Get Published! Learn how to make your own eBooks and work for magazines

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Announcements, eBooks, Talks | 5 Comments

We are thrilled to bring you two exciting seminars this November on how to get your work published. The first seminar is on the Art and Craft of the Photography eBook on November 3 in Cochrane, Alberta. Samantha and I will present a detailed talk on the art and craft of making your own photography eBook. Whether you are interested in compiling your wedding photos into a special digital album or showcasing your once-in-a-lifetime trip — or even if you plan to market and sell your eBook to a larger audience — we have loads of practical advice on how to do it right. Benefit from our experiences both positive and negative on the ‘meat and potatoes’ (and even the chocolate pie!) of making an eBook. To register click here.

©oopoomoo – Page 9 of our Aperture eBook

Have you ever wanted to have your photos published in magazines? Or have you dreamed of getting assignment work with prestigious publications? If so, have we got a talk for you! We are proud to be bringing you photographer and former photo editor Patrick Kane to Cochrane for an informative talk entitled: Get Published! Insider Secrets to Shooting for and Working with Magazines. Pat will walk you through:

  • the production cycle of a typical magazine revealing how stories are developed
  • what photo editors look for in telling those stories
  • where photo editors find images
  • why some images get chosen over others
  • how to pitch your work to editors, and
  • how to get your portfolio noticed (and published!) in such fast-paced and competitive market.

Whether you’re looking to sell images or pitch feature photo essays to the top magazines on the newsstand, Pat will give you a behind-the-scenes look at the industry and offer advice, tips and tricks to help get your photography on the printed page. Be sure to visit Pat’s webpageblog, and Facebook page to see the breadth of this talented photographer’s work! To register click here!

©Patrick Kane

About the Author

I am a Canadian landscape and outdoor photographer who loves long hikes in the woods, yummy food, hairy dogs, good company and pure wilderness.

5 Comments

  1. Anne Jutras
    October 29, 2012

    Oooh, too bad you guys live so far away… Otherwise, I would definitely be interested.

    Have you ever thought of making a Webinar, or something like that?

    That would be awesome. For me! And my other fellow too, I’m sure. ;)

    • Darwin Wiggett
      October 30, 2012

      Anne,

      We are looking into the webinar thing right now… good idea!

  2. Anna
    October 30, 2012

    I’m thinking along the same lines as Anne. I’m particularly interested in making eBooks and would love to gain from your experiences.
    Anne’s suggestion sounds great for both topics. Or how about a mini eBook on making eBooks…. a book on making books – is that redundant? :)

    • Darwin Wiggett
      October 30, 2012

      Anna,

      an eBook on making eBooks is in the works as well!

  3. Martin Chamberlain
    November 5, 2012

    Many thanks for the Winter in the Canadian Rockies ebook. Very inspiring. Superb quality. Can’t wait to join you on one of your last workshops in February.

    I don’t have an iPad either but it looks great on the iPhone.

    I agree with your comments on the Blurb books. The quality of the published versions are fantastic. I too originally chose them because of their excellent guidance on softproofing and supplied colour profiles. I have to say though that for the first couple of books I spent ages softproofing and tweaking each image, but in the end the adjustments needed to match the screen were so insignificant that for my last book, Yellowstone Winter, I just exported from Lightroom without softproofing, and was still really happy with the results.

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