We have listed the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions below.

What is Wotfoto?
Photographers – who can be listed?
What events are covered?
What venues are listed?
Retailers and manufacturers
Do you have to register?
What does registration involve?
How to reset your password
What does it cost to use the website?
What is a listing?
What is a related listing?
What does it cost to create a standard listing?
What are Premium listings?
Why do we price in US dollars?
How do I set up a premium listing?
Can I upgrade a Free listing to a Premium listing?
CREATING LISTINGS
What images can I upload and how do I prepare them?
How many images may I upload?
What are Main Media, Gallery, Logo and Cover images?
How do I upload images to my listing?
How do I add a caption, title or copyright information to my image?
Why do you moderate listings?
How do I edit a listing?
Can I change, add, replace, delete or rename my images?
How do I delete a listing?
Can I add a listing for a favourite photographer or gallery not on the website?
How can you claim a listing that's already on the website?
How can I get help using the website?

What is Wotfoto?

Wotfoto is a website for anyone interested in photography. You'll find information about photographers and photography events worldwide.

Photographers - who can be listed?

We will include contemporary professional photographers, as well as photographers who have been influential or historically important in the development of photography.

What events are covered?

We list a wide range – these include exhibitions, workshops, photography shows, fairs and book launches.

What venues are listed?

We include galleries and museums - provided they feature photography. Other photographic institutions and organisations are listed too. We also list camera clubs.

Retailers and manufacturers

We list any of interest to photographers. We have found that when you are travelling finding a local retailer for photographic supplies, repairs or support can be very helpful. Manufacturers and retailers frequently organize exhibitions and workshops too.

Do you have to register to use the website?

You don't have to register to use the website. However if you register you will be able add photographers or venues as Favorites, or add them to your Lists, so that you receive an email notification when they have news.

If you register you will also be able to add new listings to the website.

What does registration involve?

Registration is FREE! Just click on the blue Register for free button at the top of the home page. Fill in the form – then click the blue Sign up button. We will send you an automated email to confirm your registration. Simply click on the link in this email, and you will be taken back to the website where you will be able to log in to the website using the username and password you created when you registered. To log in, click on the blue Login button at the top of the page. 

How to reset your password

If you have lost or forgotten your password you can easily set a new one - just follow the instructions below...

Click the blue Login button at the top right side of the Home page.

In the top box (with the small icon of a person) input your Username or email.

Then click the blue Forgot Login? link.

Then in the next window - where it says 'Lost your Username or your Password?' click on Reminder needed for Lost Password.

Input your Username and Email Address in the relevant boxes.

Click on the blue Send Password button.

You'll receive and email with a new password. (You won't be able to log on with your old password, if you remember it, now.)

Log on using your Username and new Password.

Changing your Password
If you wish to change your Password, perhaps to something more memorable, you can do so by clicking on the blue Members button at the top of the page followed by Edit Profile.

What does it cost to use the website?

It's FREE to search the listings on the website. If you would like to create lists of favourites or receive reminders when photographers or venues that you follow have news, you will need to register first.

What is a listing?

Each record, whether it's a photographer’s page – information about an exhibition – or details about a museum or a gallery is called a listing.

What is a related listing?

One of the useful things about the way that the information is organised is that we can link (or relate) the information in one listing to another.

For example, when you are looking at the information for a photographer, you can quickly jump to the photographer's exhibitions, books, workshops and other related listings.

What does it cost to create a standard listing?

Its FREE to create a standard listing on the website.

What are Premium listings?

We offer Premium listings for some categories. These cost $25 and help to support the development of the website. The benefits of a premium listing is that it enables you to upload more images and content to your listing. The listing will also appear on the website in the various featured positions – meaning that more people see your listing. Premium listings revert to a Free basic listing at the end of their term (usually after 12 months) – ensuring that the key elements of your listing will remain on the website.

Why do we price in US dollars?

Wotfoto.com is an international site. To simplify the website design and to avoid the need to convert all of our fees into multiple currencies, we decided that it would be simplest to show any fees in US dollars.

How do I set up a Premium listing?

