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Photographic Contributions for Guidebooks

Photos are best submitted as digital images (see below for technical requirements), but slides/transparencies are also welcome. Please do not scan slides. All slides will be looked after and returned in due course. As normal, photographers will retain copyright on their photographs - we are paying for their use in the guidebook.

We are now collecting photos for a comprehensive Climbers Guide to the Outer Hebrides. This includes Lewis, Harris, Pabbay, Mingulay, etc.

If you have any decent action photos for the above, then we would be keen to see them. Portrait (vertical) format or landscape (horizontal) format are equally acceptable. Historical photos (first ascents, aided ascents, etc) are also useful.

If you have any suitable photos which you would like to see in print then please send them to:-

Grahame Nicoll
Cranstackie,
St. Mary's Road,
Birnam
Dunkeld
PH8 0BJ

photos@smc.org.uk

The payment depends on the final size of the photo used and there will also be one free copy of the book. We intend to include a lot of action photos.

Cheers, Grahame Nicoll

Photographic Contributions for SMC Journal

Photos are best submitted as digital images (see below for technical requirements), but slides/transparencies are also welcome. Please do not scan slides. All slides will be looked after and returned in due course. As normal, photographers will retain copyright of their photographs.

Photos should be submitted by the end of April to be accepted for next issue.

If you have any suitable photos which you would like to see in the SMC Journal then please send them to the Journal Photo Editor.

Photos submitted in connection with an article should be sent alongside the relevant article to the Journal Editor.

Guidance for contributing digital photos

Digital Photographs for SMC publications.

1)  Photos from 4 megapixel cameras are adequate, 5 megapixel and above are preferred. Photos from modern smart phones (Apple iPhone 4 and above; Samsung Galaxy SII and above, HTC One, Nokia Lumia 800, etc.) may now be of acceptable quality. Always shoot on the highest quality and the largest image size.

2)  We require the original files exactly as downloaded from the camera. Please do not reformat, sharpen, colour or contrast adjust your photos. If you wish to do this to a copy to show us you have a picture with potential, fine, but it is not essential. We want the unadjusted photo taken in highest quality JPEG format. TIFF or RAW formats are also acceptable.

3)  Please be selective with the photos you send. Weed out the poor ones, we only want to see the best. And please do not send more than 2 or 3 almost identical shots.

4)  Please include name of route, grade, names of climbers and name of person to be credited with the photo. We also require your address and phone no. or email address.

5)  We prefer digital photos to be submitted on a CD as some email providers may reduce the file size of your image. However we will accept emailed images if necessary.

Digital photos burned onto a disc and posted.

1)  Please be selective with the photos you send. A maximum of about 40 images is usually enough.

2)  Please, if possible, include a printout (any size/any quality/several on a sheet) of your photos. This makes our work a lot easier.

3)  The name of the route, grade, names of climbers and name of person to be credited with the photo are best written on the printout.

4)  Unfortunately CDs and printouts cannot be returned.

Digital photos emailed.

1)  It is important that you email the original unadjusted files exactly as downloaded from the camera. These will normally be between 2MB and about 6MB each. If it is less than 1MB it will not be usable.

2)  Please email photos one at a time. ie. each photo attached to a separate message. Your email must not exceed 10MB.

3)  Please include name of route, grade, names of climbers and name of person to be credited with the photo in each of your messages.

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