Guidelines for uploads


Staff member
Aug 21, 2011

Madison, MS
Basic Guidelines for submission of Images to Gallery.

1. It is best that images be free (as much as possible) of background distractions and clutter. Not everyone has the access or luxury of having a shot-box or nice back-drop, however, please just do the best you can. Sometimes, a simple bedsheet can be used. I have taken pictures of my ship sitting on a bed sheet covering a coffee table with one end of the sheet elevated above the mast. This makes preparing your images much easier and less material is cropped out.
If your camera includes the Date and Time automatically on your images, please turn this feature off as this is very distracting and the main Art of your workmanship should be the focal point and not to see the Date and Time in the corner of your images. If they are, I must prep (cropped out) before they are submitted to the Gallery.

2. If at all possible, please do not use Flash on your camera. This usually results in an image of your ship that does not look natural and is much harder to process. There is usually always enough "natural incandescent light" in a room and even modern point & Shoot Cameras have excellent auto adjustments.
All Point & Shoot cameras have a no-flash icon to turn Flash on/off.

If you have more interest in Ship Photography, download this free tutorial here:
Ship Modeling Photography

3. You can also send images via Private Message to Donnie. You can start a conversation (click on small envelope next to your username, then look down at the bottom of this newly opened screen and at the bottom, it will say "Start a new conversation"
4. Just fill out the recipients [Donnie] without the brackets, and the subject and include this info in the BODY of the PM:
Ship Name: Required
Your Name: Required (any variation) or you can use your forum username.
Scale if any: - Optional
Kit Manufacturer: - Optional
Scratch Build: - Optional

Example #1:
HMS Bounty, 1:48, Mantua, J. Doe, or Jack Doe, or Jack D. or username
Example #2:
Le Flore, 1:38, Scratch Build, C. Doe, or Charles Doe, or Charles D. or username (cdoe)

Donald Driskell