Documenting Brahmo Samaj Cemetery-Nabodebalay/Instructions

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Pre-Requisites[edit]

The participants are requested to carry the following.

  • Digital camera: Please carry a digital camera, preferably a DSLR.
  • Enough memory: Please ensure there is enough memory on your card.
  • Additional lenses: Please bring additional lenses as you feel necessary.
  • Tripods Tripods are welcome. Please don't hesitate to bring your tripod if you feel it would be necessary.
  • Laptop: Please bring your laptop. After the photo walk there will be a session for uploading the photos to Wikimedia Commons.
  • Dongle: Please bring your dongle. Though Wifi would be provided during the uploading session, it will be better if you carry dongles, just in case there is a bandwidth issue.

Code of conduct[edit]

  • Respecting personality rights: You should not focus your camera on any persons on the street for photographs, without their permission. If someone is in the background, or part of a crowd, or he/she standing in front of a building in an obscure way, it's OK. Otherwise you shouldn't focus on any individual.
  • If somebody is visible in any photograph, please attach Personality Rights along with the photo. If you are a newbie please seek for help and write in talk page with your query to do so.
  • Respecting the rights of property owners: Property owners have the right to restrict you from taking a photograph while standing on their property. But, you can take any photograph as long as you are standing on public property.
  • Respecting the Kolkata Police: If the police ask you to stop, stop.
  • Please Remove time stamps while taking snaps.
  • If you wish to leave early please inform the co-ordinator of the photo walk.

Photography advice[edit]

  • Keep pictures in focus.
  • Position your subject using the Rule of Thirds.
  • If possible, Show the whole subject in one shot
  • Consider taking photos when the sun is shining on the side of your subject, instead of from directly above.
  • Make sure your camera is metering on the subject.
While Uploading

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This image was uploaded as part of Brahmo Samaj Cemetery-Nabodebalay project, A effort by West Bengal Wikimedians User Group


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