Another great article for Digital Camera World, see the original here
As our series on how to sell photos online and in print continues we look at the prestigious magazine cover and explore five surefire ways photographers can get their images on the covers of magazines.
A cover photo is a specialised thing – it needs to have room for words, and then you have to get it into the hands of the people who’ll publish it. Sydney-based Bhuminan Piyathasanan’s beautiful landscape images on Flickr have been featured on magazine covers worldwide, including our sister title N-Photo. Here he explains the secrets of his success.
Selling images should be easy. Stock agencies now look at the photographs, not the photographers. Buyers have multiplied as millions of Web pages have spread across the Internet. The gap between collectors and creators has broken down as sellers can use their own marketing skills to create their brands, build a reputation and promote their art. But it isn’t easy. Moving from talented enthusiast with hard drive full of pictures to a semi-professional shooter with a portfolio of sales and a steady revenue stream can take time, hard work and plenty of frustration. This is what you need to do get started….more
This room contains displays drawn from the national collection of the art of photography at the V&A. The Museum’s photography collection is one of the largest and most important in the world. It is international in scope and ranges from the beginnings of photography to the present. The main part of the room shows highlights from the history of photography. The section at the far end is devoted to a programme of temporary displays. There are computers available with a programme showing a selection of images drawn from the V&A collection. Information about the photography collection and photographic processes and techniques can be found in books attached to the benches. V&A
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