Diluting the quality of your portfolio
I am always telling my students who are developing their portfolios not to dilute the quality of their portfolio by including mediocre images. It’s better to have fewer images that all have the “wow factor” to make a better overall impression.
That sure is easier said than done though! It’s hard to put aside a whole batch of photos because they are just okay.
I just did that with the photos I made at Palm Canyon, a beautiful canyon with an oasis of palm trees in Palm Springs, California. It was a gorgeous place and I enjoyed a lovely afternoon hike there. But it was afternoon and the light was harsh, and I don’t really like the photos I made there.
Sometimes photos just need a rest and perhaps in the future I’ll find a way of processing them so I like them.
As it is I only really like one of the photos I made that day – the one below.
Today’s Photo – Dried Palm Leaf Abstract
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I think this photo turned out better than the ones that showed the larger scene because it was made in the shade where the lighting was consistent. I like the textures in this image.
My website is back up
By the way, I had a problem with my website on Friday. I was being hammered by bots leaving spam comments on my posts, and my webhost had to limit the resources allocated to my site, which effectively made it completely inaccessible.
To get it back up and running I’ve had to put a “captcha” on my post comments, which means you have enter the code shown in the little image before you can leave a comment.
I hate captchas so I hope this is just a temporary measure and it doesn’t dissuade you from leaving comments because I really like receiving comments and interacting with you on the blog!