Getting Photos Published

10 years 5 months ago #6856 by lmn1980
Does anyone have any information on how to sell your photos and get them published? I would appreciate all the help I can get.


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10 years 5 months ago #7069 by lfortier
I sent in a CD of some of my photos to a regional New England magazine.

Bingo - I got the inside back cover - full page (That's where they post all reader submitted images).

You gotta ask.


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10 years 4 months ago #8106 by Deatach
I have been getting my work in the local newspaper and News weather segiment for last two years. I don't get paid for this, but it's pay back is people really do know my name and I have some contacts come back and ask to purchase useage rights to some photos for promotions they are doing. So check around to places that have reader submitted sections, particularly locally, it will in time boost your career if not on the front end, then on the back side. Remember all those publishes also become part of your perminate resume' so if you are applying for a freelance position these do count.


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10 years 4 months ago #8506 by Hamtastic

lfortier wrote: I sent in a CD of some of my photos to a regional New England magazine.

Bingo - I got the inside back cover - full page (That's where they post all reader submitted images).

You gotta ask.


Congrats! What a honor. Someday I would like to have something of mine published.


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10 years 4 months ago #8580 by Rob pix4u2
I found a hockey publication that needed photographers and ended up getting a cover shot within6 months. I still work for them bi-monthly after 13 years. But now i have a team to write about as well as photograph. If you can shoot hockey and have a team nearby that doesn't have a writer/photographer it is www.prohockeynews.com & they are always on the lookout for talent. Otherwise I would suggest a book called " The Photographers Market" from your local library or bookstore. Good luck and happy shooting;)

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10 years 2 months ago - 10 years 2 months ago #28577 by McBeth Photography
I have learned the importance of tagging photos today. Today I had a Ranger contact me about a shot that I took last month of Mount Jefferson as seen from Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and after a nice conversation with her, I am now a published photographer!!!!! She noticed my work because I've become better about tagging with detailed info of the scene and the location....you never know what people are going to google!

The photo below was taken with my D70 and a Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f4.5 (Ai'd, circa 1975) on a tripod at Baskett Slough and will be included in the 15 year Comprehensive Conservation Plan (about 400 pages) for the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges! YAY!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:



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10 years 2 months ago #28580 by Rob pix4u2
Congrats on being published !! Way to go Barry

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10 years 2 months ago #28593 by McBeth Photography

Rob pix4u2 wrote: Congrats on being published !! Way to go Barry


Thanks Rob, It was a really pleasant surprise!

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10 years 2 months ago #28915 by qualityresults
Tagging is key, I have had a couple of my photos used on Shmap.com, which publishes maps of local areas, one was for the Los Angeles Fashion District adnd the Other for the Santa Ana Zoo in California.

Not bad for a guy from Edmonton, Ab, Canada. I have also made Feature story for Inews880.com and a number of other stories as well.

Posting on FLickr and tagging works, and following the local news scene and trying out, I also have pictures on Photgrapher's Direct as well as write for demotix.com when I get a good news story.

Keep submitting, for example on Photographer's direct they will rate your photo's one to 10, most if good will fall in a 6, 7 if they are well composed and are sharp, not too many 8-10's but it is getting you out there. They also post requests and the money isn't bad either.


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10 years 2 months ago #28970 by McBeth Photography
Good advice and thanks for the tips! :cheers: :goodpost: :thumbsup: :cheer:

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9 years 10 months ago #87817 by photodezigner
Tagging in the metadata? I am new and just learning about these things. Thanks

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9 years 10 months ago #87833 by Baydream

McBeth Photography wrote: I have learned the importance of tagging photos today. Today I had a Ranger contact me about a shot that I took last month of Mount Jefferson as seen from Baskett Slough National Wildlife Refuge and after a nice conversation with her, I am now a published photographer!!!!! She noticed my work because I've become better about tagging with detailed info of the scene and the location....you never know what people are going to google!

The photo below was taken with my D70 and a Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f4.5 (Ai'd, circa 1975) on a tripod at Baskett Slough and will be included in the 15 year Comprehensive Conservation Plan (about 400 pages) for the Willamette Valley National Wildlife Refuges! YAY!!!!!

:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:


Congrats. Beautiful, Barry.

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9 years 10 months ago #87841 by Baydream
I sent this photo into the travel section of the Richmond, VA paper and it was published in several affiliated papers. This was on North Cape on Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were harvesting Irish Moss (seaweed) for use as fillers in many foods and other products. The men rode the horses pulling large "rakes" and then pulled them ashore to be loaded by hand into trucks. The colour of the water is the confluence of the Northumberland Strait and the Gulf of Lawrence churning up the iron-laden seabed.

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9 years 10 months ago #87885 by McBeth Photography
Great capture John! I'm going to be a label reader from now on! lol. :goodpost:

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9 years 10 months ago #88099 by Baydream

McBeth Photography wrote: Great capture John! I'm going to be a label reader from now on! lol. :goodpost:

It's used in ice cream, toothpaste and multiple products :)
I even stopped at a cafe and had seaweed pie. It was some good.

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