Michael D. Becker Photography: Blog http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog en-us (C) Michael D. Becker Photography, a Division of MDB Communications LLC (Michael D. Becker Photography) Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:34:00 GMT Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:34:00 GMT http://www.michaeldbecker.com/img/s9/v90/u515058757-o1000250002-50.jpg Michael D. Becker Photography: Blog http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog 96 120 Behind the Scenes - with model Lacy http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2014/5/behind-the-scenes

Brief behind-the-scenes video from an editorial photo session with model Lacy Voorhees.  The shoot was inspired by the hit 1990s movie Clueless, which was also the subject of Iggy Azalea's music video for her song "Fancy."  You can find more behind-the-scenes video clips on my YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/photosbymdb

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Behind the Scenes fashion model photo shoot photography http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2014/5/behind-the-scenes Wed, 28 May 2014 20:25:15 GMT
Fashion and Other Magazine Targets for Photographers http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2014/5/fashion-and-other-magazine-targets-for-photographers Are you a photographer interested in making it through the door of a top fashion magazine?  If so, then you might share my frustration with the lack of resources available for photographers to efficiently identify and connect with publications that accept submissions.

Professional portrait and fashion photographer Lindsay Adler has a great listing of fashion magazines on her website (click here to view), but it was posted back in March 2010.  Unfortunately, there appears to be a fair amount of turnover in the publishing world.  As a result, some of the magazines listed have closed while other new entrants are missing.

Another good resource is Picease.com, which lists various fashion and photography magazines along with their website address and a brief description.  Picease.com also displays the submission guidelines for some magazines, but not all of the ones listed.  This makes it laborious to click on each magazine’s description to see whether or not there are submission guidelines and/or contact information.  (note: The Picease.com website is apparently hosted by GoDaddy.com and the domain name expired on 5/28/14 and is pending renewal or deletion.)

Accordingly, I compiled my own list of 50 fashion and other magazine targets that currently accept editorial submissions from photographers.  In putting together my list, I focused on outlets that would be good targets for newer fashion photographers – although the list is certainly relevant for more established photographers as well.

The publications are listed in alphabetical order and the website for each one is hyperlinked making it easy to connect.  Each of the 50 fashion magazines has a section on their website clearly outlining the process for submitting images (I've checked them all...).  In many cases, the magazine also lists the themes for future issues to help photographers understand exactly what concepts/images would be of interest to them.  The listing of 50 magazine targets is available as a PDF document and can be freely downloaded/viewed by clicking here.

With so many fashion magazines to consider, how do you prioritize where to submit photographs to maximize your exposure?  For print publications, you could review their paid circulation to determine which outlets have the largest audience.  Most print publications have a resource on their website for prospective advertisers that contains such information.

However, many of the listed magazines have gone digital and only offer print copies using on-demand services, such as MagCloud.  As a crude proxy for the audience or reach of such magazines, I also included the approximate current number of fans for each publication’s Facebook© page in my listing.  While it may be appealing to target outlets like V Magazine with over one million Facebook fans (gulp!), keep in mind that some of the smaller outlets can be a great starting place for newer fashion photographers.

Lastly, although fashion photographers are associated with high paychecks and glamorous lifestyles, it is worth noting that none of the 50 fashion magazines in the list that I compiled offer any form of payment for unsolicited submissions.  This isn’t necessary a bad thing, as the exposure gained by having your work appear in these outlets could help launch a career as a fashion or commercial photographer.

I hope that my fellow photographers find this list of 50 magazine targets to be a valuable resource and wish each of you the best with future submissions!  If you have any feedback or comments, please leave them in the comment section below.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Tips for Photographers advice couture design editorial fashion glamour haute magazine magazines modeling photography submission vogue http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2014/5/fashion-and-other-magazine-targets-for-photographers Wed, 28 May 2014 19:35:43 GMT
Stunt Show Spectacular http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2014/2/stunt-show-spectacular

Stunt Show at Hollywood Studios, Florida (2014) by Michael D. Becker: An action scene from a recent trip to Hollywood Studios in Florida, this photograph is further evidence that Sony's RX-100 is a great little camera.  When I don't feel like packing all my gear, the RX-100 is my favorite camera for travel and fun.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Disney Florida Hollywood Sony Studios Stunt automobile car explosion fire rx100 visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2014/2/stunt-show-spectacular Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:08:29 GMT
Introducing Gracie http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/9/introducing-gracie Introducing Gracie (2013) by Michael D. Becker: The latest addition to our family's expanding universe of pets, this is 3-month old German Shepherd puppy "Gracie." 

