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Sure, quality is key, but don’t forget quantity

Here is part two of my column on finding work as a freelancer, written several months after the first. It appeared in the American Copy Editors Society quarterly newsletter.

I love taking a look at a photographer’s contact sheets these days: scores of photos on a computer screen covering a couple of seconds of action. I used to say the secret to news photography was buying in bulk, rolling your own, and shooting enough to get lucky. Now, technology makes it even easier.

That comes to mind as I contemplate the efforts of fr