want to submit a ghost photo?
How do I do it I hear you ask?!
yes I am going to have a decent form up here in the future for
submitting your photos :o)
Here are the answers below: (with a few more Ghost Photo answers to
FAQ's further down)
First of all we
have a few Terms & Conditions
that you may like to be aware of, these are subject to any photo
submitted. One thing I'd like to point out is that we cannot accept or
publish every photo or reply to every photo, and YES every single
person asks "can you tell me what
is in my photo"...let me answer this up front..99% of the
time No, we can't. :o)
As you can understand Castle of Spirits gets overwhelmed with e-mails,
photos and stories and we simply don't have enough time to reply to
everyone who wants to know what their photo is, so.....saying this, its
probably not a good idea to ask.
seriously, don't ask.
I know you are still thinking of asking, but please don't.
you know how to click, please try here for a little more information on
ghost photos and what may be in your photo.
THIS IS HOW TO SEND IN YOUR GHOST PHOTO TO
CASTLE OF SPIRITS
Ensure your image is
in .jpg format - NOT PNG, not PDF not GIF
not some unknown format that nobody's ever heard of (unless you really
are that desperate to send in the photo) and not
too small please or low res that nobody can make heads or tails of (the
word GIF comes to mind).
If necessary, we'll edit down your photo and mess with it
(lighten/darken add a couple of ghosts)...but please don't send those
really small mobile phone images, they just don't do it for me, and
besides, if I can't see what's in your photo, nobody else will either.
Attach your photo/s to an e-mail and send to:
- YOU MUST PUT the words "GHOST
PHOTO" in the subject header of your e-mail.
To clear up a little
confusion - the words GHOST PHOTO need to be in the line where you put
a "SUBJECT" of your e-mail. And for those who may not quite understand
English too well, that's GHOST PHOTO, did you see those words?
It isn't GHOSTS PHOTOS, PHOTOS OF GHOSTS, GHOST STORY WITH PHOTO, HI
HOW ARE YOU TODAY, HERE IS MY GHOST PHOTO, THERE IS A GHOST PHOTO HERE,
LOOK AT MY PHOTO, FIND MY PHOTO ATTACHED. No dots, no dashes, no
exclamation marks (why does everyone want GHOST PHOTO!!!!!!!)... it
doesn't get your photo in any faster to put 1,000 exclamation marks and
guess what? We see plenty of them, its no great shock for us to have a
ghost photo sent...so quit it with the exclamation marks ok? if
anything it just messes with our minds and makes us delete it quicker.
TWO WORDS TO
REMEMBER: GHOST PHOTO
before: WE DO NOT ACCEPT "ORB"
PHOTOS - Please read further about any "ORB" submissions by clicking here.
If you have people,
yes those figures that aren't you - your wife, your husband, you
boyfriend, girlfriend, mistress and let me say, especially any
children. We WILL NOT publish the photo unless you give us full
permission to publish that person's image (yes the other people in the
photo). If there are children that aren't yours - forget it ok, we
aren't publishing them. This is something that is becoming very
prevalent over the net so please be sure to include permissions.
Also - if whatever
it is in your photo isn't OBVIOUS - please either draw a circle around
it or point it out on the photo with an arrow (and by the way, don't go
ruining the photo with big marks all over it - if you can - include 2
copies - one with it marked out, one without) - I get an awful lot of
photos where not only myself, but my team can't figure out what on
earth it is in the photo we are supposed to be looking at?. You may
think you have an obvious face - but sometimes your the only one :o)
Please include ALL
OF the following (below) in the
text body of your e-mail with your photo:
(an easy way is to cut and paste the
information below into your e-mail and fill it in) -
When all that's done;
attach your photo/document and anything else to the e-mail and send it
in to us.
By the way, we do
need this information to publish with your photo so please be sure to
include it for us (and any other information you feel is necessary). If
we don't have the following info, we are once again going to have to
discard your photo and move along to the next 100 photos.
You wouldn't believe
how many people send a photo with no information (yes, people really
are that silly) so once again PLEASE stick all this info in (if you
don't know the answers then that's ok, just fill in the obvious).
