Georgia-Cumberland Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Photography Tips

GET CLOSE
  • Good lighting is crucial; being close means your flash (if you're using one) will be more effective.
  • Closer photos show more detail and make for more interesting images. Photos taken of a large crowd or audience hold little interest because it's hard to make out the details.

TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS
  • The more photos you take, the better your chance of getting a good one.
  • Capture the whole event—from participants to presenters and everything in between.
  • Several photos make for a better presentation on our website.

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CAMERA'S AUTO SETTINGS
  • Unless you're very familiar with the principles of photography and your camera, make your job easier by using the camera's built-in auto settings.

A note about permission: While you do not legally need permission to use news photographs in your church newsletter or with news stories on your website, the Georgia-Cumberland Conference requests that you obtain permission to use photos of children under 18 years of age. It's for their protection. Georgia-Cumberland Conference will not use photos of children under 18 without a media release form signed by their parent or guardian.