ACT Parks and Conservation Service are in the process of a website refresh and are looking for new images of our parks, reserves and forests to use.
Jac Travers from Parks and Conservation Services is asking whether any Recreation Users amongst this group are able to share any imagery you have taken recently while out enjoying Canberra’s open spaces.
The photo gaps they currently have are shared below, as well as the photo criteria for the web team to insert pictures into the new website.
Please note that sadly PCS are unable to credit the photographers so if contributors do not wish to provide images without a credit, PCS understands and thanks you for the consideration.
Please email pictures to Jacqui.Travers@act.gov.au
Requirements for photos:
- Landscape orientation in 16×9 aspect ratio is best.
- Leave a fair bit of padding on all sides. Aiming to keep the focus of the image in (roughly) the yellow space gives us plenty of room to crop/straighten etc as required for different use-cases (there are different sizes for different monitors, tablets and mobiles, plus different dimensions for tiles, social media, banners, hero images etc). It can be tempting to fill up the whole viewfinder with the perfect shot, but it actually makes it hard for us to use.
- jpg, png or raw are all acceptable file formats
- We prefer to get the original straight out of the camera or at least with minimal editing. Don’t reduce the image size.
- Portrait orientation can only occasionally be used to depict specific features/facilities. The dimensions aren’t such an issue when we embed an image manually in a page (whereas tiles, banners, hero images etc use dimensions defined in the template, and the 16×9 is better for them). I think 2×3, 3×5 or 4×5 are acceptable, again just leave a bit of space around the edges so we can crop if necessary.
Photo gaps currently:
|Callum Brae Nature Reserve (horses not allowed)|
|Gossan Hill Nature Reserve (horses not allowed)|
|Molonglo Gorge Nature Reserve (horses not allowed)|
|Mount Pleasant Nature Reserve (horses not allowed)|
|Oakey Hill Nature Reserve|
|Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve|
|Melrose Nature Reserve (horses not allowed)|
|Orroral Campground (horses not allowed)|
|Woods Reserve (horses not allowed)|
|Namadgi walking tracks (horses not allowed)|
|Miowera Forest (horses not allowed)|
|Tuggeranong Pines (horses not allowed)|
|Before you go|
|Barbecues, picnics and cafes|
|Climbing and bouldering|
|Walking and running|