You are welcome to submit photos with your research report as we can use these on our website to highlight student research. You may also opt to submit a photo journal as a final report (but note the exceptions listed below for final report formats).
- Always take the highest resolution possible for your camera.
- If you have the option of saving photos in your camera as either a tiff or a jpg, select jpg (it uses less space).
- Use a large capacity SD card (at least 8G).
- Save photos to Dropbox or Shutterfly to maintain quality/resolution and to facilitate sharing. Do not share your photos by inserting them into word docs or on social media sites, as this reduces the resolution.
- Ask permission before taking your shot!
- Get close to your subject; consider how you are framing your shot.
- We want photos of you in action! This means photos of you conducting your research and exploring your surroundings.
- When taking photos in clinical settings, do not take any photos of patients in which you could recognize the person (no direct shots of faces or other identifying information/features). Be sure to ask permission of both the patient as well as the staff before taking your shot.
Special considerations for photos of children
- These guidelines are to prevent misuse of these images online.
- If you are taking photos of children, please ask parents/teachers first.
- No full-body shots of children that include head-toe view (not an issue with photos of adults).
- It is preferable to take group shots of children together or children with an adult where the children's bodies are partially obscured.