My black and white portfolio is now complete

My portfolio is done. I have written about the 40 images (the typo that was here was gems not images – was that me) that make up the portfolio that I am going to submit to the BIPP.

So what next? I will write separately about sequencing, but there is one more job I am going to do.

I have 40 portfolio images.

These are architectural photography shots and interior photography shots.

All pictures of buildings. 40 images to produce a portfolio of 30 images for formal submission to the BIPP.

And after all that I have produced another 40 portfolio images.

The same 40 images but black and white versions. Over the last 40 days I have posted these 40 images and written, in the main, about the conversion from colour to black and white. Some of these images I had already produced and posted. Some I had not. This new set of black and white images was the complete set of portfolio imaged edited in order of capture date, oldest to newest.

Some of the posts were long, some were short.

Why did I use date order to sequence the images? Simply because I could.

I edited each image individually using Nik Silver Efex Pro. I was looking for a degree of consistency across the image set, but they all had their own individual styles. Hopefully they look like a cohesive set of images, but what I did not want to do is produce 40 black and white images using the same process. You know, same preset, same adjustments, more like factory production.

This is not for me. Each image is an individual image that deserves individual attention. So each image was edited as a standalone image.

At the end of this process I have a black and white portfolio as well.

40 black and white portfolio images.

As an aside I want to mention the BIPP. The BIPP evolved out of the Professional Photographers Association which was created in 1901 in Fleet Street, London.

The BIPP is the British Institute of Professional Photography. I am a Licentiate. Hence my designation LBIPP. A licentiate is defined as “Entry level qualification, showing an established professional level of skill and competence.” My Portfolio submission is being submitted as part of my application to become an ABIPP, an Associate, defined as “A high standard of craftsmanship and creative ability”.

This is what I am aiming for.

Rick McEvoy Photography Blog

Tuesday 25th September 2016