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The Portfolio Edit: Curating Your Chaos

Portfolio and Website Editing Tutorial by Jennifer Kilberg, Amanda Sosa Stone and Suzanne Sease

A well-defined portfolio is every artist’s best chance for commercial success – creating one is every artist’s biggest challenge. Virginia-based photographer Casey Templeton had thousands and thousands of “editorial-style images” under his belt and wanted to edit them down to “a clear, concise way of presenting my vision to commercial advertising clients” … but where to begin?

In this special video tutorial, leading industry consultants Jennifer Kilberg, Amanda Sosa Stone and Suzanne Sease walk Casey through the best portfolio editing practices, from defining markets and gathering images to performing wide edits and selecting crucial hero shots. Watch and learn:

  • How to assess your proper place in the right commercial market
  • The importance of finding the right editing software
  • How to separate spreads, set the right tone and pace and keep the “editing flow” going in your professional portfolio

About Suzanne

Suzanne Sease currently works as a consultant for photographers and illustrators all over the world, and is also a partner in the Creative Collision video series featured on Agency Access' blog, The Lab. Suzanne has been heavily involved in the photography and illustration industry since the mid 80s, giving her the opportunity to work with some of the most established artists in the business. She founded the art buying department at The Martin Agency in 1988 and left in 1999. She has also worked for Kaplan-Thaler, Capital One, Best Buy and smaller agencies and companies. Suzanne Sease Productions

About Amanda

Amanda Sosa Stone was an Art Buyer at FCB New York and is currently a national consultant. She has kick-started and significantly improved the businesses of many photographers across the country. Sosa Stone

About Jennifer

Jennifer Kilberg’s unique insight into the photo industry is a result of her extensive experience and understanding of all aspects of photography since joining the industry in 1996. In 2004, Jennifer started FluidVision Inc. and has worked with a diverse international client base of photographers and illustrators of all styles and specialties. As a strong communicator, Jennifer enjoys working with all types of personalities, and her loyal client base is a testament to her ability to build long-term relationships. Jennifer has worked with Agency Access clients since 2009 in both Campaign Manager programs and other types of consultations. FluidVision

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1. 11 Components of a Successful Portfolio

2. My Marketing Adventure: Editing my Portfolio Website

3. How Reps Influence an Illustrator’s Portfolio

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