Share Your Visit with KBWT!

Happy camperWe hope you enjoy visiting the Kachemak Bay Water Trail web site from wherever in the world you are, and we look forward to meeting you on the Trail in person soon!

We are eager for you to share your personal perspectives and experiences on the Bay by contributing your own stories and photos.

In order to make it easy for you to share your written or audio stories, your still photos or your  moving images with us, we have Christina Whiting photo

developed a few guidelines that will streamline your submissions and ensure that we give credit where credit is due.

Media Guidelines

Media Use

We assume that when you upload any media to the KBWT website that you are providing us with the right to use your media to help promote the web site. We are all volunteers to the KBWT and value all contributions made to the KBWT project. So, we promise not to use any media you submit for any purpose other than for promotion of and education about the KBWT.


  1. Photography and art work: High quality JPEGs, PDFs and Tiffs (JPEGs or JPGs are the most universal and easily used. Each file should have a 3-character graphic file format extension such as .jpg (Note: this typically occurs automatically.)
    1. Include a location label and your name in the title of the photo.
      (EG: Tutka Bay_TazTally.jpg.)
    2. We prefer to have minimum image dimensions of 800x600, but will accept a wide range of image dimensions. Yes, your phone and tablet images are welcome.
    3. If we want to use your images in a promotional print piece and we need more resolution, we will contact you if you provide us with current contact information. See #3 below also.
  2. Text: Word Docs (.doc or .docx), Rich Text files (.RTF), Text files (.txt) and PDFs
  3. Video: Quicktime (.mov) or MPEG4 (.mp4). (Prefer H.264 compression).
  4. Digital Voice Files: (.mp3 or .wav files), maps/drawings ? annotations (.pdf files). The same naming and metadata/copyright conventions should apply to all media.

Optional: Metadata Contents

What IS "metadata"? Basically, metadata is data about data! For example, an image may include metadata that describes how large the picture is, the color depth, the image resolution, when the image was created, and other data. A text document's metadata may contain information about how long the document is, who the author is, when the document was written, and a short summary of the document.

You may of course, add your own metadata to your files that include your copyright info (including email and www address) as well as specific permission for your media to be used for non-profit purposes only in associated with the Kachemak Bay Water Trail Association.

Additionally/optionally you may also include specific keyword location and content names in the Keywords area such as "Sea Star Cabin" and/or "Tutka Bay" and/or "Kayak". Inclusion of additional key words will allow for more focused searches when we are looking for location-specific images.
EXAMPLE: This is an example of the metadata used by professional photographer, Taz Tally, for the media he submits for water trail use. 

Copyright 2012 by Taz Tally Photography, All rights reserved
Permission granted for non-profit use of this image by The Kachemak Bay Water Trail Association

Professional Photographers/Videographers

If you would like to contribute your high quality images and/or video to the KBWT website and would like to be listed as a KBWT media partner with a link to your web site, contact us via the Contact Page, place the words Media Partner in the subject field and we will make arrangements.

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