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Megan Trilk
 

Tearsheets in a Portfolio


I am in the process of putting together my portfolio. I have a tearsheet to include in which my image is one of five in a 2-page spread. What is the best way to include this? Do I condense the entire spread to fit my portfolio, use only the page that my image is on, or enlarge only my image and caption to use? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!
Meg


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2/16/2005 11:36:13 AM

 
  Meg,
I have numerous tearsheets that have my photos along with other stock photos from others. I scan the tearsheet, and then in Photoshop, highlighted my images and left them in color, but converted the remainder of the tear sheet to black and white.


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2/17/2005 8:07:05 PM

 
Megan Trilk   Thanks, Charlie! That's sounds very cool. I can't wait to give it a try. I appreciate your input.
Meg


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2/18/2005 8:56:56 AM

 
Laura Berman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2004
  I have a related question about tear sheets that I need your sage advice on Charlie:

For a recently published article and photos I was sent 5 copies of the magazine but no separate tear sheet. Is a tear sheet any different than just cutting the article from the magazine--is it on different paper, have any other info on it, etc?

Here's my problem--The magazine is printed on very thin paper (they're an environmental mag) and the type from the previous page shows through onto my photos when I scan or photocopy it, no matter what I do. I've asked the assistant editor for a PDF of the article but she sent me such a low res poor quality PDF that it's of no use for a portfolio.

When they sent me the 5 copies is that in place of a tear sheet? I'd like to ask for something better but don't want to run the risk of bugging them unless it is a normal thing to expect a tear sheet and copies of the mag.

thanks again Charlie!

Laura


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2/22/2005 8:46:07 AM

 
Tony Gough
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  Hi Laura, here's a trick you can do. When scanning the magazine page, place a black piece of cardboard behind the page your scanning. That should do the trick in reducing any images showing through the page. Good luck.


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3/14/2005 5:16:48 AM

 
Jessica Evers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/24/2004
  What is a tearsheet?


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3/14/2005 5:29:37 AM

 
Laura Berman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2004
  thanks Tony!

Jessica, a tear sheet is proof of publication..so a page from a magazine in which you have a photo published.


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3/14/2005 5:43:02 AM

 
Jessica Evers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/24/2004
  oh . thanks I was a little confused


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3/14/2005 9:26:20 AM

 
Julie M. Cwik
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/2/2005
  Another way you might want to think about is to keep all your orginial work (tear-sheets) in a seprate area and scan all the orginial work and print them out all the same size to put into your portfolio. It looks more professional, and you will not ruin your orginial work.


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3/18/2005 8:52:37 PM

 
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