2017 Photographers Portfolio Project

How To Participate

To participate, you just need to reside in the Kansas City area and be a serious photographer and ready to learn more, get better and grow!

Time Investment


This is a 9 month project! It requires a commitment to work on your photography every month and attend monthly (2 hour) small group sessions for project evaluation.

The project will begin in September 2017 and conclude in May 2018.



  • Kickoff meeting will be held in late August/early Sept.
  • Projects/Artist Statements will be reviewed in September
  • Shooting should commence by October. The design of the project is to continue shooting through the project, not pull from previous images.



The creator of the program Mike Jensen will facilitate the first year and mentor any photographers who would like help working through the project.

The End Result

The end result of the portfolio project is multi-dimentional.

First, after spending 8-9 months on the project you will have a new appreciation for how hard you work on your photography. You will also have a new understanding of what you find acceptable in your portfolio and how you go about shooting a particular subject in the future.

The big “ah ha” moment is the realization that you can REALLY plan your photography. You can shoot with a purpose!

These images are from Mike’s Plaza Nights Plaza Lights project.