THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN HELPING US FILL OUR NEXT ISSUE, BY GRACIOUSLY SHARING YOUR LOVE AND GIFT OF PHOTOGRAPHY.
Quality - The magazine's aesthetic is clean, modern, and true to reality. Natural lighting and realistic colors are preferred. We try to avoid using overexposed or underexpose photographs. We are looking for visuals that offer a fair amount of white negative space and clean straight lines. We prefer working with un-cropped images, so we ask that photographers be mindful of every inch of the image in the camera. Being mindful of the frame ensures that resolution is not lost during post processing due to cropping.
Appearance - We desire to create cohesive spreads that compliment the eye as our readers flip the pages. Please include a fair amount of white negative space, neutral tones, and pops of color. Please make sure that the subject wears attire that is appropriate for the season the issue will release. When choosing an outfit, think big picture. How will this choice reflect the photographer, the model and the magazine? Will it photograph well? Does it compliment the location setting and props?
Variety - Images that are shown both vertical and horizontal help us to provide our readers with just the right perspective. We are looking for detail shots, portrait shots, different distances, etc. The more variety we have to work with the better. We won’t know until the editing process how each photograph will be used, so we need to make sure we have several options available. We have provided visual direction below, but feel free to add any images that you think would add to the creativity!
Sundi McLaughlin Interview
Theme - From Isolation to Ignition: How one military spouse transformed a retail shop into a thriving reflection.
Inspiration - The eclectic shop is home to everything you could possibly need for the perfect gift- unique books, gorgeous jewelry, and hilarious desk signs to name a few- and a perfect reflection of its owner- Sundi McLaughlin.
Portraits - Please include images that capture the heart and personality of the interviewee. Sundi is exactly what every small town business owner should be: warm, caring, and equal parts hospitable and hilarious. Examples could include: individual portraits, portraits with pup, engaging with employees, customers, or community.
Detail Shots - Visual examples have been provided below, but please feel free to add additional creative shots! Please include shots that capture holiday gifts, decor, and gift wrapping. Pull in natural elements such as winter greenery when possible. Include images that capture the essences of the store (i.e. storefront, window displays, customers and employees conversing.
Attire - The volume is scheduled to release in fall/winter, so please have the model dress appropriately.
Predominately white with accents of midnight navy, dove grey, and arcadian green.