b'You dont want to clean up a site Declutterthesceneanddontfor a photo and then let it lapse back take photos of anything that will re-into the mess it was before, he ex- quire further explanation to the av-plained. You have to maintain your erage person. parktothestandardthatyouareStage photos if necessary, to getpresenting online, so that campers the right shot. can show up and have the experi- Photo Releasesencetheywereexpectingwhile While taking photos is a good waybooking the site.to show off your park, it is also im-Edwards said it is imperative that portant that you tell campers whatwhoever is taking the photographs is you are doing and give them an op-awareofwhatisgoingoninthe portunity to opt out of being in thebackground of the shot.photos, mentioned Pelland. Some people will take shots with When it comes to photos withpeople drinking beer in the back- children in them, they should neverground, he noted. A lot of people be taken without permission from awill also shoot photos out of focus. parent, preferably both parents, heOther considerations mentioned explained. After obtaining permis-by the marketing professionals WCM sion,theownershouldneveruseShot by a professional photographer, this photo demonstrates good lighting, was shot with spoke with:those photos without a signed re-a wide-angle lens and highlights some of the scenery around the campsite.If you offer a linen package, show lease form. off the linen package when photo- He also mentioned that releasesarelookingforsomeonethatcan things with items like toasters and graphing a cabin or other unique ac- should be obtained from any peopletake good photos, he said. Youd be coffee makers. commodation.who are prominently featured in astunnedatthenumberofpeople Swimming pool shots are criti- Makesurethat are into photography. They al- cal, he continued. But you dont sheetsarentwrin-ready have the equipment and they want to show it too crowded and you kledwhentakingare just thrilled that youd want to want to remove all the towels from photographsofuse some of their stuff and give them the fence surrounding the pool and beds. credit. clear out all the items that people Cabinsarear-Framing the Shot may have on the patio around the chitecturalstruc-Pelland noted that one of the rea- pool. Tell people what you are doing tures,makesuresons hiring a professional photogra- andhavethemmoveoutofthe therearenodarkpher is important is because they scene temporarily if needed. cornersorwallswill better understand how to frame Eric Edwards, founder and owner that appear they arethe perfect shot. of CampsitePhotos.com, which of- collapsing in. The little details make a world of fers owners the chance to produce a Thereshoulddifference when it comes to taking free profile on the park listing site, neverbeacloudyphotos, Pelland said. For example, stated that visitors want to see every- day at your park inif you have an air conditioner in a thing that is available at a park on- the campers mind,cabin, temporarily find a way to re- line before they even get there, but sotakeshotsthat Shot from a car, this photo was not edited properly and clearlymove the cord that is plugging into that it is also important not to over- show off your park shows a debris pile lying next to the campsite.an outlet. In the kitchen do the same sell your park.on a beautiful day. 36 -October 2019Woodalls Campground Management'