It’s a question that comes up all too often: “How do I get my truck into the magazine?” Well, it’s no secret and it’s not that hard. All you have to do is contact us! We want to put your truck or 4x4 in the magazine!
It doesn’t matter if your ride is stock, we want to see what you wheel, and we can always find a place in OFF-ROAD Magazine. Whether it’s in our Off-Road Rides, or as a full-blown feature, I guarantee that we can find a place to shine some limelight on your off-road rover.
First, let me give you the best ways to get a hold of us: Email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com. Or you can mail us at OFF-ROAD Magazine, 1733 Alton Parkway, Ste. 100, Irvine, CA 92606.
Other Stuff in the Picture
We love to see vehicles without shadows (especially your own) on them and without poles growing out the tops of them. Try to get just the truck, and the whole truck, by the way. Cutting the tires off is lame—those digital images aren’t too expensive; snap another.
Don’t Shoot Into Sunlight
Sometimes a black silhouette is cool, but not often. Keep the sun to your back. Russ was nice enough to shoot his girlfriend’s ’98 Durango, but he should have been standing on the other side.
Type of Truck
No, the make or model of your vehicle does not play a role in your chances of getting a feature shot on your truck. While we do concentrate on certain (more popular) trucks, SUVs, and 4x4s for tech articles, we’re willing to feature any off-road vehicle if it’s cool enough.
That being said, we typically concentrate on fullsize trucks and prerunners…though you will see the occasional trail Jeep, sand rail, and even mud dragger in these pages.
Color is a definite concern. Ideally, we like more brightly colored vehicles, because they stand out better in the pages and on the cover. White, black, beige, and silver are not good colors to “pop” in print, so we try to avoid them. But, as I’m sure you’ve seen, we have a fair share of these colored trucks because, of course (ironically), they’re the most popular colors to adorn off-road vehicles.
Just the Truck
You don’t need to be in the picture. Neither does your son, daughter, or your third cousin, Hector. We’re even going to ask you to leave out your hot wife or girlfriend. On second thought, still send those pictures of your chick, but make sure to send some of just the vehicle, as well.
Make sure your ride is shown in the dirt. How else are we supposed to know that you actually take it off-roading?! Most of us see too much concrete all too often, so the last thing we want to see is more pavement under the cool trucks that all of us want to read about. You might also notice that white trucks—even though they’re not an ideal color—can work with the right contrasting background. Experiment with your camera and see the difference in your own photos.