| || Five Easy Steps to Submit Pictures|| |
| |Step #1 is the fun part! What could be more fun than going outdoors and taking pictures?But before you do, please note the following picture requirements and recommendations.RequirementsBy submitted photos, you give CampsiteReports.com permission to use the photos for website and marketing purposes.Pictures must be at least 640 x 480 in resolution for landscape, or 480 x 640 for portrait.There is an 8MB maximum file size limit.The pictures must accurately represent the campground or campsite for which you are submitting.No explicit, suggestive, offensive, or improper photos will be posted, and should not be sent.The picture should be one you took with your own camera, and not from the campground's website.Pictures should not be blurry.Campsite pictures should be of vacant sites, or sites with no vehicles or people.RecommendationsClick here to download a photo checklist.Good pictures of campgrounds will include signs, buildings, attractions, scenery, playgrounds, swimming areas, etc.Widescreen shots are welcomed and encouraged.Landscape photos are preferred over Portrait style.
The best way to take pictures of campsites is to:
1. Take a picture of the campsite's identifying sign.
2. Step back and take a distant shot to see the whole campsite and surroundings.
3. Walk into the campsite and take shots from different angles and note items of interest such as fire pit, tent area, and picnic table.
4. If the site is rather large, try to keep a pivot point in each of your shots such as the fire pit or picnic table so viewers can visualize how the campsite is laid out.
Your camera should keep pictures in the order of when you took them.To upload your pictures, simply use the picture of the campsite sign you took from step 1 and submit the photos for that site until you reach a photo of the next campsite sign. Now repeat the steps for that campsite.
Close-up shots of just a campsite sign may not get approved.However, it will likely get approved if the sign is in part of the picture and the campsite or surroundings are also in the picture.
| || 2. Login to CampsiteReports.com|| |
| |Now that you have some great pictures, let's get ready to submit them. If want to donate your picture, you can skip to step #3. Otherwise you will need a free CampsiteReports.com login account and be logged in. If you don't yet have a login account, you can Click Here to create one. Make sure you are logged in and then proceed to step #3. | |
| || 4. Choose your Compensation|| |
| |If you are logged in, you will get 3 compensation options to choose from.DonationWe greatly appreciate donated pictures!Donations help the community by providing content, as well as keeping our operating costs down.FamePerfect for professional or freelance photographers looking to get their name recognized.By selecting the Fame option, your name and Website will be posted under pictures you've submitted.This is a great way to drive traffic to your website and generate sales or recognition.FortuneEarn some extra money on your travels by selecting Fortune. While it's a small fortune, it can quickly add up! Most public campgrounds are eligible for the fortune option but private campgrounds are not.Compensation rates wil be paid out as follows:Parks / CampgroundsPark rates adjust depending on the total number of approved photos for the park. Listed below are some sample scenarios to help explain.If the park currently has no photos and you submit five photos. You will receive $0.50 /photo for those first five photos.If the park currently has no photos and you submit seven photos. You will receive $0.50 /photo for five, and $0.25 /photo for the last two.If the park already has three photos and you submit five photos. You will receive $0.50 /photo for two, and $0.25 /photo for the last three.$0.50 /photo (First 1-5 Park Photos)$0.25 /photo (First 6-10 Park Photos)$0.10 /photo (11+ Photos)Campground AreasCampground areas represent different campground areas within a park or campground.For example, large parks such as national parks may have more than one campground area within the park.These different campgrounds are then considered campground areas.Campground area photos may show an overview of the camping area and amenities found there.To view or submit campground area photos, click on the campground area name (Main, etc.) which will take you to the campground area page.$0.10 /photoCampsites$0.05 /photoYour account balance will show up in the My Account section after photos have been approved.Balances will be paid out at the begining of each month through PayPal if you have earned $5 or more. | |