Photography Guidelines

  • Photos must have been taken inside the borders of the Adirondack Park.
  • Slides are no longer accepted.


  • We can accept Photoshop, tiff, jpeg, or raw files via email at or on CD sent to PO Box 410, Jay, NY 12941.
  • Digital photos must be shot at high resolution. (for example: a 1/4 page photo must be 800 pixels by 1000 pixels). Do NOT enlarge files from the original file size.
  • Digital images for cover consideration must be at least 3400 x 2600 pixels in dimension.
  • Please do NOT crop, sharpen or heavily retouch images before sending them. Images should be true to life (no power lines or other elements removed).
  • Please include a list of locations for each image.


  • Cover
  • Seasonal events for the In & Out calendar of events section

*Please note that we work on issues 3 to 4 months in advance of the current season. If you would like to receive updates on current editorial needs, send your email address to art director Kelly Hofschneider at

COVERS: We are looking for beautiful and unusual Adirondack landscapes—generally without people, except for the summer Annual Guide issue. Digital photos should be at least 3400 x 2600 pixels. Please keep in mind that we need some open space (or solid color) at the top of the image for the logo and cover lines.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Every issue has two or more images of events occurring during that two-month publication period. Outdoor events, festivals, indoor events, concerts, seasonal related images, people recreating, etc. are all considered for this page.

PHOTO FEATURE OR ESSAY: Every issue has a seasonal photo feature or essay. These images should represent the season at hand in the Adirondacks. They are usually four-color images, generally scenics. However, people and places or black-and-white seasonal images are also considered. We encourage interesting and obscure places and scenes, off the beaten path, as well as the classic shots.

Payment prices and schedule

  • Up to 1/4 page – $75
  • 1/4 page to 3/4 page – $100
  • More than 3/4 page but less than full bleed – $125
  • Full-page bleed – $150
  • Table of contents – $150
  • Cover – $400
  • Dept photo – $100
  • Small dept – $75
  • Northern Lights – $75
  • Yearly wall calendar:
  • Cover – $400
  • Inside images – $300

Adirondack Life pays contributors 30-60 days after publication of stock photos. Assignments are paid within 30-60 days of receiving an invoice.

Magazine Submission Deadlines
Issue Date




Outdoor Guide



Collectors Issue


Wall Calendar

Submission Due Date

October 15

January 15

February 15

April 15

May 15

June 15

July 15

September 15

December 15