The Photoblog Alliance is an international collaborative photo blog. The world is full of great photographic talent and our first goal is to put as much of it on display as possible. Our secondary goal is to help those photographers find new markets for their images and services. We do this by intentionally utilizing each contributor’s social network to put the work of all our contributors in front of as many people as possible. Through this commitment to one another, each photographer can put his or her work in front of thousands–instead of hundreds–of possible clients, buyers, or supporters.
We started with one photographer and one image in September 2010 and now we display the work of over 50 photographers from around the world. The Photoblog Alliance contributors come from almost every continent and we’re continuing to extend our reach into many countries. We’re excited about the future and hope that you’ll join with us!
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have a question about us or our process maybe it’s already been answered here.
What size and format should I use?
We would like you to submit a JPG image that is 960px on its longest side. For images that are in landscape orientation, 960px wide; for images in portrait orientation, 960px tall. Visit our submission guidelines page for more details.
How do I submit an image?
You can use our online submission form to submit an image to the Photoblog Alliance.
What about copyright?
When you submit an image you are giving us permission to post your photo to our website. For the purposes of social media and drawing traffic to the Photoblog Alliance, we share only the link to the post on our website and do not share each individual photo. If you have any questions about copyright, please contact us and we’ll discuss it with you.
How long does it take to hear about my submission?
Though there have been times that the turnaround period has been longer, we generally get back to you within a week of your submission.
Do you reject submissions?
Yes, we occasionally reject submissions. The reasons we’ll reject a submission are: incorrect file size, inappropriate subject (offensive), and occasionally for not meeting a certain photographic standard. We will ask you to resubmit the image if there is a way to easily fix the problem (i.e., file size).
Do you want text and images or just images?
Some people don’t feel comfortable writing about their images. We get that. It’s better for everyone, however, if you
include something about the image. Some things to consider are:
- Why this subject?
- Were there any technical difficulties of getting the shot? How did you solve them?
- What do you like about the image? What made you select it?
- Is there an emotional connection between you, the photographer, and this subject or image?
- Does this image lead you to talk about a photographic technique?
What kinds of subjects do you want?
We’re open to just about anything. If you look through our image gallery of past submissions, you’ll see a wide range of images from people to architecture to landscapes. We love black and white but color is beautiful, too. In the end we just want to celebrate great photography and help our contributors as much as we can.