FAQMarch 4, 2012 by tifholmes
Answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding The Collaborative Photo-Haiku Project.
Q. How do I upload a profile picture so that I don’t have that anonymous pic of a male person?
A. You must log in to display a profile photo. In the comments section, just above the text box you will see several options for logging in to the Disqus commenting system. You can create a Disqus account, or you can click the appropriate button to log in via Facebook, Twitter, Google, OpenID, or Yahoo!. If you choose to log in via one of the social network sites, the photo that will be displayed will be the same as the one you use for that particular social network. If you change it on the social network site, it will change in the commenting system as well. If you enter haiku as a guest, you will not have the option to display a profile photo.
Q. How can I edit my poem?
A. You must be logged-in to the commenting system in order to edit or delete your haiku. If you enter haiku as a guest, you will not have this option; you will need to contact me via the Feedback button in order to have the haiku edited or deleted.
If you are logged-in to your Disqus account, you can edit your haiku at your Disqus “dashboard” or by visiting the haiku itself and clicking the “Edit” link next to the haiku.
If you are logged-in via one of the social networks, you can edit your haiku by visiting the haiku itself and clicking the “Edit” link next to the haiku.
Note: an edit notice is appended to all edited haiku.
Q. How can I submit my own photo?
A. The Collaborative Photo-Haiku Project was created as an offshoot of my photography business; therefore, the photos presented here are my own. While the project is a means of professional promotion, it is my most sincere hope that it promotes creative expression and mindfulness for all involved. Many of the participating haiku artists maintain websites on which they display their own photos and haiku. If you host your own site, you may link to it from your Disqus account so that others can visit it.
Q. Can I post your photo on my own website with my haiku?
If you have posted the haiku to the project and you feel a great desire to post my photo(s) with that haiku on your own website–and only on your own website–you may do so. In return, I ask that you please respect my time and creative efforts, as well as my business goals by 1) providing a direct link back to the photo where it appears on the project site; 2) by not manipulating the photograph in any way (this includes placing haiku text on the photo); and 3) by not printing the photograph.
Under no circumstances is it permissible to reproduce or sell the photographs–in digital or physical form–with or without your haiku attached to them.
Under no circumstances is it permissible to submit the photographs to any contests, anthologies, or similar interests, with or without your haiku attached to them.
If you have questions about the use of my photographs, please use the “Feedback” form on the project site to contact me.
Q. Can I post others’ haiku on my own website?
A. Not without the author’s written permission. You may contact the author through their Disqus account, or their social network accounts, in order to request this permission from them directly. I do not give out participants’ e-mail addresses.
Q. How can I purchase prints of your photos?
A. Print orders are made via the PayPal buttons on each photo entry page. You may purchase more than one by clicking “continue shopping” on the PayPal page before checking out. Please ensure that you have a verified mailing address.
These prints are fine art quality and include lustre coating, are mounted on 2mm styrene, and are ready-to-frame. Additionally, I do sign and date the back of each print.
Q. I really like your photo and my haiku entry from a particular day, but I didn’t receive the free print. Can I purchase a photo-haiku print?
A. So long as the haiku are your own, you may purchase as many photo-haiku prints as you wish. Each photo-haiku print is 11×14 in size and printed using the same template (see Print Recipients for examples). Prints are fine art quality, include lustre coating, are mounted on 2mm styrene, and are ready-to-frame. Additionally, I do sign and date the back of each photo-haiku print.
Print orders are made via the PayPal buttons on each photo entry page. You may purchase more than one by clicking “continue shopping” on the PayPal page before checking out. Please ensure that you have entered the correct haiku text in the appropriate box, and that you have a verified mailing address.
Q. Can I post tanka, or other poetic forms, instead of haiku?
A. Absolutely. However, due to space limitations of my print template, poems that are not written in three-line, short-long-short haiku structure will be ineligible for printing services. If you wish to be eligible for the free print, or if you wish to purchase photo-haiku prints, you will want to stick with haiku for this project.