Before submitting any photos to KLC fotos, you should ensure you have a Photographer Agreement and W-9 (or W-8 for international photographers) on file with KLC fotos as well as an active Contributing Photographer Account.
Before shooting double check that
-Correct timestamp in camera
-Appropriate shooting settings (whether manual or some variation on manual, we expect photographers to know their cameras)
-Recording Camera is set to Large JPEG and/or RAW
-Ensure your camera is ready to ingest images and you have an IPTC file set.
We expect KLC fotos photographers to also ensure appropriate credential, expectations, photo agreement with client, arrive early and take all measures to ensure your success in covering the assignment.
-Correct White Balance
-Work that you are proud of
When processing images should be
-Minimum 3000 pixels on the long side
-Minimum 300 dpi
This ensures your images are able to be printed properly and licensed as high-resolution images
KLC fotos uses the naming protocol
ex: A gallery of images taken by Kelley L Cox on October 31, 2010
We suggest photographers expand on that to include date AND time
using a 24 hour clock for the hour number
example: An image taken by Mike Lee on September 12, 2012 at 2:04:56pm
if you took more than one image per second you can amend to
Some photographers prefer to include additional details such as the event or client name. We don't recommend having excessively long filenames you may include additional information as long as you still START your filename with our protocol
example: An image taken by Catharyn Hayne taken on August 8, 2014 at 8:02:24am for SB Premier
Your ID is self assigned. You can make it your name, or initials, or a unique code.
Royalties will be posted by ID, so if you are sensitive to others knowing your sales that month, it is advised to choose a code not associated with your name.
You can quickly rename or save as with a rename in PhotoMechanic, Lightroom and Photoshop.
All images on KLC fotos should have some kind of metadata even if it's just as a batch to the whole set.
For those familiar with IPTC files, you can download a generic KLC fotos IPTC file here and adjust accordingly.
While you can use any program that meets the requirements, we suggest PhotoMechanic (download from CameraBits) the industry leading workflow software.
You must include:
This should be a batch listing of what the image(s) depict
Example: MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Colorado Rapids
This is where you should provide all the detailed information
Month, day, year; City, State, Country; Description of event at Location. Photo: Your Name - KLC fotos
Ex: October 13, 2016; Commerce City, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rapids forward Dominique Badji (14) chases down the ball ahead of San Jose Earthquakes defender Marvell Wynne (4) during the first half of the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes MLS (Major League Soccer) game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Colorado Rapids defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 2-1. Photo: Al Milligan - KLC fotos
Though your copyright is listed in the caption, it should also be listed in the copyright field... ALWAYS!
While not required, the more information you add to an image, the more searchable, and therefore valuable it is. You might consider including
KEYWORDS: Choose the most relevant keywords, this can be as a batch or for individual images
PERSONS SHOWN: Even with facial recognition on many services, it's still useful to ID people
LOCATION: Name the city, state, country, other location details
ORGANIZATION: If you are shooting for an organization it's a good idea to write this in so you can remember who the client was
CATEGORY: It's a good idea to add the category so your image can be marked a S for sports and BKN for basketball. To view category shortcodes please reference this spreadsheet.
*Please note, metadata that is added to the website AFTER it has been uploaded will help it be searchable on the site, but it will not remain attached to the file if/when that file is downloaded, as it would if the metadata was attached using software PRIOR to uploading.
1. Create a COLLECTION in the corresponding division folder(s)*
YYYY.MM.DD Event Name
Example: For a USA Eagles v New Zealand All Blacks rugby union game on November 11, 2014, collection should be titled: 2014.11.01 USA v All Blacks
*You may want to create a collection in more than one division's folder. The sample could go separate collections in both:
Sports >> Rugby >> International >> Union
Sports >> Rugby >> USA Rugby >> Eagles >> Men's 15s
2. Go to your Photographer Folder
It's a good idea to bookmark your folder for easy reference
3. Create a GALLERY
This is what will appear in the recently added and should have more information
2014.11.01 Rugby - USA Eagles v New Zealand All Blacks
2016.12.02 NCAA Football: Pac 12 Championship - Washington Huskies v Oregon Ducks
2017.01.07 Deloitte: San Francisco Holiday Party
4. Select Add Photos
5. Upload Images
6. Once gallery is uploaded and thumbnails appear, add to collection(s).
Select All >> Add to Collection >> and find/add to the corresponding collection(s) you created in Step 1.
7. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and your division director to let us know images have been uploaded.
Additional Gallery Options
Change watermark - All new galleries are automated to have the KLC fotos watermark. If you or a client wishes to have an alternate watermark or no watermark, you can change the watermark
Create Friendly URL - You can create a friendly url for the gallery and/or the collection. Friendly urls should follow the breadcrumb path
for a gallery - KLCfotos.com/photographers/kelleylcox/2016/06/25/usa/v/russia
for a collection - KLCfotos.com/sports/rugby/international/15s/men/2016/06/25/usa/v/russia
You'll see at the top of your browser there is a /p###### this link can be used whether or not you change the friendly url. But if you change a friendly url, the previously friendly url will not direct to the new one.
Recently Added - Images are automatically added to the "recently added" section of KLC fotos, if you are uploading a 2nd set more than a week after the event or the images are otherwise not appropriate to be included in recently added, you can disable this option
Set an access password - Some clients might prefer the images be accessed only via a password. You can set the password on the gallery
Set a download password - While most price lists are automated with a download option which requires an order, you can also open the download option with a password, though keep in mind, we cannot track the users of a downloaded image, nor are there license agreements on open downloads
To deliver images to a client you should send them the KLCfotos.com link to either your gallery or the collection and any required passwords to access or download.
When appropriate, contact potential editorial outlets to let them know images are available.
You can also post selects on our social media accounts
Just as you added to collections by category and client, you can add to collections such as your portfolio and best of the month
There a buttons on the website for you to share to social media
Save to Mobile
You can also save an image using the Photo Moments app or the Zenfolio app (Android and iOS)
If the client is paying you directly, you are responsible for the invoice
If KLC fotos is receiving payment and then distributing to you, to ensure you can be paid in a timely manner, it is best you have a Dwolla Account. We can also pay you via PayPal, but PayPal will take a service fee.
If you have permission to license and sell images, you will receive 50% of the profit share. You can check the Royalty Report. Electronic payments will be made by the 15th of the following month, if not sooner. Check payments will be made annually or every $100.