For any emerging photographer, a fantastic portfolio is fundamental. It could mean the difference between landing that all-important first professional commission that accelerates your career or finding yourself stuck in a less creative job, still knocking on industry doors.
A portfolio is a photographer's greatest asset, showcasing their work and demonstrating what they can do. But with minimal time to impress busy editors, you need an immaculately crafted portfolio, presented with real passion, to stand out. So what should a photography portfolio look like?
Here, four experts share their advice on building a portfolio: Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Daniel Etter, portrait and documentary photographer Travis Hodges and Huck Magazine's Editor-in-Chief Andrea Kurland, who have all been Canon Student Development Programme (CSDP) mentors, and Junior Art Director and former CSDP participant Sarah Köster.