The Art Of Selling Photographs To Magazines

Magazines are a great market for freelance photographers. These days most magazines are focused on providing substantial visual content, compared to the textual content and stories they publish. Therefore, good quality photographs appropriate to magazine content can fetch great rewards from these magazines. Let us see how to get these photographs published, and get paid well for doing it.

Understand the market

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.

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How to Create a Media or Entertainment Room

Where to start?

Measure out the room first, so you will know how much furniture the room can take. Are there any windows in the room? If so they will need to be measured also. Where does the natural sunlight enter the room at different times of the day? If your room has no natural light, you will need to consider what type of lighting you will need. Before you can make this decision, what exactly is the room to be used for? who will be using the room? For example, is this to be used by the family? Is this a ‘guy’s den? Is this a chic retreat? Is the room to be used both during the daytime and evening? And the important question what your budget is?

Ideas for your media or entertainment room? That depends on what look you wish to achieve. Remember not to confuse the purpose of the room; are you looking for a home theatre system, where the family can gather, watch TV and play games? Do you intend eating in the room? Is there room for a bar complete with accessories and storage? Can you divide the room into separate areas? Don’t forget to allow extra space if you intend playing games. A pool table will need quite a lot of space and will also require space around the table, so the players have room to ‘shoot pool’. Remember you can always add to a room later. Start with the basics first. Be sure that the furniture you choose is not going to drown the room. There should be enough space to walk easily around the furniture. So for example, installing cinema seating may work out expensive if arranged correctly in rows so maximize the view of the screen. Would ‘Lazee Boy’ chairs be more practical or stylish sofas, have you considered a sectional. Where will your main screen or TV be positioned?

Decide your style. Are you looking for a modern contemporary look, a traditional look, a retro theme or maybe you wish to create an eclectic feel. Is leather your main choice for your furniture or are you more a tactile person and prefer fabrics, such as chenille or faux suede. Do you require easy-to-clean furniture for those sticky fingers?

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Travel and Leisure Magazines to Inspire the Adventurer in You

Browse through the magazine racks of any bookstore and you’ll find the number of travel and leisure magazines offered endless. Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next trip, wanting some top tips to plan a vacation or simply a new activity to keep you busy during time off at home, travel and leisure magazines are the perfect place to start your search. Here’s a round up of some of the best available:

Time Out Magazine
Fast becoming the leading authority on the world’s best cities, from LA to Buenos Aires, Cape Town to Copenhagen, Time Out now has 18 travel and 23 city magazines offering up to date information on the best places to stay, eat and be entertained in the world’s most fabulous cities. Even if you live in one of its featured cities, you can bet Time Out will come up with a new location or activity you never knew existed in your local area. Prepare to be amazed!

Outside
A travel and leisure magazine which has been keeping adventurers informed since 1977, Outside is for men and women who lead active lifestyles all year round. With glossy and colorful photography, prepare to be inspired to take to the outdoors and try something new, from rock-climbing to snowboarding, sailing to mountaineering.

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Find Decorating Ideas With Design Magazines

If you’re thinking of changing the look of your home’s interior design – or even if you’re just dissatisfied with a single room in the house, you’re probably casting about it in all directions for new ideas. And ideas are all around you – from the gloss and unreality as displayed in today’s television shows, to examples you see when you visit the homes of your friends or acquaintances. There are books on interior design published every day… but books are limited to a set number of pages and can’t possibly cover every aspect of design…. which is where the niche magazines covering home decorating come in. There are dozens of them, most of them focusing on a certain kind of design, while others do focus on the general aspects. So regardless of what kind of design you’re looking for, an interior design magazine will probably have covered that in a past, present, or future issue.

You will find interior design magazines practically everywhere you look – from the magazine racks in book stores to home improvement stores such as Home Depot, Menard’s or Lowe’s. Wal-Mart and Target carry vast selections. Indeed, home decorating magazines are so popular that even your local gas station will probably have at least one on its magazine rack. Books on interior design and decorating can become dated – but magazines will always have the cutting edge information the homeowner will want to know to create the best designs possible.

These magazines – House Beautiful, O At Home, Home Companion, Veranda and Country Living to name a few – will also have the latest information on the newest gadgets, tips for cleaning and organizing the home, as well as ideas for entertaining. How many styles are there for the interior designer to choose from? There are so many that it’s not possible for one book to cover them all, which is why interior design magazines are the way to go.

