Photo Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in shooting for Edible Wasatch. We are a locally owned and operated magazine and member of Edible Communities, a growing, award-winning, nationwide network of community-based food publications whose mission is "to transform the way communities shop for, cook, eat, and relate to the food that is grown and produced in their area."

Edible Wasatch is published quarterly. Each issue emphasizes the current season with a focus on the Wasatch Range and surrounding valleys (Cache, Rich, Weber, Morgan, Davis, Summit, Salt Lake, Utah and Wasatch counties). We look both for subjects that are timely and traditional, and we have a special interest in topics that relate to the full breadth of our mission. The editor chooses photographers and topics for each issue with the intention of balancing the coverage and nurturing a wide and loyal readership.

The primary qualification for contributors is an ability to capture authentic, informative, original, accurate, compelling images. To demonstrate this, potential photographers should submit web portfolios along with a brief biography detailing their interests, background, and experience if applicable. Also include a list of subjects you would like to shoot.

In some cases, the editor will negotiate a set fee for photos in advance, but photographers submitting for the first time should not expect a commitment until images have been approved. We pay for first time rights to publication for duration of the run of each seasonal issue. Ownership of images reverts to the photographer after the issue has expired.

All photos must be photographed RAW, should be shot in Adobe 1998, not sRGB and must be captured at no less than 10mp preferably 20+. We love prime lenses, we're not fans of 15-300's or any zoom for that matter. Motion blur, soft focus, extreme ISO, and exposure deviations greater than 1 stop are only acceptable when intentional and effective. Hipstamaticism is discouraged. If post production is integral to your shooting style you are welcome to submit retouched images along with RAW files. These files should be at least 300 dpi at 8.5x11, RGB, adobe 1998 or ProPhotoRGB, flattened tifs, either 8 or 16 bit, 16 bit preferred.

If you have further questions or want to submit materials for consideration, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..