On PhotoGroup outings bear in mind that unless there are exceptional circumstances we can only accept a limited number of photos per member. We will brief you about this at the location.
When you volunteer to photograph a Chiltern location this may be a town, a village or a group of villages or hamlets. In all cases the first step is to do some research to find out about the history of the area and any buildings etc of interest. Sources are websites, local libraries and information centres. Doing this basic research should enable you to include everything important and to supply informative captions.
How many photos?
Whatever number you think is appropriate: similar sized locations on our website will be a guide. Bear in mind that almost certainly our website editor will not publish all you submit as it’s usual for us to make a selection.
Expenses for Projects
You may claim expenses of between £10 and £20 depending on the size of the project. Contact Barry Hunt (email@example.com, tel 01494 713345) about this when you have finished your project photography.
Look at the PhotoGroup’s website www.chilternphoto.org.uk to see if we have already published any photos of the location. If they are good quality there is no need to shoot them again.
Consider if a Property or Person Release form is necessary (for photos taken on private property or that show a recognisable person in certain situations). Click here for advice.
SENDING YOUR PHOTOS TO US
In general we prefer to receive your photos without any manipulation but if you wish to tweak your originals that’s fine. We will do whatever manipulation we consider necessary to make your images suitable for publication.
There is usually no need to adjust the image size and resolution. As a minimum we prefer images to be around 300ppi with the longer side 7ins (2100 pixels). Of course big files will take longer to upload to our server (see below) so you may want to limit the size of each photo to no more than about 10MB. Use JPEG format.
It is essential that the file name for each photo is unique. Please delete the camera-generated file number. The file name should be prefixed with the initials (in CAPS) quoted in para 2 of the Licence you signed and be a short descriptive caption and the month/year the photo was taken, e.g. QB St Nicolas font Taplow 03_16.jpg. PLEASE DO NOT USE AN APOSTROPHE IN THE FILE NAME because it will cause the upload to fail.
We like to publish extended captions with our photos and very much welcome additional information which should correlate with your file names and be sent in a Word document attached to an email (see below). Don’t hesitate to include your own observations about the subject matter: the more your personality comes over, the better.
Please use our Upload Photos page so that more than one of our website team can access your photos on our server. Click here to view the Upload photos page then follow the instructions. Be patient, uploading takes time. If you have any problems please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Send an email to email@example.com when you have finished uploading. We will acknowledge safe receipt (or otherwise!).
All photographs are copyright the photographer. They may be copied and reproduced by educational establishments only. In all other circumstances prior permission must be obtained from the website editor.