Travel Photography For Freelance Writers


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Travel Photography For Freelance Writers

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  2. 2. Travel Photography For Freelance Writers If you are seriously into being a freelance writer, you will sooner or later have to do a travel assignment. If you are lucky, you will get your expenses paid up front, but often you will have to get them reimbursed by your client. They will always pay a lot more if you include your own original travel photography snapshots instead of just sending copy. But you want to be sure about that with your client before you cart an expensive camera along with your luggage.
  3. 3. Get It In Writing The actual taking of the pictures is the easiest part of travel photography. If you've ever taken clear, focused and colorful photographs for your own pleasure or to chronicle your vacations, then you already know what you need to do for decent travel photography. The hard part about travel photography for freelance writers is getting paid for it.
  4. 4. Golden Rule Of Freelancing The golden rule of freelancing is "Always get it in writing." NEVER assume that the editor will honor a verbal contract or even terms loosely given during one email exchange about copy or photography. You need to be crystal clear about what you are going to be paid for on an assignment and what you aren’t going to be paid for. Things you need to get crystal clear in travel photography for your articles include (but are not limited to):
  5. 5. How much you will get per photo Are there any specific subject matters the editor wants? What format is needed for submission When you will get paid Who will hold the copyright to your travel photography?
  6. 6. Take Many Pictures In any professional photography area, you will need to take scads and scads of photos in order to find the one or two that will perfectly illustrate your piece. You might be the one who makes the final decision as to which of your photos run and which don’t. That is usually up to the photo editor (if your publication has one). This also could be the graphic artist or the travel editor, depending on the title. If it is a very small publication, than the editor in chief might also be the layout editor and the photo editor.
  7. 7. Download Photography Onto Laptop See if you can get to send digital photographs. In this way, you can download your travel photography onto your laptop and then email them to your editor (or whoever) in order to get the piece done even before you have to come home.
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