Thursday, March 5, 2009

Get Out There: Your Photo on the cover of Professional Photographer's Magazine

Talk about the ultimate in marketing and world-wide exposure! Here's our chance to get one of our images featured on the cover of Professional Photographer!

The magazine is hosting it's annual cover contest. In addition to landing the cover of a 2009 edition of Professional Photographer, the winner will also be awarded a selection of prizes from our generous sponsors: Bogen Imaging, Canon, Eastman Kodak, Emotion Media and White House Custom Colour.

Click here to enter. But take note: you can only submit one image! The magazine was overwhelmed last year by all the entries it received for its 2008 contest, so they will only take one pic per entrant, showcasing an example representative of the work you sell for your clients, be it portraits, weddings, commercial, sports, events, etc.

Upload digital files by MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009.

I looked over previous years winning entries and studied past covers to get a better idea of what kind of photos the magazine could be looking for. A vertical perspective seems obvious, but I was trying to figure out what I could offer that hadn't already been done before. Then it came to me...I didn't see any shots related to boudoir or artistic nude photography. I'm guessing that's because it's difficult for a shot to be artistic instead of pornographic.

But since Teri's Rose has been such a great seller, I'm thinking I might turn that one in. Plus, there is tons of open space on the sides of the Teri's body where a magazine cover can put mastheads, titles and other layout essentials. It might behoove all of us who are entering to spend some time studying a magazine cover layout and what kind of images suit this better.

Best of luck to everyone!

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