These terms and conditions regulate the relationship between you (the member) and the website STRKNG as well as dealing with your photographs and information. As called STRKNG, we understand this site, and possibly other forms of media, such as special apps for mobile devices.
We are pleased that you have found us and hope that you like the
concept and the portfolios!
To help STRKNG to remain a place in the future, where you would like to stop by, we have put together some information to show the "soul" of the page.
... Likes are used in an inflationary and strategic way, thereby losing value. As a consequence of these experiences STRKNG offers only anonymous, limited evaluation possibilities and no public comment possibility with the pictures.
STRKNG is the result of the desire to create an international gallery in which people exhibit their best pictures.
The attempt to bring some order and calm into the chaos, to avoid the puffery and give photography enthusiasts a tool for orientation. ...
Source kwerfeldein: STRKNG – Im Gespräch mit Gründer Cem Edisboylu
According to our terms of participation, it is not allowed to create multiple accounts.
Unfortunately, this happens again and again, and then the own profiles and pictures are liked a lot - we can easily determine this technically.
This does not make the pictures any better.
No, you won't be automatically featured when you commit yourself to the 10th star.
On the contrary - a deletion of all accounts is more likely.
Invest time in improving photography rather than maintaining multiple STRKNG accounts.
Exceptions are possible after explicit permission (for example, Model + Photographer in the same time), we then only take the promise from you not to vote for yourself, which should be self-evident.
See also "Can I invite friends to push me and my pictures?" further down.
You can not force, eat or buy real likes
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
Your portfolio includes the images that best represent you, your goals, and your work.
When found by potential customers, they should be able to see both the range and quality of your work at a glance.
That should be the most important to you!
The STRKNG Editors' Selection is a subjective selection of the operators of the platform, who in turn pursue their goals (platform growth and collection of quality).
That probably has nothing directly to do with your goals, but usually there is a big common intersection (visibility, recognition).
But as we know that many people like the Editors' Selection and maybe some of them are just here for it, here's some insights on what we look for in our selection:
See "Code of Conduct" and "About the Image Upload"
Look around in the topic areas, the works are well sorted there.
The best works are characterized by technical and creative quality and sensitivity to the topic. A globe means that the picture has already been featured.
Of course, the more good pictures there are in a topic area, the higher are the hurdles for a selection.
In the case of understaffed topic areas or countries of origin of the participants, explicit support may also be provided through a strategic selection.
Currently we are very happy to support works from the understaffed topic areas "Fashion / Beauty" and "Landscapes".
A minimum quality, which is based on the previous selection, of course, is still required.
You made nude pictures with a model in a lost-place for the first time? Congratulation. Unfortunately, there are already millions of pictures of this subject. Worth seeing there are now only very sophisticated and surprising work.
So it is in many topics. Look around, only copy is usually not enough. Create your own style. Improve your skills.
Even if beginners do not like to believe it, it often takes a few years to get a feel for a good photograph.
Great location, great participants, a lot of experience, empathy, professional skills during and after taking pictures - it would be boring if it was easy.
We just want to see the best in the portfolio, but that may well be a snapshot documenting your development process.
Write in the blog about current projects and image series. Gladly something more, instead of just a one-liners.
Nobody is perfect and we are all human. Reading about other real people who deal with the same issues is exciting for everyone.
Show the whole spectrum of your ability. If we have a picture of you featured and all others of yours looks the same, why should we feature one again?
Sometimes a great job slips through our fingers.
We try to sift through everything and often the swarming intelligence brings a good job up, but unfortunately there are sometimes beautiful wallflowers that are overlooked.
A simple remedy against oblivion:
Show presence on STRKNG. Participate in the daily events, blog current series, exchange a weak or old featured image (after moving into the publication).
Your portfolio is visited and unseen masterpieces can be rediscovered.