Photo Management Policy – Ben Caudill Site
Updated gerenal guidance as of 2007
" Call for photos - Variety! Lots of different Camp Members (It would be nice to see at least one photo of every local camp member), Visible Faces, Names, Stones Settings, Dedications, Labor and Service, Camp Meetings, Presentations, Battles, Auxillary events that are associated with the Ben Caudill Camp and other Kentucky Division activities, original family and soldier photos of Eastern Kentucky Confederates, etc.
I've obtained a very fast interntet connection, and so I am updating the photo policy accordingly. We still have members and vistors that will be connecting at dial-up speeds, so I will post photos at a relavtively small size as compared with what modern digital cameras are capable of shooting. My target is to update the album no more that once a month.
Eighty total album pictures remains a target for the year. All front page photos go in the album.
Send any size you wish and I will adjust. If you can prepare at 150k or smaller that would be nice (or 1024x768 SVGA).
Put a very descriptive name on the photo, or in your email with a reference to a photo number. For instance, Pvt John Doe, and wife Magaret at the Georgetown Ball 2008." .. If you have the ability name the file yourself with a description that will appear on the web site that would be nice: some examples:
Notice that there are no spaces and that jpg is lower case. This is important for the web to work correctly consistently. Keep it brief but descriptive. This is important for marketing and aesthetics. Photos with file names like MCV003.jpg and no description referenced to it in the body of the email may not be posted.
Volume per event or activity
We'll need to get through the year with an album that pictorially describes the camp's events and successes. You may send as many shots as you wish of an event. I'll choose ones that are most representative of the activity and the camp with the objective of variety in members shown. If we have a large number of shots for a very special activity, and need be, I'll set up a special section for it as we did with Pound Gap.
Lots of different members and lots of different camp events are desired. I will keep this as primary consideration in selecting photos for our Camp Album. Perhaps you could employ family members who accompany you to record events with a digital camera.