Tip 52: Edit your photos. Only put your best work on your website. Don't force an editor to wade through mediocrity to get to the good stuff.
Tip 53: Treat everyone you encounter – in the field and in the office – with respect. It’s a small world and people talk.
Tip 54: Ask about rates. Most mags have fixed rates for photos and won’t budge. Negotiate diplomatically to preserve your relationship.
Tip 55: Don't be aggressive when agreeing publication terms – or the magazine may be wary of working with you again.
Tip 56: Raise your profile. To get ahead you may have to work for free. Evaluate the exposure you'll gain to decide if it's worth it.
Tip 57: Providing a free website gallery may not earn money, but you could promote a talk, tour, book, prints or drive traffic to your site.
Tip 58: Enter photo competitions. It is time-consuming, but if you win a big competition it can be truly life-changing.
Tip 59: Support a good cause. You will not only get a warm glow, you may also get access to great stories and competition-winning images!
Tip 60: Give talks. This will hone your nose for a story, teach you how to engage audiences and help you to identify your “editorial voice”.