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.

Your first password and the activation link might landed in the spam mailbox.
Have a look, move the e-mail to Inmail and add the sender to your contacts so you do not miss an important message.

You can always use the Forgot Password function to resend new login-data.

Your account will be activated with the first login at last.

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:

STRKNG Levels

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The should it be distributed only to the Top Participants and best work and may be again withdrawn and redistributed.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.

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.

The page with new pictures is one of the most important entrance pages at STRKNG for our visitors.
Pictures can be hidden by editors from this page. These pictures are then still part of your portfolio but no longer part of the page with new STRKNG pictures.
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 pictures 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 erotic photography.
  • Your logo is displayed too powerful in the picture or the link under the image is dominating self-promotion. Your image 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.
  • Wedding pictures in wrong categories. We have set up a own area for wedding pictures . If your images shows a couple in wedding dresses, or if you have a portrait of a bride or groom, "wedding" is usually the right category.

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 pictures honestly and anonymously.
If your pictures 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 pictures will then be less promoted by us, even if they are good. In case of repetition your main account will also be deleted.

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 pictures.
Votings on STRKNG are always anonymous.

STRKNG is open to good fashion photography and product photography.
You can show the most beautiful pictures 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 pictures .

The page with new pictures is one of the most important entrance pages at STRKNG for our visitors.
Pictures can be hidden by editors from this page. These pictures are then still part of your portfolio but no longer part of the page with new STRKNG pictures.
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 pictures 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 picture or the link under the image is dominating self-promotion. Your image 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.
    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.

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 pictures honestly and anonymously.
If your pictures 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 pictures will then be less promoted by us, even if they are good. In case of repetition your main account will also be deleted.

Nude images can be uploaded to STRKNG in the original! But...

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 recommend covering the images with the internal censorship tool.

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

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

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).

Of course, the original images on STRKNG remain unchanged.

Censorship example on STRKNG.com

Thank you very much for your understanding!

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)

We want to set an accent against the flood of images on the Internet and prefer to have 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.

Around the Blog

Basic AccountVIP Account
New blog post every 14 days weekly
     Level every 6th days every 3rd day
     Level every 4th day every 2nd day
     Level every 2nd day daily

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 pictures 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]