Combining writing and photography makes you pictures more saleable and more interesting. The first photograph I ever sold was of a craftsman who produced decorative leather goods. It was accompanied by a short single page article on the craftsman and his work. I never got the £5 fee (about £50 in todays money) and the magazine is long since defunct.
As a professional photographer I have sold hundreds of images without words (If you want to see hundreds of my images visit my catalogue site*) but magazine and website editors are much more likely to accept articles that consist of pictures and words.
Combining Writing and Photography
Writing complete magazine articles involves research into both the publications and the subject of the article.
Sometimes just adding a caption helps (see below) or you can write a complete article (click on picture on left).
Weighing nearly 140 tons this clanking, steaming, smoking heavy goods locomotive spent its short working life hauling 1500 ton iron ore trains on Merseyside. Continue reading
Try some of these links to help:
If you are a writer wanting to improve their photography look under Techniques to download some handouts I used my photography courses, re-written and brought up to date.
Writing & Photography
- Leaving Space For Text (copy space)
- Black Prince Steam Engine
- Captioning Aircraft Photos
- Musa Calil (Dzhalil) Tatar Poet
- Qolsharif Mosque Kazan
- Kazan Tatarstan
- Longing For a Full Colour Life
- The Concept – Taking Better Photographs
- Exposure Settings
- Photographic Composition
- Composition or Technique?
- Why do you take photographs?
*Warning my catalogue site contains some fine art nude, fetish and erotic photography