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Old 03-22-2006, 10:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There are many recommendations on here, but I really don't see a lot of consensus. Some people do 11x14, Some 9x12, and Some 8x10

Does the size of your portfolio matter to an agency or do they focus more on the images?

I have an 8x10 porfolio case that I keep full frame images in but size them to fit on the paper with borders.

What I am thinking about doing is creating a 9x12 porfolio with my images set to full size but white space added to show the whole image with borders.

Good idea? Bad idea?

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9x12 is pretty much for models, a photog can use it, but an 11x14 would rock. Dont buy a plastic book, go for leather or other materials. Mine is an antiqued copper 11x14 with leather edging.

8x10 really doesnt work in serious arenas.

Hope this helps and good luck.

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Old 03-23-2006, 12:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My mail out is 9 x12's and my personal that I carry is 12 x 15 from Brewer-Cantelmo.com Thanks, rg.
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Old 03-23-2006, 12:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses Rolando and Stu.

I will take a look.

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I have an 11 x 14 aluminum book by Pina Zangaro. I bought it from PZ Direct.
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For models 9x12 is pretty much of a standard, but there is still reginal variation. In some smaller markets 8x10 is oftenl accepted.

For photographers, there is absolutely no stanmdard at all, esp in the commercial non net arena. I know of one guy who has 11x14 mounted and matted on fiberboard which he carries around in a rosewood case. I weighs a ton! I've know of others who use as small as 8x10 (or 12) in an inexpensive binder. My personal choice has been 11x14, bled to the edge, unmounted and in an inexpensive but new looking holder.
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Bigger is probably better in this case because it makes a "bigger" impression. The portfolio book is a sales tool and often you'll use it for more than just one person. If presenting to a group, then certainly the bigger book will be easier to use and more impressive.

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12x18 in a 13x19 book
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For models, 9x12 with full bleed photos or tear sheets is the accepted standard in the major markets. I don't think you could go wrong with this.
I understand 8x10 black and white is the standard for actor's headshots (not really a portfolio per say).
For photographers, no real standard. I use 11x14 with full bleed photos. My latest one is a Prat Pampa in red leather.
http://www.pratfab.com/US/Produits_s...ampa143147.htm
For interviewing with gallerys, your portfolio is matted photos in sizes appropriate for hanging, say 11x14 or 16x20. These are contained in a portfolio case, so the gallery owner can lay them out and see how he would show them.
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For models, 9x12 with full bleed photos or tear sheets is the accepted standard in the major markets. I don't think you could go wrong with this.
I understand 8x10 black and white is the standard for actor's headshots (not really a portfolio per say).
For photographers, no real standard. I use 11x14 with full bleed photos. My latest one is a Prat Pampa in red leather.
http://www.pratfab.com/US/Produits_s...ampa143147.htm
For interviewing with gallerys, your portfolio is matted photos in sizes appropriate for hanging, say 11x14 or 16x20. These are contained in a portfolio case, so the gallery owner can lay them out and see how he would show them.
I was hoping i found a thread like this....all of the info has been a great help !
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