Pixalo Photography Community

Pixalo Photography Community (http://www.pixalo.com/community/index.php)
-   General photography questions and answers (http://www.pixalo.com/community/general-photography-questions-answers/)
-   -   Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers (http://www.pixalo.com/community/general-photography-questions-answers/submitting-photos-sale-newspapers-36867.html)

JPPHOTO 13-01-2010 12:51

Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
Hi All
I am a new member of Pixalo -great forum!
I wanted to enquire if anyone knows the correct procedure for submitting images for publication in an online paper - e.g. Guardian Unlimited.

I am not a pro but neither a complete beginner either and so, if possible, I would like my photos to be considered for purchase, rather than just contributing to a readers gallery.

I have researched this online and found links to email addresses for picture libraries at a number of publications, but wanted to know if anyone had any tips to make the submission more professional / likely to be considered - i.e. not make rookie mistakes.

Any advice much appreciated thanks.

JP

Whipspeed 13-01-2010 14:04

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
If they are anything like local papers, you will be lucky to get a credit. You can try, just email a watermarked shot to the picture editor, but if they have got staff out covering or can get the image from an agency, you won't get used.

Dave Canon 13-01-2010 14:08

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
I have no first hand experience with selling photographs to newspapers but did attend a lecture from someone who did break into this. I would think that you need to specialise in something so that you can readily offer a particular type of picture. The guy who lectured went to a local sports club and spoke to the manager of a up and coming athlete and eventually secured exclusive rights to photograph him in training. As the athlete later won an Olympic Gold medal, his images were in great demand and a Newspaper evenentialy gave him regular work in sports photography and bought him a new camera. I think it took him several years to become established. best of Luck!

Dave

Sonsey 13-01-2010 15:11

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
Here's an article with a few tips :thumb:

Correctly submitting your photos to newspapers - Presented by Pixalo

JPPHOTO 13-01-2010 19:05

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
hi everyone
thanks for your quick replies. thought I had some decent shots of hampstead heath in the snow that may have been of interest, but, understandably, press have a ton of great images from their staff/agencies that they can use. figured it wouldn't hurt to try.
JP

P-E 13-01-2010 20:34

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
As already mentioned specialise in something that the papers will be interested in and you never know you might just get a lucky break......it happened to me.

sejanus 14-01-2010 22:57

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
I used to sell a lot of pictures to local papers (and some to the nationals ;) ) and I spent a few years on the other side of the fence, as an editor, mostly not buying pictures from hopeful "freelances".

The best advice I can give is the old chestnut: faces sell papers. What an editor wants is clear pictures of lots of people, with their names spelt correctly and a good reason why other people would want to read about them. Pretty pictures of snow are only interesting if (a) they're spectacular and (b) it's a slow news day. Mind you, I once sold three shots of snow in Devon to the Evening Standard and they ran them over most of page three. Must have been a reeeaaally slow day! :D

I'm not sure that it's possible to make a decent income from local press work these days, not like I could in the 'seventies when I could double my income by spending Saturdays running around all the fetes, jumble sales and flower shows in the area. :suspect1:

Still,don't let me put you off, just be aware that you need to find out what the editors want and supply it; not try to sell them pretty, or worse, artistic pictures.

Des Gardner 15-01-2010 00:24

Re: Submitting photos for sale to Newspapers
 
Make sure you now what the paper reports on and what subjects are covered the most, but most papers have everything covered and now with digital any person who already works for the paper will go out and take a picture..I would imagine you will find it very hard to sell a picture to a newspaper let alone work for one! best of luck...


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 10:06.

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.0
Copyright 2006 - 2017 Pixalo.com


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197