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Tips on writing great articles we’d love to publish

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We’d love to publish your work 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!

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

What are we looking for?

  • Photo gear reviews
  • Photography tips, tutorials and how-to’s
  • Photographic travels and safari stories

Structuring your article

  • Use informative headings and subheadings
  • Introduce your article topic so the reader knows what to expect
  • Start paragraphs by making a point, and then explaining it
  • End your article with a summary of the points you discussed, although this is not always necessary

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Style and tone

  • Our blog is fun, insightful and inspiring, so keep the tone light using conversational style. Take the reader on a journey with your story, and add a bit of humour where you feel fit.
  • Use technical information to substantiate your point – please don’t litter the article with technical jargon or specs as these are heavy and difficult to read.
  • We value content diversity, so add flavour to your article by developing your own style.

Spelling and grammar

Please check your spelling and grammar before submitting, but please note that we want to tell stories and share photographic expertise, so if your spelling and grammar are not up to scratch, don’t let it discourage you from writing for us. We proofread all articles for publication.

Copyright and crediting

Copyright and crediting is important to us, which is why you need to provide us with the correct information and links when submitting your article.

  • 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.

* We have a means of checking image ownership and if we find images being unlawfully used, your author account will be suspended; however, it remains your responsibility to credit all appropriate contributors to your blog submissions’ content and visuals.

The basics

Content

  • 400-800 word count
  • UK English
  • Avoid slang and jargon
  • Refrain from using vulgar or curse words
  • Please provide factual information

Images

  • Please include 4-12 photographs, depending on the topic
  • Use JPEG / PNG file types
  • Images may not exceed 1024 px on the longest edge
  • Files sizes must be smaller than 200 Kb, or as close as possible

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.

About the Author:

info@outdoorphoto.co.za
Outdoorphoto is a photography specialist shop in Pretoria, South Africa. We love everything photography and that enthusiasm spills over to our community. We love writing and sharing interesting stories and news about photography and about ourselves with people with a passion for this lifestyle. Outdoorphoto has a beautiful online shop as well as a mega store in Garsfontein Drive, Pretoria. We not only sell cameras and other photographic gear, but also offer equipment rentals. We also have a massive community with a forum and photo galleries where our community family share and discuss their passion.

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