To celebrate National Camera Day on June 29, we asked Courtney Cobb, one of our favorite utility pioneers, to share tips for catching great shots of lineworkers. Courtney shares five tactics she’s used to build a solid lineworker image library at Central Electric Cooperative in Redmond, Oregon:
1: Know your lineworkers
2: Bring treats
3: Change your perspective
4: Block out time
5: Ask for the shot
Learn how Courtney puts each of these steps to work for her co-op on our best practices blog.
The greatest shots happen when we trespass others’ personal space and capture the unique beauty of the human personality. But how do you take personal photographs in these times of social distancing?
Think of a story as a house. Many writers and photographers never get past the front yard. To help readers care about your story, take time to develop trust with your subject. Go inside the home to uncover the story’s heart.
With the advent of mobile devices, preserving memories and sharing them has never been easier. Use these mobile photo-taking tips to make the most of your personal and professional holiday photos.
Pair useful stories with pictures that capture moments. This was the core takeaway for public power communicators and freelance writers at the Ruralite Communicators’ Workshop. Read on for more workshop tips, then share your own!
Looking for a creative way to engage with your consumers? Every year, Midstate Electric Cooperative hosts a photo contest for members. Winning photos are featured in the following year’s calendar and displayed in the utility’s lobby. Teresa Lackey, Midstate Electric Cooperative’s marketing and communications manager, says they started mailing calendars to members directly in Ruralite Magazine 5 years ago. “Before we did that, members... Read More