At the 2012 JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, Mark Murray and I presented a photography portfolio workshop. We have presented thirteen portfolio workshops at the last twelve JEA/NSPA national conferences starting in Nashville, Tennessee. (We have also presented at other conferences separately.)
At last year’s Anaheim convention, we presented with Jim McNay. Jim is an influential photojournalism educator who helped us create the original presentation. I can trace most of my photography relationships to Jim. Jim also connected me to Grant Morris the photographer who allows Mark and me to use his college photography portfolio for our presentation. Grant was a student at Brooks Institute and the Eddie Adams Workshop. Jim started the Visual Journalism program at Brooks and he has worked many of the Adams weekends.
Mark and I also use Zach Hetrick’s high school portfolio. View Zach’s current website to see how he developed. View Grant’s current portfolio. Zach and Grant are available for questions. You can contact them directly or use the comment section below and everyone can respond. Mark and I are also available to critique photos and portfolios. Mark might resemble the intense coach below, but he is a kind instructor.
For those who attended our workshop, what was beneficial? What more would you like to know? If you did not attend the workshop, what do you want to know about creating portfolios?
Please use the comment section so that others can learn from your remarks.