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1 Using the App: the steps to follow

1.1 How to create an account: step 1
Create a free account on TravelTelly.com and download our easy TravelTelly app so you can explore travel content (photo and video) and connect with the community of contributors (we call them our phoneographers) around the world. Once you created an account, you can login with your account details at our website TravelTelly.com (for laptop/desktop/tablet) or our app (for mobile).

1.2 Choose preferred “ normal or pro” option: step 2
Get to know the specific standards of the normal and pro account options.

Normal account
Once you created an account at TravelTelly, you can browse through the content. You can follow inspiring travelers and comment on their photos/videos and get inspired by travel phoneographers.

Pro account (for clients) *
The benefits of a pro account:
1) Send a direct content request to one of our contributors
2) Create a contest for all the contributors
3) Download free content from Team TravelTelly

1.Send a direct request If you want to have a specific photo or video from a certain place, highlight or destination, you can send a message to travel phoneographers around the world. Based on location, you can search and find contributors who you like to get in touch with send a personal request.
2.Create a contest Ask a group of contributors for a photo or video in a specific area or with a specific wish for a setting and set your own $ price reward.
Example: Contest to submit the best photos of the canals in Amsterdam. The contributor will receive a message and can decide if they want to join the contest. Contributors who join the contest must deliver the content before the end day of your contest. After this period you can choose the best photo and reward the contributor who won this contest. You have a wide range of options.

3.Download free content from the TravelTelly team With a pro account you can also download all the content from Team TravelTelly for free! 

* The pro account contract is based on a year contract for $ 9,99 a month. If you pay one year in advance you pay only $99,- for a whole year.

1.3 Getting content (step 3)

How to download?
You can download the high quality photos or videos with credits. Buy your credits here so you can get your downloading started! Browse through the site and app and click on the content you like. Click on the i icon to see the specific details from the photo or video like the resolution, date, cameratype etcetera. You can also click on the location icon to find more similar content in the same area. Below every photo and video you find the download button.

How to pay? (Credits)
On traveltelly.com/credits you can buy credits to buy the high quality photo or video from the site or download it straight from our app. One credit is $1,- The minimal you need to buy is five credits. You can upload more money to your account so you don’t need to buy credits every time you want to download a photo or video.

Credits and pricing details:
For high resolution* photos you pay 5 credits ($5,-). for video,10 credits ($10,-) and 4K video is 20 credits ($20,-).
*High resolution: this is content without the watermark of TravelTelly and mostly higher than 4 MegaPixel. And the videos in HD or 4K. You can find the exact details if you click at the information icon below the photo or video.

If you explore and browse through our content you will find the icons below.
The ‘Information’ icon tells you more about the resolution and camertype, the ‘location’ icon tells you the location where the content is taken. With the ‘comment’ icon you can leave a comment on a photo or video and with the ‘favourite’ icon you can save a photo or video if you want to download it later.


2 Detailed guidance for contributors: manual

We believe you know to do more with you mobile than only send a smiley to your friends :)
We love our contributors and that is why we call you travel phoneographer, because you are much more than someone who submits an image or video! You know how to capture the beauty and share it with the rest of the world! We believe sharing is caring. Travel, Explore and Connect!

2.1 Become a contributor
To become a contributor you need to submit 5 example images (in the app) so we can decide if you can become one of our travel phoneographers. As soon as possible we review your uploads and give feedback.

Even though we know you are awesome, we work with an amazing review team. They check if the content that you hopefully keep uploading meets the quality standards that our clients are looking for. Don’t get offended if some uploads don't make it to TravelTelly. Luckily we live in the digital age so you can keep on trying. We are always happy to help you become a better travel phoneograper. That’s why it’s good to connect with us through our blog and social media channels.

On our blog we share knowledge about how to shoot the best images and new gadgets. We love to hear from you, so please join our fun community!

2.2 General content notes
We need your photos and videos to meet at the following criteria, so please note this:
1.We review the uploaded content to see if the quality is good enough for all our customers’ needs
2.There are a number of technical reasons why images might not pass our quality check. Our review team is in charge of accepting or refusing content. (see quality criteria here)
3.We accept photos made with a mobile phone that are at a minimum of 4 megapixels. (size = 2448 x 1632 not lower)
4.Your mobile phone camera must shoot at least 4 megapixels. These mobile phones meet our requirements:
●Apple iPhone 4 - or higher
●Samsung galaxy S4 - or higher
●HTC one M8 - or higher
●LG optimus L4 ll ? - or higher
●Huawai
●Google Pixel
●Sony Xperia
Can't find your mobile phone? Check this list:
https://www.dpreview.com/products/all/mobilephones?subcategoryId=mobilephones
Still can't find your answer? Contact us through support
5.Most of the mobile phone cameras aren’t providing good quality photos or videos in low light. So avoid to shoot at night.

2.3 Complete list of basic rules to submit content

Photo Some basic rules
1) Keep it straight! Always keep the horizon horizontal.

2) Look at the light. Take photos in the same direction the light is coming (and the best light is around the golden hour just after sunrise and before sunset)

3) We like it RAW. When you take a photo with your mobile camera it is already compressed, don’t use filters and upload it to TravelTelly. Try to shoot with PRO phoneography apps. (Like Camera+ and Moment etc.)  

NEVER shoot content through apps like Instagram/Whatsapp and submit to TravelTelly

You can promote your work of course later through these social media apps. Don’t forget to tag #TravelTelly in it so we can share your content and get you some extra exposure.

