Submission FAQs

Submission Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here you will find answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding submissions of photographs and art to Invisible Ph t grapher Asia.

Who owns copyright?

You, the artist/photographer and creator, will always own the rights to your photographs and art. By submitting your work, you give Invisible Ph t grapher Asia explicit rights to publish, showcase and use your photographs and art on it’s website and other official communication channels. Wherever possible, the photographer and creator will always be credited.

Can I add a watermark to my photographs?

Adding a watermark to your photographs is your prerogative. However, we’re not fans. We feel that watermarks add an unnecessary scar to the images and are not a very effective prevention against theft as they are too easily scrubbed off. So do note our bias against watermarks should you choose to add them to your submissions.

Can I submit non-Asia art, photographs, projects or articles?

Invisible Ph t grapher Asia’s area of interest is street photography and visual journalism in Asia. We only accept submissions related to Asia by means of geography and/or artist/photographer.

Asia covers Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste (East Timor), Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen.

What file formats and specifications should I submit my photographs in?

Please submit pictures resized to 1500 pixels on the long side (width for landscape, height for portrait),  in JPG or JPEG format, with a maximum file size of 2MBs each only. For optimal screen display, save your images in the sRGB color space.



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  1. Definition of Asian geography: Just one thought. Your current definition bans submissions of work taken in places like China Town in San Francisco or New York from non-Asian photographers. I think such content would be relevant too. I remember a very nice piece about migrant workers in New York City’s China Town published by LFI magazine. The same piece wouldn’t be accepted here – a shame given its relevance to the other content presented here. Just a thought.

  2. Hi IPA!
    Ive always bee a huge fan of yours and i would like to know more about you. Honestly i was planning to be a member of this highly reputable group and i wonder how it works. Can you guide me through this? Im a newbie in photography and i think street photography is quite interesting. Im looking forward hearing from you soon. Godbless and more power.

  3. Hi IPA


    I am a big fan of your site and I would love to join your
    contest.  I am not even a professional photographer
    but I would love to join your contest.  I
    just want to ask if a website is necessary because on the entry form, when I
    downloaded it, website is also included and I don’t have one.  Should I have a website? Will I be
    disqualified in case that I don’t have my own website?


    I am looking for a very positive response. Thank you and
    more power

    1. I do not have a Website. Can I submit a photo essay on rural artists/painters of India.


      1. Hello, your photo essay seems of utmost interest to me. I’m a fine artist and also practicing photography. Would love to connect with you and know more about your work. Do drop me a mail at [email protected] please. Cheers!

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  4. Hi! I’m uploading at Photo Singles but it keeps issuing a message “It was not possible to determine the dimensions of the image.” This is my photo: [img][/img] Thank you.

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      Hi, You must link to the picture itself e.g. [img][/img]
      For Flickr pictures, click on ‘View All Sizes” and copy the links available there. Thanks.

  5. Hi IPA!

    Im trying to submit a photo in singles, but when I preview my post the image looks so large that only half is seen.

    I upload it in 1200×811 size

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      We fixed it for you. Check your post. You can click edit to see the tags.

      You need to insert correct image url link and [img] [/img] tags.


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  6. hello IPA! I was trying to register this morning but when I tried to submit the form the system displayed an error “The field “Website” has invalid characters, only alphanumeric characters are allowed.”. My website’s address is .I guess the restriction alphanumeric is just too tight for a website’s URL, knowing that URLs do have colons, and slashes :) I’d appreciate your help on this one guys..thanks :)

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      1. Hello, sorry I forgot to mention, I was trying to register on IPA’s forum yesterday. thank you :)

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          1. Thank you IPA. There was no problem registering my account anymore. Cheers! :D

  7. I have a question actually…if I don’t have a website and want to submit some of my work if that possible?

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