Workshop: Getting Published

25 Feb

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Ever wonder what it takes to get published in magazines and newspapers? How do you get your images from your desktop to the printed page?

Editors look for so much more than a pretty picture when deciding what gets published and what doesn’t: the photographer’s knowledge of the publication, their professionalism and reliability, design needs of the publication, seasonal needs, budget restrictions, the list goes on. The publishing world is a competitive one, and knowing how (and when) to pitch is crucial in getting your work printed. As a photo editor and freelance photographer, I’ve had the rare opportunity to work on both sides of the editor’s desk. Join me in a discussion about the publishing industry and the do’s and don’ts of getting your photography published. In this 2-3 hour discussion, we will talk about:

– “production cycles” and how publications are organized (and why this is incredibly important for you)

– where editors look for photos

– stock vs commissioned work (and how to do both effectively)

– marketing your work and getting noticed

– the “do’s and don’ts” of pitching your work


WHEN: Tuesday, March 12, 2013

COST: $40/person

SIGN-UP: Email me at to reserve your spot.

EXTRAS: all participants will receive a free PDF of the discussion for personal reference

A Little Bit About Me

I’m the former staff photographer and photo editor for Up Here Publishing which produces Up Here and Up Here Business magazines – both of which have won a number of national awards during my term, including Canada’s Magazine of the Year in 2010 and 2011. In 2012, I took the leap of setting off on my own to start Pat Kane Photo where I specialize in editorial, documentary and corporate work.

Some of my editorial clients include Maclean’s, Reader’s Digest, The Globe and Mail, Canadian Geographic, Toronto Star, Canadian Business Magazine, Albertaviews, Alberta Venture, Alberta Oil among several others.

I studied print media and photojournalism at the School of Media Studies at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario.


2 Responses to “Workshop: Getting Published”

  1. Samantha February 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    How do we sign up?

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