Interested in becoming a contributing photographer for Social Squares?
We are looking for HIGHLY talented photographers and image content creators (read super talented Instagrammers who might not consider themselves photographers!) who would contribute sets of images to the Social Squares member's only image catalogue on a regular basis. Depending on the contributor, these sets will be around 30 images a month.
One of our goals is to increase the diversity and variety of image styles in the Social Squares catalogue while still providing a cohesive and high-quality product line for subscribers. This means that in addition to flatlays we want to expand to include more lifestyle, editorial and still life work across a wide variety of subjects and themes from landscapes and travel vignettes to food and cooking, health and beauty, motherhood, and interiors all in a variety of styles and aesthetics! We want to make Social Squares the MECCA for gorgeous social media imagery and we need your help to do that!
Take a read through the details here and use the contact form below to get started!
SELECTION OF CONTRIBUTORS:
We will consider any and all photographers and talented Instagram content creators for inclusion as Social Squares Contributors. Your acceptance as a SS Contributor will be based purely on the quality and desirability of the image content that you apply with and your continuation as a SS Contributor will be based on the quality and desirability of the images that you continue to supply regularly.
FREQUENCY OF CONTRIBUTION:
We are looking for talented image creators to contribute sets of images as frequently as monthly. We will not be signing ongoing contracts with contributors but will work on a set by set or month by month bases as long as the images contributed are a good fit for Social Squares.
NUMBER OF IMAGES:
For each submission, contributors will be asked to submit 40-50 potential images for consideration. We will then select 30 images our of the submission for Social Squares based on what we think would be a best fit for Social Squares. If we do not feel like you submitted 30 images that would qualify then you can continue to add additional images for us to consider until we have selected a solid set for SS. See “logistics” below for details.
We are looking for LOTS of diversity as it relates to composition, style, aesthetic, camera angle as well as subject and theme. Of current interest to us is travel, seasonal (winter fall), lifestyle, home interiors, motherhood, food, cooking, health/fitness, fashion, wedding and general “home” and “office” images. Images can be older (from your personal archives) or new sets that you create for us, or some combination of both.
At this time we will not be taking any images with people in them to the extent that it would require a model release. You may also not submit any images with recognizable brand elements, logos or copyrighted design elements on them. It will be your responsibility to ensure that everything submitted for inclusion in the Social Squares Catalogue is free of any possible copyright infringement.
We pride ourselves here at Social Squares for providing only the highest commercial quality imagery for our subscribers. Contributors and individual images will always be selected based not only on content and composition but technical image quality.
Final images delivered will need to be fully edited 1200 x 1200 squares, sharpened for web and ready for placement in the Social Squares Catalogue.
IMAGE END USE:
All images contributed will become a part of our Social Squares subscribers only image catalogue for the use of our subscribers. Subscribers may download and use all Social Squares images Royalty Free for their personal or business use.
As a Social Squares contributing photographer we will require you to sign a contract to ensure that all images that you contribute are yours to actually license to us and that you will not be selling or giving them away on your own or on any other stock website. You will be free to continue to otherwise use your images for your own personal, professional and commercial use in any way OTHER THAN as stock photography.
If you are an accepted contributor, we will ask you to set up a free Pixieset gallery where you will be able to upload any and all images that you wish to be considered for contribution. Our team will curate a final collection of “favorited” images based on what we think will be appealing to our SS subscribers. You will have one gallery labeled “SUBMISSION” that you will reuse for each image submission and one titled “READY” that will be for final downloadable files.
A recurring flat rate per 30 image set will be predetermined between our team and the contributing photographer based on their skill and experience level and the quality of images they produce. That predetermined rate will stay the same regardless of the type or theme of the images. As a reference point, the average current rate for our contributors is around $400 per 30 image contribution. Payment will be upon delivery of the image set each month or in some cases as a recurring deposit for regular contributors.
Any propping will be at the contributing photographers expense unless otherwise arranged.
Because of the volume of images and contributors we are seeking, we will not be crediting individual photographers either in the image catalogue or on social media for their individual images. Images will simply be credited as belonging to “Social Squares.” However, if we do establish a recurring monthly contributor relationship we will include you on our “Contributing Photographers” page that is in the works as well as highlight or feature you on on social media, in our newsletter and any other place that we deem relevant. We want it to be no secret that we are working with talented photographers from all over the world to bring our subscribers 1st class image content.
If this all sounds great to you and you are interested in applying to become a Social Squares contributing photographer then please fill out the contact form below to start the process!