We appreciate all those who joined our Youth Contingency Program. We receive several photos a week and we’d like to be able to use all of them on our various social media platforms and websites. So here are some hints and tips for A-Ok contingency photos and videos that we will accept for parts credit.
Contingency Photo size
The larger the file/photo size, the better. Here at DRR, we use photos for brochures, social media posts, blog posts, websites, and various other media platforms. Often, we have to edit photos for those platforms. The ideal photo size for editing is 800×600 (that’s pixels) or more. For videos, 854×480 (480p) or above are the ideal sizes.
Sometimes it’s difficult to get a clear photo when the object of it is moving. Unfortunately, a blurred photo sometimes will not receive credit. Setting the camera to take multiple photos in succession is a good way to alleviate that problem. Most smartphones have that feature. Then you can pick one that best represents the moment. Please send in a variety of photos.
Is that a DRR? I can’t tell…
The DRR and its Rider should be the subject of the contingency photos or video. We want to be able to tell who they are, what they’re riding, and see the amount of fun they’re having on the unit. If the Rider is too far from view, they may no longer be the object of the photo, they become part of the background. On the flipside, be careful about using the zoom on a smartphone, it sometimes results in a blurry photo.
Instagram and other filters
While Instagram and other filters look cool on personal social media feeds, they make it difficult for us to edit photos or videos and often render them unusable.
Watermarks and Trademarks
Did you know that the person who takes a photo or video owns that photo or video? That means photos or videos taken at an event by someone else if purchased can be displayed by you in your home, but we can’t use them for parts credit. They’re owned by the photographer who took them. Unfortunately, photos or videos with watermarks will not receive parts credits unless expressed permission from the photographer is attached. In the contingency contract, the signer gives permission for DRR to use any videos or photos taken by them that they submit.
Hope those photo and video tips help and remember, if you ever have questions about the Contingency program, how to submit your photos or videos, or what we will accept, you can contact us via Facebook PM at facebook.com/drratvs.