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Portfolio Items

  • Choose at least 12 items, that are in a evident relationship together
  • The items can be collectionables, things of daily use, art pieces, plants, food, gadgets – whatever you like. But keep in mind you will have to visualize and describe it
  • The items will have to be either illustrated, photographed or filmed (or a combination of it)
  • You will have to create meaningful titles and a short descriptions for your items
  • Each item will be presented on a single page (or on a portfolio page or post)
  • There will also be a overview page showing all portfolio entries with a preview image (“featured image”)


  • You may illustrate your items either with hand drawn sketches or digital tools as Illustrator or Photoshop
  • If you illustrate by hand, you will need to scan your drawings
  • There will be an optional Illustrator introduction workshop

Photography and Video

  • You may photograph or film your items
  • A photocamera (without video feature), a tripod and a little stand with lights for object photography will be provided by me
  • You may use mobile phones for shooting. The quality of your pictures is not depending on the camera, but on your personal skills
  • The HSLU D&K Videowerkstatt in Emmenbrücke also offers a photo studio and provides photo and video cameras (free for students, details below)
  • There will be an optional photo camera/object shooting workshop
  • Your photographs must be edited in Photoshop and being prepared for web usage properly
  • There will be an optional Photoshop workshop for image editing, cutting out elements and saving for web
  • Think about the background of your items. It should not be disturbing. It can be on location anywhere, or in front of a neutral background in the studio or the stand. If you intend tu cut out your objects in Photoshop, you should better use a neutral background

My camera (an 8yrs old Olympus e-420) with flashlight, tripod, stand, spare CF card, USB cable, accus and batteries incl. chargers will be kept at the DMI office. Please reload accus and batteries after the usage and return the complete kit everytime you have used it. Don’t leave it in the class room overnight. When it gets away, I doubt that my insurance would cover that loss.

If you want to use HSLU gear and studio (which is much better than mine), keep in mind that you have to reserve everything in advance at the HSLU Videowerkstatt. The earlier you book, the higher is the chance you get it. It might be worth the effort since their gear and service is pretty professional.

Contact Details for the HSLU D&K photo studio and camera service:

More informations: Website
Contact person: Behzad Olia
Phone: +41 41 248 61 47

Raum U125
Gerliswilstrasse 19
6021 Emmenbrücke
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Renting conditions (PDF, in german)

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