BLACK RIVER HIGH SCHOOL BANNER PAGE
PICTURE TAKING GUIDELINES
  • DO NOT USE ANY IMAGE PULLED OFF ANY WEBSITE OR SOCIAL MEDIA SITE! All images
    uploaded to social media sites and other websites are automatically optimized for the web by
    reducing their resolution. When you pull images back off of these sites, the file is the low
    resolution version of the original file you uploaded. These are not adequate to create banners
    from. Only use original image files right from the camera or phone.
  • ASSURE CAMERA OR PHONE IS SET TO THE HIGHEST QUALITY SETTING. This is very
    important as the more megapixels you use to take the image the better it looks when enlarged on your
    banner.
  • USE THE "AUTO" SETTING ON YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA.
  • TAKE PICTURE OUTDOORS AND USE FLASH. Cameras need a lot of light to take the best
    images. Go outside and be sure to use your flash as well if needed. The subject should be in the shade
    to prevent harsh sunlight on them and squinting. This indirect light of the outside helps the camera
    use a less sensor sensitivity which improves the quality of the image taken.
  • SELECT AN UNCLUTTERED AND SIMPLE BACKGROUND. We will cutout your student from
    the background to put on our banner design. This is best done with a simple background such as a
    garage door or house siding. It doesn't have to be blank, just preferably not with trees and shrubs
    behind them as it's more difficult to remove them effectively especially from around their hairline.
  • FRAME THE SUBJECT TIGHT. Use all megapixels on the subject and not wasted on the
    background. Do not stand 15 feet away and take an entire head to toe picture of the subject. Most
    banner poses are framed from just below their waist to the top of their head. Select poses that keep
    arms as close to the torso as possible and try to keep hands and arms above waist so they're not cut
    off on the banner. Move closer to the player so what you see in the viewfinder is almost all player from
    thigh to top of head. Don't mistake cropping later as an alternative to framing the subject correctly. For
    instance, if you take a head to toe picture at say 10 mpx, and then crop it afterwards from their waist
    up, you have approx 5 mpx worth of information. If you framed the subject waist up from the start, you
    will have 10 mpx worth of information which will make the image much clearer when enlarged for the
    banner. MAKE CERTAIN YOU DO NOT UPLOAD IMAGES WHERE TOPS OR SIDES OF PLAYERS ARE
    CUT OFF. WE WILL NOT FILL IN HEADS, SHOULDERS OR ARMS THAT ARE MISSING.
  • CHECK IMAGE BEFORE UPLOADING. Please check your preferred image for quality before
    ordering/uploading. The easiest way to do this is to open the image and zoom in and make sure the
    face is not blurry. Every image will be blurry when zoomed in all the way, however if your image is
    blurry after zooming in less than half way, it is most likely not going to make a favorable banner. Take
    5-10 images when shooting and then select the best image. Take more if needed.
PICTURE TAKING GUIDELINES
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ATTENTION ALL SENIORS

BANNERS ARE AVAILABLE FOR NON-ATHLETES AS WELL!
WOULD YOU LIKE A BANNER TO CELEBRATE YOUR GRADUATION?
FEEL FREE TO UPLOAD YOUR OWN FAVORITE IMAGE AND WE WILL
CREATE A BANNER FOR YOU TOO!

ON OUR ORDER FORM BELOW, IN THE "SPORT" FIELD, SELECT  
"NON-SPORT."  THEN YOU MAY FILL IN ANY INFO YOU'D LIKE TO ADD
TO YOUR BANNER BY SELECTING THE "OTHER" OPTION IN THE
"PRIMARY AND SECONDARY PLAYING POSITION" FIELDS AS WELL AS IN
THE "SPECIAL DESIGNATION" FIELD. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL
INFORMATION SUBMITTED IS SUBJECT TO CONTENT EDITING.  
COVID 19 BANNER ORDERING PROCESS

WE ARE MAKING BANNERS FOR ALL INTERESTED SENIORS THIS YEAR, NOT JUST SPORTS
AND OTHER CLUB MEMBERS AS A WAY OF ALLOWING ANY SENIOR THE ABILITY TO
CELEBRATE THEIR GRADUATION! DISPLAY LIMITATIONS MAY APPLY.

DUE TO RESTRICTIONS OF SCHOOL ACCESS AND SCHEDULING LIMITATIONS, WE ARE
UTILIZING CUSTOMER-SUBMITTED IMAGES TO CREATE YOUR BANNERS DURING THESE
UNPRECEDENTED CIRCUMSTANCES.

THIS IS NOT IDEAL BUT WE CAN MAKE HIGH QUALITY BANNERS FROM
NON-PROFESSIONAL IMAGES BY FOLLOWING A FEW SIMPLE GUIDELINES THAT ARE
LISTED BELOW.

ALL BANNERS MUST BE ORDERED AND PAID FOR ONLINE FOR YOUR BANNER TO BE
PROCESSED.

PLEASE READ THE PICTURE TAKING GUIDELINES BELOW FOR
BEST RESULTS.