Lake Union Herald
 

Photography Guidelines



The best photos show action and are not posed. Please submit only your best photos.

  • Lake Union Herald photography guidelines are listed below.

             Prints
             Digital Images
             Scanned Images
             Photo Releases
             Photographer's Credit

Prints

  • Mail prints with story to: Lake Union Herald, P.O. Box 287, Berrien Springs, MI 49103-0287.
  • Place a return address label on the reverse side.
  • Identify photos by writing a number on the label.
  • At the end of your story, make a list of the photo numbers.
  • Beside the photo numbers, write a caption. Tell what is happening in the photo using a complete sentence; identify individuals from left to right with first and last names (unless photo is of a large group).
  • Place photos between card stock or card board before mailing.
  • Do no use paper clips or tape on the photos.
  • Be sure ink is dry on sticky note or label before stacking pictures; pencil or typed label is preferred.  (Back to Top)

Digital Images

  • Be sure the digital camera used captures at least seven megapixels.
  • Set camera at its highest quality mode with largest size
  • Send color images only
  • E-mail digital images to herald@lucsda.org, and identify which article they are for; include photo identification. Tell what is happening in the photo using a complete sentence; identify individuals from left to right with first and last names (unless photo is of a large group).
  • Digital images may also be mailed to: Lake Union Herald, P.O. Box 287, Berrien Springs, MI 49103-0287. Send CD-Rom with JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) files, using above format for captions. (Back to Top)

Scanned Images

  • Original prints should be scanned at 300 dpi, with a minimum size of 4 x 6 inches
  • Scan in CMYK mode
  • JPEG (.jpg) files are acceptable if they are saved at the highest possible resolution; TIFF files are also accepted.
  • E-mail scanned images to herald@lucsda.org, and identify which article they are for; include photo identification. Tell what is happening in the photo using a complete sentence; identify individuals from left to right with first and last names (unless photo is of a large group).
  • Scanned images may also be mailed to: Lake Union Herald, P.O. Box 287, Berrien Springs, MI 49103-0287. Send CD-Rom with JPEG (.jpg) or TIFF (.tif) files, using above format for captions. (Back to Top)

Photo Releases

  • Photo releases should be obtained when submitting photos of community members or public figures.
  • Photo releases should be obtained when photos include minors, unless church, school, or camp has a signed release already.
  • Photo releases should be obtained for all professional photos.
  • See additional information on this topic from the Pacific Union Conference Communication Department. (Back to Top)

Photographer's Credit

Send photographer's first and last name so they will receive photo credit in the Lake Union Herald. (Back to Top)


 

The Lake Union Herald is grateful to the Atlantic Union Gleaner, North Pacific Union Gleaner, and the Pacific Union Recorder editors for sharing some of these guidelines.

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