Photo Essay Submission Guidelines

In a single photo-essay we're looking for between 3-6 jpgs no larger that 1200x1200 pixels each. If you would like to share higher resolution shots as well, just pop them on flickr or a portfolio site and let us link to them.

Following these simple guides allows us to run the site with a minimum bandwidth overhead, and keeps browsing fast for mobile users. Less bandwidth means less cost to host, which means less adverts.

The text that accompanies your work should tell everyone who you are, where you shot it, why you shot it, and of course what you shot it on - the hardware and the film stock, and if there was any unusual process or challenges involved. Try to limit yourself to around 1,000 words. If you have more to say and more material to share than that, just break it up into several posts and we'll run it as a multi part article.

Finally of course, send your submission to submissions@summer-of-film.com


Video Short Submission Guidelines

For video, we simply want a vimeo link - not youtube, we want vimeo. Upload your digitised final edit to vimeo, and let us have the link so we can embed it.

Just like a stills article, the text that accompanies your work should tell everyone who you are, where you shot it, why you shot, and of course what you shot it on. Again, try to limit yourself to around 1,000 words. If you have more to say and more material to share than that, just break it up into several posts and we'll run it as a multi part article.

Finally of course, send your submission to submissions@summer-of-film.com


Community & Commenting Guidelines

Initially we're moderating all comments, but as the membership expands and the systems develop to support that, the blanket moderation will naturally turn into 'on call' and 'patrol' based moderation.

The rules here are simple:

  1. No expletives
  2. No political or religious grandstanding.
  3. No hate speech, and no SJW virtue signalling either (you're as bad as each other).

If you are going to comment on a post, don't be a jackass. Everyone loves compliments, everyone should appreciate a well meant and constructive criticism. No one wants abuse, or to be belittled when they have taken the time to share.

For example 'Your composition sucks!' is not going to pass moderation, but 'Thanks for sharing! The composition in some of these is a little off, have you looked at the rule of two thirds?' on the other hand is positive and helpful. Gold star!

If you have encountered a post you want to report contact us here: patrol@summer-of-film.com