|NFED Classified Photographs|
All NFED Classified adverts will accept up to four images in jpg, jpeg, bmp png or gif image The maximum image file size is approximately 3Mb (per image). Each image will be reduced automatically to a maximum of 800px x 800px on upload.
You can upload the photos at the final stage of the advert submission or at anytime afterwards through the advert control panel. The main image must be uploaded to trigger the other images to be displayed.
If the photo uploads successfully, you will get a message & a thumbs up
When the advert is viewed each image will link to the larger image.
The main image will trigger any further images to be displayed. If the main photos fails, but the others upload ok, they will not be shown in the advert until the main image is in place.
Removing a Photo
Show More Photos
Good photos can make a huge difference to an advert & really help to grab the viewers attention, so it pays to take a bit of time to make the most of them.
What not to do!
What you can do.
Compilation images can be made up from several photos, or why not add some text to each photo? The advert heading will be shown under all of the photos, but further text can be added to each individual image in a photo editing program.
You can log in & change the photos as often as you want, just remember to refresh the page or clear your history if they don't seem to change.
|Adding YouTube Videos|
Videos cannot be uploaded directly, but you can link to or embed a video hosted on YouTube. This is an ideal way to show your horse or pony in action or if you have a Directory listing, show potential clients what you can offer.
Note: Videos must be directly relevant to your advert & not advertising a service, company or be in competition with the NFED or its sponsors unless the company or individual has a current listing in the Directory. Unsuitable videos will be removed without notice. No more than two videos must be embedded in a single advert. We are happy to add up to two videos to your advert for you, simply Email the Youtube video link/s to the administrator along with the advert number.
To add your own video:
Method 1: Linking to a Video
To add a link to the video, simply copy the video url into the website field of the submission form. Using this method, the video will not show in your advert, a link will be provided and the video will open in a new window.
The url will look something like: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLnwvijTM4
Method 2: Embed a Youtube Video
To embed the video i.e. show the video & allow it to play in your advert or listing.
Go to the Youtube
website, find the video.
The html code will look similar to this, everything including the <iframe to the /iframe> must be selected.
4: Paste the code into the main wording* of your advert or listing where you would like the video to go & save the changes.
*DO NOT put the Iframe code in the Website field of the submission form. This will stop the advert working correctly.
If done correctly, the video will appear in the body of your advert or listing like this.
|NFED Classifieds Photo Gallery|
If you would like to show more than the standard four photos, for only £4.00 you can have a Photo Gallery added to the text section of your advert or listing. A gallery can show up to ten photos with a built in slide show.
To order a Photo Gallery Click Here
Once the order is received, we will set up the gallery for you, add it to your Classified advert & notify you by Email when it is ready. You can then either upload your own images by clicking on the link at the bottom of the gallery or simply Email the images to us. Uploaded images must be less than 1Mb, they will be automatically resized on upload. The thumbnail images are shown in random order, clicking on any image will open a full size image.
For further gallery help, click here.
|How to Add a Map Link|
To insert a How to Find Us link in your advert or listing, simply copy & paste the following code into your advert text & change the post code to your own.
<a href="https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=SO41 6AD" target="_blank"><img src="../../schedules/map_go.png" width="16" height="16" border="0"> How to Find Us</a>
When the advert is viewed, you will see the map icon & link like this: How to Find Us
Clicking on either will open a Google map of your location along with direction options.
|How to Photograph Your Horse|
The following are some very basic tips which hopefully will help you to take better photos & get more enjoyment from your equine photography.
The majority of modern cameras will take care of the technical side of things, so you really only have to think of the composition.
Choose a bright, but not necessarily sunny day. On bright days there will be dark shadows & bright highlights that will give a very contrasty picture, particularly with a dark coloured animal.
For a more professional look take time to prepare your horse.
Choose the horse’s best side and make sure you have a suitable, not too distracting background. Have a good look all around the viewfinder & fill it. So many picture cut off the horse while wasting space on the other side of the picture.
Make sure the person holding the horse knows what they are doing & what you are trying to achieve, they can then position the horse accordingly.
Ensure that for a full length shot, you stand the horse with both front legs together and hind leg nearest to you slightly behind the other. For best effect take the photograph in landscape mode.
For a head shot or picture taken from the front, use portrait mode. Avoid getting too close & wide angle lenses which will distort the features. Standing farther away & using a telephoto or zoom lens will give a far more pleasing effect. The narrower depth of field will also have the effect of blurring the background, making your subject stand out from the picture.
As with children or small animals, when photographing foals or smaller breeds, get down to their eye level. You will get a far better photo if you are not looking down on the subject.
It is very difficult to get a horses attention while trying to hold a camera steady. When you look into the camera, you lose eye contact with the horse & the ears immediately go back. I see this over & over again in the line up, the horses look very happy & interested in what you are doing, as soon as the camera covers my face, the ears go back. The easiest way is to get somebody to stand by your shoulder to get the horses attention in which ever way they can while you wait for the perfect shot.
For action or jumping shots, the more light the better. On dark days or indoors it is very difficult if not impossible to freeze the action successfully. Use fast shutter speeds or sports mode if your camera has one. Follow the horse with you camera & squeeze the shutter button whilst still following the horse along. Don’t just hold the camera still & try to grab the shot as the horse passes.
If your camera has a time delay between pressing the button & taking the shot, practice! With a little patience, it is possible to know when to press the button & get the shot.
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