I admit that I’m very happy to see how many people are sending us photos and projects. In the beginning, when people still didn’t know our magazine, we had to seek out photographers we wanted to present. Occasionally, we still do this, of course, but only for the sake of creating greater diversity of work in our pages—but it happens far less than it used to.
But when it comes to individuals who send photos to our gallery, one thing completely fascinates me: Although we have always had clearly defined technical requirements, more than 50 percent of photographers ignore some, and sometimes most, of these demands.
Our submission form includes the following:
Choose up to 2 FILES for upload. Total submission size must be smaller than 10 MB.
The longer edge of the photo must be AT LEAST 1500PX LONG (for example, 1500px x1500px square, 800x1500px portrait or a 1500x500px panorama)
The photo must have at least 72 DPI of resolution
The photo must NOT be watermarked
The photo must NOT include a frame
Accepted file types are JPG, JPEG or PNG
ANY PHOTOS NOT MEETING THIS CRITERIA WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE DISREGARDED.
I must admit, I do not understand why people do not adhere to the set criteria. When they have already invested their time and effort into sending the photos, why not make an effort to do it right rather than be immediately disqualified.
Well, I felt the need to share this with you. And now I feel better. 🙂