Taking pictures of your event is a fun way to chronicle your chapter's activities. It can also help with promoting your activity and chapter. If you know there will be good photo opportunities, you can let the media know when submitting a news release . Likewise, you can submit photos to the media after the event for a follow-up article.
- Go for the close-up, and get action-oriented pictures.
- Submit pictures to the media with a short caption that explains who, what, when, where, why and how. Include the name and telephone number of the photographer and chapter publicity person.
- Tell people that their pictures may be taken and appear in the papers. If local newspapers will be at your event, include a sign-in sheet that clearly states that attendees' photos may be taken and published by the local media. Mention that if anyone has a concern about their photos being taken, they should notify the event organizers. (Then make sure the media do not take photos of these people.)
- Action – People working together, moving or doing an activity. Avoid posed photos.
- Reactions – People responding to your chapter's volunteer service activity.
- Emotion – People with expressions.
- Thrivent Financial identity – When appropriate or possible, include a Thrivent banner, cap or T-shirt in photos.
- Individuals or groups – Limit group shots to five people.
- Digital Photos – Ensure the file quality is set at a high resolution. Most print publications require a photo of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch) to reprint.
- Pros – If you hire a professional photographer for your activity, make sure you purchase the rights to reprint the photos in a newspaper or magazine.
Submit Photos to Thrivent
Get your photos printed in Thrivent publications to raise more awareness of your event by submitting them at Thrivent.com/stories. If submitting photos, you will need permission from the people appearing in the photos.