Parents: This mistake could cost your child a chance at the nation’s top art schools!
Think about this for a minute.
Admissions officers at top art schools see literally thousands of portfolios every year. They’re looking for reasons to quickly toss your kid’s submission into the ‘no’ pile. Poor quality photographs are one of the most common mistakes they see from high school students.
Your insanely talented child has spent hundreds of hours on the pieces in their portfolio. Are you willing to risk admission into their dream college on poorly shot photographs?
Claire Lieu, a former professor at the Rhode Island School of Design, believes, “As Artists, we live and die by our photographs. In a portfolio situation, this could not be more true. A poor photograph of your artwork is hugely distracting and can really make or break an admission officer’s initial reaction to the work.”
Cell phone pics aren’t going to cut it. If their photographs aren’t the highest quality, your child will come across as unprofessional and not ready for the bigtime, certainly not a fit for their prestigious school. Simply put, bad photos will not do their artwork justice.
The good news is: this problem is easily fixable.
Charley Weaver, a sophomore at Lake Norman Charter, created Profolio Events, a series of pop-up events exclusively for creative LKN high school students. These events help other high school creatives get into the right art program.
Profolio is having their first event on Saturday, April 29th to help students improve the quality of the photographs in their portfolio. Attendees can get up to four (4) pieces of their artwork professionally photographed for free.
If you have a talented high school child in the LKN area and they’re working on an art portfolio, this event is perfect for them.
For more information or to claim one of the limited spots, visit profolioevents.com.