How to Submit Your Work to the Outdoorphoto Blog

Outdoorphoto is totally infatuated with everything photography and so is our community. It’s for this reason that we’re inviting you to submit articles and reviews. We’d love to publish them on our blog in return for fresh exposure and, at the same time, keep our blog buzzing with interesting reads. If you have an interesting blog post in mind based on your experiences, tips and tricks, or even a review, we’d love to have you on board!

Becoming an Outdoorphoto Blog Guest Author is easy and you could be writing and submitting your first article in a matter of minutes. Just follow these few easy steps below and you’ll be ready to go.

* Please note that all submissions are voluntary and do not qualify for discount or credit on any of our products or services.

3 Steps to submitting your article

1. Activating your account

  • Go to the Author Section at the right of your account page.
  • Click on the link to activate your author profile.

Great! You’re now linked and setup as an author and will be able to access your Author Dashboard.

You will now need to edit your profile and add a short bio about yourself before you continue as only authors with a profile image and a bio can be published.

2. Adding and submitting an article

In your Author Dashboard click on “Add New Article” to start compiling a new article. You will be taken to an edit window where you will be able to visually compile your article, create headings, add images and more.

Write an interesting and concise title for your story. In the tags section, add a few words or key phrases that your article is about (separate them with commas). You will also need to select a category that best classifies your article. If the editor thinks the article better suits a different category, it might be reclassified.

If you’re not done working on your article and would like to continue at a later stage, you can save the article as a draft. However, if your article is complete and you’re happy with the way it looks, you can go ahead and submit it for review. Be aware that once an article has been submitted for review, you will not be able to edit it anymore, so you need to be certain you’re happy with it before submitting.

3. Editing draft articles

To see all your articles, you can click on “View My Articles” in your Author Dashboard control panel. This will show you a list of all your articles with their current statuses. You can see which ones are saved as drafts, which have been submitted for review and which have been published.

To continue working on a draft article, you simply click on the “Edit Article” link next to the article you’d like to work on. You will now be taken back to the edit window where you can continue writing, editing or proofreading. You may now re-save your work or submit it for review.

Review

Once submitted, we’ll review the content and let you know if we’d like to publish it. Please note that we reserve the right to edit (spelling and grammar) and format to fit in with our blog style, but rest assured that we won’t change the integrity of your content.

Link exchange

Do you have a photographic website or social media page? If yes, we’ll gladly insert these links from the article. In return, I’d be great if you could share the article on your social media platforms and even your blog with a short write-up and link to the article.

Author badges

As our way of saying thank you, all our Guest Authors receive author badges. Feel free to share these on your website, print or social media websites!

Ts&Cs

Disclaimer
Under no circumstances or in any way can Outdoorphoto or persons otherwise affiliated with the aforementioned be held liable in respect of any material submitted and published on the Outdoorphoto Blog, and cannot be held responsible for its content and accuracy by a User. However, we will, if notified, remove any content that might constitute a legal violation, such as material submitted in breach of copyright.

Copyright and crediting
By submitting material for publication, you guarantee that you are the original copyright holder of the work in question, and you own the legal rights or permissions to use the information. As such, we have no legal liability regarding any copyright claims but will remove offending article as/when advised of any breaches.

  • Crediting: This involves getting permission from the copyright holder and attributing it with the correct information and links.
  • Copyright: It is your responsibility to credit all appropriate contributors to your blog submissions’ content and visuals.
  • Model and property release forms: If you use images clearly showing the likeness of a person, you must have the appropriate model release from the person in question giving you permission to use their image in public. It must clearly indemnify any agents and/or assigns which will allow us to lawfully make use of the images as publisher thereof. Images without the proper model release documentation will not be published. The same accounts for property releases for images of famous buildings and structures.

Review
Any material submitted will be reviewed by Outdoorphoto, which decides on its publication. The publication of any material submitted will be at the sole discretion of Outdoorphoto.

Reservation of rights
We reserve the right to accept, reject or remove any material submitted for publication with no explanation.

Offensive content
Any material deemed defamatory, racist, or otherwise illegal or offending will not be approved for publication.

Non-exclusive licence for publication
By submitting materials, you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish any material you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format. In particular, you agree that we can make it available in the Outdoorphoto Blog as well as in any other Outdoorphoto publications and/or media or social media, provided that due credit is given to the author/copyright holder.


Acknowledgement
You acknowledge that any breach of the abovementioned warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing material you submit to us, including consequential losses.

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