Some of our readers may not know that Florum Fashion is a submission based magazine, although we do produce some of editorials here at Florum, most come to us from around the world. And for those who do know and are looking to submit an editorial to Florum, please see below for some of my advice on the submission process.
Every time I see a submission land in my mailbox, my first thought is to look at the components of the shoot.This my friend, before even looking at the images, is the one tell tale signs of how much effort and thought went into the images. That said, if your looking for a tip on submitting to Florum Fashion Magazine; the first of my two tips, is to have a Full Team behind the images. If you are unsure and wondering what exactly a full team is, do not worry, unless you are involved in the fashion and beauty industry you may not realize just how many hours goes into every photo shoot that makes it onto our pages. Each photo shoot has not just the photographer and model, but a wardrobes stylist, makeup artist, and hair stylist (sometimes even nail artists or prop stylists). If you have these key components at your shoot, the chance of your submission to Florum being chosen, has gone up tenfold. A great team creates a great image, as simple as that.
Besides a great team, the location of your shoot plays an equally important role. My second tip is that the background to your images need to be strong to help accentuate the focus on the model. A cluttered background with an outfit full of a ton of accessories, generally is not going to look great. Don't get me wrong, I love the perfect amount of funk in an editorial, but believe me when I say that the so called "funk" was so precisely chosen that is somehow turns out just right. Fashion is always about pushing the limits and seeing where it will take you and how it might inspire you. This is my favorite part of every submission I review, taking a glimpse it the creativity of another and seeing someones vision in a photograph. It really is magical in my eyes.
I hope these tips and advice help you along with the submission to Florum Fashion Magazine, and if you find yourself looking for more advice and questions, please be sure to read our Submissions page. If you can't answer your question there, please leave a comment below or email us.
Good Luck with your submission! xoxo