Photographer speed dating

February 15, 2014

Pause Fest (aka Australia’s answer to SXSW) is on this weekend, and I was fortunate enough to score a seat at The Loop‘s Photography Portfolio Masterclass.

Ever been speed dating? I haven’t, but I am pretty sure this was pretty similar in concept and totally awesome. Six amazing professional photographers at a table each, five extra chairs for budding snappers, and 30 minutes to get our portfolios critiqued. Some of attendees brought giant, beautiful printed portfolios, some were students with nothing at all. I brought my tablet with my online photography portfolio. We each had some time to explain our situation (current job, desired photography niche, career goals, yadda yadda yadda) to the mentor and we all received useful and targeted feedback. Even comments for other photographers in completely different stages of their careers mentally flagged some things that I need to watch out for.

Read more about it on The Loop’s blog here. And here’s a pic from their Instagram! See that girl in the sleeveless grey dress in the background of the bottom image? That’s me, demonstrating extremely bad posture.

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