Here at ShootDotEdit, we understand how important it is for you to stay relevant and up-to-date in the ever-changing wedding photography industry. Not only do we provide you with wedding photography post production services, we also love to share tips and tricks to help you elevate your skills and place your images in front of ideal clients. One way to share your images with larger audiences of ideal clients is to have your work featured in a publication.
Rangefinder Magazine is an award-winning monthly magazine for wedding and portrait photographers, and the official publication of WPPI. Every year, they choose 30 Rising Stars to feature in the magazine. Getting featured is a perfect way to showcase your images and encourage ideal clients to learn more about you. Today, editor-in-chief of Rangefinder Magazine, Jacqueline Tobin, is sharing what she looks for in your wedding work to become one of the 30 Rising Stars.
Back in the 80’s, when I was right out of college and working as an editorial assistant at Photo District News, featuring wedding photography in the pages of the magazine was a non-issue. We just didn’t go there. Terms like “weekend warrior” and “amateur” were bandied about in reference to wedding shooters, and weddings were something photographers covered on the side but didn’t talk about. Then wedding photojournalist Denis Reggie’s image of John Kennedy Jr. kissing his new wife Carolyn Bessette’s hand came along and caused a sensation, even described by the Wall Street Journal as “the watershed image that transformed wedding photography forever.”
Image Compliments of Lucy Spartalis