The next step in this process of building the portrait/commercial side of my business is producing portfolio images. I need to prove that I can do this stuff after all. I have some initial ideas and casting pretty much accomplished for them, now I’m moving into the initial stages of scheduling with the talent/models. So far, what I have planned is heavily inspired by two of my favorite portrait artists; George Hurrell and Joel Grimes.

The downside is even with the planning done thus far, I will still need to do some more. These images won’t be enough to build a portfolio. Then there’s the fact that a portfolio is a living thing. Photographers should always be updating it with the best, most current images. When you get busy, it can be quite difficult to remember this.