[STARTED] Pro Photo's for Leadership Team

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[STARTED] Pro Photo's for Leadership Team

Post by osSupportDesk » Mon May 17, 2010 6:34 pm

1) My idea is ... simple: for a Community and web site of this size we need professional photo's of all present (and maybe past) members of the Leadership Team and OSM Board (at the least).

Have a look at this page to see what I mean: http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/the- ... -team.html. With these photo's the title does not cover the content IMHO. Please note that the site and this page will be visited by:
- endusers (beginners and advanced)
- web developers and system integrators
- webdesigners and advertising agencies
- (business) consultants
- business endusers and CIO's
- journalists
- advertisers
- sponsors
- many, many others

Presenting yourself in a professional way 'comes with the job'.

Next steps:
1. Write a short brief (don't forget f/c + b/w, white background, keywords: serious, smiling, natural, friendly, open)
2. Ask a professional photographer to take photo's of one or two members of the LT, WG and/or OSM. Wouldn't it be great to have photo's that does NOT give us the impression we are dealing with congressmen...? TIP: just ask a professional photographer at an upcoming event, since he'll be able to do a shoot for several people at one time, all in the same style and atmosphere.
3. Select photo's + share these photo's in the teams, together with the brief, to allow everyone to ask a local photographer to do a shoot (any photographer, as long as he can read and stick to the brief).
4. Use all new photo's throughout all communications (site, forum, social media, press releases, avatars in social media, whatever).

Rule of thumb:
1. Refrain from hobbyclub quality.
2. Refrain from 'Coolness', since 'cool' is a cultural thing. Sunglasses preventing others to see your eyes may be considered rude instead of cool in different places on the globe.

Good Examples:
1. Great photo: http://community.joomla.org/images/stor ... ek_osm.jpg (apart from the background...)
2. Even better:
- http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo- ... ng-man.php
- http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-302757-happy.php
- http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo- ... g-teen.php
- http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo- ... essman.php

I'll be visiting the JAB, one of the upcoming events where several team members will gather. I will be happy to help with the brief and with the production during the photoshoot.

I guess this is simply an idea that doesn't require a lot of discussion and voting. Just Do It.

Thanks.

Michel
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Re: Pro Photo's for Leadership Team and OSM Board Members

Post by timothy.stiffler » Mon May 17, 2010 6:43 pm

I think that this is a great idea and well reasoned. Perhaps this could work with what Jeremy (Gnome on the Run) has proposed (and started) in another thread.

Either way, I support this.
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Post by alledia » Mon May 17, 2010 6:44 pm

:) I don't have a problem getting the ball rolling if you want to take a photo of me at JaB
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Post by osSupportDesk » Mon May 17, 2010 6:49 pm

You need a pro, I can help with the production/shoot :)
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Post by brad » Mon May 17, 2010 10:44 pm

The next photo I take to share online as an avatar etc will be without sunglasses.. just for you :)
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Post by osSupportDesk » Mon May 17, 2010 10:53 pm

Sweet!

All endusers (beginners and advanced), web developers and system integrators, webdesigners and advertising agencies, (business) consultants, business endusers and CIO's, journalists, advertisers, sponsors
and many, many others will be happy, I am sure :)
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Re: Pro Photo's for Leadership Team and OSM Board Members

Post by osSupportDesk » Mon May 17, 2010 11:09 pm

Brad,

Just to make sure: this idea is not intended as a personal offense!

I really think the project (and branding) will benefit from a professional presention of all active members in a leadership position.

Cheers!

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Post by nonumber » Tue May 18, 2010 11:26 am

With professional photos - going by the examples you gave - I guess you mean American style photos? :P
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Post by osSupportDesk » Tue May 18, 2010 11:40 am

Not quite, that's why I mentioned "photo's that does NOT give us the impression we are dealing with congressmen...? "

I'd suggest to prevent a new situation like in these examples: http://www.google.com/images?q=us+senat ... =0&ndsp=20
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Post by iikozen » Tue May 18, 2010 3:41 pm

That's a really great "suggestion" and leadership should not only be made aware of that, but give the example.

As far as as portrait composition goes, I believe it should definitely have a somewhat out of focus background and not be made like the istockphoto examples, which are shot with a "blank" background so they can be "manipulated" to be placed in any kind of context.

Great idea that should be adopted by the interested parties!

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Re: Pro Photo's for Leadership Team and OSM Board Members

Post by osSupportDesk » Tue May 18, 2010 8:03 pm

Hi Manoel,

Agree on the "it should definitely have a somewhat out of focus background and not be made like the istockphoto examples"

Best would be not to have 'typical stockphotos'.

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Re: Pro Photo's for Leadership Team and OSM Board Members

Post by Regenerate » Tue May 18, 2010 8:24 pm

Is it just me, or does this 'idea' seems kinda odd since it's coming from a guy without a profile picture...?

PS: I've seen pictures from Michel and it might indeed better for him not to use it and let a professional take a better one...
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Post by osSupportDesk » Tue May 18, 2010 8:33 pm

point taken :)
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Post by Regenerate » Tue May 18, 2010 8:39 pm

osSupportDesk wrote:point taken :)
Hmmm, don't think you read my 'PS' about letting a professional take a photo...
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Post by iikozen » Tue May 18, 2010 8:42 pm

LOL

That was a cheap shot Guido.
I bet your digital camera is a Point and Shoot!

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Post by Regenerate » Tue May 18, 2010 8:52 pm

iikozen wrote:LOL

That was a cheap shot Guido.
I bet your digital camera is a Point and Shoot!

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Nope, i have a Canon 400D DSLR http://www.flickr.com/photos/gxjansen/4572563498, but i like the pun though ;)
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