My Instagram account is set to private. Can I still take part?
Yes; just send your images and reflections to us by direct message on Instagram. We'll add them to the project ourselves and tag you in. If you want to share your contributions to your friends, please still post them and hashtag us with #spiritusetlocus. Although we won't see your post, we'd love for your friends to find out about the project.
I don’t have a smart-phone or I don’t want Instagram. Can I still take part?
Yes; please submit your photos through the contact page with your reflection and name. We'll add them to the project ourselves and you'll see your contributions appear on this website over the next day or so. Your name will be included with the submission, unless you indicate you would like to make an anonymous submission. Your photo will be cropped to a 1:1 square (usually of the centre). It's best if the image resolution is at least 1080x1080 pixels—smaller resolutions won't show your submission at its best.
Do I have to be a Christian?
No; Spiritus Et Locus is an inclusive photography project that explores spirituality in the everyday. You don't have to be a Christian or have any particular religious view to take part. The Spiritus Et Locus project will always be much richer with varied experiences.
Can I contribute anonymously?
Yes; please submit your images and reflections through the contact page, or send them by direct message on Instagram—just let us know you'd like to remain anonymous and we'll post them that way for you.
Do I have to be good at photography?
No; all people are welcome to take part. This project is about everyday people sharing their everyday experience of spirituality. You don't need expensive camera gear and you don't need years of expertise. Jump in and give it a shot.
Can I use someone else’s photograph?
No; we think it's a better experience (and more in the Spirit of things) if you reflect upon your own original photo. There are also laws in Australia that protect people from having their intellectual property taken—even permitted use is regulated and can be difficult to navigate. We ask that you only use your own photographs. This way everyone can take part in the project safely.
Do I need to get people’s permission if I photograph them?
In most instances, permission is preferred but it's not necessary. If possible, avoid photographing strangers in ways that may identify them. For more information on street-photography and your rights visit the Arts Law Centre of Australia.
Who owns my photograph when I participate in Spiritus Et Locus?
You will always own your photos and reflections. Spiritus Et Locus will only display them in the exhibition and share them on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and this website when you hashtag #spiritusetlocus.
Can you feature my images in your marketing?
Yes; if you would like your photos to be considered for printed and digital marketing materials, please get in touch.
I no longer want to participate. How do I withdraw my submissions?
If at any point you choose to withdraw your participation, you may do so simply by removing our hashtag (#spiritusetlocus) from your Instagram post. If you have submitted on the website or by direct message on Instagram, just let us know and we'll remove them ourselves.