Donor Supporters

Jessie Ong

Alhambra Source provides objective and important news reporting for our community.

Efren Moreno, Former Alhambra Mayor

Thank you Alhambra Source for truly informing the residents of Alhambra.

Jeff Maloney, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source has become an important source for news, public interest, and serious journalism in our community. Keep it up!

Sara Harris

As a career journalist and EJ advocate, I see community-based media like the Alhambra Source as crucial to democracy and equality.

Chris Olson

I support Alhambra Source as often as I can because I believe a free and independent press is vital to the democratic process. No other news outlet with high journalistic standards consistently covers the stories and issues that matter to our community.

Adele Andrade Stadler, Alhambra City Council Member

The Source is a great independent newspaper that celebrates the communities and is not afraid to ask the tough questions!

Cliff Bender, Vice President, Alhambra Education Foundation

I want to know what's going on in my community- News, events, and human interest stories. The Alhambra Source gives me the information I need.

Joyce & Oscar Amaro, Alhambra Preservation Group

We support Alhambra Source because this online news source is vitally important in engaging, informing and educating the residents of Alhambra.

Laura Vasquez

Alhambrans need to know the truth about our area!

Michael Lawrence, Alhambra Arts Commissioner

Keep bringing on the stories. The Source has given us so much and I am happy to donate to such an important part of our community.

Karsen Luthi

Thank you for creating Alhambra Source and providing timely reporting of important local news. Fight on!

Mr. Konnyaku

I support news reporting that is unbiased and informative. Really enjoy the excellent coverage on local city council and planning commission meetings.

Guadulesa Rivera

Alhambra Source unifies the community and keeps us involved.

Erwin Lee

Such a valuable source of what’s happening in city where we live. Objective reporting that informs us and allows us to come to our own conclusions.

Photography Requirements and Instruction

Photo by Helen Arase


Thank you for contributing to the Alhambra Source!

If you’re submitting photography for an article, gallery or other feature on the Alhambra Source website, we have specific guidelines for our visuals. Please see the below “Feature” instructions for these photographs.

If you have been asked for a “hero” photograph for the homepage, continue to the “Hero” section of this page.

If you have been asked for an events or non-feature photograph, continue to the bottom “Events” section.

Feature photographs:

Orientation: horizontal

Aspect ratio: 16 x 11

Minimum width by height: 1200 pixels x 825 pixels

Recommended width by height: 1600 pixels x 1100 pixels

Resolution: 72 ppi

File type: jpeg

Colorspace: sRGB

This is an example “feature” photograph, cropped in the 16 x 11 ratio. Photo by Helen Arase

What do we want for feature photographic singles and essays, and where do they go?

Think small, medium and large details.

Small: the hand-off of a bookmark between Community Outreach Manager Dominic Tovar and a little girl.

Medium: moments of an experience; part of a performance or a gathering of kids.

Large: atmosphere or environment; the bigger picture.

Feature photographs will lead the story with which they are associated. If there are more than one, a gallery will lead the article.

Hero photographs:

Orientation: horizontal

Aspect ratio: 20 x 9

Width by height: 2000 pixels x 900 pixels

Resolution: 72 ppi

File type: jpeg

Colorspace: sRGB

This is an example “hero” photograph, cropped in the 20 by 9 ratio. Photo by Helen Arase

What do we want for hero photographs, and where do they go?

Technical and visual: Ability to crop and visual “heroics”

This is a panoramic crop. We look for the ability to crop a photograph to about two thirds of its original height.

Visually, we are looking for something a little bit special. A straight-up good photograph that makes you stop to study it. Yes, it’s ambiguous. Our advice is to try a couple of versions of what you see as a hero.

The hero photographs are on the homepage in the animated slider that features large photographs and will link to their respective stories.

Events photographs:

Orientation: horizontal

Aspect ratio: 16 x 11

Width by height: 1200 pixels x 825 pixels

Resolution: 72 ppi

File type: jpeg

Colorspace: sRGB

The “events” photographs will be submitted in the same aspect as the feature photographs. We ask that you don’t send us files bigger than 1200 by 825.

If your event has a vertical poster or image, we will crop it for the thumbnail unless you give us another version.

Vertical or other non-16×9 proportioned images may be submitted to embed into the event page. We ask you to size them no larger than 1200 pixels on the longest side.

For example:

Photo provided by South Pasadena Arts Crawl.

Is cropped (for the thumbnail) to:

Submit a Photo

Submit a Photo
Drop a file here or click to upload Choose File
Maximum upload size: 2MB

Thank you for your cooperation.

We know this may be a lot of information, and some people do not have access to editing programs. If you have any questions, please email Helen at [email protected] with “image question” in the headline.