How are your photo skills ?

Carnival is looking to publish a book based on their cruise ships and destinations.  Here is the catch, they want to use your photos.  You won't get paid, but you will get a photo credit for each image used.  Entries must be received by midnight January 31, 2017 for consideration.  All photos should be printed as 8x10 with all pertinent info included. Name,ship, sail date, camera settings.  Only JPEG, so no PhotoShop allowed.   No uploads, or electronic memory cards, only hard copies.  Once sent, they own them. Which means they can use any photo they receive in the future for any use ( without a photo credit )

B&W are also permitted, and may be used depending on the subject.

Obviously nothing tasteless or crude. No selfies will be considered.  Pictures of and around their ships are acceptable, but no food pics.


so here is your chance to earn some bragging rights.


The book, when published, will be available in their ship's stores and on their website.

send your protected photos to their corporate offices in Florida.   Attn : special photo projects / entry / book




good luck and happy shooting

25 Answers

Yeah.. I'm thinking no. CCL has plenty of $$ to provide something in consideration of using your photos. I'm not Ansel Adams, but I'm not going to give it away, give it away, give it away now.

They should offer a free cruise to one of the published photos...a random drawing from that group.. They certainly would get a lot more entries.

Are you kidding ????? Photo credits are worth a ton. Especially when your family or friends see your name under the image. Trust me, it's a cool feeling. Check out Shutterbug magazine, June 2011 Picture This........."ART" In-Camera Filter. WSP, NYC

I agree. My photos are nothing compared to my son's (professional photographer) and way before he was paid for his work, he vowed not to "give it away" to corporations who could afford to pay. That said, he is a rescue / animal abuse advocate and does pet photography for all the shelters free of charge.

Cool shots ... which one is yours?

That's the point. They don't want to use professional photographers. Pros are always going for the perfect shot. They are looking for candid shots. Pictures taken by everyday people, on vacation, using a variety of cameras.

OK, we don't cruise Carnival, but when Monique came back from our holidays and we downloaded 4500 pictures, I will bet you dollars to donuts that there are at least 100 there in the package that are incredible photos.

Yea, we will share, why not? each picture has a story to tell.

Even the one I have as an avatar....... I'm actually pointing to a YOU ARE HERE sign.......Big Smile

Washington Square Park, using the diorama filter

True ,,, I would assume pros are disqualified ... I get a kick out of taking a photo of the photographer taking the photo and some of my candid shots beat his (but you didn't hear it here lol)


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