Content Guidelines

What we’re looking for

Our customers are looking for beautiful, relatable, and authentic images of every day people. We provide them with beautiful imagery that tells stories of the people that you see every day at home, work, and on-the-go. Show us the interesting faces and expressions, locations and scenery near you. Capturing those random, special, and candid moments that make a big difference in the realness of your content as well as the wide array of features like freckles, piercings, tattoos, body shapes and sizes, disabilities, hair styles, and skin tones.

Our requirements

We will review every file you contribute to ensure it meets our technical, creative, and quality standards. If you follow the requirements, you will limit the chances of your content being rejected or changes being requested.

Technical

Images must be saved with the following specifications:

  • JPEG format
  • 300 dpi resolution
  • 4080 px minimum height or width
  • RGB color mode

Videos must be submitted with the following specifications:

HD

  • File format: MP4 or MOV
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Frame size: 1920 × 1080 pixels
  • FPS: 24 frames per second
  • Length: :03 - :30 seconds

4K

  • File format: MP4 or MOV
  • Resolution: 2160p
  • Frame size: 3840 x 2160 pixels or 4096 x 2160 pixels
  • FPS: 24 frames per second
  • Length: :03 - :10 seconds

Aesthetic

Images must follow the specifications:

  • The main focus, or the majority of the models in the photo must be person(s) of color from Black, Asian, Native/Indigenous racial groups, and Hispanic/Latinx, Middle Eastern cultural groups
  • Cannot contain logos, branding, company names, or product/brand names
  • No excessive editing or retouching
  • No watermarks

Legal

Model Releases

You must obtain a model release from your models before submitting your work for commercial purposes - whether they are professionals, friends, family members, or strangers on the street.

Property Releases

A property release is written permission from the property owner, consenting to the image’s use for commercial purposes.

Trademarks and Trade Dress

We cannot accept submissions that include trademarks or trade dress, so make sure to edit out any trademarked logos, symbols, slogans, or objects before you upload.

Submission process

The process to submit your work is quick and easy.
  1. Login to our Contributor Portal
  2. Create a new Submission - Provide basic submission details such as Submission name, location, and date
  3. Set Metadata - Add Tags that apply to the entire submission such as Category, Race, Ethnicity, Age, Gender, and other Tags that will help our customers find your content
  4. Upload your work - You can Upload your images, and submit up to 100 at a time
  5. Edit Each Image - Once the content has been uploaded, you can go back and edit the details for each piece of content
  6. Add Release Forms - You can attach a model release or property release (where applicable) to each piece of content
  7. Submit for Review - You can save your submission and come back later to add, change, remove content. Once you have your Submission ready, send it over to our team for review