In a previous blog post, I briefly mentioned MagCloud and some of the projects you can publish on that website. But what’s going to be brought up within this post is that MagCloud is not always about publishing your photographic work. You can create a story book, magazine no one has ever heard of, newsletters, cards and yearbooks.
If you are interested in creating a newsletter, for example, sign onto your MagCloud account and hit at the top: Create. Afterwards, select, “Download Templates” and click on “Newsletters.” Choose which newsletter you would like to create and download the template. Remember, some projects may not always be appealing at first, but the more you continue to create and publish as many projects as you are desired to do, your recognition will happen in no time. For the time being, have fun and always learn from those who give you the greatest advice. Constructive criticism is important because it helps your work improve significantly.
If you are a high school student and enjoy what journalism is all about, one of my recommendations for you to do is to plan a summer project, create a deadline and by all means, publish it on your blog and social media after editing your errors. This can help you tremendously by experiencing what it’s like to work under a certain amount of pressure that a journalist has to endure when working in their field. It also gives you an understanding of how time-consuming projects and assignments are, especially if the deadline has to be met within a few days.
All in all, summer projects will help you step on the ladder with one foot at a time. For example, if you enjoy taking pictures of different places you travel to, create a photo book. One of the websites where you can create a photography magazine or book is MagCloud. It’s also another part of experience you can add onto your resume.
“As a first time magazine creator, I would like to take the time and introduce what topics have been covered throughout this entire journey: birds, roses, trees, flowers, cats, dogs, flower garden and crape myrtles. They all are apart of nature and go through what us humans go through in this world: life and death. Photos of nature do not only depict what cats are staring at or assuming what they are getting ready to do next, but photographs represent what their life is like, how it, he or she survives, and what changes throughout the year.”