There are just some articles that you come across on the Internet that are so good you have to share them. I was reading one of thoes articles today. The article is posting on www.publicityhound.com. I am going to put some excerpts here.
If a newspaper or magazine reporter called you today for an interview, would you have a good-quality photo that you offer?
Most people don’t.
I surf the Internet at least once a week, looking for articles for The Publicity Hound, my subscription newsletter on how to generate free publicity. When I find an article my readers would like, I email the writer and ask for a photo. More times than not, I’m disappointed. Three out of four people have poor-quality photos or none at all.
You need a good-quality above-the-shoulders photo for publishers like me who want to use it online or offline and give you lots of free publicity.
If don’t have one, stop being a media mutt and start acting like a true Publicity Hound. Here are tips on how to get an inexpensive, good-quality photo.
In addition to the head shot, you might also consider a storytelling photo that shows you with “props” related to your event. A toy train collector who will be featured at a train show, for example, might be photographed behind her model train display. Weekly newspapers that don’t have photo staffs would welcome these types of photos.
Don’t rely on an amateur photographer
If your cousin has a new digital camera, or a cell phone with a camera, and offers to take your photo to save you money, use a professional instead. Trust me, the expense will be well worth it.
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