I would like to add any photo you took during a Texas Pelagic Birding Trip to the Photo Gallery. I would especially like
to get photos of rare birds or animals that I don't yet have pictures for.
I have a few suggestions for helping me get your photos online. This can save me A LOT OF TIME!
NAMING YOUR PHOTO FILE: (most important time saver) Rename your photo file to include: [date-time, your last name and the subject]. This helps me keep
track of your photos, give you copyright credit on the photo album caption, and make sure the photo's
subject is properly labeled. Proper naming is the biggest time saver for me. Some photo download
programs have the date and time file naming automated. Make sure your cameras clock is properly
set before taking the photos. If you can't get the time stamp then a sequence number in its place is OK.
This is the ideal naming format:
For Example: 20080719-094526-hodne-BRTE.jpg
I personally use the bird banding codes, but that's not as important as long as it's clear what the subject species is.
ANNOATION and COPYRIGHT: The copyright always stays with the photographer. You can add any copyright annotation to the photo you want or none at all.
It's up to you. I'll upload them as I receive them.
Many photo programs allow text additions to photos. I use Adobe Photoshop to add text to my photos identifying
the subject species and the copyrighted photographer.
CROPPING AND SIZING: Crop your photos how you would like them to appear in the album but try not to make them too tightly cropped
or too small. Then use the "save to web" option keeping the quality setting at the highest. The result should
be a file of about 100-150kb in size, easily sent through email.