How To Take Your Virtual Bid Day Photo
Our Process (in a nutshell)
With images that follow the guidelines below, we are able to edit each member’s photo and compile virtual Bid Day photos for your chapter!
Before You Start
- Have your friend or fam take the photo. No selfies, sorry!
- Use the standard camera on your phone. Do not use the selfie camera, wide angle, portrait mode, live photo or HDR mode etc.
Location & Lighting
R Stand in front of a solid wall.
R Make sure there is even lighting.
Q Avoid harsh lighting and shadows.
Q Do not use a flash.
Q Do not stand on shaggy carpet or grass.
Spacing & Angle
R Stand 6’ from the camera.
R Phone should be level and held at the waist. *This will feel weird but it’s important! If the phone is held high & angled – you’ll look like you have a large head & a tiny body in the group photo.
Q Do not hold the phone high or at an angle.
Q Do not use the zoom feature on your camera at all.
Your Final Image
R Make sure there is space above your head and below your feet in the final photo.
Q Do not edit or crop your photo (that means no filters, facetune, etc).
Submitting Your Photo
R Submit your photo using the online form sent to you by your chapter’s Bid Day contact. Then we will take it from there!