CINDER PHOTO & CUTLINE GUIDE

BASIC PROCEDURE:

1. ALWAYS WRITE ON CINDER BOARD IF YOU ARE TAKING A CAMERA OVERNIGHT! GET ADVISER PERMISSION! LET MANAGING EDITOR KNOW!

2. ALWAYS make sure that your camera has good battery power. If the batteries are dead, put them on the PROPER charger!! (Dead batteries should NEVER be left in a camera anyway).

3. NEVER put non-rechargeable batteries on a charger. You will blow us all to kingdom come if you do!!

4. ALWAYS take your pictures off the camera when you are finished. Otherwise, they will be deleted. SAVE YOUR PHOTOS IN CINDER FOLDER ON YOUR COMPUTER AND ON THE PHOTO FLASH DRIVE,

5. Name your photo as follows: 0902gasprice1 (this gives the pub date, the subject, and the number of the picture). DO NOT NAME PICTURES SOMETHING STUPID!

6. IF YOU USE YOUR PHONE CAM OR NEED A SUBMISSION, EMAIL PHOTOS TO:
brhscinder@yahoo.com . CHECK SPAM FOLDER!

7. ALWAYS TAKE A HORIZONTAL AND A VERTICAL!! ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS!!

8. TAKE A MUGSHOT WHENEVER YOU CAN! WRITE DOWN NAMES OF ALL PEOPLE IN PHOTOS!

9. CUTLINE--PUT YOUR PHOTO NAME ON INDEX CARD (PINK BOX IN CINDER OFFICE) AND WRITE A KICKER & CUTLINE FOR YOUR PHOTO--MAKE SURE YOU SPELL ALL NAMES CORRECTLY & IDENTIFY CLASS, POSITION, ETC. CORRECTLY! PUT YOUR NAME ON BACK OF INDEX CARD & PUT IT BACK IN THE PINK BOX. DO THIS WITH ALL PHOTOS!

OTHER GOOD THINGS TO KNOW:

NEVER LEAVE A CAMERA SITTING IN YOUR CAR IN THE HEAT OR COLD! Extreme temps can damage these cameras & will also ruin your battery life! And, you know, it could get stolen.

TAKE A CAMERA CASE AND USE IT IF YOU'RE CHECKING ONE OUT OVERNIGHT! I know, you don't want to. They're ugly. They're cumbersome. Take it anyway! These cameras aren't your cell phones--they need to be protected cause they can't be replaced any time soon!

TURN THE CAMERA OFF WHEN NOT IN USE!! Seems so elementary, doesn't it? But, you'd be surprised how many people forget to do that. Don't be one of them!

IF YOU MESS SOMETHING UP, OWN UP TO IT RIGHT AWAY! Be honest about it and things won't be so bad. Sure, you'll probably get a stern lecture from me, but, remember, I do that to my own child, too. Fess up and we can all move on! :)