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Social Squares styled stock membership is looking for HIGHLY talented photographers and image content creators to contribute imagery to the Social Squares member’s-only image catalogue on a regular basis.
One of our goals is to always 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. We’ve expanded from a catalogue of elevated flat lays to a body of imagery that includes stunning 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! Social Squares is proud to be the MECCA for the most high quality images among our competitors and we work with amazing contributors like you to keep it that way!
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 your initial application and your continuation as a SS Contributor will be based on the quality and desirability of the images that you continue to supply regularly.
Selection of Contributors:
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 basis as long as the images contributed are a good fit for Social Squares.
Frequency of Contribution
On occasion, we love to partner with our contributors to produce styled shoots. Commissioned Shoot rates are negotiated based on the scope of the project.
For each submission, contributors will be asked to submit 40-50 potential images for consideration. We will then select 30 images from the submission for the Social Squares catalogue based on what best suits the needs of the current Social Squares catalogue and subscribers. If at least 30 images do not fit our qualifications for Social Squares, 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.
Number of Images:
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 are lifestyle, creative business, WFH, travel, home interiors, motherhood, food, cooking, health/fitness, fashion. Images can be older (from your personal archives) or new sets that you create for us, or some combination of both. For visual reference, be sure to check out our Instagram Collection Guides for insight into the type of imagery we’re seeking.
At this time we will not be taking any images with people in them to the extent that it would require a model release (face clearly shown). 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 (color, lighting, clarity, composition, clean editing, image sharpness etc)
Final images delivered will need to be fully edited 1800 x 1800 squares, and/or 1800 long-end verticals (no horizontals) sharpened for web and ready for placement in the Social Squares Catalogue.
All images contributed will become a part of our Social Squares subscribers-only image catalogue for the use of our subscribers. All Social Squares image licensing is non-commercial royalty free for their personal or business use.
We advise you to create a unique SS account for each of your clients where that client's unique brand colors, keywords and favorited images are individually stored BUT baking the cost into their fee and using an affiliate link so that you are getting a recurring monthly kickback on their membership.
Image End 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 $500-$650 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.
Because of the volume of images and contributors we are seeking, we are not able to credit 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, 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 so we love to promote our amazing contributors.