Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Photo Serve

What if you...

...decided to serve your YL school this year in a unique way. 

...invested in a good camera.

...took it along when doing contact work.

...asked permission to shoot photos...in order to give them away.

...captured quality shots at band practices, football games, tennis matches, half-time shows, and cross-country meets.

...started a website or facebook page where you uploaded the high quality images.

...made them available to be downloaded for free. 

...passed out cards with the website address on them to parents, kids, coaches, yearbook advisors, and the school newspaper staff.

...put a little invite to your school's Young Life club on the photo website, maybe even a link to your YL website or facebook group.

...What if?


*Young Life leaders need to have parents signature on a photo release form PRIOR to posting pictures of kids online! Get with your Area Director for the correct form, as we don't want to go looking for trouble. (Thanks for this helpful comment.)

3 comments:

  1. Young Life workers need to have parents signature on a photo release form PRIOR to posting pictures of kids online! Get with your Area Director for the correct form, as we don't want to go looking for trouble!

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  2. Yeah, I've thought about this. And I have done this as well. Posted the photos on facebook and generated a lot of good response - comments and likes. My experience, however, is that if you are going to take the time to go to the events, and take your cool DSLR, that you should remember the real reason you are there. It's to connect with people, specifically teens, not simply take photos of them.

    I'm all for it, but I do think it needs to be a secondary thing. I got carried away with taking great photos instead of carried away with great conversation.

    That being said...

    I think Instagram is the best in between. Every area should have an Instagram account. Upload them automatically on to a website (visit www.ifttt.com to get that instantly connected) and there you have it. If you dont have a smart phone (wait, you don't have a smart phone?! jk...) then bring that clunky Canon Rebel. Upload later to FB, Twitter, website, and get three hours of sleep every night. Shameless iPhone plug... ;)

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    1. Gareth, Thanks for your comments. Great insight and reminder as to why we're really there. Also helpful thoughts on Instagram and ifttt! -Drew

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