Want Free Publicity? Join American Photo Flickr

Want to showcase your photography in a magazine? How about American Photo.

American Photo has decided to start featuring the work of up to three photographers in their bi-monthly magazine. Want to gain some free publicity? It’s easy to do.

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Start by joining the American Photo Flickr stream. Then post your favorite photographs. If they choose your work, you’ll be published in their next magazine.

Three ways this can help you grow your business.

1. You’re published! This is a great way to let your clients know you’re a rising star, and your recognized by the photographic community.

2. Get published again. If you’re recognized in a national magazine, why not let your hometown know. Maybe you’ll end up in your community newspaper, or your local tv news. Send them out a copy and a release, and see what opportunities arise.

3. Keep building. Why not talk about it on your blog? Or tweet about it? Connect with the Flickr stream, and share your image with everyone all over the web.

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Comments

  1. While I appreciate the chance at publicity, the one problem I have with “sponsored” Flickr groups is the following statement is usually something people miss when they sign up:

    “If any photograph submitted by you is selected for publication, you agree that American Photo and its affiliates and assigns shall have, without further obligation to you, a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right to copy, display, publish and use the selected photograph(s), in print or online media now known or hereafter developed.”

    So while I’m happy to submit the picture and get some publicity, I’m not happy with the fact that I give American Photo the “perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right to copy, display, publish and use the selected photograph(s)” – without further obligation.

    As always the saying “If it sounds to good to be true, it probably is”

  2. Virtual Photography says:

    Thanks for the great advice. Too often we sidestep reading the policies, and regret it later. Make sure you know your rights and what your signing up for before you post your images.

  3. Hmmm, thanks Kris, that`s definitely worth mulling over before rushing head first into the tempting free publicity.