Photo Tips

You should try to take photos at every UCT local council community service event or project. It’s true that every picture tells a story!

Here are some tips for great photos:

– Be creative. COMMUNITY SERVICE-ORIENTED PHOTOS and close ups attract more attention than posed or check presentation photos.

– Limit group shots to five people or less. People like photos of individuals working together on an activity. Get GOOD, CLEAR SHOTS of members working, not photos of members preparing to work. Whenever possible, incorporate into your photos the people you’re working with and for.

– Whenever possible, show that the activity “belongs” to your council – INCLUDE A UCT BANNER or volunteers wearing UCT apparel in the shots you take.

– SUBMIT PHOTOS WITH A CAPTION that explains who, what, when, where, why and how. Make it short but descriptive.

– Make sure the image file format is HIGH RESOLUTION to ensure good quality. We require a photo of at least 300 dpi (dots per inch). JPEG, TIFF and PNG files are the best and most widely accepted formats.