Tip 12: Ask a friend. It’s difficult to be objective about your own photos, so don’t be afraid to ask for someone else’s opinion.
Tip 13: Don't give up. If your photos aren’t up to the mag's standards take time to work on your technique and creative vision til they are.
Tip 14: Enjoy it. Don’t do it if you don’t love it (or you just want to make money). There are hundreds of people out there who do love it – and it shows.
Tip 15: Stories not stock. Selling stock photos is no longer a way to earn big bucks (sorry). Even photo libraries now look for image sets that tell stories.
Tip 16: Get connected. Link up with a science or conservation project and include key (model-released) people in your photo story
Tip 17: Stand out from the crowd. Every editor is swamped with content pitches every day, so you need to make sure yours catch his/her eye.
Tip 18: Free your mind. You might think it's impossible to show a lion, tiger, elephant or snow monkey in a new, fresh way. You'd be wrong.
Tip 19: Get something new. This might involve unprecedented intimacy, new, iconic or rare behaviour or a new technique or artistic interpretation.
Tip 20: Be original. Editors look for something that stops them in their tracks so show your subject as it’s never been seen before.