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Canon animal canine dog outdoors pet puppy visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/9/introducing-gracie Sun, 08 Sep 2013 19:53:39 GMT
Swallow Tail Butterfly http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/8/swallow-tail-butterfly Butterfly Swallow Tail Butterfly (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Captured this image between make-up changes during a model session outdoors.  It was an overcast day and the sun had just started peeking through the clouds, which served as a backlight for the butterfly's wings.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Canon butterfly nature outdoors sky visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/8/swallow-tail-butterfly Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:21:58 GMT
Baby Rat http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/7/baby-rat Baby Rat Baby Rat (2013) by Michael D. Becker: One of four baby rats that we recently added to our ever expanding animal family.  Since they don't like flash, this was taken near a window with a very shallow depth of field.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Canon animal baby natural light rat visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/7/baby-rat Sat, 20 Jul 2013 18:25:22 GMT
Sunlit Spider Web http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/6/sunlit-spider-web Spider and web Sunlit Spider Web (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Caught this spider and web out of the corner of my eye while photographing at Tyler State Park.  It was nearly invisible when the sun didn't hit it.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Canon green spider sunlight visual journal web http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/6/sunlit-spider-web Sun, 23 Jun 2013 22:36:53 GMT
Doe and Fawn http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/5/doe-and-fawn Deer Fawn

Doe and Fawn (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Spotted this doe and her fawn out back in the morning.  The fawn, which must be a day or two old, is licking its nose after enjoying breakfast.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Canon animal deer fawn nature visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/5/doe-and-fawn Thu, 23 May 2013 12:36:44 GMT
Poppy-Flowered Anemone (Longwood Gardens) http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/5/poppy-flowered-anemone-longwood-gardens Poppy-Flowered Anemone

Poppy-Flowered Anemone (Longwood Gardens) (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Spring was in the air on Mother's Day, which our family spent at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania - "one of the great gardens of the world, inspiring people through horticulture and the arts."

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania Poppy-Flowered Anemone flowers poppy purple rx100 sony spring visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/5/poppy-flowered-anemone-longwood-gardens Mon, 20 May 2013 19:25:49 GMT
K9 Unit Demonstration http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/4/k9-unit-demonstration K9 Unit Demonstration K9 Unit Demonstration (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Officers from the Falls Township police department gave a K9 unit demonstration at Walt Disney Elementary School in Levittown, PA during the school's "Disney Day" and new playground dedication event.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) attack disney dog elementary k9 levittown officers police school visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/4/k9-unit-demonstration Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:45:47 GMT
Mas Tequila http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/4/mas-tequila Mas Tequila Mas Tequila (2013) by Michael D. Becker: I traveled light during a recent trip to Florida on vacation and the only camera that I brought with was a Sony RX100 that I had recently purchased.  For a "point-and-shoot" camera, I was impressed with the image quality of the RX100.  This photograph was taken at Paradiso 37, Taste of the Americas, which is a tapas-oriented restaurant and bar on the waterfront at Downtown Disney Pleasure Island.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) bar colored disney glass liquor paradiso 37 rx100 sony tequila visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/4/mas-tequila Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:13:52 GMT
Used Karma Performance http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/3/used-karma-performance Used Karma Performance (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Members of cover band Used Karma played at The Yardley Grille Grand Opening on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Used Karma Yardley Grille band bar grand guitar live music night opening rock visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/3/used-karma-performance Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:54:00 GMT
Medicine Bag http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/3/medicine-bag Medicine Bag Medicine Bag (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Ahh yes, the good old days when we used to apply turpentine oil to treat muscular aches and pains.  Found this antique medical bag and various products at an antique store in Lambertville, NJ.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) Sloan's Liniment aspirin bag balm boric acid doctor leather medicine neuralgic pharmaceutical physician products urotropin visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/3/medicine-bag Fri, 01 Mar 2013 21:47:00 GMT
Brain Freeze http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/2/brain-freeze Brain Freeze Brain Freeze (2013) by Michael D. Becker: Hank, our Golden Retriever, enjoyed playing in the snow after an early February storm.

(Michael D. Becker Photography) brain freeze golden hank retriever snow visual journal http://www.michaeldbecker.com/blog/2013/2/brain-freeze Sat, 09 Feb 2013 19:16:00 GMT