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Author Topic: Shooting Photos For The AKA Cover  (Read 1000 times)
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« on: June 06, 2012, 03:11 PM »

Here are a few tips passed along by Phil Broder.

1 Shoot in portrait mode, not landscape (camera turned 90).

2 Have a main kite as the focal point

3 No text visible (advertising)

4 Leave enough room above the kite for the masthead
     (just sky for the top 1/4 of the photo)

5 Do NOT center the kite in the photo. Leave room for text.

6 Shoot at highest resolution with low or no compression.

7 Do not have people doing unsafe kiting (kite jumping e.g.).

8 Do no layering, composite, repositioning within the photo.
   (Guilty for me on many occasions)

9 Submit photos to the AKA for consideration.

You will get no money. You will get a photo credit.

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