Photography Portfolio Websites | Tips and Examples

Here are a collection of some tips, tricks and examples for making your photography portfolio website. Find your inspiration.

July 9, 2021
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Franklin Yeep

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About Franklin Yeep

Franklin Yeep is a black & white film portrait photographer based in NYC. Yeep shoot all things analog, which gives them a one-of-a-kind experience to the subject and the viewer. They believe the slow process allows the sitter to "breathe," enabling them to capture their portraiture in an honest, and transparent way. Everything is hand-processed by Yeep from start to finish without involving any photo labs, which allows them to have complete control over the creative process.

https://franklinyeep.format.com
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Hilaire Baumgartner

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About Hilaire Baumgartner

Hilaire Baumgartner is an editorial and commercial food photographer based in Fort Worth. What started as a vegan food blog in 2017, Baumassfoods (a play on words from her last name) is now Hilaire’s business where she focuses exclusively on food + product photography. She believes food should be fun and often transfers her playful personality into bold and colorful work.

http://baumassfoods.format.com
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Lorenzo Frison

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About Lorenzo Frison

Lorenzo Frison is a 29 year old visual artist based in Belgium. He has a heart for photography, film/cinematography, art direction and storytelling. In 2019 he graduated a LUCA School of arts with a bachelor degree in Film, Television and Storytelling. In september of 2020 he started a new education in photography to re-master his skills.

https://lorenzofrison.format.com
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Ian Warren

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About Ian Warren

Maybe it sparked when Ian Warren asked for a subscription to Architectural Digest for his 11th birthday, or watching his dad build models of their house before beginning an add-on or remodel, while he was earning a BFA in sculpture or, working as a graphic designer. Ian Warren's love for design, people, and architecture has brought him to where he is now. After growing up in Colorado and living in New York his work is inspired by European architectural photography, modern design, and nature.

http://iandw.format.com
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Heath Cajandig

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About Heath Cajandig

Heath Cajandig is an award winning photographer whose work focuses on cities, landscapes and interesting things. Heath's work has been featured in 100+ international publications and media including a Stephen King and James Patterson book cover.

https://cajandig.format.com
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Virginie Garnier

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About Virginie Garnier

Virginie Garnier is a freelance photographer specialised in travel, lifestyle, portrait and food. They work with natural light and are based in Paris.

https://virginie-garnier.format.com
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Creative photography ideas at home: Use a tripod or table

Don’t let your surroundings prevent you from getting creative with your photography. Whether you’re interested in still life photography or self portraiture, there are so many potential subjects in your own home that you may not have considered. A tripod will come in handy, but if you don’t have one on hand, try using a table with a sturdy pile of books and your camera’s self timer.

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Bloo

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About Bloo

Former marketer, brand strategist, Alonso left his 18 year career to pursue his true passion, photography. Now he is beginning the best part of his life. It's never too late.

https://bloo.format.com
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Darrell Jackson

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About Darrell Jackson

Darrell Jackson is an experienced portrait and editorial photographer based in Los Angeles. Darrell is well versed in digital and film formats. Client's include Google, PUMA, and Dockers.

https://d-jacks.format.com
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Amina Zadeh

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About Amina Zadeh

Amina is a Cinematographer specializing in Analogue and Digital formats. Her clients include Vogue, GQ, Paper Magazine, Flaunt, L'officiel, Saint Laurent, Skims by Kim Kardashian, Gucci, John Varvatos, Lexus, Toyota, Nissan, and more. She creates images that are conceptual, alluring, distinct and honest.

http://aminazadeh.format.com
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Sean Pressley

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About Sean Pressley

Sean Pressley is a photographer from Charleston, SC currently living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His work acts as a survey of the black experience drawing inspiration from his middle class upbringing, often exploring gray areas, states of rest, and periods of informality. His works include portraits, landscapes, and documentary works, as well as staged representations which resemble documents resulting in a stylized, slightly embellished depiction of reality.

http://seanwpressley.format.com
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Charlie Hawks

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About Charlie Hawks

Charlie Hawks is an American photographer based in Melbourne, Australia. He is drawn to authentic moments and aims to shoot images that make the viewer wish they were there with him. Charlie splits his practice between personal projects focusing on those near and dear to him and making commercial work that is almost always flashy, fun, and full of life. Charlie is an avid skier, cyclist, and cook, and can be found eating, drinking, and dancing with his friends when not out shooting.

http://charlie-hawks.format.com
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Justin Smith

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About Justin Smith

Justin Smith is a Commercial Photographer and DP, based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. He's created work for Budweiser, Festool, Harley Davidson, Moen, SONOS, Sunbrella, and many more. Available for: Photography, Cinematography, Directing & Photo Retouching

http://justinsmith.format.com
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Beginner photography tips for night photography: Let more light in

Since lighting conditions are so vastly different, the regular photography tricks don’t necessarily apply to night photography. If you have a DSLR, adjust the settings to let more light into your camera. This way, you can capture some cool images like city lights and silhouette portraits. 

