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Selling Celebrity Photos To Newspapers And Magazines

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If you are a novice photographer who has a joy and love for taking celebrity photographs, and you have started to create a professional portfolio for yourself, you will no doubt most likely want to learn how to sell your photos for profit. The majority of people don't simply take photos of celebrities as a hobby. They generally only take photos of celebrities in order to make a profit.

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The question is how do you sell celebrity photos to newspapers and magazines? This is something that you will want to gain proper knowledge of in order to sell your celebrity photos and to make a plentiful profit from your work.

To begin with, you will want to look at celebrity photographs that appear in the types of magazines and newspapers that you wish to see your work appear. Study these photos to see what types of celebrity photographs are currently selling. All magazines and newspapers cater towards a specific audience. If you are looking to see your work sell to tabloids, then you will no doubt need to catch a celebrity doing something out of the ordinary or scandalous. In most cases you will need to actually stake out the celebrities, while following and abiding by all laws to make sure that your photo taking is not illegal.

General photos of celebrity's outside of eateries and bars do sell, however, if you want to make the big money you will need to catch a celebrity off guard at their lowest moment. Photos of celebrity's caught in lewd situations are what sell to tabloids. Catch a celebrity kissing a stranger or another celebrity, and you pretty much have a golden ticket.

The first thing you will want to do once you have acquired your celebrity photo that you feel is marketable, is to contact the newspapers and magazines that you desire to sell the photo to. Most magazines after purchasing a photo will make you sign a contract stating that you will not sell the photo to any other magazines, newspaper, or news source.

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 To get your foot in the door you will most likely need a very outrageous photo such as described above in order to garner the attention of magazines and newspapers.
Simply obtain such an original photo and then you will be able to simply contact one of these magazines or newspapers by telephone and explain to them the details of your photo. Once these have been explained over the phone the newspaper or magazine will then tell you if they are interested or not. If they are interested they will then ask you to present the photo to them. In doing this always tell the buyer that you wish to meet with them in person. Never send the photo to them via email or snail mail. Always meet with them in person when presenting the photograph.
This will help you avoid any issues that could arise. Always cover yourself in all your endeavors so that your work is not stolen.

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