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Updated TKB Photo Submission Guidelines

On June 5, 2014   |   By
TKB is always looking for great images that represent different aspects of our sport. From lifestyle to event coverage to action shots, we encourage you to send along your best work, and then send some more.While we can’t always respond to eachsubmissionpersonally, we do review everything that comes through the door (so to speak), and we’ll contact you promptly if there’s something we can use or develop.


What We Love

  • We love a good series ofphotosthat showcase different aspects of a single location — especially if it’s a place we’ve never been.
  • We also love seeing familiar places with fresh perspectives.
  • We lovephotosthat are well composed and properly exposed, and prefer a natural editorial approach, with minimal processing.
  • We lovephotosthat capture things like facial expressions, or technical moves, or lifestyle moments.
  • Solid composition and exposure.

What We DON’T Love

  • Go-Pro selfies that are super-blurry.
  • Photosof riders doing nothing unique, especially if there’s only water and sky in the background.
  • Overly processed, super-saturated, too manipulated.
  • Images sent to us with no supporting data — location, rider name, photographer name, etc.
  • Galleries of 500 images.
  • High-res files sent via email.
  • Photosyou don’t own or have permission to share.
  • Images with watermark, logo or trademark
  • a series of similar images with almost identical compositions or only slightly different exposures


If you have images that meet theguidelines above, we encourage you to sendsubmissionsfor print consideration directly to our Editor (



If you feel you have images that meet theguidelinesabove and would like to submit them for use via theweb/social media, please send them directly to our Online Media Manager (




TKB uses images for both print and web. We offer compensation forimagesprintedin certain sectionsof our magazine, but otherareaslike “the scene” are non-paid. We do notprovide compensation for images used exclusively forweb features or images pushed through social media. What we canprovide is exposure to the industry, exposure to a network of nearly 100,000+readers, and feedback for developing a kiteboarding/action sports portfolio.




  • Send only your best selection of images. No more than 10 files per email. Each image should be aJPG files, sized no larger than 1200 pixels wide. Do not send high resolution images via email. Only our print magazine will require RAW files.
  • Include the name of the location where the image was taken and date,for each image.
  • Include thephotographer’s name for each image. For web/social media submissions, also include the photographer’s facebook URL (“business” pages only), a twitter handle, and instagram name, if applicable.
  • Include therider’s name for each image.For web/social media submissions, also include the photographer’s facebook URL (“business” pages only), a twitter handle, and instagram name, if applicable.

Before pressing send — please make sure your
submissionincludes all of the information above, as requested.

(This is a great print submission. In order to consider it for use via our website or social media, we would also need photographer/rider credit information. See above.)

Below is aphotoI shot of my friend, Nuno Figueiredo at Supertubos in Portugal. This shot is unique because it was a very rare day because we had waited two weeks for the wind to be perfectly side offshore with good lighting and this was Nuno’s final wave before he dropped his kite and ended the session.

Photographer: Vitor Sousa
Rider: Nuno Figueiredo
Place: Supertubos, Peniche, Portugal
When: End of Februrary
Vitor Sousa
ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free contact us directly.

Read the full article: Updated TKB Photo Submission Guidelines