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“Optimizing Your Online Portfolio” by Danielle Currier

Check out the article I wrote for Rangefinder Magazine’s September 2012 issue. An online version can be found here: http://digitalmag.rangefinderonline.com/rangefinder/201209#pg75
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PDN Online provides top 10 iPad Apps for Portfolios

http://www.pdnonline.com/The-10-Best-Photo-Po-3732.shtml FlexFolio Xtrafolio Photo Portfolio Professional Sort Shots Portfolio to Go Valise Viewbook Portfolio Portfolio for iPad Foliobook MediaPad Pro Padport Anyone out there have any they recommend? Share your thoughts.
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14 Design Magazine Recommendations

Here’s a list of my fav design/art magazines. I.D. http://www.id-mag.com/ Print http://www.printmag.com/ HOW http://www.howdesign.com/ Creativity http://creativity-online.com/ Communication Arts http://www.commarts.com/ Computer Arts http://www.computerarts.co.uk/ Metropolis http://www.metropolismag.com/30/ Beautiful/Decay http://beautifuldecay.com/ Layers http://layersmagazine.com/ IdN Magazine http://idnworld
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Great Advice from Wonderful Machine’ s Sean Stone & Maria Luci

Last week, I went to the Flash Forward photography festival in Boston, MA to hear Maria Luci & Sean Stone from Wonderful Machine talk about “An Introduction to Branding and Marketing.” They provided a lot of great practical advice and resources for emerging photographers. Check out a couple of excerpts below. And for a look at their entire presentation, go here. Words of advice: Print Portfolios Upda
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Interesting Article about Portfolios

On the Monaco Reps new Look Here blog there’s an interview with Claudia Monaco, partner and creative director at Monaco Reps, on the real secrets behind strong portfolios. The article can be found here – http://lookhereblog.com/2011/02/25/portfolio-interview-with-claudia-monaco/
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Competitions – Call for Entries

Communication Arts Photography Competition “Winning guarantees you worldwide exposure to the largest audience of designers and art directors who commission photography. Many successful photographers cite winning the Photography Competition as a milestone in their professional careers.” http://www.commarts.com/competitions/photography.html DEADLINE: March 25, 2011 Print Regional Design Annual 2011 http://w
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Book Construction: Wrapping a Printed Cover

Book Construction Series Book artist and binder, Amanda Nelsen is back with another demonstration. This time she takes us through the process of creating a printed book cover – working with a printed out design and “wrapping” it around the front and back book board. This is a great technique if you want to create your own custom designed book cover. All video tutorials can be found on the video tuto
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Awesome “round table” discussion about self-promos

Discussing what “creatives love and hate when it comes to photographers’ self promos.” Brought to you by photo marketer and editor, Jasmine DeFoore. Check it out at: http://jasminedefoore.com/self-promo-part1/ http://jasminedefoore.com/self-promo-part2/ http://jasminedefoore.com/self-promo-part3/
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Book Construction: Accordion Book

With book artist and binder, Amanda Nelsen
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“How to Get Noticed” Article

Great article for photographers about “how to get noticed” on the British Journal of Photography website. Also includes a nice mention about No Plastic Sleeves. http://www.bjp-online.com/british-journal-of-photography/feature/1650956/how-noticed
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Book Construction: Printed Slip Cover

Book Construction Series This is the first in a series of video tutorials on book construction. The demonstrations are conducted by book artist and binder, Amanda Nelsen. I shot the video during a recent workshop for a group of my students. Additional videos will become available as I edit and convert segments for the web. All video tutorials can be found here on the video tutorials page. Amanda Nelsen Amanda’s
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Win Free Copy of the book, No Plastic Sleeves

Follow No Plastic Sleeves on Twitter and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers. The book is do out in early March and the drawing will happen one week before. The winners will be announced on the site and through Twitter. Those of you already following us will be automatically entered. If you don’t Tw
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Designing for the Web: Screen Resolution and Browser Size

It’s important to consider screen resolution and browser size when designing for the web. Since not everyone has a nice big 27-inch iMac on which to cruise the internet, screen resolutions will vary. Luckily, there are a number of industry standards and resources that can help us find the right size for our intended target audience. Screen size is always a tricky issue and plagues most web designers – especiall
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The Making of a Holiday Card

This comes to us from photographer Eric Doggett in Austin, TX, who recently submitted his holiday card to No Plastic Sleeves. The card looks great and what I really like is this video he created that steps us through how he made it. Students and those new to the field should definitely check it out. He’s got more details about the “making of” and additional cards on his site at www.doggettstudios.co
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Upcoming Deadlines for Award Competitions

If you’re thinking about entering a competition or two this year, check out these upcoming deadlines. PDN Photo Annual 2010 The Power of Photography Deadline: December 21, 2009 Extended Deadline: January 25, 2010 Competition Info HOW Promotion Design Awards Entry deadline: March 5, 2010 HOW In-HOWse Design Awards Deadline: April 15, 2010 Competition Info 2010 Adobe Design Achievement Awards Deadline: June 4, 20
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Why a portfolio review can benefit you

Feedback, feedback, feedback. Sometimes valuable, sometimes not. Constructive criticism, praise, encouragement – all part of the creative process. We hear if from our co-workers, clients, boss. Students hear it all the time in class since “critique” is such an integral part of everyday design and photographic education. So, when if comes to your portfolio, have you had enough? Well, hopefully the an
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Video Tutorial – Grids in Illustrator

Go to the Video Tutorials page to view this tutorial.
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Video Tutorial – Color Guide Palette

Go to the Video Tutorials page to view this tutorial.
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