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Nest Fellowship Photography Presentation

  1. 3 2 1 5 4 8 7 6 REPORT 1 ANNUALNEST 201 photography guidelines Yes, a picture really IS worth a thousand words Your images will tell the stories of our artisans, celebrating their craft for our donors, corporate partners and the public. nest photography guidelines | page 1
  2. successful images–artisan portraitsSubject: Eyes are the key to emotion–must be in focusComposition: Fill the frameBackground: Texture and color but no distractionsLighting: Capture the catchlight in the eye–placesubject in shade looking out toward brighter light nest photography guidelines | page 2
  3. successful images–family communitySubject: Universal theme of mother and child; generatean emotional connection through subject’s expressionComposition: Fill the frameBackground: Texture and color but no distractions nest photography guidelines | page 3
  4. successful images–cultureSubject: Food, clothing and traditionsComposition: Fill the frame, highlighting the detailsBackground: Texture and color but no distractions nest photography guidelines | page 4
  5. successful images–placeSubject: Housing, living conditions, landscapesComposition: Fill the frame; determine your subjectBackground: Eliminate distractions by changing yourperspective; minimize the number of people nest photography guidelines | page 5
  6. successful images–artistic processSubject: Close-up details of the crafting processemphasizing working hands; tells an interesting story–here is how this is done.Composition: Fill the frame and get close!Lighting: Soft and subtle with no harsh shadows nest photography guidelines | page 6
  7. successful images–artistic processSubject: Does not have to be looking at the camera tobe an effective image; engaged in the creative process;imbues actionComposition: Unique perspective from above; engagingcircular shapes and complementary color schemesBackground: Distractions eliminated; appealing textures nest photography guidelines | page 7
  8. successful images–artistic process Subject: Wider view which provides a sense of place, cultural context and action Background: No distractions; focus is on subject nest photography guidelines | page 8
  9. successful images–toolsSubject: Unique and compelling tools of the tradeComposition: Follow the Rule of ThirdsBackground: No distractions; good color and textureLighting: Soft and subtle with no harsh shadows nest photography guidelines | page 9
  10. successful images–suppliesSubject: Distinctive supplies unique to that craftComposition: Get close; seek unusual perspectives; useleading diagonals that pull you into the imageBackground: No distractions nest photography guidelines | page 10
  11. successful images–productComposition: Fills the frame; show craftsmanship andproduct detail up closeBackground: Neutral; doesn’t compete with productLighting: Soft and subtle with no harsh shadows nest photography guidelines | page 11
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  15. successful images–summaryGet close! “If your photographs aren’t good enough,you aren’t close enough” Robert CapaPhotography is the art of exclusion—knowing what toleave out. Check all areas of the frame for distractionsShoot all subjects—tell the story of our artisans nest photography guidelines | page 15
  16. how will the images be used?»» est can never have too many great photos in its N arsenal of creative and interesting shots»» ommunication occurs often with donors, volunteers, C artisans, corporate partners and the public»» great image communicates a piece of the story of A what Nest does and how we do it»» hotos are used in marketing materials, website images, P and your personal blog entries while in-country nest photography guidelines | page 16
  17. personal scrapbook vs. nest images»» or Nest images, it is important that you concentrate F your time behind the camera»» t’s great to have images of yourself in the scene for I your scrapbook nest photography guidelines | page 17
  18. culturally sensitive photography“Like travel itself, photography builds bridges”»» amera Best Practices—Spend Time C Without Shooting: Spending time with your subjects prior to shooting them can make a world of difference with the level of comfort that shines through. Use your judgment based on the situation. When possible, take time without the camera in order to connect. This tactic will provide for a much better relationship (and better shots) with your subjects. nest photography guidelines | page 18
  19. culturally sensitive photography»» e Informed: Be aware of customs and B photography mores of the place you will visit—a little research goes a long way.»» se an Ice-Breaker: Instantly showing people U the photos you’ve taken of them can be a wonderful ice‑breaker. The photography becomes less intimidating and more fun.Source: Adapted from Jim Kane’s article, “Culturally Sensitive Photography” nest photography guidelines | page 19
  20. the legalities—release forms tips»» ave artisans sign a Release Form so that H their images can be used by Nest ›› xplain the purpose of the form to the artisans or if E you can find an easy way to do so, have it translated in-country (though some artisans may be illiterate) ›› ommunicate how the image may be used by C Nest: for marketing materials to help create market access and funding for their work ›› n cases where this may be difficult or impossible, I note that a release was not signed and Nest will make a case-by-case decision about posting anonymous photos nest photography guidelines | page 20
  21. the legalities—release forms tips»» Protecting our Artisan-Partners* ›› ­Ask before taking photos of people, especially minors ›› ommunicate that names will be changed of C women who don’t wish to have anyone know where they are and who they are working with ›› Do not use names of children ever ›› se caution overall when posting anyone’s name, U location or picture. Stick to using the country and region when it comes to location (not town/city/address), and first name only when it comes to identifying community members*Reiterated in the Nest Blog Overview received in Packet 5. nest photography guidelines | page 21
  22. transferring digital data to nest»» pon your return to the US, Nest will send you a U flash drive ›› opy all of you images onto the flash drive (Nest C will parse through those meant for your scrapbook vs. Nest materials) ›› e’d love for you to create a ‘best of ’ folder, W showcasing your favorite images, if you have time ›› Sign, Seal Deliver” your precious image-laden “ flash drives back to Nest nest photography guidelines | page 22
  23. how to protect your images»» Back up your data! ›› ­­ ou will be forever bummed if you lose your beautiful Y images and memories ›› hile in-country, transfer images to your W computer often ›› ring an external hard drive—recent models are B tiny with loads of storage ›› Back up your data on a weekly schedule nest photography guidelines | page 23
  24. digital packing list»» Digital Camera + Extra Memory Chip ›› SLR vs. Small Digital Camera vs. iPhone Camera»» Digital Camera Charger»» Laptop Computer»» Necessary Cords for Transferring Images»» ravel Plug Adapter vs. Travel Plug Adapter with T Transformer ›› Is your equipment dual voltage?»» External Hard Drive (for data back up)»» aptop Security Cable ($10–$30 on Amazon) to L safeguard your equipment from disappearing nest photography guidelines | page 24

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