A maximum number of images
Take as many videos and photos as you can at the event. You can make a selection later and send us the best ones! Only one photo is often not enough to illustrate an event.
Fast, fast, fast!
Send us your photos/videos asap! If you delay, your images lose their interest and value, especially to our clients.
Don't compress your files before sending them to us, we prefer optimal quality images. We accept super heavy files, up to 200mb.
Label your photos correctly
Indicate primary info clearly in the titles (who, what, where). For example: Tom Cruise nude on a beach in Bermuda.
Key words are just as important for finding photos/vidoes. Include all salient details, even try and supply variations like: Tom Cruise, Tom Cruise nude, nude, naked, beach, sun bathing, Bermuda.
In the description, note a maximum amount of details: "Tom Cruise, famous actor who starred in classics such as Top Gun and is married to Katie Holmes, was spotted sun bathing nude at Elbow Beach, Bermuda on the 53rd of Octember, 1712."
If you took photos of mutiple celebrities or public figures, note their names in each photo title and include all of them in the description.
Place the scene in its context
For your documents to have more meaning and a value, it’s essential to PLACE THEM IN THEIR CONTEXT. Take large shots in video/photo, to help situate the environment (the geographical place, the weather, the time etc.) For example, if you catch a celebrity in a protest or a specific place, try to include them in the context (large shot, vertically and surrounded by other protesters) then a middle shot (the waist up) and finally a close-up.
Our member Pelagus did not forget to widen the frame to locate the action: the obelisk allows us to understand that we are in Paris at place de la Concorde. In the background, the official stand set for the national Independence day, July 14th, gives us an idea of the date.
Vary the angles and situations
To give your images the most value, don't forget to include all aspects of the scene:
♦ People in different angles (vertical shots, horizontal shots, diagonals if they help with context, etc...)
♦ Different framing (large wide angle shots to show the whole event situation, portrait shots to show emotion, close ups to show detail, etc...)
♦ When there are people present, vary the composition (many people together, small isolated groups, single people)
First, a wide lens shot: the picture taken from above allows us to see that it is crowded, close to the aerial metro (close to the Chapelle station)
Then, another shot, closer, where you see the people entirely. It provides more information on the atmosphere, the clothing, the place (with shops “Little India” that locates the district close to Gare du Nord station); the organization of the procession (the rope, the corridor for the altar).
Even closer: a photo from the waist, slightly tilted up. More information on people present (women, of all ages, wearing tunics for the ceremony)
The photograph also took care of capturing details that provide more information on the clothes used for the ceremony as well as the absence of shoes.
The closest possible: a close-up to capture an expression on a face, distinctive signs for the ceremony (leaves, dot on the forehead)
As close to the action as possible
Get yourself as close to the action as possible, be safe obviously and use your common sense. If you're too far away you risk not getting enough detail, missing the action, or having issues with lighting.