In my life, photography has come to fill a number of different roles. It is my passion, certainly; my hobby and my preferred form of artistic expression. As a professional, I have to have a portfolio of my work. Putting together a strong portfolio can be a good first step to determining what your initial area will be. And while I will always have a diverse portfolio of work, I have learned the value of being able to distill a consistent voice out of my work for presentation.
Patrick Cline is the Founder of UPLO and a contributor for AphroChic on About.com. Read his full article, Interior Angle with Patrick Cline: Starting Your Portfolio, here.