New Food Photography Portfolio
I’m really excited to be able to share with you today my brand new portfolio of work. Okay, the work is maybe not so new, meaning most of you would have seen the majority of this work on social media, or over at my main photography website, but I am pleased to say, it is now all presented a beautiful new metallic linen portfolio.
My Prints have been beautifully printed by the print space. I opted to have them printed on Hahnemühle Pearl fine art printing paper. This was a decision which was not by any means taken lightly by me. I think I must have done a test print on just about every type of photographic paper I could find. Ultimately, I wanted to print on a lovely textured fine art paper, while, at the same time, retaining the print’s semi-gloss finish (which in my opinion all food photography prints needs). I spend a lot of time getting my colours perfect in post, so it was really important to me that the colours retained their vibrancy on print. I’m really happy with the quality of the prints, there’s something really special about the way these prints catch the light.
My portfolio was build and put together by Delta Design Studio. They came very highly recommended, and whilst, there are definitely cheaper budget options out there, I had my heart set on that premium finish and I was never going to consider anywhere else. I went for a charcoal coloured Metalic linen Portfolio with my logo embossed on the front and also blocked on to the bag. I couldn’t be happier with the care and attention to detail that has gone into making this folio.
It was really important for me to not use sleeves in my portfolio. I’ve seen other photographers do it, I’ve even done it myself in past portfolios, but I really hate plastic sleeves! I know a lot of photographers use sleeves in their portfolio to protect their prints, but there was no way I was going to spend all that time and money printing on lovely fine art paper, only to put the prints in sleeves that reflect the light horribly! If I have to replace the odd print from time to time, then so be it.
The general cost for this including the cost of having prints made came in at just under £1200. It feels like a lot of money but it’s an investment in the future. Photographers spend a great deal of time planning shoots, taking photographs and retouching photographs. The only way to do these photographs justice is to have them presented in the best possible way. Okay, much of the industry is digital now and there is an argument to be made that if you have a website you don’t need a print portfolio anymore. I personally think it’s important to have both, and prints are always that little bit more special.