What Sports Illustrated Looks For In Photographers

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Photoshelter recently interviewed Brad Smith, Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated, for their Growing Your Sports Photography Business Guide.
 
During the interview, Smith provides some insight into what he looks for when hiring photographers for Sports Illustrated. The article contains great information for anyone hoping to catch the eyes of a national publication.
 
From the Photoshelter Blog:

"What makes a good freelance hire for Sports Illustrated?
 
I have three major needs. First, and most importantly, I look for somebody who has really good, unique, and visually interesting content that shows they have a relationship with the subject. I want to know that a photographer has a knack for photography, that it’s not all about technique and post-production. Photographers fall into that trap. They rely on certain technology, cameras, lighting or Photoshop, etc. That’s all-important, but you have to have some kind of a relationship with a subject to show something a little more organic."

See the rest of the interview at the Photoshelter Blog.

Posted: 8/1/2013 8:18:46 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
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