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Photo Submission Guidelines

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Thank you for your inquiry regarding photography in Arizona Highways. Although the magazine and our Related Products (calendars, books, cards, etc.) are all planned many months ahead, we welcome photographic submissions of original transparencies, 35mm slides and high-resolution digital files that exhibit the high quality that we demand from our professional contributors.

In order to achieve the high-quality reproductions in our publications, we prefer large format (4x5) transparencies, especially for the large scenic landscapes for Arizona Highways is famous. We will use medium format and 35mm transparencies that display exceptional quality and content. Digital files must be prepared according to our Digital Photography Guidelines (see our Web site to download a copy) and burned to a disk. Some subjects such as wildlife and people are best suited to smaller formats and digital SLRs, but in order to achieve high-quality reproductions they must be shot on fine-grained color slide film (100 ISO or slower) or digitally captured at low ISOs in RAW. Edit your photos carefully before submitting. More is not necessarily better. Submit only the images that are as good or better than those you see in our magazine, books, and calendars. Midday light is the worst for photography of any kind, but especially bad for landscape photography. Be original and creative in your composition and approach to common subjects, and avoid visual clichés like saguaro silhouettes at sunset.

Each photographic submission must be accompanied by a completed Arizona Highways Photo Delivery Receipt (PDR) signed and dated by the photographer. To obtain a PDR, visit the Arizona Highways Web site to download a copy to fill out and enclose with your submission. We may hold images that meet quality standards and suit current subject needs. All rejects will be returned promptly.

For protection and ease of viewing by the editors, please use slide file pages and clear acetate sleeves on all transparencies and slides. Each photograph submitted must be clearly labeled with the photographer's name and detailed caption information printed on the transparency mount. This includes names of people, landmarks, and locations and positive identification of all plants and animals.


Nearly all photographs used in our publications are purchased from free-lance photographers. One-time publication rights are purchased, and all other rights remain with the photographer. All transparencies are returned after use. For digital submissions, disks containing digital files will be destroyed after use. We prefer that photographers in the Phoenix metro area drop off and pick up their photography at our offices. Long distance submissions should be sent by US Mail Certified or private express courier service. Return postage will be paid by Arizona Highways.

Mail submissions to:
Photography Editor
Arizona Highways Magazine
2039 W. Lewis Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009

Standard page rates are paid for all stock photographs published in the magazine. Payment is made upon publication according to the following schedule:

Front cover - $600
2-page spread - $350
Full page plus - $300
Full page - $200
Half-page plus - $150
Minimum - $125

A copy of the payment schedule for all Arizona Highways publications is available on request.

Date last revised: December, 2010

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