How do you eat an elephant?
One bite at a time.
How do you assemble a portfolio?
If you’re thinking that the answer is, “one picture at a time” you might want to keep that to yourself. At least if you’re near a photographer who is in a state of indecision.
This is not a plea for sympathy by any means.
I’ll spare the numerous reasons why it is often the hardest creative task on a photographer’s to-do list. Or why it’s easy to put it off for another day.
When you happen upon someone deep into this process and he seems to be in a sour mood, trust your instincts and act accordingly.
Mentioning that you can’t wait to see the finished portfolio is the best way to deal with the matter.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.