Share your love of photography with my audience! Take 5 Photo Stories is an ongoing celebration of images and moments that can reach and connect with the viewer who may only have just a few free moments of time. Read on to discover how you can participate in my take 5 photo stories too!

Share your love of photography with my audience! Take 5 Photo Stories is an ongoing celebration of images and moments that can reach and connect with the viewer who may only have just a few free moments of time. Read on to discover how you can participate in my take 5 photo stories too!

Click here or the image above to see the Take 5 Photo Stories that have already been published.

The What:

Take 5 is a cozy little corner of my blog that focuses on high quality, creative photography. Each entry is woven together with five photographs that revolve around a common element or theme. The posts will be composed of places I visit, colors I love, projects I make, people I love and so on. Content is light on words, but heavy on imagery, allowing the viewer to relate to the images in a way that resonates with their unique perspective. Since the posts are short + sweet, anyone with even just a few moments can become inspired.

The Why:

-I love connecting with others who share my love of photography and art.
-I love connecting with people who see the value creativity has in our everyday lives.
-I love connecting with people who believe that images may sometimes just hold beauty, but other times hold power.

I want to include your stories, your inspirations and your perspectives too! My blog + social media channels attract a fair share of visitors - including marketing agencies, licensing agents, tourism boards, editors and the like. I’m a big fan of paying it forward and by showcasing your work here, maybe - just maybe - it will help lead to your very own amazing opportunity. 

What To Submit:

  • 5 High Quality Digital Photographs
    • A minimum of 750 pixels wide each.
    • Each image file size must be under 20mb.
  • Image Restrictions
    • Submissions must be photos YOU took. You must own the copyright.
    • No watermarked images will be accepted. Rest assured, I take copyright very seriously and will include that information under each photo.
    • Kids read my site, so please keep the photos family friendly.
  • Text To Include:
    • A 1-5 word title for your theme.
    • A few short words to accompany the work, at most 4-5 sentences. A quote or short poem is ok too.
    • A short bio that is written in the third person.
    • A link to your website & up to 3 social media channels.
  • Optional:
    • A small headshot to be included with your bio.
    • Location information that will be placed with the copyright information under each photo.
    • The preferred order of your photos if you have one.
      • Do this in the filename: LASTNAME-1.jpg, LASTNAME-2.jpg etc.
      • If your files aren't numbered in this manner I will assume it is ok to display them how I choose.

How To Send Your Submission:

  • Once I Receive Your Email:
    • I will notify you once it arrives.
    • I will let you know if it is accepted.
    • I will let you know when it will be posted.
    • I try to do this within 24 Hours but my travels + schedule don't always allow it.
    • Email me if you haven't received a response within 7 days.
  • Once Your Take 5 Photo Story Has Been Published:
    • I will email you the direct URL.
    • Share your feature across your social media accounts!
    • If you'd like, you may use the promotional badges I created below.
    • Link directly to your post or to AlwaysChrysti.com

Take 5 Photo Stories - The Promotional Graphics

Note: Graphics have been optimized to the size recommended for each of the different social media sites as of March 2016. 

To download the images, click on the ones you'd like to use.

Snag A Blog Badge:

Feel free to copy + paste the code below into the applicable area of your website if you'd like to display a badge on your website. Refer to your webhost for more detailed information.

Always Chrysti: Take 5 Photo Stories