316Press wants to feature YOU!

Hello friends and family! As briefly mentioned in a Facebook post last week, here are the details around a new and fun opportunity!

We want YOU to get involved, and we want to feature YOUR photos and stories!

It’s been about 10 years that 316 Press, formerly Christian Concert Photos, started this venture. It has evolved over the years into what you see today. At times we’ve been super active, at others not so much. Joe and Mike have both found life getting in the way while we are making other plans and the growth has been slow. That said, we have always taken the approach the this is happening in God’s time. Not ours.  We simply must trust that we are moving in His direction and at His speed. We have seen truly incredible things happen along the way and remain convinced there is more to come.

Thats where you come in!  Mike has been running the operational side for a while and is feeling a strong desire to open things up a bit more. We can no longer keep this going alone and want you to join us!  We will start with curated collections being highlighted on a (hopefully) regular basis. After a few contributions, we’ll look at adding you as a contributor with a dedicated page highlighting you and your photography. With even more regular contributions, you could be offered a highlighted and dedicated column for people to easily find you. There will be a couple things we ask in return, but that’s easy. In addition, as we grow we will open up some user forums to get more sense of community built. The back end for that is already good to go.

The details:  Easy as can be!  Send us a maximum of 15 photos to be featured on the front page. We will review, make adjustment as appropriate and post. That’s all there is to it. There are 3 levels;

Level 1

  • Submit a minimum of 9, and a maximum of 15 great photos. We are seeking high-quality submissions that highlight the amazing shows and music in the family-friendly space. Send your photos to PHOTOS @316press.com  (NOTE: Remove the space between PHOTOS and @. It’s added this way to minimize spam). ALL photos should have a MINIMUM resolution of 1250 pixels on the long edge, a MAXIMUM of 2048 pixels on the long side. The ideal size is 1600 pixels on long side, horizontal layout.
    • Alternatively, you can send a link to a Flicker gallery with download privileges enabled and we will pull down the selected images.
  • 316 Press will review those images, and upon acceptance we will create a post featuring YOUR images. You retain all copyrights and we will NOT ever distribute those images without your permission. You grant us permission to display the photos on www.316press.com and all associated social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap and all other popular sites. The post will have full credit added along with a link to your website if you desire.
  • In return we ask that you promote your post on your favorite outlet, with #316Press and a link to www.316press.com included. That’s it!

Level 2 – Contributor

  • When you become a regular contributor with 4 or more posts, you will be featured on our contributors page. (in development)  The page will feature your name, website, email and phone if you want that highlighted. When we prepare your profile section, we will reach out and validate information.

Level 3 – Sr. Contributor / columnist

  • The exact number is still being worked out, but when you reach around 10 posts, we will consider adding you as a Sr. Contributor. With this you will have the above items, along with;
    • A dedicated menu item / drop-down to your specific contributions.
    • An enhanced profile section to include additional information about your services, location, social accounts, etc.
    • Priority for coverage at events as needed / requested. We will also strongly consider your show coverage requests and help obtain proper credentials. You will of course be required to operate in a completely professional and courteous manner befitting the values 316 Press stands for.
    • More to come as we grow!

Photo guidelines

  • Submit a minimum of 9, and a maximum of 15 great photos
  • Send your photos to PHOTOS @316press.com  (NOTE: Remove the space between PHOTOS and @. It’s added this way to minimize spam).
    • Alternatively, you can send a link to a Flicker gallery with download privileges enabled and we will pull down the selected images.
  • ALL photos should have a MINIMUM resolution of 1250 pixels on the long edge, a MAXIMUM of 2048 pixels on the long side.
  • The ideal size is 1600 pixels on long side, horizontal layout.
  • Please, NO watermarks. If you would like to dd the 316Press watermark as we do, we can work that out. Just let us know.
  • In the EXIF section, if possible please include your name, event name, date, etc.

A little bit more information

  • We know we are asking for images, and we are not offering any pay for those. At some point this may change, but this has never been a project worried much about making a profit, it’s truly about the mission to highlight Gods amazing music and artistry. This has opened doors in places we never images. It has truly impacted lives.  At some point, maybe we get to a point where we can pay for contributions. Today we struggle to pay even the modest hosting and basic operational fees. So we are putting this out to the world to see what response it gets. There have been lots of emails over the years from those looking to get involved. We hope this will be an opportunity for many. We’ve laid it all out. We cannot make promises that this will grow fast or at all. But we know God has placed the desire to open this outlet to more. So in step of obedience we have.And the pro shooters out there reading this and cringing, we get it. We really do. We fully understand as photographers who have worked in a professional capacity that this is not the way it should be done. Everyone has a right to be paid for their skilled work. But we offer a choice; one where you can chose to participate or not. Pretty simple really. We would love to have you here as a contributor if you choose to get involved. If you elect to not contribute, we help you’ll at least consider our intentions here. This is a mission, one of planting seeds and showing the world the beauty of music from a place they might not have expected it. And a creator who makes it all possible.

That’s it! We hope to hear from you! Please direct any questions to the photos email listed above.

 

More to come…

 

 

 

 

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