HowTo: Guidelines for photographs for Cetacea
Here are some suggestions for submitting photographs:
- Views on the trailer or at the dock are nice to show specific elements
of the boat or interior, i.e., close up of the console or cockpit.
- Even better are views underway.
- Best views: you're surging through a huge wave--but that can be tough for the chase boat.
- The boat should be the most prominent part of the scene, unless
you're rounding Cape Horn.
- The secret to good photography is lighting. Worry about the lighting first. A famous photographer said he only took pictures in the first hour after sunrise or the last hour before sunset.
- E-Mail the image file using MIME attachments (.JPEG or .JPG or .JPE).
- Send one or two images first, to confirm the entire process
is working, before sending a huge e-mail with megabytes of attachments.
- Send multiple images as attachments to multiple e-mails. This makes it
easier for me to extract them. If I get an e-mail with 5-Megabytes of attachments,
my e-mail software often blows up! Better to get five messages with 1-Megabyte
attachments to each.
- [IMPORTANT] Do not send attachments of files in proprietary file
formats. Files MUST be sent in standard image formats like JPEG or TIFF.
I do not own any software from Microsoft. I cannot open any document
that is sent in a WORD rich-text format. I do not own OUTLOOK or any variants of it. I cannot read attachments sent in .DAT format. I do not have PUBLISHER and I cannot read any of its file formats.
- Do not send files in compressed-archive formats, like .ZIP. It is better to send images as separate attachments. Images in JEPG format are already compressed. There is really nothing to be gained by saving a few bits in the transmission process.
- Include information about your photographs:
- BOAT: Year/Model/Length/Engine
- HISTORY: Original owners, previous owners, original price., etc.
- FEATURES/MODIFICATIONS: Let me know if you've added or subtracted something.
- LOCATION: Where are we?
- STORY: Include a little story about the picture
Follow all these suggestions and you've created the perfect picture for Cetacea!
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