Photographs are a great way to cover your parish, club or event.
Here are some hints for taking the type of phtographs the Southern Cross is looking for.
- Forget your zoom lens and get closer.
- Photos should capture action verbs! People should be doing something—throwing, running, dancing [include the feet] swimming, laughing, cooking, serving. (Posed group photos belong on your web page or in your bulletin.) Remember, use close-in pictures of one to three participants in an event to tell the story.
- Photos should be timely. Christmas pageant pictures sent in February are too dated to be newsworthy. (Try to deliver them within 5 days of the event.)
- Photographs taken for use in the paper version of the Southern Cross should be 300 dpi at size - 5” x 7” minimum. Photos for online use only should be no smaller than 1600px x 1200px. We need the names of folks in the photo - as well as the photographer’s name.
Please do not be discouraged: a timely good article will be accepted even though it may need editing.