When we finally finished our pop up camper remodel, I wanted to shout it on the rooftops! I was so proud of the work we’d done on our camper that I wanted to share it with everyone who would listen. From the messages I receive each week, I’m learning that it is a pretty universal feeling. Many of you want to show off your work, and I love to see the pictures. You guys are amazing! Because I frequently get asked how to share your camper remodel on The Pop Princess, I thought I’d answer a few of your questions and give you some tips on getting your makeover featured.
How do I submit my photos to you?
The best way to get your photos in my hands is to e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also tag me in your camper photos on Instagram, but I will eventually need to have high resolution photos (around 1 MB or higher) e-mailed, so I can use them on Facebook and the blog. I’m no longer accepting submissions via Facebook Messenger. E-mail is just the easiest and the best!
Do I have to have a blog to be featured?
Absolutely not! Some of the best camper makeovers I’ve seen have come from people who have never typed a blog post in their lives. In fact, it is actually easier for me to feature you if you don’t have a blog. You can just email me a few pictures of your remodel. If I am able to feature your makeover, I will contact you for more information. If you do happen to have a blog, you can send me a link to your camper post, but I may need you to eventually write out your makeover story in an email. This makes it easier for me to edit that text for your blog feature.
I submitted my camper makeover. Why didn’t it get featured?
Thank you for sending along your pictures. Your camper makeovers are all amazing, and I love seeing each and every one! Sometimes, though, the pictures just won’t work on the blog. I’ve got certain resolution and size requirements, and if your photos don’t fit those, I can’t use them. BUT… here are a few tips to help you take better pictures… because I really would love to feature every single submission I receive. 😉
A Few Tips to Help You Get Featured
- Clear, well-lit pictures: These are the key to being featured on the blog. Your camper transformation might be gorgeous, but I can’t tell from a blurry cell phone picture. Dark or out of focus pictures don’t make the cut… even if your camper makeover is totally amazing. Open some windows and let that natural light in, but be careful of harsh shadows. Early morning or early evening light works great. You don’t need a fancy camera–some of the newer cell phones take great pictures–just make sure the photos are well-lit and in focus and that the resolution is high enough.
- Stage your photo: You’ve put a lot of work into this camper, so make sure your after pictures reflect that. I’m a fan of snacks while working, too, but make sure you remove your 44 ounce Big Gulp and Snickers wrapper from the table before you snap a picture of your newly upholstered dinette cushions. I really want to see your new camper curtains, but if the view from the camper window is of the neighborhood trash dumpster, you may want to consider moving your PUP to a prettier location to take those pictures. Put a little thought into your photos, and you’ll be so much happier with the results.
- Before and after photos: When you first get your pop up, I know you are anxious to get that obnoxious 80’s décor to the curb, but make sure you snap some good before shots first. I’m sure I’m not the only one who loves a really good before and after picture, so you really need those befores. When your camper is all finished, make sure your before and after pictures are taken from the same angle, so readers can see exactly what was done and just how amazing it is.
- High resolution photos: If your camper gets featured, I’ll need a few high resolution photos to work with, so make sure you are taking high quality photos. I can’t use small, grainy cell phone photos. I also cannot use collages. They are awesome for showing off your progress on Instagram, but not so great for the blog. Six to eight before and after photos that are around 1 MB or so in size are ideal. If I need more, I’ll send you an e-mail.
I think that about covers it. If you still have questions, feel free to shoot me an e-mail, and I’ll do my best to answer them.