Dynamic Range writers’ guidelines

Thank you for your interest in writing for Dynamic Range.  We are an online magazine producing four issues per year.  We aim to showcase the work of women photographers.  Our readership is made up of keen photographers of all levels, from all ages and from all corners of the world.  They are looking for inspiration and information for their own photographic endeavours.

If you are interested in submitting material for publication in Dynamic Range, please read and follow these guidelines closely.  It is wise to send an email enquiry to the Editor before submitting material as we may not always publish all articles, particularly if the subject has been covered recently.

What sort of material does Dynamic Range want?

Dynamic Range aims to promote the talent of women photographers as well as provide well-written and highly readable articles, written by women, which inform, inspire, or help our audience develop their skills.  We look for articles about:

  • Places with worldwide appeal, highlighting the opportunities and challenges they present to photographers
  • Different photographic aspects or subject matters, such as architecture, wildlife, street life, sports, botanical, macro, long exposures etc.
  • Photography tips and techniques
  • Tutorials
  • Interviews and profiles of women photographers
  • Reviews of camera gear and photography related products and services

 Article Basics

  • Articles should be presented as a Word document. They should be between 800 to 1500 words and emailed to dynamicrangemagazine@gmail.com
  • A clear, concise style is desirable. Avoid long sentences and paragraphs.  Keep it simple; avoid mixing tenses, and be consistent, particularly with punctuation, naming people and places, and writing style.
  • Use headings to clearly structure your article.
  • Write in the second or third person (you, yours, they, s/he) rather than first person (I, me) as this is far more engaging for our readers.
  • Use a formal, professional tone and language rather than a casual or colloquial style. You are writing for a magazine, not a blog.
  • Proof read and spell check your submission.
  • Be prepared to be edited for style and length, and for technical content. In some cases you may be asked to re-write portions or all of your submission.
  • If your article does not meet the guidelines it will not be accepted.
  • If your article is accepted, you will need to provide an author’s bio of no more than 100 words telling your audience who you are as a photographer.

Images

  • All images should be yours. If you are interviewing another photographer and wish to use their images, you must ensure you have their written permission (via email is sufficient).
  • Images should be resized so the longest side is 1500px.
  • Any image submitted with a watermark will not be used. Send 6 to 10 images per article, though it is not guaranteed all will be used. Depending on the article, more images may be requested.
  • Images are to be submitted via Dropbox (not inserted in your word document) and captions for the images should be sent in a separate email, or each photograph is to be labelled with the corresponding caption.
  • You must provide permission for Dynamic Range to use some of your images on social media for promotional purposes. If used on social media, a Dynamic Range watermark will be applied to protect your images. If you would prefer your own watermark for this purpose, please send duplicate images with your watermark.

 

Editorial Enquiries

Our two fundamental selection criteria for publication are high quality writing and photography.  Editorial enquires about writing for Dynamic Range are strongly recommended.

It is a good idea to send an outline of your story proposal rather than a full article, including the first two or three paragraphs.  You also need to submit 2 to 3 photos with your synopsis for evaluation. This gives us a good insight into your topic, your writing style and photography.

We will always give feedback on the synopsis and if we can’t use it, you won’t have spent too much time in vain.

Please be aware that not all articles submitted will be published.  We may already have recently published articles on similar topics, have sufficient material on your proposed topic, or your article may not be a suitable fit for the Dynamic Range Magazine.

Direct all material and enquiries to:

dynamicrangemagazine@gmail.com