Hipcamp Photographers are camping aficionados, outdoors-lovers, and, most importantly, talented visual storytellers. Their work not only beautifies our website, listings, and marketing channels; it also enables us to tell Hipcamp’s story and connect thousands of people with nature.
We’re looking for professional photographers with a love of the outdoors to apply for our photography program. We’ll need an online portfolio and Instagram account to review your work, so if you’re interested in the program you’ll want to curate your photos to reflect your ability to tell stories in the outdoors. If you do not have an online portfolio or Instagram, you can submit a Google folder of your files in lieu.
We do not require any specific photography gear, however, all professional photographers are expected to uphold a high visual quality standard—flip through these examples to get a feel for what we’re looking for.
Check all of these boxes? Great, apply here.
Note: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot provide individual feedback on your portfolio.
Before you go, review the photographer shot list, so you know which shots you’ll need to get.
Plan your arrival ahead of time: while we encourage Hosts to provide accurate directions, remote destinations often mean bad service, GPS fails, and a little bit of adventure. Plan to arrive way ahead of nightfall to be sure you’ll be able to adequately shoot and experience a property—this means no later than early afternoon.
Your photos will shape the way someone views a Hipcamp listing, so tell an engaging story with them.
This could include photos of friends chatting with the Host, playing music by the fire, exploring the nearby forest, or making your first cup of coffee as the sun rises. Get creative with it, and do your best to tell that property’s story.
You’ve seen the photographer shot list so you know what we look for in a photo. Here’s a quick review of our style and content requirements:
Here are the main things to avoid:
Now that you’ve edited your photos to Hipcamp perfection, it’s time to upload them:
Once we receive your work, we’ll review and curate the photos, read over your review and recommendation, and lastly, send you and the Host an email letting you know that the property has officially been “Verified”. We’d love for you to share some of your images on social!
From there, you should receive payment within 30 days, which completes your photography trip.
Have more questions about the Hipcamp Photography program? Check out our FAQ or email us at email@example.com.
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