- WHAT PICTURES ARE ACCEPTABLE?
Your photograph should be an exterior shot taken in the Bronx. The subject or background should be an identifiable area, landmark, or neighborhood. Interior shots may be accepted if they're of a very popular landmark, such as a movie theater, store, or restaurant.
Scans from newspapers, magazines or books will not be accepted.
Photos with people as the primary subject (i.e. portraits) will usually NOT be accepted. Portraits may be accepted only if the individual is not in the center and blocks less than one-quarter of the image. Examine your photo. Is it a portrait? Is the background so "generic" that anyone looking at it would not recognize the street or neighborhood? If the answer to either question is yes, it probably won't be accepted.
Photographs must be your private property. They may not be published elsewhere, or taken from any source other than your personal collection.
Photographs should be at least 30 years old. Exceptions will be made when the subject matter merits it.
- CAN I TAKE A PICTURE OF THE ORIGINAL WITH MY DIGITAL CAMERA OR CELLPHONE?
You can try, but... This method usually doesn't work because unless the camera is held in exactly the right position, it distorts the perspective. Also, most cell phone cameras will not provide even lighting. Many images submitted using this method are rejected.
- HOW DO I GET THE PICTURES TO THE BRONX BOARD?
Pictures must first be scanned on a flatbed scanner and then sent via email as attached files.
The file containing the scanned image must be sent to:
- WHAT ARE THE SCANNING SPECIFICATIONS?
|Size:||A minimum of 800 pixels wide|
|Density:||300dpi or better|
|File format:||JPG or JPEG only|
All scanners can produce JPG (pronounced "jay-peg") files. JPG files
compress the image so that the resulting file is relatively small. Typically,
after you've scanned the picture, you will simply use your scanner software's
"Save As" function to save the image as a "JPG" file.
Please scan and send only the photo! Don't scan the entire inside of the flatbed cover.
Is the picture black and white? If so, make sure you scan the image as
a "grayscale" image, and not as a full-color one. This will further reduce
the size of the resulting file. This holds true for sepia-toned prints or
those that have turned brownish with age.
All file names must be suffixed ".jpg". Please do not send
files created by a word processor (suffixed with ".doc"), or any other
graphic file types, such as bitmaps (".bmp") or "GIF" files.
If you know how to use ZIP, you may compress your file into a ".zip" file.
However, do NOT create self-extracting zip files. They are not accepted.
- IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?
Your Photographs should be accompanied by text that provides details about
what's in the picture, including the location and the year it was taken.
Other details are welcome and encouraged. The narrative should be sent
as email TEXT only (please - no word-processor files).
Unless you request anonymity, your name will accompany the image in a
"submitted by" caption.
We can't guarantee that your picture(s) will be published in the gallery.
All Photos are subject to editing, cropping and other manipulation necessary
to make them conform to gallery standards.
Depending on the volume of submissions, it may take anywhere from an hour
to a few weeks to process your picture. You'll receive an acknowledgement
when your submission is received, and another message when it's
either accepted or rejected.