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    Patty Beaumont

    To call Stephen Cohen “an artist” is pushing it. The man is famous for eating faeces, crapping on stage and expecting others to clean it up … he is an abomination and a disgusting apology for a human being. Gross! Otherwise, great article with some helpful tips. Thanks Caro

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    Anonymous

    Point taken. Thanks Patty …

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    Richard

    Just one thing… have to disagree about the captions in #2. With most travel features I submit to editors I include 15-20 photos for them to play with in layout. Once they send me the layout I do captions. Waste of time submitting captions for all the images, when more than half unlikely to be used.

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    Anonymous

    Richard, may I respectfully suggest that sending 15 – 20 pictures to a busy editor is probably WAY too many. As publications continue to cut back on staff, few editors have enough time to scrutinise all those images. Far better, in my view, is to choose THREE of your best images and then say that you have many more if the editor would like to see more … again, this might depend on which publication you’re pitching to, but I would say this definitely holds true for a newspaper. 

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    Anonymous

    Richard, may I respectfully suggest that sending 15 – 20 pictures to a busy editor is probably WAY too many. As publications continue to cut back on staff, few editors have enough time to scrutinise all those images. Far better, in my view, is to choose THREE of your best images and then say that you have many more if the editor would like to see more … again, this might depend on which publication you’re pitching to, but I would say this definitely holds true for a newspaper. 

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    Anonymous

    Hmm, well, we’ll have to agree to disagree. Most travel/lifestyle editors I work with (and they’re mostly more image-heavy magazines, as few newspapers will pay for freelance travel articles nowadays) seem to prefer a wider selection of images. Also, I often send portrait&landscape versions of the same image, so the designer has scope to play around. 

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