Colour Balance Images seeks creators from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America as well as those connected to the diaspora.
We license royalty-free images, illustrations, footage and vectors featuring culturally, ethnically and racially diverse people, communities and environments.
We provide a platform for underestimated creatives to showcase their talent and get paid fairly too. Every creator receives a 50% royalty for each of their images sold.
As a platform, we do not restrict contributors in any capacity from creating freely - independently or for other clients.
Images must be creative and comply with our vision and mission
Images must comply with Colour Balance Images’ moral and ethical standards
We are looking for:
Authentic images: Images can be live action shots or derived from a photo shoot
Positive images: let's move away from the stereotypes and capture people's essence
Traditional and non-traditional works: there’s no image too artsy or too creative
People doing all kinds of work - beyond the traditional white collar job
Variety: People of varying backgrounds, cultures, ethnicities/races, gender, sexuality abilities and beyond
You must be the original creator of the image
A valid model release is required for any person identifiable in each of your uploaded files
Images must not include logos or protected trademarks
Images must not include buildings, goods or places protected by intellectual property rights
Photos and illustrations:
must be uploaded in jpeg format
minimum resolution is 2400 x 1600 pixels
must have standard aspect ratios
files must not be larger than 45MB
must be in ai or eps format
must be placed in a zip archive that includes a jpeg preview
must have a preview resolution of no less than 5,000 x 3,000 (15 million pixels)
must be uploaded in mov, mp4, mpg, or avi format
minimum resolution is 1280 x 720, preferred is full HD (1920 x 1080) or higher
should not exceed 60 seconds, minimum 5 seconds
must not be larger than 3,900MB
voice recordings and ambient sounds are allowed, however music is not permitted
In the case of sound it must be set at 16-bit uncompressed, 48kHz
Upload files in their original resolution (please do not re-size)