One of the most accessible markets to freelance photographers is the magazine or publishing market. With so many titles scattered across the world you aren’t limited to a single language magazine. Most editors are looking for fresh new styles of photos so you are always in with a chance if your images are really good quality. Many professionals have used magazines as their springboard to success so here is how to make it yours.
Next, you will want to have a good combination of pictures and words that go with the pictures. A good magazine for children has this. The picture will capture the child’s attention and they will want to read the words. Looking at pictures, helps them to sound out the words, because they can guess at the meaning of the words. This may seem like cheating but if they do it enough, they learn to read without the guessing.
You only get one chance to make the important first impression with an editor so only submit your very best images. If it means fewer images then don’t compromise and send any that aren’t up to scratch just to make up the numbers. It won’t work and the editor will see through you immediately. If he doesn’t have any use for them this time, if they are high quality you can be sure that he will be looking out for you next. He may even contact you and commission you to do similar images on a different theme.
This seems like a vicious circle: you can’t get published, until you’ve been published. However, look at it from the point of busy editors: they just want to know what you can do, so they ask for clips.
Tip # 1. get inspired are always cheap if you subscribe. Subscription means that you will get a copy of each magazine released. If the magazine is released monthly, you will be sent your copy monthly. Subscriptions are a lot cheaper than the full cost if you buy each individually.
Along with those books or magazines you might find something even more helpful at your local newsstand and it has nothing to do with do it yourself. Magazines that spotlight people’s homes from around the country and around the world are a simple way to get ideas of your future bathroom.
A. Make a list of magazines you read as potential buyers. b. Find other potential magazines that fit into your areas of expertise. c. Get their submission guidelines from their website or email them. d. Look through your existing images to see if any will suit them. e. Create a shot list of images you could take to submit. f. Select magazines that you can submit to and send off your images.
I usually carry two spare magazines and I have one in my firearm. These are the cleanest, freshest magazines that I own. I load them with specific ammunition suited to the hunt or for personal protection.