… not your own, obviously. Just get somebody to pay you for you publishing their photographs.I read this comment on Flak Photo Network, which is an interesting (albeit somewhat chaotic) resource on Facebook:
“A publisher has approached me about printing some of my work in their photography magazine, but it is pay-to-play. The cost to print 8-10 photos is $1,500. I know there are photo magazine/journals that have no advertizements, so a fee for the promotion is necessary. But, still, how do you all feel about this, especially if they contact you instead of you seeking them out?”
You might think: wow, that will pay for the printing and distribution of the publication itself, and if a few photographers join in, imagine my wages after I sell some! Well, not so fast, because it turns out later in the conversation that the whole thing is an online publication. Profit over profit! It’s almost like a tax on low self esteem.