FOLLOWING IN THE TEXT BODY OF YOUR E-MAIL:
Name (your name):
you take the photo yourself or is this a photo you found on the
Internet (please state where from and if you know any story if found
off the Internet):
Where are you from? (please be sure to put in YOUR COUNTRY and STATE
you are from):
Type of Camera was used (IMPORTANT **please state whether it was
digital or not):
Weather and other conditions (DAY/TIME/DATE) When your photo was taken:
Information (Story and/or information surrounding the story) including
what you believe is in the photo (please point out where and what it is
if not obvious):
/ NO for my E-mail address to be included if published on Castle of
Spirits.com (if this is left blank we WILL put your e-mail address in:
Your Story Title (if story is to be included with photo):
there are other people and/or children in your ghost photo - do you
take responsibility for full permission to publish their image?:
YOU HAVE A STORY TO ACCOMPANY YOUR PHOTO, PLEASE INCLUDE
A COPY WITH THE PHOTO ALSO - this is going to make my
life A LOT easier - either attach it as a .doc (ms word) format or
you use a VALID e-mail address with your submitted photo.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ALL GHOST PHOTO
SUBMISSIONS TO CASTLE OF SPIRITS.COM
By submitting ANY
photo to Castle of Spirits.com/The Australian Ghost Hunters Society you
are agreeing to the following Terms & Conditions.
photo submitted to Castle of Spirits.com/Australian Ghost Hunters
Society MAY BE PLACED ON OUR WEBSITE at our own discretion, we do not
take any responsibility for who may copy or use your photo if published
on the website. If you do not wish for it to be published and wish to
keep your photo private, please do not send it to us*
*Any photo that is hoaxed or sent to us in an attempt to deceive MAY BE
PLACED ON OUR DICKIE PHOTOS SECTION, you may have your e-mail address
included with this photo. The judges decision is final on this, don't
do it unless you want to suffer the consequences. If placed in our
Dickie Photos section, we may make fun of you :P.
*We DO NOT publish every ghost photo submitted to us and if you do not
follow the steps listed above we may not receive or accept your photo*
*Photos sent with any of the above listed information missing can not
not be accepted*
*Photos sent in that have been published elsewhere on the net are not
usually accepted - so please don't submit them to 20 other websites
(lets face it, it gets a bit boring for the public to have to see the
same photo everywhere!)*
*MOBILE PHONE PHOTOS - Ok this is a new addition since mobile phone
photos seem to suddenly be all the rage. Unfortunately the photos are
simply too low resolution and too small to use on the site. I'm really
sorry but at this time (I'm sure in the future they will be heaps
better) we are not accepting mobile phone photos of any sort.
*We may or MAY NOT respond to your photo submission if you ask. As I
have explained before we DO get a huge amount of e-mails and an
enormous amount of ghost photo submissions, everyone would like an
answer to the "what is in my photo?" question, unfortunately we can't
always answer that as we weren't there when the photo was taken and
can't always be sure what is in the photo.
Why can't we be sure?
We can't be sure as we don't know the equipment that was used, we don't
know the place and we didn't see what was going on when it was taken,
there's always plenty of room for hoaxing!. We can't see whether the
photographic equipment (including film) may have been faulty and/or
tampered with, we don't know the lighting conditions or weather
conditions and we just purely and simply weren't there when the photo
was taken. So we can't always offer up an answer to "what is in my
photo?" or "what is your opinion of my photo". If we think its
worthwhile, we'll publish it.
Unfortunately a lot of photos show what is commonly known as "orbs".
The problem with digital camera "orb" photos is that any amount of dust
or moisture (rain etc) in the air at the time of taking the photo will
show up as an "orb". We therefore cannot trust these photos if they
were taken with a digital camera/phone camera or any other low res.
I have received many photos with the explanation "but these orbs are
moving", and sure enough they are. Digital cameras respond to the
slightest hand movement and therefore the movement is 9 times out of 10
caused by the person taking the photo, giving the orb the appearance of
moving across the photo at the time of taking.
Unfortunately we cannot inform you if your photo is published. Please
check www.castleofspirits.com regularly for your photo.
Photos may take up to 18months to be published (yes I'm planning on
shortening this). Please don't put URGENT or any message in your photo
that you wish to have a response to immediately.
DO NOT WASTE OUR TIME AND YOURS BY SENDING DIGITAL ORB PHOTOS UNLESS
YOU THINK IT IS SOMETHING REALLY REALLY GOOD
GHOST PHOTO QUESTIONS
put more ghost photos up?
Can you send me
ghost photos via e-mail
Your photos are
Can you please tell
me what is in my photo, or give me an opinion.
my photo contain a ghost, it's really freaking us, me, the cat, my mum,
the dog, the budgie out!
I use your ghost photos on my site, for a media publication, t.v. film