Just two. Two out of 30. And here they are.
So what makes these so special?
Well I built up my portfolio from scratch. I did not take the 2014 submission and change it. I built a new set of images completely based on the merits of each image, and how they fit together. Without the focus and direction I talked about yesterday, this would have been virtually impossible, which is the position I was in in 2014 with 20000 images and no idea what to do.
These are two images that work photographically, commercially, and are representative of what I do. They just fit.
I am really pleased that these two images made it into the set for consideration in 2016.
I am currently writing about the assembled set of 40 images which were reviewed by the way. There is still work to do in terms of getting down to 30 images, and finishing off these images .
Some still have work to do on on them, which leads me nicely into lesson learned number 1.
Portfolio images are your best work. Don’t take work done for clients unless you have had the luxury of unlimited time to work on them, finish them.
One of my shots in my new working portfolio is great, but there are minor things I did not adjust, as was working to commercial deadlines and time constraints.
Yes, produce great work for your clients, but portfolio is the best of the best of the best. With the BIPP 30 images. That is all you have.
I will talk about how I feel about the fact that only two images have made it from 2014 to 2016.
Sneak preview – I am really pleased!