Pitching a photography project can be an intimidating task. Of course you want to make a great first impression and get your hard work noticed, but it can be difficult to stand out from the dozens, if not hundreds, of prospective stories that photo editors receive every day. If you've got an idea – or maybe have already started, or even completed a project – do you know how to take it through to publication?
We've spoken to numerous photographers and photo editors with decades of collective experience working in the industry – receiving photographers' pitches, commissioning and reviewing portfolios. Here's their best advice on what you can do to improve your chances of success when pitching a photo story.