This weekend was my first attempt at submitting some of my photos to different magazines and contests to get published. I now realize how time consuming and how much effort it takes for freelancers to get their work published. I'm only looking at roughly 6 different publications and they all have different file format, size, metadata, and story and/or caption information requirements. Fortunately I can make use of excel to track the differences otherwise I would be trudging through that mess every time. Anyway, here's a list of the websites I'm looking at right now and some details on what I've submitted this weekend. Now you've seen most of these photos already from my Wildlife page, but I wanted to include them again on this post since I wanted to give you an idea of which ones I'm sending out.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Submissions
Discover Wildlife Magazine - BBC
Discover Wildlife submissions required a short story for their photos:
This photo was taken at Antelope Island State Park at the Great Salt Lake in Utah. It was about 9am when I came across the first herd and I got out of the car and started taking photos right away. This Bison was further away from the herd and I was able to get this shot with his little bird friend with a great backdrop of the Thurston Peak mountain range behind them.
Anahuac Wildlife Refuge is about 75 miles east of Houston and is a great place to visit in March to April every year to catch the Spoonbill mating season. After leaving the rookery I went to the other locations in the refuge and there was a fence on one side of the road out to East Bay. On the way back from the end of the road I saw this little guy preening so I pulled over, it started to rain as I was shooting and she stopped, tucked her head in, and just sat there waiting out the Spring shower.
While on vacation to the Outer Banks North Carolina in July 2014 I was shooting a few families of ospreys. One day we decide to take the boat out to go fishing and on the way out of the canal by our beach house there were more ospreys perched on the pilings. We slowed down to a crawl while I got out my camera and most didn't even bother to leave as we went by, lucky for me.