FAQ

General

After registration you can create a portfolio as a photographer , model or designer/brand or you can just stay a guest.
Upload at least 1 image to activate your portfolio - of course it is better if you upload more images ( maximum of 9 ) to give the visitors a good overview of your work.
STRKNG is free. In the VIP version we have compiled several features that are especially interesting for professional users.

STRKNG is free in the basic version and can be used indefinitely.
In the VIP version we have compiled some features that are especially interesting for professional users.

Above all, we use social media login for a quick login for you and will never post anything without your permission.

Registration
For the first time you can sign up via social media login or via the registration form at STRKNG, that comes out the same in the end.
Our internal messaging system is based on e-mail.
For some social media login variants, no e-mail address is provided: Please ensure that you have a valid e-mail address in your Profile to use all features of STRKNG.

Subsequent connection
You can also connect to the desired social media login later in your profile if you already have an account.

Beside stars, bookmarks, blog- and imagevotings it is very important that influential people (with a high ranking) like your work.
Is also very good, if you\'re named as participants in other image that shows that your work is also used.

Levels are a dynamic grouping of portfolios by rank.
They break down as follows:

Figure: Distribution of portfolio levelsFigure: Distribution of portfolio levels

A ranking within a topic area is only created when there are enough participants.
We consider the overall ranking and the ranking within a specialized topic area of the participant separately. The overall ranking is not published.
The current ranking is calculated at longer intervals. The difference to the last time always relates to the weekly value on Friday.

Each participant has a limited number of , which can anonymously distributed to the best images, photographers and models of the user\'s choice.
The should it be distributed only to the Top Participants and best work and may be again withdrawn and redistributed.
The distribution of has a decisive influence on the overall ranking.

The symbol only appears from 10 stars above a portfolio image.
The statistics provide information on the composition of the origin of the stars.

We look at the overall ranking and ranking within a category separately using the portfolio level, see also further above.


Figure: Distribution of portfolio levelsFigure: Distribution of portfolio levels
Figure: Example of statisticsFigure: Example of statistics

Interpretation aid of the example

11.5% of the stars came from participants with level .
This corresponds to the normal distribution (~ 10%).

General experts like this image.

19.2% of the stars came from participants with level from the category of the image.
This corresponds to an above-average distribution.
Almost half (total 38.5%) of the star ratings from the category comes from the top level.

The image appeals to the category participants of the level very much.

19.2% of the stars came from participants with level .
This corresponds to the normal distribution (~ 20%).

With the category participants also ( 20% from 38.5% = 7.7% ).

The participants with level like the image.

50% of the stars came from participants with level .
This corresponds to an above-average distribution (> 30%).
On the other site the category participants with level seem not to like the image that much.
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19.2% of the stars came from guests and beginners of STRKNG.
This corresponds to a below average distribution (<40%).

The same applies to the category participants ( 20% of 38.5% = 7.7% ).

The image is not so much liked at this level.

38.5% of the stars came from category participants.

This is a considerable size for this category, which is not so strongly represented on STRKNG.

Our conclusion:
»The image is a real treat for connoisseurs of the subject.
Muggles cannot get so much out of the image.«

Remarks:

  • VIP users can view these statistics in their dashboard for their own pictures from the first star to understand the effect of their images on the target groups.
  • The participant portfolios remain without statistics for their own presentation.

Use the to bookmark inspiring work, or to follow the work of a specific participants.
The distribution of has a slight influence on the overall ranking.

A contingent of / can be assigned every day . It renews itself. This has a slight influence on the overall ranking.

Portfolio types

In addition to the portfolios for Photographers, Models or Designers / Brands, there are other possibilities to join STRKNG!

No problem, look around!
The active participants will be glad to get a star from you for their best images.
Votings on STRKNG are always anonymous.

STRKNG is open to good fashion photography and product photography.
You can show the most beautiful images of your products (without pricing).
The relation to the photographer and/or photomodel is interesting for us, so linking the participants of the photo production would be great.

Please contact us!
The agency area is currently under construction and good partners are urgently wanted!

Around the image upload

Choose well, because the number of possible portfolio images is limited to 9 (or 18 at VIP account ).

Select the images that represent you and your work best.

The awards of your images will affect your overall ranking: If you replace awarded images by others, you lose those points. But then you have probably the chance to get even more awards with the better image.

