Resolution and Size:
The Hummer Calendar has always been of the highest quality possible, so photos need to be high resolution. Six megapixel minimum digital is preferred. The larger the photo size the better.
The Hummer(s) should be the main part of the photo, taking up at least 1/3 of the photo, not seen in the distance. It should jump off the page at you. See the examples below.
People in the shots, including spotters. Other vehicles which are not Hummers. Power lines or other unattractive things in the background. Hummers in parking lots, driveways or on pavement or roads. Advertising or political signs, logos, banners, stickers or statements.
Lighting, Color and Focus:
Hummer should not be in a shadow. If the sun is behind the Hummer, the front of the Hummer will be in shadow. If the sun is overhead, the top of the Hummer will be in light while the bottom will be in shadow. It works best when the sun is behind the camera. Colors should be brilliant and consistent. Focus should be sharp. The finer the detail, the better.
You should be prepared to furnish a brief description or caption for each photo. This would include information about the truck(s) in the photo, such as model year and engine type, as well as names of owners and/or drivers, the place where the photo was taken and anything else about the photo that might be interesting.
In order to submit a photo for the calendar, you must own the photo and the rights to use it for publication. We cannot use photos without the clear rights and permission to do so. If you have purchased a photo from somewhere, you might own a copy of that photo, but you do not own the rights to it (unless you have specifically obtained those rights). If you have found a photo in a book or magazine, we cannot use it. If a professional photographer has been used, you must have the publication rights for the photo(s) in writing. We prefer a photo that you have taken yourself, or was taken by a friend or family member who will not question our right to use it for publication. No copyrighted material in a photo can be used without permission. Readable license plates may be obscured by our graphic artist. We will not take even the slightest chance of being sued over the use of a photo.
By submitting a photo for the calendar, you can and do grant us the right to publish it in print. This should be clearly understood. If you are not absolutely certain that you own the rights to a photo, please do not submit it.