Application to Contribute Photos to CalPhotos   


About Contributing

About the Photos

If you would like to contribute photographs to the CalPhotos database, please fill out this form. We will ask you to send two sample photos; please fill out this form when you have two JPEG samples ready.

If you are completing this form for someone else, see #7 below.

See About Contributing Photos for more information about contributing photos to CalPhotos.

1. Biographical information
Please give us 1-2 sentences about yourself. Include where you live, and what your background is, such as professional or academic training or photography experience. What you type here will appear in your biographical blurb on our website for library users to read. (Note: training in the sciences is not required to contribute photos but we need enough info to gauge the accuracy of your plant/animal identifications.)

some examples: Larry Blakely, Carol Bruce, Nick V. Kurzenko, Max Sparreboom

2. Special interest
If you usually photograph a particular plant, animal, or geographic area, or if you have expertise in one of these areas, please enter it here. (What you type here will appear in your biographical blurb on our website for library users to read.)

examples: "Asian amphibian species", "trees of N. California", "Mohave Desert area"

3. If you have a web page you'd like us to link to from your bio page, please enter it here:


4. Please provide your name and email address as you'd like it to appear on the attribution for your photos.

last name (surname) example: Smith
first name example: John E.

5. Create a username
You will be able to use your username when you log in. Your username will not be displayed. It must be at least 5 characters and contain only letters and numbers. No spaces, diacritics, or other characters.

6. Create a password
Enter it twice. It must be at least 6 characters and must contain at least one letter and at least one number.

7. Contact and rights information
Each of your photos will include your name, information about usage, and a copyright.

Contact for your photos:

Your name and email, as above
Other person: name email

Copyright for your photos:

Your name and email, as above
8. Licensing
Please read information about licensing. EOL-accepted licenses are in red below.

Public Domain
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0
Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0
CalPhotos Use Only

9. Please select an Anti-Spam protection format. This will help prevent spammers from collecting your email.

10. Comments or notes to CalPhotos staff to assist us in processing your application or explain any of the above questions.
If you are completing this form for someone else, please tell us the collection this photographer should be added to, and give us your name and email so we can notify you when we process this application.

11. Please answer the question below just before submitting this form (required).

11. To send this info to us now, click once on the Submit button. You'll then see further instructions about sending us sample photos.

please click once

CalPhotos is a project of BNHM   University of California, Berkeley

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this page last updated: Mar 2, 2018