How can then your 'photos' be called your very own 'portfolio' or 'works' ?
If I go to an organised shoot. All settings done by organiser, styling, makeup, lighting etc.... then participants just come in and take the photo maybe with some posing of the models, can this be counted as one?
For me, portfolio are of your very own work. You do it from start till end, your own idea and own creativity. Your own idea of concept, your own idea of style. And it is unique, no 2 images of 2 different photographers are similiar.
It puzzled me when one says this is my portfolio (no doubt the images are fantastic) but I still see some other photographers having the same photo. How then can be called own portfolios? Isn't it like what we say: "take people backside as your own cheek" ....