I was contacted by Cindy Dyer, a fellow photoblogger, about an exciting new project she and Barbara Kelley were working on called Celebrate Home Magazine. The first issue was to feature an article on photographing Autumn colors and Cindy wanted to know if they could use a couple of my photographs she had seen on my blog. As a new magazine which would be distributed digitally, they were not able to pay for use at this time but would include links back to my website and a Bio. Normally, I am not open to such arrangements. As Cindy has been a supporter of this blog almost from it’s inception and I have done similar arrangements with other magazines which got good returns, I decided to let her use the photos. I also knew whatever Cindy does is of high quality and would have a very good chance of success.
UPDATE (May, 2013): You can now view/download Celebrate Home Magazine at http://www.celebratehomemagazine.com/
The article called “Capturing Fall” and written by Brian K. Loflin features two of my photos (see collage below) and gives great tips on how to capture Autumn in all its colorful beauty. One thing a photographer does which Brian points out is to plan. Time of day, time of season, knowledge of an area all go into the success of capturing fall colors almost as much as knowing the technical side of working a camera. For New York photographers, the I Love NY website posts a Fall Foliage Forecast every Wednesday. Brian gives many other tips to get those Pro quality results you see in magazines. Oh, do not forget a Circular Polarizing (CP) filter to cut down on glare from wet leafs.
As you can see by the snippets above, Celebrate Home features excellent photography and over 100 pages of recipes, homes and interesting people and can be downloaded for Free at celebratehomemagazine.com or purchase a hard copy from MagCloud. If you are interested in contributing to future issues, contact Cindy Dyer for an Author/Photographer Guide.