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Jun 4 / Jitendra

Starting a Photography Business

The art of photography revealing the secrets of darkroom has a massive surge these days. Through years, it has been an attractive field of study and practice, and today, trade in the field of digital photo editing suites has a worldwide popularity. Memory cards offering infinite reshoot possibilities replace film, which would cost a professional photographer hundreds of dollars over time. Moreover, the low cost of entry lures a lot of freshers to step into this field of business without running a risk of massive financial strain. In recent years, photography opportunities are creating new sources of making money. If you are interested, to pursue a business as a photographer in magazine, then take a look at the world of print media and the photography opportunities it can offer.

Starting a Photography business When your business is at the primary stage, it won’t be possible for you to make an appointment with any celebrity into your studio, therefore, you can target those magazines, which deals with cars, dogs, computers, fitness, home decor, cooking and so many others. Such magazines always look for relevant and useful images for their audiences. Moreover, the payment offered by these magazines is fairly high.

To start with any such magazines, you have to collect some good and interesting images based on their topics. For example, dog magazines, you can collect photos on every aspects pertaining to the dogs. however selecting a niche is magazine photography is very important. Whatever topic you love, chances are good if you submit it in the magazine focused on that particular subject. So, select a market, and then head to the bookstore and pick up a couple of magazines focused on your topic.

For making quick success in the field of photography, you have to do a thorough research on the kinds of photographs used in a specific magazine. Then your job will be to look through each magazine and collect the contact information for the photo editor, or the contact information about how to submit your photos. Figure out the particular guidelines before sending anything, because the submissions should meet the guidelines to get accepted. Send the photo to the particular magazine with a note or letter with a link to your portfolio.

To take action on your submission, normally, the photo editor will take a few weeks. Mostly the print media make slow progress and even if your photographs are accepted, it will not show up for a few months. It would be better if you submit each photo to as many publications as possible at a time. This will help you to evade the risk of having to decline an offer because another editor may chose to use your image.

Normally, the magazines require a response time to be between 2-8 weeks. If you have not heard anything by this time, you can send a follow-up note reminding the editor of your submission. However, the field of photography is prospective enough. As a freelancer, you can earn a lot from this business. So give it a try today!