Basic Guidelines for submission of Images to Gallery.
1. It is best that images be free (as much as possible) of background distractions and clutter. Not everyone has the access or luxury of having a shot-box or nice back-drop, however, please just do the best you can. Sometimes, a simple bed sheet can be used. I have taken pictures of my ship sitting on a bed sheet covering a coffee table with one end of the sheet elevated above the mast. This makes preparing your images much easier and less material is cropped out.
If your camera includes the Date and Time automatically on your images, please turn this feature off as this is very distrating and the main Art of your
workmanship should be the focal point and not to see the Date and Time in the corner of your images. If they are, I must prep (cropped out)
before they are submitted to the Gallery.
2. If at all possible, please do not use Flash on your camera. This usually results in an image of your ship
that does not look natural and is much harder to process. There is usually always enough "natural incadescent light" in a room and
even modern point & Shoot Cameras have excellent auto adjustments.
If you have more interest in Ship Photography, download this free tutorial here:
3. Please submit your images via Private Message to Donnie. You can start a conversation (click on small envelope next to your username, then look down at bottom of this newly opened screen and at the bottom it will say "Start a new conversation"
4.Just fill out the recipients [Donnie] without the brackets, and the subject and include this info in the BODY of the PM:
Ship Name: Required