- Nov 16, 2008
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I received this PM today. Anybody else get the same thing?
I recently had the pleasure of seeing some of your work and this prompted me to contact you. We are seeking advice from working pros and photographers who shoot on a pro level for a photography newsletter we plan to publish on a monthly basis. Our goal is to rely on seasoned photographers to contribute photos and articles to assist up-and-coming shutterbugs learn the ropes. If you are willing to share a few minutes of your time, I will greatly appreciate your input into what a top-quality photo newsletter should include. Your opinion is valued given the quality of your work.
I have been a photographer from about 40 years. Many of those years have been spent as a professional. My writing credentials include more than 100 books published by major publishers. Feel free to Google my name, R. Dodge Woodson, to verify my credentials. Lone Wolf Enterprises, Ltd. (www.lonewolfent.net), my company, is a well-known book producer and publisher. Up until this year we concentrated on professional reference books. Now that I am getting older, I am more interested in following my passion for photography. My company has four photo books scheduled for publication and we are looking into ebooks and the newsletter that I am writing you about.
Your thoughts of what will make a great newsletter will be extremely helpful to us and to the thousands of photographers seeking knowledge from the pros.
My vision for the newsletter at this point is outlined below:
24 pages long and published monthly
High-quality layout and content
Truly useful information, not a rehash of books that have been around for years
Pro, or pro-quality, contributors in various fields who provide fresh information that is not available from other sources
News in the photography industry
Travel sites for photographers
Meet the photographersthis would be a section where certain photographers are highlighted, have a chance to say a few words and post their contact information.
Readers open forum page for their questions and comments
Get Published Now! tip boxes found throughout the pages
Special email bulletins on breaking news
Events calendar for photo opportunities
Reviewers corner for reviews on everything from equipment to books to money-making opportunities
Color photographs will accompany articles where suitable
Inexpensive classified ads be allowed in the back of the newsletter
Free sample issue and then a monthly subscription fee
This is my general concept.
What do you think should be deleted from the lineup?
What should we add to the newsletter?
What is a fair monthly subscription rate for 24 pages of pro-quality information that is not available elsewhere?
How can we create a better product and service?
Is this something that you, as a photographer, would be interested in?
Your participation in this question is generous, and I thank you. If you would like to be considered as an occasional contributor, or perhaps even one of the regular contributors, please let me know and I will contact you when we are ready for material to publish. There would, of course, be no cost to you for having your work and words published.
R. Dodge Woodson