Photo editors receive dozens, if not hundreds, of emails a day with prospective photo stories. If you've got an idea – or maybe already started a project, or even completed it – do you know how to take it through to publication?
Pitching to photo editors at a website, newspaper, magazine or agency can seem a daunting process. Here we speak to four photo editors – Magdalena Herrera, Thomas Borberg, Francis Kohn and Fiona Shields – who have decades of experience of receiving photographers' pitches, commissioning, and reviewing portfolios.
These key industry figures were also either mentors or lecturers on the Canon Student Development Programme (CSDP) 2020, in which 230 students from more than 100 schools and universities were given invaluable tips and guidance on following a photographic career.
We asked their advice on what you can do to improve your chances of success when pitching a photo story.