The one issue I hear most about from readers is how they can get their travel photos in the paper. Our "Best Shot" feature, which showcases readers’ photos, appears regularly on the front page of the Travel section. It is one of the longest-running and most popular reader-participation features in the newspaper.
As a result, we have a tremendous backlog of images. It literally can take months before a submitted photo appears on the Travel page.
Not all photos get used, however. Photos need to be in focus, well
composed and show something inviting or unusual about a destination.
Photos of your family on vacation or of a flower in your back yard are not what we’re looking
That said, there are two ways to get your photo to us. You can mail a 4-by-6 print to Best Shot, Travel, The Wichita Eagle, P.O. Box 820, Wichita, KS 67201. Or you can e-mail a jpeg version of the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to include a short description of the photo (where, when and how you took it), your name, address and daytime telephone number. If you want your photo returned, enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
Taking great travel photos requires thought and preparation — and plenty of practice. One of the best resources for improving your travel photos is www.fodors.com/focus/