PTA Photo Communication Tips

Richard Godke, DCC PTA Webmaster, rgodke@yahoo.com, 904-693-3501
October 25, 2015
As the use of cameras become more portable and easier to use, here are five simple tips and examples that will help spice up make your PTA photos and make them more interesting.

1. Tells a story by showing subjects in action.

SeniorSign                Senior Break

Senior sign up (writing)                   Senior Breakfast (eating & studying)

2. Utilize photo depth of front, middle, back.

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3. Zooms in close and cuts out background clutter.

large                       Small

Lost in background                                                        Focus on subject & theme

4. Takes advantage of unusual angles (high, low, left or right) and un-leveled camera (¼ twist).

turnerline                            PTSAlines

Looking up                                                                                              Camera with a ¼ twist

5. Keeps the subject out of the middle of the frame, think Tic-Tac-Toe.

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Social Media Tip Sheets For Local PTAs

National PTA® has developed Social Media Tip Sheets to help local PTAs use these tools effectively and safely.  CLICK HERE for your copy.

Blogging Tip Sheet BoglPNG

Blogging allows your local PTAs to have a consistent stream of fresh, timely new content to tweet, share on Facebook, use in your e-newsletter, and so on. Blogs allow PTAs to tell their stories, break news, comment on breaking news, and share resources quickly. While there are no set rules for
creating a blog and writing blog content, here are some guidelines to make your PTA blog effective.
Reference: Mansfield, Heather (2011) A How to Guide for NonProfits: Social Media for Social Good. USA:McGraw-Hill

Facebook Tip Sheet FBook

Facebook is a great way to do Social Media marketing for your PTA. Facebook is perfect for brand awareness because it is free advertising and promotion for your local PTA, it allows you to share
information with your members, it will enable you to start conversations on various topics, and it gives them the chance to share with their friends as well.
Reference: Mansfield, Heather (2011) A How to Guide for NonProfits: Social Media for Social Good. USA:McGraw-Hill

Twitter Tip Sheet    

Companies and organizations use Twitter primarily for sharing about a product, brand or a program. It is also used to make announcements and share breaking news. All updates on Twitter should be 140 characters or less. The tips below will help increase your followers and enable you to get your message to a larger audience.
Reference: Mansfield, Heather (2011) A How to Guide for NonProfits: Social Media for Social Good. USA:McGraw-Hill

YouTube Tip Sheet Ytube

YouTube is the social web site that lets people upload online videos and participate in free video-sharing, commenting, liking, and re-posting. YouTube allows registered users to put their videos and share video clips online and share with others.
Reference: Mansfield, Heather (2011) A How to Guide for NonProfits: Social Media for Social Good. USA:McGraw-Hill