I’m happy to announce that Photography Life is hiring part-time and full-time writers to join our growing team! All the details and the application form are below.
Every week, writers at Photography Life work hard to publish the best photography content online. To keep improving our articles and publish more frequently, we want to expand our team of skilled writers and photographers.
If you like writing and taking pictures, this is a chance to get paid for it. You can work remotely from anywhere in the world, whether from the comfort of your home or from the road on an extended photography trip. We offer competitive pay, flexible hours, and a high degree of creative control.
As you know, Photography Life’s articles cover a variety of topics: gear announcements, tutorials, reviews, creative essays, and so on. We’ll tailor your assignments to the types of articles you prefer to write, and you’re also free to come up with topics on your own. In general, we expect you to illustrate these articles using your own photos.
When you’re part of the team, Spencer and I will be available to answer any questions you have about writing for Photography Life. We will edit your work before publication to ensure it meets our high standards. All you need to do is bring your best writing and photos; we’ll be your coaches on everything else.
Applicants for this job can shoot any genre of photography and use any brand or type of camera. You can also apply from anywhere in the world.
We have two requirements: You must be able to commit to writing multiple articles per month, and you must be 18 or older (or turning 18 soon).
Please include the following information when you submit your application:
- A short resume or bio about your photography
- A sample of your best writing
- A link to your portfolio of images
For the writing sample, we prefer to read a photography-related article you already posted online, whether on a personal blog or elsewhere. If you don’t have any published work, please write a high-quality, photography-related article of at least 500 words and include it in your application.
The application period is any time within the next two weeks, ending on November 30 at midnight Eastern time. There is no advantage to rushing your submission. I recommend taking your time and making sure the application reflects the high quality of your work.
Pay attention to grammar, conciseness, readability, and technical accuracy in your submission. Writers with a voice are welcome! Even in a technical article, you don’t need to strip out your personality.
Please use our “Submit Content” form to submit the above-mentioned information. Please make sure to put everything into a single ZIP file when submitting your form, so that we can get all files through a single submission.
If we haven’t given you a yes or no by December 7, please message us again. We expect a high volume of applications and don’t want to miss anyone on accident. There may be a second round of applications or interviews if we need to narrow it down further.
Spencer and I will email applicants who pass the first round to discuss the hours/articles you can commit, the hiring structure that works for you, and our detailed pay rates.
Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or want clarification on the application. Good luck, and I’m looking forward to meeting the future members of the Photography Life team!
Hi Nasim, I just saw this post and realize it is past the deadline, but I am totally on board with your vision and my background would mesh perfectly with your site, so I sent you info via your contact form if interested.
You should hire me instead of Ross
I have been reading PL for a few years (by far the best quality photography website) and was floored to learn there is a ‘contact us’ and ‘support us’ link (at the bottom) – I would click on the hamburger menu on the top of the page in search for them. How about adding them, or at least ‘support us,’ there as well?
(just made a $100 donation)
Fellow readers, what are your thoughts on supporting Nasim and Spencer – and keeping PL vibrant? Any donation amount of USD$0.49 (I looked up PayPal fixed fee on donations) and above counts.
So excited about this! Just applied
Will you consider occassional stories submitted by individuals who just want to contribute but cannot make a fixed level of commitment and who do not expect to be paid?
Would be willing to submit a test story outside of this timeline for your assessment of whether it is of value to you.
Joe, thank you very much for your feedback! We always accept guest posts – the “Submit Content” form is there on the bottom of the page. Provided that the content matches our audience and it is solid (strong images are a must), we always publish it as a guest post.
So if you would like to write for us at your leisure, we would only welcome that – we need more voices and more diversity in our community!
Am happy my photography life is glowing with great skills from your articles. Thank u Nasim
Dear Nasim (and Spencer),
I’ve spent hundreds of hours learning about photography since March 2020. Your site is the best source of info and expertise I’ve found. I am sorry to hear about your revenue vs expense challenges. An off the wall suggestion is to consider allowing donations to support the site. You may have already considered this and rejected. But if not, you might give it some thought as it could provide some benefit, even if small.
All good wishes!
Scott, thank you for your concern, we really appreciate it. We also appreciate your willingness to support us – that really says a lot!
We do allow donations (the “Support Us” page on the bottom of each page has info on how our readers can support us), and we used to allow paid subscriptions to remove advertising, but sadly, those could be trusted as a source of revenue that would pay for quality writers. We averaged a few hundred dollars a month, which wouldn’t even pay for one quality post on the site, so we ended up removing it.
How can us readers help support you and the site? I’ve been a reader for a long time and regularly come back here for new content and to refer to old. Thank you for all you do!
Thank you for your concern and your support Shane. If you could make your purchases through our links, come back to the site to read content, it already goes a long way…
Olá, Nasim. Os artigos podem ser escritos em português?
Adib, thank you for your interest. While we would love to publish some material in different languages in the future, we are currently not ready to accept such content. I am going to be working on a system that will allow us to do that – once it becomes an option, we could start accepting content, even in Portuguese. Our first versions were going to be in Russian (since I am fluent in it) and in Arabic (my partner in Jordan wants to translate to Arabic).
Bom dia, Nasim. Desculpe, não sei se me fiz entender. A minha pergunta é se vocês teriam como traduzir para o inglês artigos escritos em português. Assim eu poderia participar do processo seletivo.
:) looking forward to more Photography Life. I agree with everyone else; more Nasim(when you have time), Spencer cannot leave the mix or the flavor will suffer.
Warren, please see my response to Anthony below. Hope it clarifies what we are trying to do…
I love Nasim’s articles and it would be great to see him contributing again on a regular basis!
Tom, I have been busy with other projects lately, but I am certainly going to write some more, just need more time :(
Suggestion: recruit Colleen Miniuk. She writes dazzling articles which deserve a big audience.
Anthony, that’s a great idea. Will reach out to Colleen and see if she would be interested.