4) Frame! Decide what you want to capture, frame it (decide your composition) and capture. Try to avoid things that will distract the focus from your subject.

5) Experiment! Capture from different angles (it is all digital so you can always delete it afterwards)

6) Take your time. It takes time to take a good image. You are traveling, it is not the time to hurry. Take it easy!

7) More tools. Use different lenses if you like for different phoneography options. Zoom, Wide angle, Macro.

8) Never use digital zoom. With digital zoom you will lose quality. You can only use optical zoom at the iPhone7+ or a telelens for your mobile.


Video Some basic rules
We only accept HD video or higher. Go to your camera settings on your phone and see if video recording is on HD (1920 x 1080) or at 4K (3840 x 2160). If you have 4K always choose for 4K

We know it takes longer to take a good video than a photo so that's why you also earn more.

1) Vertical video syndroom. Always film horizontal. Vertical videos are a big no no for us. Our clients want to use the footage in their own productions and they can not use vertical videos.

2) Look at the light. Take videos within the same direction the light is coming (and the best light is around the golden hour just after sunrise and before sunset)

3) We like it RAW. When you take a video with your mobile camera it is already compressed, don’t use filters and upload it to TravelTelly. Try to shoot with PRO phoneography apps. (Like Camera+ Moment etc)  and

NEVER shoot through apps like Instagram/Whatsapp and submit to TravelTelly

You can promote your work of course later through these social media apps of course. Don’t forget to tag #TravelTelly in it so we can share your content and get you some extra exposure.

4) No shaking videos! Use a tripod. Our clients can’t use footage that is too shaky. The tripod is your best friend on your travels so treat and use it well!

5) Keep the horizon horizontal in your video. With a photo you can still edit it, but with a video you need to blow up the video first before horizontal correction is possible. You will lose quality.

6) Capture at least 15 sec to 30 sec. You can always edit the duration later. Afterwards, in editing you can’t make the video longer.

7) Focus. Keep your object into focus. We don’t like blurry videos. If a subject goes in and out to focus our clients can’t use it.

8) Pan. Moving the camera lens/mobile to one side or another. Use this if you want to follow your object.Many shots can be made with just framing your image and most of the movement will happen in front of you without moving the camera/ mobile phone yourself.

9) Tilt. Moving the camera lens/mobile up or down while keeping the horizontal axis constant.
Many shots can be made with just framing your image and most of the movement will happen in front of you without moving the camera/mobile phone yourself.

8) Never use digital zoom. With digital zoom you will lose quality. You can only use optical zoom at the iPhone7+ or a telelens for your mobile.

Enjoy! If you don’t enjoy what you are doing why is it word doing? Happy phoneographing and safe travels!

2.4 Information on the content upload

Upload photo
Select a photo from your mobile, add captions (title, description location), tag (use useful keywords so clients can find your photo) and upload them to your account.

Our team will review your upload and we will let you know once we are done.

If your image is approved it will go on sale! This can be bought by advertisers, designers, publishers, travel agencies and more.

We'll sell your photos through our TravelTelly site and App, you get your 50% of every sale and you will be the owner of image. We only provide a platform for you to sell your image and to get in contact with clients. Feel free to submit your images to other agencies!

Upload Video
It isn’t possible to upload video through our app yet, but don’t worry there are more ways! Contact us through support before sending us your videos, so we know we are going to receive your content soon.

Send your videos directly through a transfer programme like: traveltelly.wetransfer.com to submit@traveltelly.com
Please put your member name in the subject line!

Attach a file with the following description (Excel or Word document): Name, Description, Tags, Coördinates and date.

Example:
Name: Amsterdam
Description: Dam square in Amsterdam The Netherlands
Tags: Square, Dam, Amsterdam, City, Holland, Netherlands and so on. (Provide at least 7 tags)
Coördinates: 52.373062, 4.892706
Date: 01-01-2017

3 Quick Links

TravelTelly.com/faq

TravelTelly.com/support

TravelTelly.com/commercial-editorial

TravelTelly.com/media-restrictions

TravelTelly.com/terms-of-use

https://www.traveltelly.com/privacy



4 Summary definitions of key Terms of Use

By downloading and using the App you accept the General Terms and Conditions of Use 

As we explained in part two above, good quality is a key element of the App. There are two other key elements:

  • Original content: we want to ensure that only original content is offered in the App. You acknowledge that you are fully responsible for the content that you upload and you guarantee that each and any photo or video that is uploaded by you is original and not made by someone else and that you are not infringing third party rights by uploading this photo or video.

  • Full consent of participating individuals: we understand that some of your photos or videos might feature individuals and you are free to upload such photos or videos. We do want to ensure that only content with individuals who have given full consent are uploaded. By uploading the photo or video you guarantee that you have obtained all required consent in writing from any and all individuals participating in the content. Upon first request of TravelTelly you are obligated to provide this written consent.

TravelTelly is entitled to screen the content to ensure that the key elements of the App are warranted. You acknowledge that this does not limit your full responsibility for the content and/or use of the content and you indemnify TravelTelly for all third party claims. Furthermore, you acknowledge that, unless you are buying TravelTelly’s published and owned content, TravelTelly is not a party to the transaction but acts merely as a the provider of the App as a transaction platform enabling you to buy or sell content licenses.

By using the website and any thereto related services you (the “User”) accept and acknowledge this privacy policy.