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I realize that much of my SNAPSHOT content comes from you guys - indeed, without you, there'd probably be no magazine - but the rest of the content (interviews, features, stories, tributes, etc) has little to do with your work, so why does everyone keep asking me for FREE copies? Do you guys do the interviewing? Do you do the paginating? Do you do the selecting? Do you do the advertizing? I didn't think so...

Sorry if this sounds a little peevish..but a business that gives away everything for free....probably doesn't stay a business for very long. 

The magazine is going completely digital to give more content for your buck. Copies sell for $8.99

Thanks for reading.
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Stelf-2014 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Something obvious is jumping at my eyes: that magazine is not polluted by advertising! At all! Pure art from cover to cover. That means the publisher doesn't have income from publicity, so it means the only income (to my knowledge, I don't know if he gets subvention...) he's having is by the SALE of the magazine. Thanks to him choosing to keep the publication not corrupted, it really gives a better quality product. Thanks Rick!
medivalzombie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank YOU Stephan, for seeing that and for your kind words. It has always been my aim to keep the magazine ad free, so you're right. I don't make anything except for when I sell one. I don't do it for the money though, I do it because you guys deserve promotion!
SerBoosta Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Sorry, I do not understand.
I was asked politely a photograph to be published ( Issoria Lathonia ) and I willingly granted.
I politely asked a copy of the "Caprice Magazine" (… ) and I was given.
How come these problems today?
BluEyezDigital Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
As an artistic community everyone should understand the basic "struggle" of everyone trying to make it in the creative business (including publishing)- in the end, you want to make a living off of your work. There's a very old saying that "time is money" and those whom have agreed to be published should recognize that you are giving them free publicity- they are getting the only "free" thing they deserve. Unless you have made it big- it is very difficult to be paid for a photograph or for a piece of work to be published, never mind ask for a "free" copy of a magazine or paper. 

For example, a local paper in my area did an article on my classroom and a project they were involved in. I was interviewed and contributed the photographs. Did I get a free copy of a newspaper from the company or journalist? HELL NO. I was very pleased my students were even showcased, and their names are out there. 

As artists we should not be contributing to the stigma of "Just because I did something, I get whatever I ask for free in exchange." The working creative world has NEVER worked liked that.

I'm sorry you even had to write this journal entry. Good luck with the freeloaders.
Photopathica Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015   General Artist
right on! of course people should buy your magazine, not get if for free. keep going!
CeaSanddorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is just a question and not more. --> same by me...Blush 
I just want to get one with my input, because I was so glad and happy to be published.
people like me, forget to read or don't have enough time to read journals.
I have to say that I asked you before I  read the journals...afterwards it was soooo clear why you do it, like you do it and
I think thats more than okay and you do a absolute great job and I love the layout you create in your magazine.
greetings forget these negative comments
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