Cover Quality Requirements and Recommendations

  • Island Fisherman coverQuality: We receive many nice photos that are just too small for use as a cover. Photographs need to be as large as possible, taken at the highest possible camera setting. For your photographers who are well-versed on the subject, we need a photo that is roughly 10” wide by 12” in height at a resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch). A vertical image works best.
  • Framing: Please try your best to have added background, so additional background surrounding the frame of the picture. Most of the time we have to Photoshop and add more background to get shots to fit and look good.
  • Content: Your best bet for having a cover you submit for cover consideration, once the above two criteria have been met, is for their to be a happy (smiling) angler holding an appropriate species for your region and time of year, horizontally, not by the tail with the head facing down, or vice versa with the head up and the tail down.

By making sure the pointers listed above have been met, you have a much better chance of your photo being selected, allowing your photographers to take advantage of the prestige they can enjoy from having provided a cover for our large readership.