Brighton photography courses and workshops

Building A Photography Portfolio

A hand is shown to browse through the pages of a photo portfolio.Photo by Eva Kalpadaki.

Weekend 16, 17 March 2024

Cost: £90


Duration: 7 hours in total

Saturday 28 October 3.5 hours 10:30 - 14:00

Sunday 29 October 3.5 hours 10:30 - 14:00

Where: meeting online on Zoom

Group Size: 6 students Only!!!

 View from above of a portfolio book and bag with some photos of Brighton West Pier's still standing posts.Photo by Eva Kalpadaki.

Building a Photography Portfolio Themes

- What to consider towards building a photographic portfolio

- Portfolio Contents for both a printed and an online portfolio

- Portfolio Presentation (printed and online)

- Portfolio Editing

(editing strategies -  discussing and editing participant's photographs)

- Tips on how to write an artist statement

- What to include in an artist's CV



Building a Photography Portfolio

Online Workshop


This workshop aims at providing you with advice and guidance in building a professional photography portfolio.

You will learn how to edit photographs, write a statement, and produce an artist’s CV, through to portfolio presentation.

Suitable for amateur and professional photographers, artists who use photography, and photography students of any level.


This workshop is for you:

- if you are working on a variety of photographic genres and want to put together a portfolio out of all your photographs.

- if you have a number of photographic projects (at least one) that stand on their own as coherent bodies of work.

- if you have photographic works in progress, which you want to include in your portfolio

- if you are applying for a photography course and want to create a presentable portfolio of your work so far.




At the end of the workshop you will be able to:


- discuss and reflect on your ideas regarding your portfolio as a representation of your photographic practice

- demonstrate a practical engagement with editing techniques

- write a draft statement about your portfolio work

- write a draft artist’s CV

- have a photography portfolio in your hands


General Workshop Outline

1st Day - Part I

10:30 – 12:00


Group discussion, brainstorming, and personal experiences on creating a photography portfolio

Tips &Advice - Photography Portfolio Contents

Tips &Advice - Editing Techniques

12:00– 12:20

Lunch Break in the comfort of your own home

12:20– 14:00

Tips & Advice - Portfolio Presentation/Format

Brief delivery of information regarding various portfolio formats including choice of paper to print your work and storage sleeves to protect it. Group discussion, reflection, and feedback on your personal choices.

Beginning of group editing and feedback on each other’s work

During this part of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to briefly discuss your work with your peers, apply some editing techniques, and get constructive feedback on the contents of your portfolio.

2nd Day - Part II

10:30 – 12:00

Continuation of Group editing and giving feedback on each other's work

12:00– 12:15

Tea & Biscuits Break or lunch in the comfort of your own home

12:15 – 13:50

Finishing group editing and giving feedback on each other's work

Tips &Advice - Writing a Statement

13:50 - 14:00

End of Workshop – Sum up



At the end of the workshop, I will be sending you e-handouts by email.

Camera guidelines

No camera needed for this workshop


Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refunds:

- if you cancel within 15 days before the start of the course.

- if the course is cancelled but a new date is scheduled

- if you stop attending it or any sessions of it

Minimum Age

16 years old is the minimum age for participants to attend the workshop on their own.

For younger children please contact us.