Would you like to contribute your photos to an exciting new series of Vertebrate guidebooks?
- Tuesday 11th February 2020
We are on the lookout for inspirational photography to feature in Big Trails, an exciting new series of large-format guidebooks to the best long-distance trails in Europe. Each guide will inspire big adventures and offer custom timings and itineraries according to whether the user intends to walk, trek, fastpack or run each trail. The first two books will be published in October.
This is where you come in! If you have some great photographs that meet our criteria below, then please send them in. If we choose to print your photos, you’ll receive a personal credit in the book and two free copies.
The first two routes we are seeking photographs for are the Thames Path in the UK and the Pfälzer Weinsteig (The Palatinate Wine Trail) in Germany. Ideally, we are looking for images which feature figures – walking or running – with an emphasis on the landscape, but if you have some great scenic photographs without people then we’d like to see those too!
The Thames Path follows the course of one of the world’s most iconic rivers, passing through numerous picturesque towns and villages and the cities of Oxford and London, offering a view of major attractions including Hampton Court Palace, Kew Gardens and the Houses of Parliament.
The Pfälzer Weinsteig passes through the beautiful Palatinate area of Germany. Starting in Bockenheim, the trail weaves its way through picturesque villages, vineyards, and the Palatinate forest. Along the way, it offers stunning views of the Rhine plateau and of the many castles and ruins scattered throughout the Palatinate.
• Minimum resolution: 3,000 pixels on the short edge and 300dpi
• Accepted file formats: tiff, jpeg
• Colour space: RGB
Please do not Photoshop or edit your images, as our designers have the expertise to do this according to our print specifications.
Please note that we are only able to accept digital files – please do not submit prints or transparencies.
How to submit your photographs
You can use any of the following methods to submit your photographs to us:
• Email: file size permitting, please email your photographs (one attachment per email) to firstname.lastname@example.org
• File-transfer website: these include Mailbigfile.com and WeTransfer.com. Please send a cover email to email@example.com at the same time so that we can look out for the download link.
• Dropbox: include the link in your cover email.
• CD/DVD/USB drive: please post to
c/o Vertebrate Publishing
352 Cemetery Road
If you opt to submit your photographs through post, we recommend using a tracked service. Please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope if you would like your media returned once we have downloaded the content. Please include a cover letter or send a covering email along with your media.
The small print
By submitting your photographs for Big Trails you are granting Vertebrate Publishing a non-exclusive worldwide right to reproduce your photographs in Big Tails, in Big Trails marketing and promotional materials, and in derivative products such as Guidemaps. The photographs will remain your property and copyright.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org