Holland Brown: Picture Perfect!

Working at Polish Falcons of America is a rewarding experience. Knowing that my designs and layouts are viewed by our Members is great; words can’t describe the happiness I feel when people enjoy my work!

On the pages of the Sokol Polski, I have the opportunity to design layouts using your photos. We, those of us in the Communications Department (Courtney and I), love when you submit stories recapping the happenings at your Nest or share your Members’ accomplishments. The key for us to make your stories stand out is having photos that are of print quality. When Courtney and I are reviewing your photos, it is important that the images reach a basic print standard.

Ideally, we love photos that:

  • Are JPEGs, TIFFs, PDFs or PNGs.
  • Are at least 300 dpi (if digital).
    • DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. The best way to describe it is each individual dot creates an image and the more dots, the better the image will look. The less dots that make up the image, the more pixilated it will appear.
    • The file size of your photo should be at least 1MB or greater. If it is only a few kilobytes, then it’s too small for printing.
  • Have a caption.
  • Are submitted digitally.

Photos that we don’t love as much:

  • Are inserted in a Word document or Quark file.
  • Are less than 300 dpi.
  • Have no caption.
  • Are printed and need to be scanned.

Side note: We accept photos from your average everyday camera. But, please ensure there is no date present in the corner of your image. It’s distracting!

Follow these rules and your photos will be picture perfect!

To submit your next story, visit polishfalcons.org/sokol_submissions.

Druhna Chris: Camp Photos Galore!

Hey Campers! Have you checked out our Digital Camp Scrapbook? In it, you will find tons of photos and videos! The Lip Sync Contest songs are in there, as well as the cabin photos. Go ahead and take a look. You are bound to find you and your friends in there somewhere. Thank you to Courtney and Holland for coming up with this really nice addition to our camp experience.

Scrapbook-Ad

I hope that by now everyone has had a chance to see all of the rest of the photos from camp on Facebook. There are so many great pictures! Some of my most favorite are the ones from the campfires on the beach with the sunset in the background. Click here to go to the Polish Falcons National page to view the photos.

I have already been in contact with the St. Vincent De Paul staff about next year’s camp. Since our National Convention is the week after the Fourth of July, we cannot have camp that week. I am trying to move camp week to July 31 to August 7, 2016. As soon as I receive the final decision from the camp, I will let everyone know. Then, you can plan early to join us. I’m hoping that we get even more campers and adult helpers to join us next year! I have some exciting ideas for new team challenges and activities. Keep a lookout for the final word on the dates.

Have a great end to your summer and good luck in the new school year!

PFA Online Museum: The Archival Process

This is a short video to introduce the archival process used to create the PFA Online Museum. The online museum is part of an ongoing project to catalog, preserve and display the archival materials located within PFA National Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.  Over time, the organization has accumulated a considerable amount of material from individual donors and other organizations, including Nests. This project aims to organize these materials and make them more accessible to the public.

Click here to visit the PFA Online Museum.