Volunteer FAQ Photo Examples

Photo Examples

Standing at an angle can help make some inscriptions stand out a bit more in a photo.

At times the sun can ‘hide’ the inscriptions but on an angle there might be enough shadow to make the words stand out.

At other times it’s the stone itself that creates an interesting challenge – it becomes a mirror reflecting everything nearby including you!

Taking a photo from an angle can cut out most of that reflection.

Cemetery stones photographed at an angle

With large monuments please take one photo that shows the entire monument in the frame, then a close up for each side with an inscription.Close up

Close-up of inscription
Full monument

Photo Size

Most of the photos we post on this site are 800×600 ensuring that they are large enough for most people to read, yet still small enough that they will load quickly for most internet users.