Keen photographer? Donate your pictures to a new-look Dales website

The Westmorland Gazette: PICTURE THIS: Photos of Dales scenes and activities needed for new website PICTURE THIS: Photos of Dales scenes and activities needed for new website

PHOTOGRAPHERS are being asked to donate images of the Yorkshire Dales National Park to a new-look website being re-launched later this year.

Photos of people, animals, scenery or activities are all welcome for use on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority’s revamped website, which goes live in April.

Stuart Willis, the authority’s website officer, said: “The new site will have a modern, mobile-friendly design and we are certain it will easily exceed the 300,000 unique visits a year that the existing website receives.

“As a way of giving those visitors a better idea about what makes the Yorkshire Dales National Park so special, we want to display inspiring photographs all over the hundreds of website pages that have either been created from scratch or re-designed.

“We won’t be able to pay for the use of the photos, but each one we include will carry the name of the person who took it, so it will be a chance for people to showcase their photographic skills to an audience of hundreds of thousands. And we can add links to their online galleries or website if they would like us to.”

Ian McPherson, the Authority’s Member Champion for Promoting Understanding, said: “The Yorkshire Dales National Park is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and the new-look website will play a huge role in highlighting exactly what the landscape and its communities have to offer.

“Within its pages we want to display the images that really capture the spirit and the soul of this wonderful National Park so – whether you’re a professional or an amateur photographer – it’s a chance to show off your talents.”

Details about how to submit photos are available at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/calling-photographers.

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12:32pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Lakeuk says...

Why would you when budgeting out the cost of building a website exclude any provision for the cost to using photos on the said website. Why does the National Park feel the photography community should be freeloaded on.

Would they do the same if I wanted some of their paid services for free!!
Why would you when budgeting out the cost of building a website exclude any provision for the cost to using photos on the said website. Why does the National Park feel the photography community should be freeloaded on. Would they do the same if I wanted some of their paid services for free!! Lakeuk
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