. He'll take you step by step through the process of locking in your ideal selection of portfolio images and provide creative ideas on how to best show off your talent to get the jobs you want.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    11:19
  2. 02

    What if you have zero portfolio?

    12:30
  3. 03

    What goes into your Portfolio?

    12:07
  4. 04

    Greatness Doesn’t Happen in a Vacuum

    09:24
  5. 05

    Pro-Tips for Building a Solid Portfolio

    09:20
  6. 06

    Display Your Work

    26:40

Meet Your Expert

Ben Hartley

Ben is founder of  Style & Story Creative, a wedding photography studio based in Columbus, OH where he works with  two other full-time photographers. He also hosts the weekly Six Figure Photography Podcast to help inspire, empower & challenge photographers towards creating a life of abundance in joy, meaning & profits. ... read more

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  • Margaret Lovell

    Margaret Lovell

    July 2018

    This course comes at the perfect time for me as I'm working on my photography website, and starting to put together my portfolio. Ben's an excellent instructor who provided many tips for how to put together the best site and portfolio. I feel confident that I can step back and see what will really work best for them. I recommend this course.

  • user ec6295

    October 2017

    This course is really helpful to give you another perspective when looking at the work we're showing. We fall in love with images and like to show the "hero" shots but Ben makes great points on how to add to that to make more impact. What I really love about Ben's style of communicating is that there is always something concrete and actionable.

  • vernonlee

    October 2017

    Ben Hartley is engaging, knowledgeable, a great storyteller, and so personable. His class was truly a pleasure to watch. You know that moment when you learn something new, and once you know it you'll see your work differently, and without which you'd really (still) be in the dark? And you think, Wow good thing I was right there to learn that thing? That happened to me a bunch of times during this class. Recommended!

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