Do you have a bundle of good pictures but don’t know where to start a photography portfolio? Don't you have sat down and thought of what you should put in and how big it should be? You've seen your friends, colleges and students with photography portfolio’s with covers with all varieties of materials from stainless steel to plastic, and leather? They may have an magnetic and fancy covers that are commonly very expensive but not so functional for a beginner like you. No worries. Ever heard that you never judge a book by its cover? Well it’s true; a standard black plastic cover works fine for exhibiting your photography portfolio. What they are really looking for is not what's on the outside but what's inside?
You’re in all likelihood best bet is to stay with a plain black plastic cover and form on perfecting your photos inside. There is no need to outside decoration on the portfolio, it's not christmas and stickers are a big no-no. This makes you look unporfessional. This is not your family scrapbook, right? This is thought to be the best representation of your most respected photography work.
As for the sizing, it really counts on what size the bulk of your photos are. I'd go with a overall maxium of 8X10. Your photographs are not this big so smaller sizes work well too. Realize that you need to make speically sure that the overall theme of your photgraphy is represented in your work or you might come in with with oversized photos and a portfolio that looks like you've riped it from a billboard.
Starting, you need to be careful to organize and look over your digital photos. Putting anything that just looks good can really hurt your overall photography portfolio. Try to organize them by theme since it will give the reviewer a sense that you can work with different theme’s have an overall idea of how to make many photo’s pop from one assignment