Perhaps the easiest way to locate new Buyers for your work is the Photographers Market Guide. If you haven’t encountered this before it is an annual directory of people who buy photos. It gives you valuable information on the subjects they use and the style of photography that interests them most.
It also gives you full contact details and very specific information on how and when they prefer to be contacted, and how they like to preview images. Used properly this is like a cash-machine for photographers! (Even easier… you can now access this database online for $20 a year!)
You can get more info on it and order the latest print edition through Amazon here, or check out the online version here. (If you go the online version, you only need access to the Photographers database).
Here’s another quick, easy and free way to locate new buyers anytime you have a few minutes to spare …
Find New Clients In 2 minutes Or Less!
Simply go to Google and do a search for the following ‘phrases’ …
Your-Subject-Keyword + Photography + Contributor Guidelines
Your-Subject-Keyword + Photographer + Contributor Guidelines
Your-Subject-Keyword + Photography + Submission Guidelines
Your-Subject-Keyword + Photographer + Submission Guidelines
These will return essentially the same information, but the different versions allow for different publications describing it differently. For example, if you shoot a lot of equestrian photos, you might search for the phrase …
equestrian photography submission guidelines
At time of writing, this returns a heap of publications that have published their Photographer Submission Guidelines on their websites. Here’s the first couple on the list …
… And there’s plenty more after that.
Check them out, make some notes and then prepare a lightbox submission for each.
If you can find an email address for the Art Director or Photo Editor, send a message, otherwise you might need to send a ‘snail-mail’ letter directing them to the Lightbox.
This is something you can do ANY TIME you have a few minutes spare online! You can add these prospects to your Personal Client List as you go, make a few notes and keep track of who you contacted, what you offered them and what they’re response was.
Make it a habit and built your own personalised list so you can make sales on demand from your photography!
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