Could include photos, infographics, audio or video.
Bare minimum of one image per content element to supply keyframe and card, more required for longer pieces to space text, illustrate points, pace reading process.
Keyframe must illustrate lead to complement text and avoid disrupting convention-based audience expectations.
Royalty-free stock photography (e.g. Unsplash) not used. Why?
Photo composition basics
- concentrate on subject, frame in foreground, avoid distractions inc. background, edges
- people: keep headroom tight or crop head to show face
- rule of thirds: divide horizontally and/or vertically and/or use intersections (but also break rules)
- balance, depth of field
Please see our contributor guide to submitting photos for guidance on file formats, aspect ratio and resolution.
Photography in public & private space
- Metropolitan Police photography advice
- Devon & Cornwall Police public photography guidance
- Association of Chief Police Officers public places photography guidance
- College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice - Engagement and communication - Media relations
Exeter Observer website content is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike 4.0 International by default to enable use of similarly-licensed external content.
Any copyright requirements for individual pieces of content can then be specified on a case-by-case basis.
- Editorial Photographers copyright FAQ
- UK copyright service copyright myths
- DeMontfort University Leicester introduction to copyright
Analysis ⁄ Community & society
Exeter City Council has yet to confirm whether it will use any of the £2.15m Rough Sleeping Initiative funding it has received since 2018 to keep housing rough sleepers when government emergency accommodation funding runs out.
News ⁄ Climate & environment
Chief Executive warns that resourcing the plan is "problematic" given COVID-19 financial challenges and that lack of resources limits the council's capacity for immediate practical action.
News ⁄ Transport & mobility
Deadline for action on social distancing for safe travel set by county cabinet member passes despite Devon receiving £1.7 million share of government emergency fund.