Photography portfolios don’t have to be boring

(Last Updated On: July 30, 2009)

Below is a photography portfolio I created earlier today.  The concept came to me a couple weeks ago, so I thought I’d give it a try.

My main computer has imovie 08 software, but I found out the hard way it doesn’t have fast, slow and reverse editing functions. I needed these to complete the video. I checked online and it turns out the options are available on older versions of imovie.  I still have imovie HD from 2004 on my laptop. The work flow was a little slower on the laptop, but I got the job done.

The hardest part of the video production was finding a suitable soundtrack.  I recorded tracks on Garageband, but nothing was working.  I tried narrating the video, but that was boring.  Then, I logged on to and searched for a soundtrack.  It took a while, but I finally found something that works well with the video. The track I used is “Our Pistols Are Useless” by The Dead Ranch Hands.

I’ll use this video as a multimedia component of my portfolio Web sites.

Sometimes photographers are a little too conservative when it comes to displaying their images.  I had fun doing something a little different with my images.  Think about how you can share your imagery in a way that is unexpected and unique — even if it means setting on fire a few of your images.

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