Submissions Now Open for Performer’s Special Photography Issue

cameraAttention photographers! We are planning a special print issue celebrating the diverse and wonderful field of music photography – both live music photography and studio work. Black and white, color, whatever!

If you are a photographer, we want to hear from you, and potentially feature your work and/or thoughts on music photography.

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013. PLEASE READ ALL THE INFO BELOW FOR SUBMISSION DETAILS.

There are 3 types of pieces we’d like to consider you for, so please submit for any or all. Read the quick blurbs below, then head to the submission info at the bottom for instructions on sending us your stuff for consideration.

1. “Photographer Snapshot” – this will be a quick q&a that you’ll email back to us about your craft, along with a headshot of you. Basically a “snapshot” bio/artistic rundown of your work and philosophy about your art. We want our readers to quickly get a sense of who you are and what you’re about.

2. Photos for “gallery” consideration. Part of the issue will consist of the coolest music photography we can get our hands on. Submit interesting studio shots of bands you’ve done promo sessions for, killer live shots from festivals, club gigs or other concerts, or anything else music-related (still life featuring instruments, etc).

Try to limit it to only ONE image for the photo gallery submission, please; make sure it’s the best representation of your work.

3. “Insider tips” – these will essentially be really quick tips and tricks of the trade (250-300 words). We’re looking for volunteers to help with articles such as: maximizing your band’s Instagram account, technical tips for your fellow photogs, info for bands on getting the most out of their press shots, how to hire a concert photographer for your band, or any other relevant pieces you’d like to contribute. Again, these are short and to-the-point articles that will be interspersed throughout the issue.

SUBMISSION INFO

To have your work considered for inclusion in this issue, please follow these simple steps:

For “snapshot” pieces, please do the following:

1. Email [email protected] with the subject line: Photography Submission for Performer

2. In the body of your email, provide answers to the following. Keep answers brief (1-2 sentences, max).

  • Your full name:
  • How long have you been a photographer?
  • What type of photography do you specialize in?
  • What’s your artistic approach to crafting an image?
  • What’s your favorite gear to shoot with?
  • What types of musicians do you enjoy shooting the most?
  • If you had to impart one tip to our readers about your craft, what would it be?
  • Twitter username:
  • Your URL:

3) Attach a hi-res JPEG or TIFF of yourself that we can put with your answers (if chosen), or provide a link at the bottom of the email where we can download a hi-res version. Incomplete submissions will be discarded. All submissions must be received no later than November 1, 2013. Tell us about yourself and your art!

For “gallery” submissions, please do the following:

1. Email [email protected] with the subject line: Photography Submission for Performer

2. In the body of your email, provide answers to the following. Keep answers brief (1-2 sentences, max).

  • Your full name:
  • Name of the artist/band in the photo:
  • Year it was taken:
  • Location it was taken (venue, city, state, country):
  • Gear used to take it (camera, lenses, etc):
  • Why you love this photo:
  • What you love most about music photography:
  • Twitter username:
  • Your URL:

3) Attach a hi-res JPEG or TIFF of the photo you are submitting, or provide a link at the bottom of the email where we can download a hi-res version. Incomplete submissions will be discarded. All submissions must be received no later than November 1, 2013. You must own the copyright to this image, and by submitting you grant us permission to freely publish the image in print (if selected). 

For “insider tips” submissions, please do the following:

1. Email [email protected] with the subject line: Photography Submission for Performer

2. In the body of your email, please inform us of what type of informational article you’d be interested in submitting. We will then discuss formatting and word count details upon approval of your topic.

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2 Comments

  1. Holger Bücker

    October 16, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Hello,

    I have a short question regarding the current submissions for Performer’s Special Photography Issue: Is it ok, to have a little signature on the “gallery submission”?

    Kind regards from Hannover/Germany
    Holger

    • Benjamin Ricci

      October 16, 2013 at 11:20 am

      please no signatures or watermarks.

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