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And The Winner Is….

The winner of our summer drawing for a free copy our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers, is Kelly Barto of Minneapolis, MN. Kelly, please contact me at danielle@noplasticsleeves.com so I can arrange to send you a free autographed copy. Thanks to everyone who participated and joined us on Twitter.
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Enter Drawing to Win Free Copy of our Book

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 winner will be announced on the site and through Twitter at the end of July. ps. If you’re already a follower, you’ll be automatically entered.
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Brand Attributes

How to Identify Key Brand Attributes However you come to determine your brand qualities (for more info about this click here), you will want to narrow down your list and focus on about three to five descriptive words. Choose qualities that best represent your unique capabilities and attitudes. Think about how you would envision translating these qualities into a more tangible ” look and feel. ” Try to choose brand qu
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Enter Drawing to Win Free Copy of Our Book

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 winner will be announced on the site and through Twitter at the end of July. ps. If you’re already a follower, you’ll be automatically entered.
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Community: A Blog for Emerging Photographers

thisisaphotoblog.com started by Tamar Levine
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Enter Drawing To Win Free Copy of Book

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 winner will be announced on the site and through Twitter at the end of July. ps. If you’re already a follower, you’ll be automatically entered.
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No Plastic Sleeves Book Wins Award

The Bookbuilders of Boston chose our book as one of three winners for best cover and interior design under the category of “professional.” Thanks to Focal Press for all their work and support in the design of this book. http://www.bbboston.org/pageAboutUs_BookShowWinners.cfm
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NY Photo Festival 3D coverage project

International Photo Festival Turned Into Virtual 3D World
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Developing a Brand Statement – Discovery

Excerpt from “No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers”, Chapter Two: Branding. “You now have to decide what ‘image’ you want for your brand. Image means personality.” – David Ogilvy, Founder Ogilvy & Mather, Infamous Advertiser Defining Your Own Brand Attributes A good place to start thinking about your own brand statement is by r
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At the Bookstore

Here are a couple shots of our book at the bookstore – east coast meets west coast. Thanks to photographers Marcus Griep and Winni Wintermeyer for the photos. If you happen to come across our book in a Barnes & Noble or Borders bookstore, please take a quick shot of the book and email w/ location to danielle@noplasticsleeves.com. Much thanks! Burlington, MA Courtesy Marcus Griep San Francisco, CA taken w/
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About Brand

Excerpt from “No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers”, Chapter Two: Branding. The primary function of your portfolio is to present a collection of your best work in order to communicate your experiences and capabilities, in hopes of securing a position or client. While this purpose cannot be forgotten, your portfolio can also be taken much further. It can become a
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Larry Volk & Danielle Currier Interviewed for Adbase

My co-author, Larry Volk and I were recently interviewed for Adbase as part of their ongoing “Insight” series. In the interview we discuss a number of issues regarding portfolios and the approach to the portfolio process as described in our book. To check it out visit – http://www.adbase.com/Podcasts/NoPlasticSleeves. Comments? Share your thoughts. Click here to comment.
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Book available at Barnes & Noble bookstores

I’m happy to report that our book, No Plastic Sleeves: The Complete Portfolio Guide for Photographers and Designers, is available at Barnes & Noble bookstores across the U.S. It would be awesome to see the book at different B&N locations across the country. So if you happen to be in one, please take a quick shot of the book and email w/ location to danielle@noplasticsleeves.com. Much thanks!
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Top Ten Tips

A comprehensive portfolio package should include more than just a portfolio book. You will also need a website, resume, cover letter, and perhaps even a business card and other types of promotional materials. Your entire portfolio package should function cohesively with unifying visual elements that tie together these separate, but related pieces – all establishing and reinforcing a consistent, positive message about
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Great review of our book on Lighting-essentials.com

Great review of the book on the website, Lighting Essentials for Photographers. This site has lots of great information on it too (and I’m not just saying that!). I particularly liked the Lighting Diagram Tool found here and the article, “So You’re a Photographer, Quick… Tell Me What You Do” found here.
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Interview with Professor Kelly Holohan

"Stick And Move" project by Tyler student, Zach VanBenthem
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Get the FAQs on Custom-Made Portfolio Books with Expert Scott Mullenberg

If you’re thinking of making your own custom-made book or paying someone else to do it, you should definitely take a look at these “frequently asked questions” (complete with answers), provided by expert bookbinder Scott Mullenberg of Mullenberg Designs. Mullenberg Design is a hand bookbinding studio specializing in custom portfolio fabrications for the visual artist. “The goal at Mullenberg D
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Email Glitch – If you haven’t heard back from me. Please email again.

**Notice: Some of your emails have not been getting through to me. Please try again at the following address. If you have recently submitted work or tried to contact me and have not heard back from me please email me again at this new address – danielle@noplasticsleeves.com. I have recently discovered an email glitch with the previous setup and some of the emails have not been getting through. I respond persona
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