Currently, the largest images are calculated down by the system to an edge length of 1200px, so you can upload them directly optimized in 1200px if you want.

Please use .jpg images with max. size of 6MB.

Choose the right category for your image. We have set up an own area for wedding images.

We want to set an example against the flood of images on the Internet and prefer to have the most beautiful images permanently in our collection.
See also "You can not force, eat or buy real likes" in our guidelines.


Permanent change of portfolio images 🥱

  • STRKNG is a gallery. The portal is designed as a long-term reference for photography.

    It is not Facebook or Instagram where you have to / should draw attention to yourself every day.
    STRKNG is not a photo community where you have to show every picture or your entire life's work. If you are still unsure whether your pictures are really good, you should better use other channels for training.

  • Experience shows that the best portfolio images usually change at most every few weeks and not every day, right?
  • A great portfolio and now and then a blog post about a current series of pictures. That's enough. Thank you very much!
  • ✋ People get bored quickly these days.
    Rather, surprise them with unusual pictures rather than permanently with mediocrity.
    STRKNG's editorial team is also human.

The page with new images is one of the most important entry pages at STRKNG for our visitors and guests.
The page is like a shop window to our gallery, therefore a broad, high-quality and stylish spectrum of active users is desired.

Images can be hidden by editors from this page. These pictures are still part of your portfolio but are no longer part of our "shop window" with current pictures.

This does not mean that the pictures are bad and can not be taken personally, they simply do not fit the vision for our site.
The STRKNG team is not available to comment on this tag and has no time to discuss it.


Reasons for filtering could include:


  • The quality does not correspond to the required basic quality.🚮

    Technical, design or content deficiencies. STRKNG images should be clear, impressive and / or unusual. We prefer natural and timeless photography. The more images of a species we have in our collection, the higher the requirements will be.

  • Content is sexist, flat or pornographic. 🍆

    Nude photography is an important and beautiful aspect of STRKNG.
    We promote aesthetic photography, which places the model/s respectfully in scene. Exceptions prove the rule.

    Images that primarily aim to generate sexual arousal or visualize sexual preferences find a better home on other sites.

    At STRKNG we want to put artistic and aesthetic aspects of nude photography in the foreground.

  • Censorship "Instagram Style" ❤️🩹⭐⛔.

    We are a gallery for photography. This includes nude photography.

    Please upload nude images in the original and uncensored and use the built-in censorship tool (find it in the image settings) for a potential publication on social media and for minors or Google visiting our site.

    If you generally don't want your nude image naked on the Internet, don't upload it (at STRKNG). 🙈

  • Your logo is displayed too powerful in the picture 🔠

    or the link under the image is dominating self-promotion or your image contains a logos from another photo page or a fashion magazine.

    STRKNG is not build to be a cheap advertisement magazine full of ads.🤢

    We would rather convey the experience of visiting a beautiful gallery where the images are not covered with advertisements.

  • Great "magic" filters .🧙

    It's exciting to see what the apps and programs offer on filters today. But: Unfortunately, overuse often has nothing to do with art. In doubt, as always, less is more.

  • Permanent change of portfolio images 🥱 see "flood of images" above

  • ✋ Attention, if there are many violations of our quality criteria, the upload will be restricted for some time.

A clear Yes and no!

We would be very happy if you could recommend STRKNG.

But your friends should be able to come and see for themselves and to evaluate all the images honestly and anonymously.

If your images are considered by your friends, this is nice for you and will of course not be objected. Our concept is a departure from the well-known Buddy networks and a contribution to honest evaluation of quality.

We can determine technically, however, if a "friend account" was only created, in order to push your account exclusively, but is otherwise inactive. Such an account is unfair, is contrary to our terms of participation and can be deleted by us without warning.

Attention: Your images will then be less promoted by us, even if they are good. In case of repetition your main account will also be deleted.

Please upload nude images in the original!

We are against censorship but we have to comply with legal (youth protection) rules.
We also have to adhere to the rules of the participating media partners if we want to use their platforms. (eg social networks, search engines, e-mails ...)
Therefore, we ask you to cover the images with the internal censorship tool.

Of course, the original images on STRKNG remain unchanged!

Please do not spoil pictures with asterisks, hearts, giant logos, fashion magazine logos or other Instagram-suitable nonsense! Such pictures are made invisible with us.

In the respective module (Image management, Blog, ..) you can place up to 3 transparent bars on the image/s. These will be used in the necessary context (e.g., at a social network feature or for search engines).

