How to Sell Photographs to Magazines

Photographs differ in subject, as do the magazine cover stories. The range can be vast – politics, sports, entertainment, disasters, technology, social concerns, food, cuisine, fashion, comical situations, serious concerns, health, education or nature, all things great and small.

The scale and focus could also be different – local to state, national and international, or rural or urban, or glamor or plain and truthful reporting. There exists a place for every slot and every setting. It is therefore essential for you to understand the market for your work. After knowing your market, it is much easier to find potential customers for your work.

First, compare and assess your work

Before approaching suitable magazines, first study the photographs already published in the magazines that are relevant to your category of work. Make an honest comparison of the work you want to submit to those magazines. After an impartial assessment, if you feel your work is as good as the work published, then you are ready to approach the magazines.

Care to be taken while submitting your work

Write or send a mail to the magazine’s photo editor giving a brief idea of your work. Give the details of your website in your mail, if you have one. It is easier for the photo editor to visit the site and view your work. While sending photographs by post, attach a stamped self-addressed envelope to ensure return, in the case that it is not accepted.

The monetary aspect

The money offered for accepted work depends upon the magazine management. There are well-paying ones and also lower-paying magazines. However, sometimes there is a general structure of fees common between several magazines. If they place your shot in the cover page, you will get paid the most for your photograph. The double center spread is a close second.

The points to look for, while sending your work:

It is in your best interest not to send your work to any other magazines after selling it to one magazine. If you get caught for doing that, it is likely that you will lose the magazine as your customer permanently. Also, understand some basic things such as the copyright laws. Whenever you click a photograph, it carries your own copyright. Generally, the custom is that a magazine can publish a photograph for one-time use. Therefore, if they are publishing the same photograph twice in a period of five months, you must be paid by them again, the second time.

Books To Help Kids Develop

Every child deserves the best education. He can get this not from any other place but from his very own home. Parents have a big role in the education of their children. They can effectively jumpstart the learning process by teaching the children themselves. Besides using the technology, parents can push their children to use the other sources to increase their knowledge. They should insist their children to read some books. They do not need to ask their children to read some heavy books that deals to some recent issues around. It is just simply by asking them to read some children books.

Everybody knows well that children books are simple but it is full of knowledge that you can share with the children. The moral of the story in the story books can be very useful learning for them. Usually, it is full of pictures or drawings that can attract them to read it more and more. This depends on the children characteristics that they love something colorful. It can stimulate their brain. They can see the world by using the different point of view. Further, the brain stimulation can increase the children’s creativity. They can be an aware people in the future if they get the useful knowledge in the past.

Knowing the advantages of the children books to the children, now it is the time for parents in the world to search the appropriate ones for them. They can go to the book stores around their house to get them all. Sometimes, the book stores offer discount children books to attract their parents to buy the books for their lovely children. They should remember that they should be selective in doing that. If not, their children will read wrong books.

The importance of book stands for young school children is not only its capacity to hold books and other reading materials. A more valuable contribution is its ability to hone the children’s organizational skills which originated while they were still under the care of their parents.