Tips

Tips

 

How do you choose boys to feature?

We find the images when Instagrammers tag their images with @boyswithplants or DM (direct message) a link to the posted image to us. It helps to use the hashtag #boyswithplants however dues to Instagrams ever-changing algorithm, all of the results don’t always appear.

We try to show a variety of guys from all over the world of every background. Guys of colour, trans-men, all body-types and ages are welcome. Loving plants is truly a universal experience that brings us all together!

We also choose a variety of contexts — Boys in their plant-filled homes, in greenhouses and gardens, in forests and jungles, etc and with a variety of different types of plants. You don’t have to have a personal instagram page full of plant pics, one great pic with plants can be enough.


There are the occasional exceptions but generally, here are some tips:
  • We look for beautiful quality, sharp and in-focus images
  • The image must feature BOTH boys AND plants
  • Plants should take up more than 50% of the image
  • Focus on plants which should be clearly defined and easily identifiable
  • Full colour
  • Original image, nothing regrammed
  • No obvious filters (a slight colour correction or touch up is ok)
  • No white borders
  • No children or anyone we think looks under 16. If your a mum posting a pic of your child, we won’t be posting it.
  • No camera selfies. If we can see the camera/phone in a mirror or it looks like you’re holding the camera we won’t choose the image (so, set up a timer or ask a friend to take the pic).

We’re always looking for something exceptional! We get 50+ submissions daily and many of them are perfect for the page but we can’t post them all — we’re looking for images with that extra ‘something-something’.

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