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International Magazines

International Magazines are publications available worldwide or to the different countries. It is published based on a regular schedule; some are published, weekly or monthly. These magazines are mostly written in English. A wide variety exist, which includes sports mags, fashion, economic, environment, travel, agriculture, health and other issues in the society. A lot of people enjoy reading this magazines simply because it’s entertaining and very informative. Through reading you expand your knowledge. The advantage of reading these gives you the latest information about interesting topics not just to one country but also to other countries worldwide. It includes the latest news about famous celebrities, economic issues, beauty tips from famous beauty experts, Health issues and preventive measures, and all common issues in the society. These publish the latest updates from the different parts of the world. Sharing of ideas from interrelated countries of a single topic. Reading international magazines lets get to know famous people that plays significant roles in the society. It also gives you a better understanding about the issues around your country and the other countries.

Latest controversies and the stories behind are also published which gives clarification to the readers about an issue in society. Fashion Magazines gives the latest in fashion trends–Shoes, bags, accessories and dresses from famous fashion designers. These are reliable source of information since they are international, this means that they have high standards for their magazine. Editors and other staff always assure you quality articles and appropriate visual medium. They give you the best magazine quality they could produce. These international magazines has been very helpful over the years spreading a good bit of information.

Reader’s Digest, Time magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, National Geographic, and Forbes are just few examples of famous international magazines. Various types are available to meet the needs of each individual depending on a person’s age and personality. International magazines keeps individuals productive in spending their leisure time. Magazines provide insights and major sources of information regarding all the aspects of life.

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How To Choose A Magazine For Women

Many people enjoy having a magazine that they can read at their leisure, with the wide assortment of different choices, there is certainly something that will suit just about any interest or personal style. From numerous magazines for females featuring everything from fashion and style to gardening and home decorating, the choices are fantastic. A magazine for women is a great gift idea as well and is a unique way to keep giving throughout the year. Each new magazine that arrives is a reminder of the person who gifted the subscription, it also gives the recipient a chance to once again relax with a little entertainment and read about a favorite subject or hobby.

If you are looking for a magazine for women, you might want to consider one of the many cooking magazines that have become extremely popular. There are magazines that cater to every type of cooking imaginable and will certainly offer a wide selection for any one interested in food preparation. There are magazines specializing in vegetarian cooking, light cooking, gourmet, organic, desserts, and just about anything else, you can think of.

If cooking is not your thing, many women magazines focus on fashion and style. This can be a great way to keep up with the latest trends and learn some fashion tips or makeup techniques for the upcoming season. Not only will these magazines often have numerous articles on the latest fashion trends, but also they will help you learn how to get that same look on a budget. Not everyone has the money for high-end clothes, but many women still like to enjoy feeling fashionable and will love the many ideas they can get from these magazines.

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The Problem With Entertainment News Today

Have you noticed the most recent news today? Have you noticed how much of the important news and issues facing society today are pushed more and more onto the “back burner?” This is because more and more the media is focused on the entertainment industries, rather than “real news.” That’s both the blessing and the curse for entertainment news today, it becomes good for the entertainment industry and bad for the REAL news industry.

What the major problem with focusing on nothing but entertainment-related “news” is, is the fact that our society is not keeping itself informed about the major issues and current events in our society when they are constantly bombarded with nothing but entertainment industry “news.” The complacency with which most have ALLOWED this to occur is the saddest part of this, because the average person no longer cares about major issues or world events.

And what’s even worse is that what television, magazines and internet sources are calling entertainment news today is no longer even “real” news, but merely like a constantly running gossip column. When the highlight of a news piece is what someone bought at a convenience store, what color their hair is today, or whether or not they and their significant other is having problems- that’s not news, it’s merely gossip.

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The Evolution of Magazine

Magazine has come a long way since it started being published in the US less than three centuries ago. Even Benjamin Franklin published one himself.

But published magazines then only lasted for a few months. This is because publishers are limited geographically and the cost of magazine printing could be quite expensive. A few people could afford getting a subscription. And the target of the publishers were the “educated class” because most magazines before were about education and life enhancement.

More than five decades after the magazines were introduced, mass circulation was made possible. Magazines which before can only be purchased by the buying elite, is now available for the working class as well. And the subject matter was shifted mostly to entertainment as well.

Now, a vast array of subject is introduced, from businesses to computers, fashion to entertainment, technology to health. And even under these, sub-headings were introduced like in entertainment, there are for arts and crafts, books, food, games, pets, television and a lot more. These are now catered to more readers ranging from businessmen to housewives, to college students and even to little girls.

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