Grants:PEG/WM CZ/Photo Workshop

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This submission to the Project and Event Grants Program was funded in the fiscal year 2009-10. This is a grant to an group, organization, or individual.

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Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Česká republika
Grant contact name
Petr Novák
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
Project lead name
Pavel Hrdlička
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Pavel Hrdlička
Project lead title (position), if any
Chairman of the Audit commission
Full project name
Photo Workshop
Amount requested (in USD)
USD 900
Provisional target start date
Provisional completion date

Budget breakdown[edit]

  • Transportation: USD 300
  • Accommodation: USD 450
  • Administration: USD 150

Project scope[edit]

Wikipedia and other Wikimedia project need good free pictures. The easiest way to get them is to teach Wikipedians how to create high-quality photographs. This is one of the goals of "WikiProjekt Fotografování" on Czech Wikipedia which brings photographers together. One of the best ways to increase quality of their work is help them pass experience to to each other on a personal meeting.

Therefore, we intend to organize a weekend workshop for approximately ten Wikipedia photographers (or more, depending on exact costs and interest), during which they will learn how make better photography, share experiences and knowledge and also discuss tips for future work.

The requested funds shall cover mostly accommodation and travel expenses for participants, smaller part of budget is reserved for renting the room where (indoor part of) the workshop will take place.

Project goal[edit]

Workshop, where experienced Wikipedian photographes learn the less experienced photographers how to prepare for and take good photos for the Wikipedia (and other Wikimedia projects).

Non-financial requirements[edit]

Approving grant for our "Camera" project would be helpful.

Fit to strategy[edit]

This project will raise quality of free photographic content contributed by Czech Wikipedians and thus improve Wikipedia as well as other projects.

Other benefits[edit]

We hope that experiences from this workshop will bring more substance to recent discussions about quality and encyklopedic value of photographs taken by Czech Wikipedians.

Measures of success[edit]

Each participant will take a quality photohraph of at least three previously poorly covered objects that he/she chooses during the workshop. These photos will be of course available for any Wikimedia project.