Get free exposure
Unless you try to get a commission from a magazine, it’s unlikely you’ll get paid to feature your images on their pages. However, don’t let this put you off. Submit your images to a suitable magazine and ask for a credit for instant exposure If you’re a wedding photographer, think about all those brides-to-be and mothers you’re showing your images to. Look at local magazines too, such as Hertfordshire Life if you are based in the UK, to see if there’s any content you can contribute. Having your images published also gives you instant credibility, it’s like winning a competition. There are endless magazines in the market from gardening and travel to hiking and country living, just take a visit to your local newsagent and sift through the shelves. Research the magazine thoroughly and pick the pictures that best suit their content, then submit them to the Features Editor in the form of a contact sheet, with details of who you are and what you want. Once you’ve been published, shout about it: add it to your blog, Twitter and Facebook!