Volume 9 Edition 3 – Editorial


Quality never goes out of style


WE live in a world of one hit wonders, sensationalism and entertainment which excites the masses for brief moments of time. TV and popular magazines blitz us with competitions, awards and seeking the next rising star from the hopeful masses. The danger is a false sense of awe as the talent comes and goes and we realise that we have accepted mediocrity and the occasional flash of brilliance. Holding up just one winning image /song / dance / master chef meal / renovators delight is ephemeral, and perhaps if we treat this as just entertainment and recognise it for what it is; then so be it!


If we are to take someone’s talent seriously, that person has to be consistent and deliver a winning image on a regular basis as part of a body of work. It is only then that publishers, curators, collectors and the general public will recognise the individual as truly talented. Silvershotz provides guidelines and mentoring to assist photographers achieve an exceptional level of consistent quality.



Submit your work for publication


Silvershotz has evolved over a period of 15 years as an internationally respected contemporary photography journal. In that time frame we have printed and distributed 470,000 journals in 1400 bookstores in 17 countries. With our new APP for the iPad and browsers we will potentially reach many more in the next 15 years. Few journals have become such an icon in so many countries.


Read our guidelines http://www.silvershotz.com/index.php?sc=sm   and submit work that may launch your career. The result is that we receive hundreds of submissions every month from most countries around the world. The selection process is based on technical excellence, a strong concept and a themed body of work that is consistent.


Best of both worlds- Digital and Print


Many of our loyal readers have lamented the loss of the printed journal. There is still something very special about print and many of you have requested we still do a printed edition. Silvershotz will produce a special Annual edition which will be a collector’s coffee table item you can purchase. Become involved in selecting the photographer’s who will feature in the Annual print edition.


On the top bar of each portfolio is a heart which represents a vote button. In each experience released, please vote for your favorite photographer by clicking on the heart icon.  At the end of 12 months we count the votes and the top ten photographers as voted by you will feature in the special printed Annual.



Online digital delivery allows Silvershotz to retain its reputation for quality images and present so many more images than print. By continuing our policy of no advertising you have just quality images to view – and they do look stunning on large computer screens. In addition we embed links to videos on our featured photographer’s creative processes. In the future who knows what interactive systems we can add on, so stay tuned for an exciting journey.


Visit Silvershotz at Fotofever in Paris.


Meeting in person key decision makers in the photography industry can greatly help your career. Make sure you meet us at one of the major photography exhibitions in France, the UK or the USA. Drop in at the stand to say hello, or ask a few questions about submissions, provide us with your feedback and suggestions on how Silvershotz can improve your experience.


Join us at one of the next three major exhibitions:

Fotofever, Paris from November 14th to 16th 2014. http://www.fotofeverartfair.com/


Photo LA, Los Angeles from January 15th to 18th 2015.



The Photography Show, Birmingham, UK from March 21st to 24th 2015



See you there.


Enjoy and be inspired


Clive Waring-Flood



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