Volunteer your photography skills!
At Advicenow we always need new photos to liven up our website and help our users to identify with our information.
Research has shown that web pages and leaflets with interesting images are more likely to catch people’s attention and keep it. Pictures of people readers identify with also helps people take information in and helps them remember it. So your photos can really help us get our message across and help our audience.
Advicenow is an award winning website which provides information on the law and rights, for example, on things like benefits, employment, immigration and divorce.
You can even view information on Advicenow about photographers’ rights here: Photography
What we need
We need photos of real people in real situations. For example, at home, shopping, at work, waiting for a bus, in a cafe, on their way to school, etc. Pictures of people looking at forms or bills, opening letters and on the telephone are particularly useful. Head shots are great too. We don’t need pictures of really good looking people or highly stylised images. Just normal people; the kind of people who might use our website.
So, we would like pictures of as many different types of people as possible, for example, young people, children, older people, middle-aged people, gay people, people from ethnic minority backgrounds, people of different faiths and beliefs, people with a disability or impairment etc. If you look around our website you will see examples of the kinds of images we use.
What you get
If your photo is suitable we will include it in our image library, with a credit to you. This means that your photo could appear on the Advicenow web site (which last year received over a 1 million page views) or in one of our PDF guides.
You’ll also get our gratitude! And the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped a small charity reach more people.
We would like to know that the person you have photographed is happy for their image to be used on Advicenow. So we would like to see a copy of a letter or model release form giving you permission for each person you have photographed. If you have your own that is fine, but if you don't please use ours - Photo Permission Form (7 KB).
Please send your photos together with permission from the person you have photographed to email@example.com or get in touch using the feedback form below.