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V. Chuffed 1st Magazine sale for my event photography

sheilarose 12 203 England
9 Aug 2007 10:42AM
I have managed my first sale of two event images to a magazine publication - a stroke of luck really as the chairman of the association who print the mag happened to be at the event and we exchanged cards. Really chuffed as this was a horse trotting event which I had never photographed before and really was'nt too sure if I was getting it right or not.......(portraits are more my game Smile)......I have been doing quite a few local events recently and its paid off via print sales to parents/individuals/newspaper.....but magazine publication is a first in this area for me.............sorry to waffle on, but very excited and had no one else around to share with....think i bored the cats in two seconds flat :-(
x Sheila

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chase 12 1.1k 246 England
9 Aug 2007 10:44AM
Well done Sheila..right place, right time...result! Good stuff.
Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2007 10:46AM
Well done. Why not post it on the site.

sheilarose 12 203 England
9 Aug 2007 10:50AM
thanks Janet & Ian
I have actually posted two images of the event in my PF - these were not the ones they picked for publication........the images I really liked were focusing on the horses - the mag seemed to be more focused on the riders......
x Sheila
snapperpaul 10 177
9 Aug 2007 11:48AM
I had a look in your PF and your gallery and couldn't see any Sad

did the magazine pay, or where they like most equine mags wanting them FOC. I was contacted by local rider magazine wanting to use my images, even before I could say my rates they made it clear they would want them FOC, but offered a credit - which just happens to be a legal requirement for a copyrighted image. Whereas H&H just send out the cheques if your details are on the pic.
EagleMoss Publishing advise you of the rates they will pay (which are close to industry standards) but then expect you to invoice, which is a pain
Stockczech 11 445 Czech Republic
9 Aug 2007 11:50AM

Quote:the mag seemed to be more focused on the riders......

People buy magazines, horses don't Smile

Seriously, congrats on the sale. Many hobby magazines generally prefer pics that show people - that's what sells. You will often find that the 'good' images are ignored and the ones you nearly discarded are printed. But as long as you send them pictures that are accurately captioned, and include the riders you will, I'm sure, make many more sales.

sheilarose 12 203 England
9 Aug 2007 11:59AM
Thanks guys - the ones I have posted are on the first page of my gallery Paul (these are not the ones which have sold) would do a link but I'm useless at it Smile
snapperpaul 10 177
9 Aug 2007 12:19PM
Ah - the harness racing - V nice - really like the first with them all of the ground, great capture.

Where were they captured
sheilarose 12 203 England
9 Aug 2007 12:31PM
It was a local event Paul, in the Amman Valley (Carmarthenshire) -
x Sheila
Coleslaw 12 13.4k 28 Wales
9 Aug 2007 12:57PM
peter shilton 14 1.1k England
9 Aug 2007 1:46PM
Congratulations, nice to see your work appreciated.

Are you going to invest the 3 or blow it?

sheilarose 12 203 England
9 Aug 2007 2:00PM
maybe a large 99 as the sun is shining Smile
clickdog 10 84
10 Aug 2007 10:58AM
When I was offed an ad for payment of photos I was told they had no budget for photos, so I asked how much the ad was worth(75.00) and then counted how many ads of that size were in the magazine,plus all the other ads, BTW try putting an ad in and tell them you have no budget for advertising! quite instructive.
Do any of you let the low and no paying mags use your images and does it work for you, I make more money by answering the phone and emails than prepping and sending photos to magazines of that sort.
clickdog 10 84
10 Aug 2007 11:00AM
Sorry, yes the pics on your gallery were very good.It is a real boost to get published so soon.
snapperpaul 10 177
10 Aug 2007 3:23PM
Click dog - NO - as soon as they say they have no budget - then it's goodbye, although I did once trade a pic for a 6 month ad in the services directory section of the magazine

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