When you initially create a listing as a registered user, you have the option to select a Free plan, or a Subscripton plan (these will be available in the future). Select the premium plan, and then fill in the details for the listing. When you finish you will be given the option to pay by PayPal or by Bank Transfer (Offline payment).

If you wish to make a Debit or Credit card payment you can do so by clicking on PayPal and then the Pay with Debit or Credit Card link.

Can I upgrade a Free listing to a Premium listing?

Yes. If you decide that you would like to upgrade, simply click on the Upgrade button at the top of the page for the listing you would like to upgrade. Choose an Upgrade plan, click on Continue to select the method of payment you wish to use.

CREATING LISTINGS

The site has been designed so that it is simple for users to create and manage their own listings. The first thing you'll need to do is to Register. If you have already registered you simply need to Login to the website.

To create a new listing click on the blue Add Listing button at the top of the page. Select the category of listing that you wish to add... Events, Venues, Photographers etc. Select either a Free or a Premium listing, then click on Submit.

Next, add the details for your listing, making sure you complete any boxes that have an asterisk (*).

Mapping your location
When you have entering your address details please click on the Map it button. This will enable you to fine tune the pin for your location on the map. It is up to you to decide how much detail you wish to add to your address. If you are a gallery, museum or retail outlet, you may wish to add accurate information. If you are a photographer and don't wish to add your full address details you could just add your Town/City and Country so that site users can search for you using these fields. It's up to you.

Once you've finished entering all the details for your listing, click on the green Submit button.

At this point you can click on the Go to listing button, or add Media. Adding Media lets you upload images to your listing. In most cases this is a single image for a Free listing, and up to 15 images for a Premium listing. See the information about images below.

If you have any problems when creating a listing please let us know using the Contact Form. We are happy to provide support.

What images can I upload and how do I prepare them?

Photography comes in many forms, but please do not post any image that is pornographic, sexually explicit, abusive, offensive, profane, shows extreme violence, or that infringes any copyright or other right of any person.

The first thing you’ll need to do is to find the images on your computer that you wish to use.

Resizing. It's best to resize your images before you upload them. This reduces the upload time and also speeds up the opening of your pages on the website.

We recommend resizing images in Adobe Photoshop, or similar editing software. Set this so that the shortest side of the image is resized to 640 pixels. Work on a copy of your image file and don't save the changes to an original image! If you are uploading an image for use in the 'Cover' position that spans the top of a listing we recommend resizing it to 1000px wide by 250px high.

We recommend saving the resized image with a filename that matches the image caption and any copyright information that you'd like to use on the website.

You can upload jpg, jpeg, gif or png images. The maximum size for any one image is 4MB.

How many images may I upload?

This depends on the plan type you have chosen. For Free listings this is usually two images. For Premium listings this is either 15 or 20 images. 

What are Main Media, Gallery, Logo and Cover images?

Images are used in various locations on the website. Some are used as thumbnails, others appear at the top of a listing, and others will show in a gallery on the listing's main page. When you upload your images and later, if you wish to change them, you can specify how you would like them to display. The main types are listed below:

Main Media
If you click on the Main Media button which will then show a red star, you select the image to be used as the thumnail that is used to represent the listing. You can only do this for a single image. The Main Media image can also be used as a Gallery, Logo or Cover image.

Gallery
Images that you set as Gallery will appear as thumbnails, but will be expanded when you click on them, in the PHOTOS gallery under the contact information at the top of your listing.

Logo
Images that you set as Logo will appear as a small fixed size thumbnail that is inset at the bottom left side of the Cover image at the top of your listing. We suggest the photographers select an image of themselves as their logo image. Likewise galleries should select their logo or an image of their gallery.

Cover
If you set an image to Cover it will be automatically cropped and will appear at the top of the listing. For best results crop a suitable image to the size 1000px by 250px and upload this as your cover image.

If you have a free listing you can only upload two images. We recommend that one is set as your Main Media AND Logo image; the other should be set to be the cover image that spans the whole width of the page at the top of the listing.

Premium listings can upload up to 15 images and you can chose which are set to be your Main Media, Gallery, Logo and Cover images.

How do I upload images to my listing?

It is best to do this as the last step before you click on the Go to listing button that appears when you finish creating your listing.

