Photography Submission Guidelines – General Recommendations – Hudson Valley Style Magazine

When submitting images or photography to Hudson Valley Style Magazine, consider the following recommendations:

  • Showcase the Hudson Valley: Emphasize the unique beauty and character of the Hudson Valley region. Capture stunning landscapes, vibrant communities, iconic landmarks, and natural wonders that reflect the essence of the area.
  • Composition and Lighting: Pay attention to composition techniques such as leading lines, rule of thirds, and symmetry to create visually compelling images. Experiment with different lighting conditions to add depth, drama, or softness to your photographs.
  • Authenticity and Storytelling: Aim to capture authentic moments that tell a story or evoke an emotional response. Focus on the people, places, and events that make the Hudson Valley special, and highlight the cultural and historical significance of the region.
  • Diversity and Variety: Showcase the diverse aspects of the Hudson Valley. Include a mix of urban and rural scenes, architectural marvels, outdoor adventures, cultural events, and local businesses. Celebrate the area’s rich heritage and showcase its modern innovations.
  • Attention to Detail: Pay close attention to details, textures, and colors to create visually captivating images. Capture the small elements that make a scene unique and convey a sense of place.
  • Technical Excellence: Ensure your photographs are technically sound, with sharp focus, proper exposure, and balanced composition. Edit your images carefully to enhance their impact without compromising their authenticity.
  • Submit High-Quality Images: Submit high-resolution images that are suitable for both print and online publication. Check the magazine’s submission guidelines for specific requirements and file formats.
  • Consistency with Magazine Style: Familiarize yourself with Hudson Valley Style Magazine’s aesthetic and style by reviewing past issues or their online galleries. Tailor your submissions to align with the magazine’s visual identity and editorial direction.
  • Creativity and Uniqueness: Explore creative angles, perspectives, and techniques to present the Hudson Valley in a fresh and innovative way. Avoid clichés and strive to offer a unique vision of the region.
  • Captions and Descriptions: Provide concise and engaging captions or descriptions for your images that complement the visuals and provide additional context or storytelling.
  • Image Specifications:
    Format: Submit your photographs in JPG format.
    Size: Images should be no larger than 500KB in file size.
    Resolution: Submit images with a maximum width or height of 2000 pixels.
    Quality: Save your images with a quality setting of 6 to balance file size and image clarity.
    Color Profile: Use the web sRGB color profile for accurate display on digital platforms.
  • Submission Process:
    – Email your event photographs as attachments to
    – Include a brief description of the photo shoot and any relevant details that would help us understand the context.
    – Ensure the email subject line includes “Photography Submission – [Your Name/Topic].”
  • Copyright and Usage:
    By submitting your event coverage photographs to Hudson Valley Style Magazine, you confirm that you hold the copyright to the images and grant us permission to publish them for editorial purposes. Please note the following details regarding copyright and usage:
  • Copyright Ownership: You, as the photographer, retain full ownership and copyright of the submitted images. Hudson Valley Style Magazine does not claim ownership of the photographs.
  • Publication Rights: By submitting your photographs, you grant Hudson Valley Style Magazine the non-exclusive right to publish the images in both print and digital formats. This includes but is not limited to, featuring the photographs in the magazine, on the magazine’s website, social media platforms, and promotional materials directly related to the magazine.
  • Editorial Use Only: The images will be used strictly for editorial purposes, such as accompanying articles, features, or visual content that contributes to the overall narrative and aesthetics of the magazine.
  • Non-commercial Use: It is important to note that there is no payment or compensation involved for the publication of the submitted images. Hudson Valley Style Magazine does not offer financial remuneration or royalties for the use of the photographs.
  • Attribution and Photo Credit: Whenever the photographs are used, Hudson Valley Style Magazine will provide appropriate attribution and photo credit to acknowledge the photographer’s work. This ensures proper recognition and visibility for your creative contribution.
  • Exclusivity: The permission granted to Hudson Valley Style Magazine is non-exclusive, meaning you are free to publish or license the photographs elsewhere.
  • Archival Purposes: Hudson Valley Style Magazine may retain the submitted photographs in its archives for reference and potential future use, always with proper attribution and in compliance with the granted permissions.

It is essential that you understand and agree to these terms before submitting your photographs to Hudson Valley Style Magazine. If you have any questions or concerns regarding copyright or usage, please contact us for further clarification.

We appreciate your understanding and contribution to our publication, and we look forward to showcasing your event coverage photographs to our readers.

Remember, always review the specific submission guidelines, such as Event Photography Guidelines provided by Hudson Valley Style Magazine to ensure your images meet their requirements. Good luck with your submissions!