Hey anyone want to take a look at a photography portfolio?

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<p>These are some of the recent ones taken in digital.</p>

<p>How many should I send? Which ones should I send? Please comment :D</p>

<p>oh by the way once you get there click on gallery... it has thumbnails of all the pictures I have on that site. Browse through and tell me what you think.</p>

<p>ooh, deviantArt. a couple of my friends have galleries on this site. photography's a cool hobby. you have some really nice pictures. keep up the good work.</p>

<p>Thank you very much :) Any suggestions on which ones to submit?</p>

<p>OH and one more thing. How and when do we send our colleges our AP scores?</p>

<p>What kind of camera do you use? I have an old pentax SLR i use, but i'm thinking of going digital...that sky one with the bird is awesome</p>

<p>you should definately send the "dawn on the beach" one (absolutley gorgeous). and send at least one of the flowers. i personally liked rose series 3 the best among the flowers. "resting spot" is interesting in that it's very scenic with roads showing. it's a cool mix of a natural environment coexisting with artificial creations. and of course, i'm biased towards the piano photo, considering i'm a pianist myself. there are a lot of other goods ones. those three came immediately to mind, though.</p>

<p>Well none of my analog photos are on the site because I dont' have a scanner. But for school (I take a class in photography), we have both Pentax SLR (my favorite kind) and Canon Rebel semi-automatic. Digital, I just have a rackety old Fuji camera.</p>

<p>oh, and about the AP scores. i went to collegeboard.org and it basically said that you have to contact the AP grade reporting service if you want to send your score report to colleges. it takes about a week to process and costs $15 each. here's the contact info:<br>
AP Services
P.O. Box 6671
Princeton, NJ 08541-6671
Phone: (609) 771-7300 or (888) 225-5427 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada)
Email: <a href="mailto:apexams@info.collegeboard.org">apexams@info.collegeboard.org</a></p>

<p>hm... should I send them then? Or should I wait until all of my results come in (after senior year too) to send them together?</p>

<p>Photography! Awesome, how/where did you come to take these pictures? Please answer, i'm curious, since i love taking pictures for fun. I like Rose series no 2 Reflections, but my favorite is "a hand that beckons" for its color and clarity</p>

<p>EDIT just saw the next page- Ethereal is nice too</p>

<p>I took three years of photography classes at my high school - that was in complete analog, and then I drifted toward digital in my free time because it's much less of a hassle (no need for developing, or darkroom work, stupid scratches on negatives etc...).</p>

<p>As to where I take my pictures, I don't travel very far for them. Most of them are taken around my house, my school, or other places in my town. One or two are from Florida when I traveled there over the summer, and the bridge picture is from william and mary when I visited :)</p>

<p>By the way I'm uploading a few more picture right now... check them out if you'd like</p>

<p>wow nice shots</p>

<p>Lovely photos! I am into photography myself, but mostly traditional B&W, not digital. I have a Nikon N80 and would like to get a D70 around Christmas time if I can. I like the control and flexiblity of the SLR(I tend to focus on macro photography) and thats mostly why I haven't gone digital... maybe if I can get a D70 I will!</p>

<p>You don't need to send the official AP score report with your applications to colleges. When you take the APs your senior year, you'll know which school you are going to attend. You can designate that school as the recipient of your scores, and they will get there automatically for free.</p>

<p>Pebbles, your work is very nice. To determine what and how many of your photographs to send in a portfolio, you'll need to determine the requirements of the programs you're applying to. They have specific information relating to portfolios and you should make sure you follow them carefully. A friend of my D3 is in the process of applying to Tisch's Department of Photography at NYU and his requirements are to submit 20 photo-based images, analog or digital. They can be submitted as prints, slides, cd-rom. Slides must be in clear plastic slide sheets. He can submit two contact sheets, a five minute video art excerpt and five additional slides of other artwork. Each article must be properly labelled. And I know for Tisch, there is also a detailed questionaire which must be completed. It's important to follow all instructions carefully when it comes to a portfolio. Good luck!</p>

<p>thank you very much for your input!</p>

<p>anovice- I'm also looking to get a MUCH BETTER digital camera. Digital is a lot more "convenient" than a traditional SLR, but the quality of pictures with a sub-par digital cam is FAR from that with a basic SLR. I like digital because of what you can do with the pictures on photoshop. A pretty typical photo can become an amazing shot with just the right cropping, lighting, and colors. I also do work in traditional black and white film (darkroom and everything by hand ;)) for my photo class, and we have very nice SLRs (pentax and some canon) at our disposal and I do agree, the control you have with an analog is great. Like I have little to no control of aperture or depth of field with my digital camera, and only minimal control of shutter speed :(</p>

<p>nngmm- the thing is I've already taken 2 APs my junior year and received very good scores... I would LIKE colleges to see them, but I was wondering if they'd just believe what I put on my self-reported testing info or if they REALLY want to see the official AP report for confirmation </p>

<p>alwaysamom- thank you for your help :). The thing is, I'm not applying to any art programs so the standards for submission of art is not very strict. Photography is more a hobby than an intended major ;) I really don't have access to a place that will convert digital camera images to slides, so I think prints seem like the best idea right now. Do you think a non-art school would have any restrictions on number of photos sent? (I promise I won't go overboard but just in case)</p>

<p>Great shots! I too am in my third year of photography at school, and tend to like the control of an SLR better than that of a digital. I'd love to get a digital SLR, but they're just so expensive! Anyway, I loved the shot with the Seagull where you colorized the beak...very nice. I didn't know you could submit a portfolio if you not intending in majoring in it, how does that process work? Since my school doesn't have a real third year class for photo, I'm in an independant study class with the photo teacher, so basically I create my own course, so perhaps I'll do portfolio assignment with my teacher. Anyway, very nice! The picture with the book turning pages in the wind also caught my eye. Was that one digital, or did you use a sepia toner(coffee also seems to work well)? The sepia really makes it very interesting, gives it a great feel, almost like time was standing still, which the shore can do to you sometimes.</p>

<p>Thank you :) </p>

<p>I called my first choice school (school DEFINITELY not known for the arts) and they said they'd love to see a photo portfolio even though my intended major is astronomy and astronautics. So no, you really don't have to be majoring in the arts or photography. I decided to send in a portfolio because it is something that is very important to me and something I spend a lot of time and effort on, so I figured they should see it.</p>

<p>As for my sepia tone work on the site, they're done through digital colorization. I have many prints from analog work but since I don't have a scanner, they're not going to be online :P</p>