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Luc Coiffait

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About Luc Coiffait

From Newcastle in Northern England, Luc’s background was in football. Having narrowly missed out on becoming professional, Luc pursued his passion for photography. His work is instantly recognisable through capturing both talent and models in a striking yet natural way. Luc has collaborated with the likes of Robbie Spencer, Haider Ackermann, Dua Lipa, Willem Dafoe, Ben Schofield and Harry Lambert. Clients: Vogue, Gucci, Burberry, i-D, GQ, Kinfolk, Vanity Fair, Calvin Klein

http://luccoiffait.format.com
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desktop browser window frameOrnelle Chimi desktop
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Ornelle Chimi

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About Ornelle Chimi

Ornelle Chimi is a Cameroonian-born photographer who aims to capture the essence and beauty of her subject with captivating colors and refined toning.

http://ornellechimi.format.com
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Craig Keene

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About Craig Keene

Craig Keene is a Kansas City based photographer, who specializes in architecture, interiors, and design. He collaborates with professionals from those respected fields and has an ongoing collection of personal work that explores the design elements of the built environment.

https://craigkeene.format.com
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Katelyn Cavaleri

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About Katelyn Cavaleri

Katelyn Cavaleri is a brand & dditorial photographer specializing in product, still life & lifestyle imagery in Missoula Montana.

https://katelyn-cavaleri.format.com
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Reed Mattison

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About Reed Mattison

Reed Mattison is a photojournalist from southern Kentucky. His work focuses on family, regional cultures, and the environment. He graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in photojournalism and is currently based in Jackson, Wyoming.

https://reed-mattison.format.com
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Stirling Elmendorf

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About Stirling Elmendorf

Self-employed since 2004, Stirling Elmendorf has run his business successfully in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Osaka, Tokyo and now Berlin.

https://stirlingelmendorf.format.com
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Fun photography ideas outside: Use nature as your backdrop

No matter what the weather, there are always endless opportunities for creative photoshoots outdoors. You could use nature as the backdrop for your portrait photography, or you could take inspiration from the skyscrapers in a busy urban neighborhood. While you can definitely just head outside with your camera, the most successful photos usually involve some planning ahead of time. Consider what time of day will provide the best lighting for your photo concept. 

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Jena Carlin

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About Jena Carlin

Jena is a Midwest-based commercial food and lifestyle photographer, videographer, prop stylist, and art director. Over the past 13 years, Jena has been known for her elevated earthy, artistic photography style focused on appetite appeal and brand storytelling. She prides herself on building the community and knowledge of commercial food photography through her blog, summit & mentorship program. Selected clients inclue Ghirardelli, Martha Stewart, Kohl’s, Taste of Home, and Sam’s Club.

https://jenacarlin.format.com
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Roseanne Orim

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About Roseanne Orim

Dubai-based advertising & commercial food photographer and recipe developer.

https://roseanne-orim.format.com
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Chris Walsh Creative

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About Chris Walsh Creative

Chris Walsh is a photographer & cinematographer specialising in weddings, portrait, & editorial work, based in Canberra, Australia. Walsh adores crafting cinematic wedding videos for clients, and shooting with natural light on 35mm and medium format film.

https://chriswalshcreative.format.com
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Matthew Sutton

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About Matthew Sutton

Matthew Sutton is a local Australian based portrait and documentary analogue film photographer whose work focuses on people and their lives.

http://matthew-sutton.format.com
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Yudith Cedano Alquicira

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About Yudith Cedano Alquicira

Yudith Cedano Alquicira is Houston-based photographer specializing in portrait and lifestyle photography. They are a Graphic designer by profession, and owner of Cedano Photography since 2010. Specializing in weddings, engagements, quinceañeras, events, family, infants, milk sessions, and business photography. Also, the owner of Cotton Candy Photobooth

http://cedanophoto.format.com
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Ulderico Granger

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About Ulderico Granger

Ulderico Granger is a freelance outdoor photographer originally from the Big Island of Hawaii who became enamored with photography at the age of 12. Growing up on an island in the Pacific, Granger developed a love and appreciation for the natural world that has only grown to this day.

https://ulderico-images.format.com
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Jonathan Frydman

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About Jonathan Frydman

Jonathan Frydman's photography is a mixture of portrait, performance, and documentary. Having gotten his start sneaking into hip-hop shows in South Florida, he immediately fell in love with photography. There was something alluring in where photography could bring him and the experiences he could share.

https://jonathanfrydman.format.com
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Cheney Orr

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About Cheney Orr

Cheney Orr was born in Arizona in 1990 and raised in New York City. His first long-term photo essay documenting his father’s struggle with early-onset Alzheimer's was published by The New York Times Lens Blog in January 2018. Further work has been published by VICE, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, VAGA Magazine among others. After living the majority of his life in Brooklyn, Cheney moved back to Arizona in 2019 to explore stories and current issues in the American Southwest.

http://cheney-orr.format.com
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Bernard Kalu

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About Bernard Kalu

Bernard Kalu (b. 1989) is a documentary photographer based in Lagos, Nigeria; his work is inspired by a passion to explore life and humanity. Photography is drawing with light and he's adopted it as a tool to not only tell stories but preserve today for the future. Bernard began working in photography in 2014, exploring street documentary and creative twists to wedding photography. He is a certified canon master storyteller and VII Academy Foundry alumni. Focus: Enviromental and Social issues.

https://bernardkalu.format.com
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James Deavin

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About James Deavin

James Deavin is a documentary photographer who loves working on projects he dreamed up himself, as well as on commercial projects with a creative team. James's photographic style is pretty loose nowadays and he tries to approach the subjects in a very straightforward way - probably because he shots on a large format camera for many years.

https://jamesdeavin.format.com
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Seif Kousmate

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About Seif Kousmate

Seif Kousmate is a self-taught photographer specializing in social issues who was born in 1988 in Essaouira, Morocco. After a career as a Project Manager in the civil engineering sector, he switched to photography as a new profession. Since then, he has been working on projects in Africa covering migration, youth, and slavery.

https://seifkousmate.format.com
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Nicola Zolin

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About Nicola Zolin

Nicola Zolin is a photojournalist and writer interested in the social and environmental transformations at the borders of Europe, Middle East, and Asia. He explores how people in the world compete over natural resources and what freedom means for human beings, from youth to utopia-seekers, to migrants on the move looking for a better future.

https://nicola-zolin.format.com
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