Project Proposers Specification for Images AND PHOTOGRAPHS
Please read all the points sets out below before submitting your images. If you do not understand any of the points raised below please ask us for help.
What types of photographs should I send?
TICOS asks all project proposers to send us photographs or other images if applicable (such as diagrams) to supplement their application. These are important to help potential funders see what the project is about and gain an understanding of the locality where it will be taking place. When you submit your application form, we ask you to send between 4 and 6 photos that clearly illustrate your project. Please make sure that the images are up to date and taken within at least the last six months. Examples of the types of images we require are set out below:
- A general landscape or aerial shot of the location of the project
- A photo of the local community who will benefit from the project (ask their permission first)
- An image of the building, area or type of transport with which the project is involved
- An image of a building being constructed or new technology, such as solar cookers being made
- Images of local wildlife and habitats that will be conserved or improved
- Tourists or local people using existing infrastructure that will be replaced or improved such as diesel vehicles or wood burning stoves
- Any launches or ceremonies such as the laying of a building foundation stone, the first tree planted or the first solar panel put in place
Please also try to keep a photographic record of the project and send us images that show major milestones such as the completion of a building, the first community meeting taking place using solar power, or a local feast using solar cookers. We will use these images to update your project page and show its progress.
How should I send my images?
All images need to be sent to us electronically by email. Photographs should be sent as jpeg files and other artwork as tif or eps files. Please send us the raw images as they were taken off the camera, please do not edit or resize them unless the file is larger than 3mb. If your images are over 1mb in size then please send them on separate emails. Please do not place images into word documents.
If you cannot send images as we have specified above, then please send what you have and we will try to edit them for you.
Labelling Photos or Images
It is very important that you include your project ID in the filename of each photo, for example, do not send us images labelled 'new_forest.jpeg', label them 'new_forest_TP999.jpeg', where TP999 is your project ID. If you are not sure what your project ID is, then please email your name and the title of your project to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will tell you.
Please send an explanatory caption with each image and make sure that this caption refers to the image label. Please also give a date and location for the image in the caption. For example, if you are sending us a photograph of a new villa which uses solar powered lighting, send a captions such as:
"Image new_villa1_TP999.jpeg shows our new villa at Sandbanks Beach that opened in February 2012 with fully working solar powered lights".
Please do not embed captions within images, send them to us separately either in an email or word document.
For copyright reasons we need to know who the photograph or image's copyright belongs to. This is normally the person who took the photograph/produced the artwork or the person who paid for the photograph/artwork to be taken.
Please send the details in a word document or email like this remembering to quote the images' label and a date:
- Image 'new_villa1_TP999.jpeg' copyright belongs to Jake Thompson, 2008.