A reader asks, “why don’t photo editors don’t return phone calls and emails?”
The good news is that we listen to and read each one so it’s not like you’re not getting through to us. The reason we don’t get back to you and say no thanks or hey what did you want to tell me, besides the problem of not having enough time, it’s because I’m not a robot (I can dance like one tho) and once we start a conversation I feel obligated to return all future phone calls and emails and it can get very time consuming and draining. So, if it’s not something I’m interested in I don’t call back. Plenty of publicists don’t return mine. I don’t take it personally.
A reader asks, “how do I get a job as a photo assistant?”
Well, you can head over to www.photoassistant.net or you can contact photographers you want to learn from and see if they need an assistant.
A reader asks, “do you know where there is a list of photo editor with email addresses to contact them?”
Workbook has a phone book with names and they also have mailing lists you can buy. There are other services but workbook is one of the few that calls me to see if I exist.
A reader asks, “what do you think of Redux as an agency?”
If I’m looking for a photographer that doesn’t live in NYC then it’s my first stop. When looking for photojournalists it’s in the top 5. When looking for photographers in general it’s on the list.
A reader asks, “do e-promos work anymore?”
Yes, but the volume is increasing exponentially. It’s all about the subject line now. Weird to think about it that way but I’m seeing some great subject lines that make me want to click.