For a final post of the week, we thought we’d assemble some links for you.
- Have you ever struggled with the question of what to put on your reel? Do you worry about whether it’s too short? Too long? Whether the editing is up to snuff? Whether you should be editing it yourself? These are all legitimate questions, and here, as a kind of indirect answer, is a roundup of reels that helped some photographers land video assignments.
- Speaking of good reels, it goes without saying that a well-rounded reel ought to have something a little unusual in it. Like photographs from a Civil War re-enactment, for instance.
- Another thing you should get into the habit of doing is entering your work into contests. It exposes you to work by a wide variety of peers, it forces you to stay aware of all the stuff that’s going on out there, and plus, everybody likes prizes. “What America Looks Like” is a particularly interesting competition hosted by The Atlantic magazine, and they’re still accepting submissions.