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Photographer Guidelines

Professional photographers who want to be considered for freelance assignments for Diablo magazine may:

  1. E-mail a link to an online portfolio to
  2. If you prefer to drop off a portfolio, please e-mail to schedule your drop-off. You will be notified directly once the portfolio has been viewed and is ready for pick-up.
  3. DO NOT submit original artwork, slides, prints, or discs. Only online or physical portfolios will be considered. Non-solicited artwork will NOT be returned.
  4. Please make sure to include a promo card and/or business card for our reference.
  5. Please note, Diablo considers assignments on a case-by-case basis, and photographers will only be contacted directly if your work fits the overall visual direction of Diablo magazine and an appropriate assignment fits your work.

Diablo magazine is always on the lookout for images for Glimpse and Last Look. E-mail images for consideration to Please don’t send any originals as Diablo will not be responsible for any lost or damaged artwork, and artwork will not be returned.

Digital files must be 300 ppi (pixels per inch) at final size (preferably jpeg format). They may be provided on disc or as a compressed zip file (sent via e-mail if under 4 megs).

Please e-mail with any questions.

Faces Photos

Diablo’s editorial team prefers to send a photographer to cover events for Faces. However, are not able to attend every event so we do accept photographs from outside sources to run on our Faces pages. Here are some guidelines for submitting photos:

  1. Digital photographs must be 300 ppi (pixels per inch) at final size (preferably jpeg format). They may be provided on disc or as a compressed zip file (sent via e-mail if under 4 megs). Often, digital cameras are set at a lower resolution (72 or 150 dpi), which look OK in an e-mail, but lack the pixel density for print quality. We can also scan prints or slides if you wish to submit in film format.
  2. Photos should match the style of the shots on the Faces pages. This means heads close together, groups of two to six partygoers, as happy and festive as possible. Toasting glasses, hugging, etc. Often, submitted photographs are too candid (random shots from a cocktail party) or too posed (25 members from the Board standing in front of a giant check). We want: eye contact, smiles, fun, and fabulous outfits.
  3. Celebrities and VIP guests are always great eye catchers for our readers. If Jerry Brown or Rita Moreno or Tom Hanks is at your event, ask if they will take a quick picture. It’s less exciting to see Tom Hanks behind a podium than it is to see him making eye contact with the camera.
  4. All photographs should be captioned, with names spelled correctly, from left to right.
  5. Please provide contact information with photographs, as we always make a follow up call to find out how much money an event raised, how many guests attended, what the funds will be used for, etc.
  6. Make sure that there are not too many "repeats." Often contributed photos have the same person in almost every photo. We try not to show people more than one time in any issue.

Please contact Pete Crooks with additional questions at


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