To upload images:

  • Click on the green Submit button once you have finished adding the information for your listing.
  • Click in the box to accept our Terms & Conditions and above this please note the image types that may not be uploaded.
  • You should ideally have prepared and resized your images ready for uploading (as explained above).
  • Select the image file(s) on your hard disk, or Drag & Drop your files to automatically start the upload process
  • Check the Title or caption information for any images being uploaded and change as necessary. You may remove file suffixes, such as .jpg from the image Title, although this is not essential. (See the captioning information below.)
  • Click on the Update Information button for each image that you are uploading – this will ensure that the text displays correctly. If you would like to change an image name you can to go back and edit the image title at a later date.
  • If you are uploading multiple images click on the Main Media button to select which image you would like to be the main one, and set the Gallery, Logo and Cover images as described above.
  • Once you have done this click on the Go to listing button.
  • If you are creating a new Photographer or Venue listing you may have to wait for a short time while the listing is moderated. You will be able to view the listing to check how it looks but it won’t be visible to other users.

How do I add a caption, title or copyright information to my image?

For a photographer's image the title could just be your name and the name of the person who took the shot.

For example:
John Smith, or John Smith, by Michael Jones

If you are uploading a number of images, for example to use with an exhibition or gallery listing, we would recommend the following format:

Photographer name, image name, image details ©name of copyright owner

For example:
Ansel Adams, Aspens, Northern New Mexico, 1958 ©Ansel Adams

A simpler caption might just be:
Aspens, 1958 ©Ansel Adams

It is simplest if you create and update the information for your image captions when you upload your images – although you can easily do this later if necessary.

Why do you moderate listings?

When a new listing for a Photographer or a Venue is created it will be moderated. This is so that we can ensure that there are no clashes with existing listings and to prevent the creation of duplicate listings. When a listing is being moderated there will be a delay before we can check it and before it can be viewed by other users.

How do I edit a listing?

You can only edit a listing that you have created, or for which you are the owner.

If you are not already logged in to the website click the blue Login button at the top of the home page. Enter your Username and Password and login.

An easy way to find listings that you have created is to click on the blue Members button at the top of the page, and select the My listings link. Any listings you have created will then be shown.

To edit a listing click on the cog symbol and select Edit Listing. Make your changes and then click the green Submit button at the bottom of the listing. Then click on the Go to Listing button to be taken back to your listing.

Can I change, add, replace, delete or rename my images?

Yes – this is easy to do. You will need to be logged in on the website. First find and open the listing you want to edit.

You can only add additional images if you have not exceeded the number of images available in your plan. Free plans usually allow just a single image. If you try to upload additional images you will receive an onscreen message saying 'Photo upload limit (1) reached.' In this case you will need to delete an image from the listing before you can upload a new one.

To edit an image, or to rename it, click on the cog symbol in the bar at the top left side of the listing. Choose Edit Media. Any images for the listing will be shown. Click on the Pen symbol to change an Image Title, or on the Waste basket symbol to delete it.

How do I delete a listing?

If you would like to completely delete a listing that you have created please contact us using the Contact Form link at the bottom of each page. We can then delete it for you along with all associated images.

Can I add a listing for a favourite photographer or gallery not on the website?

Yes. We have started to populate the website with a selection of photographers. There are many more we need to add, and we would appreciate your help in doing this. It's simple to add a new listing. We explain how to do this in the information above.

Please note: if a photographer or gallery contacts us requesting to Claim a listing that you have created, we will, having checked their claim, transfer the ownership of the listing to them so that they can maintain it.

How can you claim a listing that's already on the website?

If a listing has been created for you as a photographer, or for your gallery, we would encourage you to take over its management. Simply click on the Claim this listing button in the bar at the top of the listing, and we will get back to you telling you how to take it over. It's simple to do and there's no cost, but you will need to register on the website first.

In your message please explain your reasons, such as you are the photographer, or owner of a gallery. We may ask you for proof of your identity, or the reasons for your claim before we change the listing’s ownership to you.

How can I get help using the website?

Just send us an email message using the Contact Form link at the bottom of each page. Explain what help you need, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.