SAMPLE Photographer's Guidelines

American Profile
A weekly, four-color magazine that celebrates hometown American life. They contract with professional photographers throughout the United States. To be considered for assignments, you are required to send images that reflect the genre of American Profile. Examples of acceptable photographs as well as additional information about submission guidelines can be found here:

Dog Fancy
A magazine for dog owners and enthusiasts. They welcome submissions for all dog breeds, in every facet of life: running, jumping, napping, playing, training, hugging, eating, walking, etc. In general, they are looking for photos taken from the dog's eye-level.

I Love Cats

A bi-monthly general interest magazine for the entire family. Possible cover shots may have props in them, but the cat must dominate the image.

National Geographic Traveler

Has a particular interest in national and state parks, historic places, cities, little-known or undiscovered places, train trips, cruises, and driving trips.

Northern Woodlands
Includes information on forestry, conservation, and wildlife. In both its articles and photographs, the magazine attempts to capture the beauty and spirit of the forest.

Northwest Magazines
Includes both the Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel. They are in need of photos of the both the Oregon Coast and the Northwest for their magazines as well as two annual four-color calendars that they publish.

Review Centre
Review Centre provides honest and unbiased digital camera reviews written by real consumers, giving you all the information you need when you buy your next camera..

Publishes photographs pertaining to the natural world and the environment. They review photographers? stock lists and samples, and then keep the names of potential contributors on file. Photographers are contacted only when subjects they have in stock are needed.

Skydiving Magazine
Contains the latest news on the equipment, events, techniques, people, and places of parachuting. They are looking for all kinds of images, as long as they relate to parachuting or parachutists in some way. Examples include news photos, freefall photos, people photos, aircraft photos, and much more.

Smithsonian Magazine
Obtains the majority of its photographs from assignments given to freelance photographers. While they do not circulate lists of future photo needs, they will add your stock list to their files and contact you if they need your photographs.

Transitions Abroad
Currently seeking photos which represent a few of the following categories: internships abroad, international careers, short-term jobs abroad, academic study abroad, teen travel and study abroad, adventure travel, culture travel, and teaching abroad.

Two Camels
Always on the lookout for quality festival-related photographs.

PHOTOGRAPHY contests (no entry fee)

Better Photo
This site offers a free monthly contest. Categories include nature and landscapes, animals, people, travel and places, a special monthly theme, and more.

DP Challenge
This site offers a free weekly contest, with additional contests for members. The category changes from week to week. Examples include Textures, At the Zoo, Independence, sports, and Family. You can submit photographs, rate other submissions, receive detailed feedback about your own submission, participate in forums, read tutorials to improve future photographs, and much more.

Photography Blog
This site offers a free monthly contest. Compete against other photographers by submitting a digital photograph for an assigned topic. Plus, receive written feedback from other users on every submission.

Quantum Leap Strategies
This site offers a free monthly contest. Categories include nature, wildlife, landscapes, and more.

Cameras and accessories

Digital Camera Resource
Read reviews, shop prices, news updates and in-depth digital camera product reviews.

DP Review
Read news updates and in-depth digital camera product reviews.

Digital cameras – help and tips.

Price Grabber
Compare prices for various types of cameras and accessories.

Links to every major camera manufacturer.

Photography Magazines

Apogee Photo Magazine
Free online magazine -- Photography articles and columns about how-to's and techniques, business, nature & wildlife, travel, digital imaging, software, Photoshop how-to's, equipment, and more.

Outdoor Photography
Some free online content – information on how-to's, equipment, and travel.

Discount Magazines


Guides to a variety of cities around the world available for purchase.

Insight Compact Guides
Guides to a variety of cities around the world available for purchase.

Lonely Planet
Guides to a variety of cities around the world available for purchase.
Free guides to a variety of cities and countries.

Photo Secrets
Over 100 all-color travel guides available for purchase. All the classic sites are shown in color along with detailed maps and tips on where, when, and how to photograph each site.


88 galleries and 2865 photos from around the world.

National Geographic
Photos grouped by landscapes, places (by region), bodies of water, and more.

Photos of various countries around the world.

Travel Photo
Photos of various countries around the world.

Traveler's Point
Photos of over 100 countries. Bonus: Upload your own photographs.

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Better Photo

Dot Photo

Outdoor Eyes

Photography on the Net

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Travel Tips and Resources

Where to stay, how to get there, and general travel advice

Agora Travel
Offering tours and workshops around the globe.

The most comprehensive resource for all your travel needs. From lodging to dining to great travel bargains, check out Fodor's before you hit the road for your assignment.

International Living
Your guide to living, retiring, and investing overseas.

Lonely Planet
A great site for the independent traveler. Provides practical travel tips, theme guides for countless destinations, and postcards from fellow travelers.

One Bag
The art and science of traveling light. Shows you how to travel anywhere with a single carry-on sized bag..

Tourism Offices Worldwide Directory
This site will link you to any tourism office in the U.S. or abroad. There you?ll find press info, photos, and other valuable information.

Travel Library
Unbiased hotel reviews, hotel directory with direct contact details, mini-holiday guides, mini-city break guides, ski resort guides, airport survival guides, 1000s of useful travel links.

Trip Advisor
Hear what other travelers are saying about the place. Reviews of hotels, dining spots, plus search archives on past articles. Great one stop shopping!

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Travel tips specifically for photographers
Photography travel tips for everything from before you leave the house to traveling with film and photo equipment.

Photo Safaris
Fifty travel tips for your next photo safari.

Travel Photo
How to take good travel photos – Some travel tips.

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Travel Packages

Cheap Tickets
Search vacation packages by type (flight/hotel/car; flight/hotel; flight/car; hotel/car)

Search vacation packages by location or type (travel, family, adventure, and more)

NWA World Vacations
Search vacation packages by type (air/hotel; air/car; hotel)

Airlines and Associations

Nations Online
From American Airlines to Air Zimbabwe, find links to national airlines and other important carriers around the world.

Compare airline prices:

Cheap Tickets:




Google Flights:

Hotel Chains

Trip Secrets

Find links to online hotel booking.

Money Foreign currency exchange rates

Visa ATM Locater

MasterCard ATM Locater

Phone and Electricity


International country and city codes

World Electric Guide

Information on the electrical systems in use in most countries around the world

Time and Weather

World Clock and Time Zone Converter

Current local times around the world

U.S. Weather:

World Weather:

Find weather around the world

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