Do you have photographs to be considered for the 2024 Calendar? It is time to start getting them ready and sent in! There is a FIRM DEADLINE of December 31, 2022 to accept photos for consideration.
Please send the highest quality/largest size image possible.
Calendar Photo Submissions: We invite our members to send us photos for future calendar consideration. Please limit your submissions to 10 of your favorite photos highlighting the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad that you have taken.
The best capture setting is the highest-quality JPEG or TIFF. Only RAW, JPEG, and TIFF file formats are acceptable.
- Largest possible file sizes are always recommended to produce the best results.
- 300dpi Use this formula if you’re not sure: pixels divided by resolution = printable size. Thus, an image of 1600 by 1200 pixels – each divided by 300 dpi – gives a print size of about 5 by 4 inches. That would be just marginally large enough for our ‘Thumbnail’ spots, but unusable as a feature or cover. We prefer photos as large as your camera can take them, so even with 5- or 8-megapixel cameras, shoot at the highest possible resolution.
- Shoot at the highest possible resolution.
PHOTO FILE MUST BE NAMED AS INDICATED! Please rename each photo using the following format: Photographer Name, Date Taken, Location (or Subject) NOTE NAME MUST BE FIRST such as:
John Smith_May 31 2018_463 Crossing Lobato Trestle on a sundrenched day with wildflowers
Be sure to include a brief bio (WE WILL NOT USE “LAST YEAR’S BIO” this is your personal statement and we will not rewrite or edit YOUR information!) and contact information in a Word Document (NO PDF FILES! We need to be able to copy and paste!) along with your captioned photos or a Word Document that includes your photo file name and providing captions on a CD to:
Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc.
4421 McLeod Rd NE, Suite F
Albuquerque, NM 87109.
Electronic submissions will be accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prefer, contact us for an online file sharing link to use to upload your photos. We have found the WETRANFER.COM works great! WeTransfer – Send Large Files & Share Photos Online – Up to 2GB Free. Those files are only active for 7 days and then are removed from their platform. Please verify by email that we will be able to access those files within 7 days especially around the holidays.
All photos submitted become property of the Friends of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Inc. and may be used in other promotional materials with credit given to the photographer.
Photo submissions that do not adhere to the above requirements will not be considered as part of the selection process.