To include blog posts on the blog.strkng.com page, correct censorship is mandatory.

Figure: Censorship example on STRKNG.comFigure: Censorship example "restricted"
Content restriction ?Do images have to be censored?
No restricted content, picture without nudity (female nipples)
Content contains nudity (female nipples)
Content contains nudity (visible pubic area)

In order to keep it simple - also for the classification by Googlebot - the correct setting for a visible pubic area is "restricted".

Even if you obviously don't see anything unnatural.

We will not endanger the visibility of our project on the Internet because of an unnecessary discussion about the meaningfulness of censorship.
We understand you!
On the contrary: We are convinced that this way we can better advertise against censorship than if the page is automatically classified as pornography by Google.

The original image can be viewed on STRKNG.

Attention!
Incomplete or incorrectly censored posts are marked editorially, they will then get a lower reach and can even be set invisible or been rejected by us. (see Terms and conditions)

The effort is worthwhile if you want to show your work to a large audience. Do not be sad, the interested visitor can always admire the original image on STRKNG, if everything is set correctly.

Thank you very much for your understanding!

We want to set an example against the flood of images on the Internet and prefer the most beautiful images permanently in our collection.

That's why we only gather the features in the publication after a long time, in order to create an incentive for the image authors and to bring more peace and continuity to the project.

That means, if it has to be absolutely, then yes. But it would be great if you did not replace them until they appeared in the publication , which is about 1 year later.

Anyone can join, but the quality and the demands on photography are quite high due to the expertise of many participants. Other works are likely to slip through the grid, remain rather invisible and are not featured.

Take a look around and decide for yourself whether your work will fit.

But STRKNG should also be an incentive to be inspired and grow together, so do not give up!

The portal is also a place to develop your own skills and from time to time upload the new "better" masterpieces.

Around the Blog

Basic AccountVIP Account
New blog postevery 14 daysweekly
     Level every 6th daysevery 3rd day
     Level every 4th dayevery 2nd day
     Level every 2nd daydaily

An existing blog post can only be changed textually and the images can be subsequently labeled, censored and sorted - for example in order to prepare the post for a feature.
A modified blog post will not be sorted forward in time.

Please check your post carefully!
A correction of posts that have already been featured will only take place on the portal, not in social networks.

If you want to add, delete or change the images you have to delete the old post and if necessary wait to create a new blog post.
We decided to use this concept because the system could otherwise be used as a spamming machine by changing the same post permanently.

  • You enter links or email addresses.
    Examples:
    https://strkng.com strkng.com
    [email protected] [email protected]
  • You can make quotes at the beginning of the line with a >
    Example: >Quod erat demonstrandum >Quod erat demonstrandum
  • You can insert an image with the STRKNG shortlink, which you can find in the upper part of a STRKNG zoomed image
    Example: [img-1234]

    STRKNG-Shortlink
  • You can insert an link to an user with the STRKNG shortlink, which you can find in the info tab of the user's portfolio
    Example: [user-1234]
  • YouTube video: 16: 9 format [yt-VideoID-16by9] or 4:3 format [yt-VideoID-4by3].
    e.g. [yt-QtDO1PrZZiM-16by9]

Posts can be hidden by editors. These blog posts are still part of your portfolio.
Reasons could be:

  • The quality does not correspond to the required basic quality.
    Technical, design or content deficiencies. STRKNG images should be clear, impressive and / or unusual. We prefer natural and timeless photography. The more images of a species we have in our collection, the higher the requirements will be.
  • Content is sexist, flat or pornographic.
    Nude photography is an important and beautiful aspect of STRKNG.
    We promote aesthetic photography, which places the model/s respectfully in scene. Exceptions prove the rule. STRKNG is not supposed to be a collection of photographs of unusual sexual preferences, but rather display the artistic aspects of nude photography.
  • Your logo is displayed too powerful in the post or the link in the post is dominating self-promotion. Your images contains logos from other photo pages.
    STRKNG is not build to be a cheap advertisement magazine full of ads. We would rather have the experience of visiting a beautiful gallery.
  • STRKNG is designed for advanced photography participants.
    Take a look around and decide for yourself whether your work will fit. Please also note our goals
  • The post is massive advertising for another company. STRKNG is basically ad-free. We only support other companies through cooperative actions that are mutually beneficial.