Please designate someone to take photos on every shift.
One of the key tactics that will help us achieve our goals is a strong, continuous, and fresh presence on social media. To achieve that, we need a constant flow of coverage of our awesome members on the picket line.
- Go horizontal. Turn your phone sideways and get a picture that is wide, not tall.
- Get close. Don’t zoom, instead get physically closer to your subject and eliminate empty space (sky/ground) so we can get great high quality images of our members.
- Take more pics than you need and sort them later. Send us only the best ones (with everyone’s eyes open).
- Don’t zoom* Smart phones use a digital zoom that degrades the quality of the photo. If you feel the need to zoom, move closer!
- Don’t send small files. If your email app asks you, send the original/large file. We need high-resolution photos.
- Don’t apply filters. Please don’t use iPhone’s Live Photo features or any other bells and whistles like filters or vignettes. Those features are nice but give us the #nofilter photo so we have the flexibility to edit as needed.
If you can film short (5 – 15 seconds) “b-roll” (eg. Members walking a picket line or a short “One Day Longer – One Day Stronger” chant, that is helpful. As with photos, the higher resolution, the better.
Video should be shared via Dropbox or Google Drive or another cloud-based service so you don’t burn all of your cell plan data. If this sounds too complicated, we can help—or don’t bother, static pictures are the priority.
How many should I send?
1-5 photos per day is plenty.
Are selfies okay?
Yes! Especially if you get your fellow picketers in the background.