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Portfolio Review FAQs

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Registration will open on August 15, 2008, and will be filled on a first come first served basis.

The Portfolio Reviews will take place on Dec. 6 & 7, 2008 at the International House Hotel, in downtown New Orleans.

The $425 registration fee will guarantee each participant 8 twenty minute reviews over the two days.

The total number of participants will be limited to 65 in order to guarantee 8 reviews for each photographer. After all the spots are filled we will start a waiting list in case there are any cancellations.

In advance of the review weekend, participants will be asked to list the reviewers they wish to see in order of preference, and every effort will be made to schedule meetings with the reviewers that each participant most wants to connect with.

You will receive your review schedule at check in, on the afternoon of Friday, Dec. 5 or the morning of Saturday, Dec. 6.

The registration process will be completed electronically, through the website. Your $425 payment to the New Orleans Photo Alliance through PayPal must be completed at that time to guarantee your spot.

Participants of the Portfolio Reviews are eligible to stay at the International House Hotel at special PhotoNOLA rates, starting at $99 for a queen room. Be sure to mention “PhotoNOLA” when you make your reservation.

Participation in the Saturday evening Portfolio Walk is optional, but recommended. It will be open to the public and is a chance for the reviewers who wish to attend to see all the participating photographers work.

Cancellations before November 1st will be given refunds minus a $25 processing fee.

Cancellations after November 1st we will be issued a refund only if we can fill your spot with someone from the waiting list.

While we expect all the confirmed reviewers to be in attendance sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances there are late cancellations. In the unfortunate event that one or more of our selected reviewers should have to cancel we will make every effort to fill their spot with an equally high caliber reviewer.

It is generally recommended that photographers present an easy to handle portfolio containing 15-20 tightly edited prints from a cohesive body of work, preferably in its final presentation size. The review tables are fairly small, so photographers working in a larger scale might want to consider bringing smaller sample prints and a few large pieces rolled up.