How to Get Your Work Published
Hey fellow photographers! I wanted to do a post today on getting your work published and share my insights that have helped me get published in many distinguished blogs and magazines.
It can be intimidating to submit your work and this is especially true after you have received rejection after rejection. Let's be honest, it can become a bit disheartening. The one thing you have to remember is to not give up and to keep trying. Here are a few pointers to help you get there....
First, make sure that the work you are submitting fits into the blog or magazine's brand. This is key. I have photographed many weddings with different aesthetics and with all of the different styles of magazines and blogs, I always make sure that I carefully curate each wedding to fit in a certain aesthetic for whichever blog I am choosing to submit to during my post-work editing.
I will also keep in mind how I shoot. If there is a wedding that I think may fit into Green Wedding Shoes, Style Me Pretty or The Knot, I will pay attention to how I shoot the details of the wedding for these publications.
It is also important to introduce yourself. Leave a little note for the editor, let yourself be known. Publications get thousands among thousands of submissions each month, if not each week. What makes you stand out amongst the other photographers submitting their work? You cannot simply rely on your work when there are so many other talented photographers out there doing the same. You have to reach out and make a connection.
Be consistent in your brand. The more you get published, then these magazines will begin to know your style. It is important to be consistent but most importantly, to be true to your own photographic voice and not try to change your work to fit another brand or publications style. Be true to you and your work and you can go very far my friends!
Lastly, you need to believe in yourself if you want others to believe in you. Know your worth and acknowledge your talent and others will do the same.
I hope you have found this helpful and that you have a success the next time you submit your work!
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