Last week the Health and Human Services Network of California held a Day of Action at the Capitol to coincide with the CalWORKs hearing in the Assembly. With a message to “Restore, Rebuild, and Reinvest in California’s social safety net,” the Network gathered advocates from around the state with moving stories about the importance of this poverty-fighting program. We put together a quick Facebook photo album of the day’s events (click the link to check it out).
Do you have a public event or a rally coming up? We wanted to share a few tips for taking great photographs:
- Fill the frame. When taking crowd shots, zoom in to fill the frame of your photo with your advocates, banners, and signs. This will help convey the spirit of your event.
- Take individual portraits as well as crowd shots. Shots with one, two, or three advocates at your event are often going to be more compelling than a larger group shot.
- Look for bright colors. Bright, colorful photographs will draw your audience in.
- Bring the best camera you’ve got. A digital camera is a better option than an iPhone for sending shots to media or using in materials, but smartphone photos work well for social media – especially if you are posting or live-tweeting directly from the event.
- Take more photos than you think you’ll need. It’s always better to have more choices to pull from later, and you’ll get to use the best versions of each shot.
The Full Court Press Team