Nature Friend Magazine and Study Guide


We welcome all readers to send nature-related photographs for consideration to be published.

Please follow these submission guidelines:

To mail a photographic submission:

Tips for Scanning Photos:

Sometimes we hear questions about file size.  What is important is that we receive the largest file size you have.  To be considered for a front cover, the file should be about 20 megabytes before it is compressed as a jpeg.  For photos used inside the magazine, the file size should be a minimum of 5 megabytes, but larger if you have larger. 

Another way to put this, photographs submitted for full page consideration, such as for the front cover, should be 8x10 at a resolution of 300.  Photos submitted for inside use should be a minimum of 4x5 at a resolution of 300. 

The best solution is to always send the largest file you have.  If this is too big to send as an e-mail, you may mail the file to us on a CD.

*  Note: When the file is saved as a jpeg, choose the 10 setting if/when prompted.  The file will be considerably smaller than before compression, yet large enough for us to use.

If you still have questions, please ask a knowledgeable friend on your end if they can help you.  I'm sorry, but our staff is limited, and we are not able to give individualized instructions to every one.  Thank you.

Tips for Taking Photos:

Contact Information

Nature Friend Magazine is published monthly by Dogwood Ridge Outdoors.

Address:             Nature Friend Magazine, Photo Editor, 4253 Woodcock Lane, Dayton, VA 22821






Office:                540-867-0764


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Nature Friend Magazine is a creation-based, monthly nature magazine for children that the whole family will enjoy. Each issue costs less than one fast-food meal, feeds the whole family, and the calories are lower! Nature Friend is free of external advertisements.