Photographers, both amateur and professional, ask me all the time for hints and tips to getting their photos in Climbing. “How can I get published in the magazine?” they ask. “I don’t know, dude, try shooting a good climbing photo” is what I want to say, but that’s neither helpful nor constructive (goal for 2015: be less of a sarcastic asshole and more of a warm, friendly fellow human being). There are a few simple guidelines I follow when looking for great climbing imagery. Because I like these photographers and want to help them out, and because I like you, the reader/fan/web troller, and want you to have the exhilaration of seeing more world-class climbing photography, I’ve compiled this easily digestible list of 10 Rules for Climbing Photography.