It perhaps would seem overly simple – but something new talents still struggle with.

The first step you can take to getting published in a magazine in ensuring you have the right images in your portfolio that a magazine editor would want to see.

Look at your present images in your portfolio and ask yourself – would the magazine I want to be in care about these images? Would they publish these images? Would the editor of the magazine resonate with these images?

If the answer is yes, then the next step is to get your work in front of them.

However, if the answer is no, then you must re-engineer your portfolio to make sure you have the right images for the right publication.

James Patrick
IG @jpatrickphoto