ASMP — American Society of Media Photographers

Advice to Photographers on Pitching to a Photo Editor

By April 23, 2019 Current News

Screenshot of article posted on FstoppersCross-posted from Fstoppers
[by Joe Klementovich]

Sarah Tilotta provides some words of wisdom on pitching to a photo editor. It’s a short video with some gems worth remembering, like being nice. Seems like the world could use a lot more of that.

As a freelance photo editor, Sarah Tilotta has worked for NPR and VICE and currently works at CNN International and is based in London. There are a few highlights that really resonated with me: be professional (be nice), show your personal work, and make sure you know your audience. In reverse order: audience, there are so many e-mail services out there, just because you can send thousands of emails doesn’t mean you have to. Show your personal work: this one I really like and will be picking up on this and working this into my writing here, periodically highlighting personal projects that inspire and interest me. Professionalism: be nice; you’ve probably heard this before, but it bears repeating, from initial phone call to project wrap, be professional and be nice.

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