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Gift Guide, Part 2: Pictures Everyone Loves to Receive

Everyone likes to receive a fine art print that matches a room in their house or a sentimental destination shot. Here are pictures everyone loves to receive

Chickens and Travel Writing

Today: *** Michelle vs. the Chicken: Where Can You Sell this Story *** Practical Writing Prompt of the Week: Writing about Your Misadventures *** Reader Feedback: How to Sell Yourself to an Editor (or Photo Buyer) with Little or No Experience Dear Reader, Michelle Sedita is a very lucky woman. Or maybe it's not luck. […]

FEATURED PUBLICATION: The Traveler

A PAYING ONLINE MARKET IDEAL FOR NEW WRITERS COLLECTING CLIPS By Wendy VanHatten, for The Right Way to Travel At TouristTravel.com, you'll find The Traveler, that site's monthly e-letter, which has been around since 1999 and is a great online travel resource.  Tom Schueneman, the owner, editor, and publisher, is also a freelance travel writer […]

How To Make Your Subjects Pop

MAKING YOUR SUBJECTS REALLY POP: 3 EASY TIPS FOR USING DEPTH OF FIELD By Carol Shields, in Atlanta, GA Dear Reader, One of the most effective ways to catch a viewer's eye with your photo is to put the main subject in sharp focus and blur the background. In technical terms, this makes use of […]

Gift Guide: How to Shoot the #1 Photo Gift

Framed photographs make great gifts for family, friends, and coworkers (just about anyone on your list).  They don't have to take much time to create and they're a wonderful expression of your love and creativity. This week and next, I'm going to tell you about the three types of photos that make the best gifts. […]

Five Hundred Bucks For A Photo... Fast

Today: *** Reader Feedback: How Shannon Earned $500 for One Photo *** Practical Writing Prompt of the Week: You're An "Insider" Where You Live - Turn Your Expertise into $$$ Dear Reader, She took her camera to Appalacia in September and sold two of her photos for $250 a piece... I just got this email […]

FEATURED PUBLICATION: Parenting Publications

How to increase your potential audience by breaking into parenting magazines. Here is the featured publication for this week: Parenting Publications.

November “Photos for All Seasons” Winners

By Carol Shields, in Atlanta, GA If you entered our November photo contest ("Photos for All Seasons" was our theme) -- thank you. And if you didn't... don't miss your opportunity to submit a photo this month. The images have been really fantastic -- varied, interesting, and just plain beautiful. Choosing a winner is proving to […]

Two Higher Paying Niche Markets...

Blessed with travel-writing perks, you can find yourself gallivanting around the world like a millionaire... an invite to a luxury resort here... complimentary theater tickets there... And, of course, if you're writing about your travels, many of your expenses are likely tax-deductible -- savings that can add up to a fine stack of greenbacks at […]

How to Write about a "Discovered" Spot

A few tips from freelance writer and editor Jennifer Stevens, how to write about a "discovered" spot.

FEATURED PUBLICATION: Transitions Abroad

THINK BEYOND CONVENTIONAL TOURISM TO WORK, STUDY, AND LIVING OVERSEAS By Roberta Beach Jacobson Transitions Abroad (TA) has been around since 1977, which was right around the time I happened to relocate abroad. So I've been an avid reader and contributor for years. I started my association with TA by sending short tips to the […]

December's Photo Challenge Theme

THIS MONTH'S PHOTO CHALLENGE THEME: THE TRUE MEANING OF THE SEASON By Carol Shields Because December is a special time of year, we decided on a photo theme that we think is special, too. It's "The True Meaning of the Season," and we're looking to see how you can express that as a story in […]

Four Tips For Selling More Photos

Hey, look at me! I'm a professional photographer! Just like a movie actor who yearns to direct, I, a life-long freelance writer, have always had a yen to see one of my photographs in a glossy magazine with a byline attached (and a check in the mail.) And now it's happened a few times, thanks […]

Finding The Best Hotel Deals

Tips on how to fund the best hotel deals. Here are four things you can do to uncover new gems with less risk...

FEATURED PUBLICATION: Travel Post Monthly

GAIN GREAT EXPOSURE TO EDITORS THROUGH TRAVEL POST MONTHLY Travel Post Monthly, an online travel magazine, does double-duty as a travel content wire service. It means you get more than the usual "bang for your buck" as it were, when you land a by-line or photo credit there. Not only do you gain an attractive […]