Submission Guidelines to be a Featured Photographer or Artist

by Robert Berdan updated Feb 17, 2023

     I welcome short articles from anyone anywhere in the world interested in Nature Photography, Microscopy, astronomy, photomicrography, kayaking, canoeing etc - amateur or professional. I also welcome articles from painters amd other visual artists. There is no renumeration for the articles, the main benefit is that the photographer gets their work presented to a growing audience of over 30,000 - 50,000 visitors a month. The article and picture copyright remains with the author. The author may submit the articles and version of the article to a print magazine if they like. The article must be different from other articles by the author posted on any other web site web site otherwise Google will penalize both sites for duplicate content. I am not interested in pro-bloggers submissions or from social media advertisements. I am happy to add links that will be of benefit to the author or reader - I will be the judge of their value.

St. Mary's panorama, Newfoundland by Robert Berdan

Panoramic photo of St. Mary's Newfoundland with nesting Gannets - 1160px wide

     Unlike print magazines the articles will be displayed for years. I will be happy to link from your article to your web site, portfolio, web galleries and or social media site (e.g. Facebook). I also recommend that you link from your site back to the article you wrote.

Subject Material

     The topics I am interested in showing on this web site are those that deal with Nature photography (wildlife, landscapes, macrophotography, photomicrography, astronomy, night sky, travel and adventure photography, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, underwater photography, caving etc from anywhere in the world ). The articles can also discuss new photography techniques, innovative equipment, software reviews, e.g. Photoshop, Lightroom, PTGui etc. If you have a new photo-book or ebook you would like to promote I would be happy to feature it. I will also feature portfolio images along a nature theme so long as you include some text and picture descriptions. The length of articles can be as short as one or two paragraphs or you can write several thousand words if you like. I am also interested in presenting the science behind your subjects as well. Scientific names of species are welcome, but not required.

     Articles should be typed e.g. Microsoft word document, or pasted into an email so I can cut and paste your text. Please check spelling and grammar. Please include short captions for the images, technical information is encouraged (e.g. f-stop, shutter speed, ISO speed etc) and if you want the images inserted into specific locations in your article please indicate this in your text. If you take text for your article from another source please include any attribution or link to the source. I reserve the right to make small changes in the text, you will have an opportunity to view, correct or make changes in the article. Tell the reader where you took the pictures, and any special tools or techniques you used etc.

Preparation of the images

     Images are accepted in .jpg format 1160px wide 72 dpi - each image will have alt="description of picture and authors name" embedded in the HTML code so they will be indexed by Google znd can be found using Google pictures. The authors name should be included on the picture along with a copyright symbol. Please use 14 pt Arial, Helvetica or Verdana font with a copyright symbol (alt 0169 PC or Option-G on a Mac or use the new Glyphs palette in Photoshop CC). I can add your name and copyright for those that can not do this.

     You may also include your web address (URL) on the picture if you like. If you prefer you may embed your signature or logo if you know how. Watermarks that cover the images are not accepted. If you would like to combine several images inside of one like that shown below that is fine. I may combine vertical images into 2 or 3 image montages to keep size reasonable on the page. Number of images to submit should be between 8-20 max, note that not all images may be selected. I can also embed your YouTube videos or link to videos. It is impossible to stop folks from stealing images which is why I embed my name and web site, but any one versed in Photoshop can remove these easily which is why I will only insert 72 dpi images.

4 pictures embedded in a single 1160 px image - this might work if you have a lot of images you want to share.

Multiple images embedded in a single image - this allows you to include even more pictures if you want to.

Portrait and Contact information

     I like to include a portrait of each author along with contact information and short biography like the example below. Minimum size of the portrait is 200 x 300 pixels. Consider including: your web site url, flickr or other online portfolio link, email address, social media links and phone number. You can also include additional links that might be relevant to your article e.g. google maps, or reference other web sites, science papers as link or PDF. If potential photo buyers contact me I will put them in touch with you based on your contact information - I will not give the rights to anyones text or pictures and will not sell your article or images to anyone else - you own the copyright. I am happy to try and put potential buyers in touch with you. Articles will be on the front pages for a limited time, but they will be posted indefinitely and found in the site map, article index and on the front page search engine. If you don't want your article posted in the future contact me and I will remove it. I welcome new photographers, but I won't accept every article sent to me if the subject matter is inappropriate, or the quality of the phots don't meet my minimum standards.


Authors Biography & Contact Information - Example


Portrait of Robert BerdanRobert Berdan is a professional nature photographer living in Calgary, AB specializing in nature, wildlife and science photography. Robert offers photo guiding and private instruction in all aspects of nature photography and Adobe Photoshop training.

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Phone: MST 9 am -9 pm (403) 247-2457.

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