July 24, 2017 at 7:31 am #24698
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is looking for photos to use on the front cover of their autumn-issue magazines!
• Requester: The Old Schoolhouse Magazine (TOS) began as a quarterly print homeschooling magazine in 2001. Today, it’s a 300 page annual print magazine found in stores like Target, Barnes & Noble, Krogers and Books A Million. It’s also available in a quarterly digital format online and in app readers like Apple, Android, Kindle Fire and the Nook. You can view the current issue at http://www.tosmagazine.com.
• Request: Beautiful photos of historic, one-room schoolhouses surrounded by autumn color. Leave plenty of space surrounding the subject to leave room for cover content. TOS is not picky, and would far prefer to use photos submitted by students than to buy photos from stock websites.
• Image Spcs: Submissions must be at least 3300 pixels tall! Vertical orientation is best (though it is recommended that you shoot and submit both horizontal and vertical shots from each schoolhouse that you photograph to provide options and Photoshop leverage).
• Submission process: 1) Submit DNG or full-size JPG files at THIS LINK, then 2) reply to this forum topic attaching a low-resolution JPG file so we can all see your submissions.
• Remuneration: PRO members will receive $50 per chosen submission; non-PRO photographers will receive $10 per chosen submission.
• Deadline: Midnight, Saturday, November 21, 2017.
• Questions? Reply directly to this forum topic!
August 20, 2017 at 10:06 pm #25254Caitlin ComptonParticipant
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Just a couple of quick questions!
Is it fine to process the images or do they want them left unprocessed? Do we retain the rights to use the image however we want or does it become theirs?
Looking forward to hopefully being able to participate in this opportunity! 🙂August 22, 2017 at 3:27 pm #25261
Yes! Please do process them!
It would be equivalent to selling it to them through a stock website, which is with a Royalty Free license. This means you still retain the rights to your image, and it does not become theirs. However, they do have the freedom to use it at their discression.August 23, 2017 at 7:07 pm #25267AbbyParticipant
We have a really neat old school house only twenty minuets away from where we live so I was very exited to participate in this opportunity. 🙂 I’ve submitted 13 different photos of the school house to you on Dropbox so hopefully some of them will be helpful.August 24, 2017 at 9:08 am #25293
Sweet! I’ll go take a look at them, @abby! Do you mind showing a few of the best ones here on the forums as low-res JPGs?August 30, 2017 at 1:14 pm #25359Hannah MooreParticipantAugust 31, 2017 at 9:56 am #25367Jamie ParfittParticipant
I have developed a few shots of our family community’s old schoolhouses in Arkansas, and exported them to my Pictures folder. But they are all just spinning around instead of showing up. Does it take a long time for a DNG to export? Did I do the wrong thing to export as DNG when they were just taken with a Sony Xperia?September 1, 2017 at 6:35 am #25402Ezra MorleyModerator
@momparfitt, are the files that you developed in .jpg format, or one of the RAW formats? If they’re just .jpg files, then there’s no advantage to exporting to DNG. Just export as a high-quality .jpg file and submit it that way.September 1, 2017 at 10:50 am #25406Jamie ParfittParticipant
I see. That is what happened. I re-exported as jpeg’s. They were just jpeg’s to begin with. Thanks for the reply. It was interesting trying to improve cell phone pictures with Lightroom. One of my favorites was the one that looked misty, like it was a memory or a dream. Since the schoolhouse stands in a cemetery now, the idea of it being from a time long ago seemed enhanced with the hazy glow around the building.September 5, 2017 at 9:30 am #25433
Thank you everyone for your submissions!
You can view what photos I presented to The Old Schoolhouse magazine at http://www.lenspiration.photos/schoolhouses
I was only able to use a few of your submissions because a majority of them did not meet the resolution requirements as stated in the initial guidelines (AT LEAST 3300 pixels tall).
Will followup soon with critique on your submissions so you can be more prepared for when this opportunity opens again in the future!September 14, 2017 at 7:38 am #25525
Here are a few submissions that folks sent me without uploading JPGs here on the forum.
I’ll be sure to talk about them on Saturday’s webinar. I want to explain in depth the reasons why I like some of them, why some of them won’t be able to be used, and how to take better pictures of school houses for when this opportunity opens again in the future. You can join the webinar using this link: https://www.lenspiration.com/photography-qa-with-lenspiration-sep-16/
September 14, 2017 at 7:52 am #25537
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As you can see above, there were a whole lot more submissions by photographers (and even more than these!) than it seemed like by just browsing through the topic! When this opportunity opens again, please take note to follow the initial guideline:
Submission process: 1) Submit DNG or full-size JPG files at THIS LINK, then 2) reply to this forum topic attaching a low-resolution JPG file so we can all see your submissions.
Looking forward to talking through the pictures submitted so far on Saturday during the webinar.
October 10, 2017 at 10:14 am #26244
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Ok everyone! Here’s a critique of your first batch of submissions!
It would be great if you could watch it (even if at 2x speed) so you will be able to more knowledgeably photograph this second round of autumn-themed schoolhouses.
https://www.lenspiration.com/video/schoolhouse-critique-landing/November 20, 2017 at 7:53 am #26894
Wow, this was an extremely difficult op to shoot for.
During the Cincinnati Field Day, we had one very, very short evening to photograph the only schoolhouse in the area that was remotely worth shooting. We only had one shot at it (it’s not local so I wasn’t able to come back to it at a different time of year or a little later in the season) so this is the best we could do!
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