Photography Guest Post Submissions

Hey there  🙂

How would you like to see your words and pictures here on My Favourite Lens?

There are several types of articles you can contribute, as, I’ll outline below.

Read on to see whether submitting your photography guest posts here, like these people did, is for you and why you should consider doing so if it is.

Is guest posting here for me?

If you’re a photographer or photography blogger with your own work to show, then yes.

If you’re a marketer looking for backlinks for a client, then no.

Photography guest posts on My Favourite Lens aren’t really about articles rewritten from elsewhere and decorated with stock images. They’re about real world stories, experiences, and opinions.

They’re a place to show off your photographs alongside your words.

If that sounds like something you want to do, read on to see the types of posts you could submit.

Contribute a photo essay

Photo essays on My Favourite Lens come in three flavours; film, vintage lens, and digital.

The first – film – is self-explanatory. Vintage lens photo essays feature shots taken with vintage lenses on digital cameras, and digital photo essays are with fully modern setups.

You can talk about the images that accompany your essay, the story behind you making them, about the film, lens or camera you used, or pretty much anything else that’s relevant.

To get your photo essays published on My Favourite Lens, they need to fulfil the following:

  • contain at least 3 images @ 1024px on the longest side
  • have at least 300 words relating to the images you’re presenting
  • be interesting for the readers in some way i.e. have a story behind the images
  • be an original piece of writing and not something republished from elsewhere

Contribute a review

Reviews also come in different types on My Favourite Lens. Film reviews, vintage lens reviews, camera reviews, and book reviews are the most common right now but expanding on those is the plan.

Whichever of those you’d like to review, or something else relevant, it would help build out the library and help others discover even more great photography gear they could try, be that analogue or digital or vintage or new.

Reviews don’t need to be too technical. Your experience, story, and opinion are more important than numbers and figures.

To get your reviews published on My Favourite Lens, they need to fulfil the following:

  • contain a least 3 images (product and test shots) @ 1024px on the longest side
  • have at least 600 words outlining what you think of the items and why
  • be casual but informative for the readers in some way i.e. how to use, if it’s good or not
  • be an original piece of writing and not something republished from elsewhere

Contribute help and advice for others

If you have some knowledge or experience that can help others with their photography or even their photography blog, why not share it?

Categories in the photography guides section include using vintage lenses, photography, post-processing, blogging, and general inspiration for photographers and other creative people.

Photography guides can be detailed breakdowns or short pieces that can be consumed quickly; both work in their own ways.

Submissions should be based on your own experience though and not be some listicle researched and remixed from elsewhere online.

To get your help + advice posts published on My Favourite Lens, they need to fulfil the following:

  • contain a least 1 image @ 1024px on the longest side
  • have at least 300 words clearly communicating your tips or advice
  • have a takeaway that the reader can consider, try, implement, or otherwise
  • be an original piece of writing and not something republished from elsewhere

Present your photographic creations

It seems more and more people are creating their own photo books these days, and that’s something I’m very happy to see.

So if you have a creative photography product – book, zine, exhibition etc – coming out and want a place to talk about it, a guest post on My Favourite Lens could be just the thing for you.

The idea is to help out smaller creators with physical products or interesting and unique digital ones.

The article would have to be unique too. I’m not going to publish pre-written pieces or press releases when we could arrange a written interview instead, for example.

To get your photographic creation article published on My Favourite Lens, they need to fulfil the following:

  • contain a least 1 image @ 1024px on the longest side
  • have at least 600 words explaining the creation and the story behind it
  • be an actual, tangible product – photo books and zines yes, RedBubble portfolios no
  • be an original piece of writing and not something republished from elsewhere

Linking back to your site and social media

If you take the time to submit a guest post to My Favourite Lens, you deserve more than just credit.

That’s why, as well as linking to your social media, you can get a do-follow link back to your own site too.

You should provide a short bio to be used in the post and two or three of your social media accounts that we can link to also.

Editing your guest post before publishing

Your article could see minor edits before being published.

These may be for stylistic reasons, spelling and grammar, SEO purposes, to change any links to sites that I would prefer not to link out to, or to address any other reasonable concerns I have.

An introduction and conclusion may also be added if the word count of the original submission is low.

Finally, I may also add my own internal and affiliate links to posts where relevant. These will only be added when they’re a natural fit and not shoe-horned in so as not affect the tone of your article in any way.

Submitting a guest post confirms that you’re okay for me to do this.

Submitting photography guest posts to My Favourite Lens

If you want to submit a guest post to My Favourite Lens, you have two options:

  • send the full article, pictures, bio and links, ready to go
  • contact me with your idea, rough outline, and low res image(s)

If you go with the first option, I would advise you to be very clear on the content topic and quality. I can’t guarantee to publish everything that is received if it isn’t relevant or suitable for this site.

If you’re not sure and don’t want to waste your own time, the second option will probably be better.

Send an email with your idea and we can start a conversation about it. This way, you know you’ll be working on something that will get posted.

Publishing lead times will vary depending on how busy things are behind the scenes here.

If that all sounds good then email me your article or idea at lee@myfavouritelens.com and we can get working on getting your work on.

Don’t be shy and don’t procrastinate.

Speak to you soon.  😀

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