A&P Making those publication contacts...

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  1. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Where does one begin to make contacts for submitting images for publications of events? Do many papers and magazines already have a slew of photogs capturing events for them?

    How does one even get in to make contact? Who to call? Who to email? :eek3:
     
  2. Darren

    Darren DSLR/Photography/Mac Crew

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    I am also curious about this.
     
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    mojito New Member

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    its not what you know, its who you know
     
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    I got in with Transworld through flickr and going riding at the track. My FMX hook ups are from becoming friends with top riders. I got lucky.
     
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    I got my first magazine publication basically through the same way. Shot for my brother's school, AD liked the shot and passed it on to a friend that is editor at the magazine. And hopefully I'll be shooting for the magazine later this month now.
     
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    What i did

    step 1: shoot as a hobby and go to school for design
    step 2: get intro job as art director for a small magazine in atlanta
    step 3: get better job in LA with biggest magazine publisher in the US
    step 4: be selfless and put in great work over 3.5yrs
    step 5: quit job with aspirations of being freelance
    step 6: redeem rewards of being nice to said magazine publisher and have tons of contacts

    But seriously it's pretty tough to become a regular contributor to magazines. The best advice I can tell you is really study the magazine, and submit exactly what they'd like to see. Also don't send emails that have 5 paragraphs talking about your history and how you can contribute to the magazine. Keep it short and sweet, maybe 2 paragraphs.. your location, and attach some pictures.
     

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