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You are required to register in the User Forum before you upload any
photos. Please write down and/or save your login information.
Your E-Mail address will be kept private!
As a registered user you may upload up to 100kb in
file size. I have to set limits, server space costs money.
Photos can be no larger than 600 pixels in height or
Photos can be no larger than 100kb in file size.
Not all photos uploaded will be approved! Please
only submit good, clear, sharp images.
Solo shots of just the harvested animal(s) are ok
but, try and get in the photo too!
Any photos with excessive blood may get touched up before getting approved and posted.
Unacceptable photos include:
Photos that are too small (under 250 pixels in width). Photos that
contain too excessive blood or that are in bad taste. Grainy photos,
blurry, out of focus, washed out, etc. Photos should be clear. No
photos that have text all over them or extra stuff like frames. Do not
use graphic programs to add special effects.
Uploading to Albums Help and Info
When you upload your image please choose the best
category for it. Please use common sense, if you're unsure upload it
to your personal gallery.
Please include a short title and a description of
the photo, give us some information please.
I approve all photos before they will show in the
gallery. I may approve a photo but not the category you chose and I
will place it in the appropriate category. I may NOT approve your
photo. If so, don't get mad, just send in a better photo following
the guidelines above. I would like this to be a gallery everyone can
enjoy and with good quality photos.
If your photo is too large and needs to be reduced,
resized, cropped, etc. there are many programs available, and they
may already be installed on your PC. Some are online and some are
software programs you can download. Many are free or cheap. You can
also do it on-line, for more info, please visit these two sites.
NOTE: Occasionally, once a year or so, I'll
have need to reduce the photos in the gallery to conserve space. I'll
delete the oldest photos and the ones that aren't very good. If your
photo gets deleted and you're still a visitor and even notice then
feel free to upload a new photo.
A Guide To Quality Hunting Photos
This guide is pretty much written for deer/big game, but can be used
for any species in general.
This gallery is made up of fellow members of this site that enjoy hunting. Unfortunately too many lucky hunters take
not-so-good photos of their once-in-a-lifetime trophy.
The excitement of finally tagging a trophy game animal (or any animal for that matter) takes longer to wear off than a roll of film will last in the camera. There are seven very simple steps you need to follow while you are still excited that will insure quality photos.
Take the photo outdoors.
If the buck was brought home before you found someone with a camera, take the deer outside for the photos. Nothing looks worse than a buck on the garage floor with cans, pails, lawn mowers and tires in the background.
Take the deer off the car, out of the trunk or
out of the pickup truck.
Unless you are showing off a deer you hit with your truck do not include a vehicle in the photo.
Take the animal down from the tree and remove the
Select a neutral background.
In the excitement of taking trophy photos no one ever look beyond the animal or hunter. Houses, barns, tractors and powers lines all ruin the quality of the photo. Use an evergreen tree, a screen of brush or hills and woods for the background. Find a color that will highlight the antlers - not hide them. Don't let them blend into the background.
Get close - Now get closer!
All you need in the photo is the animal and the hunter. Make sure the subject fills the frame. Fill the viewfinder with the subject. Most photos used in the gallery have at least 50% of the photo cropped off to remove empty background.
Turn the camera so the photo is vertical.
The hunter and the trophy will fill the frame and eliminate most of the empty background. It is also the format used for magazine covers and most framed pictures.
If the sun is gone use a flash.
Dramatic results often occur when subjects are highlighted and the background is totally black. All that you see is the desired subject. Be sure to stay far enough away from reflective objects so ghosts don't start to appear in the background.
How To Log On To The Gallery
Click the LOG ON link,
You'll get bounced to the USER FORUM
Enter your site username & password then click the
You'll get bounced back to the gallery and hopefully
NOTE: If you logged on successfully you should
see your username to the right of where it says Logout (top right of
the page). i.e. Logout [YOUR USERNAME] If you see Log
On, you have not successfully logged on to the GALLERY. If
that's the case, go to the USER FORUM and log off, then go to back to
the gallery and start from Step 1 above.
Just in case you're wonder why I did this, it's for single sign-on. If
I didn't do it this way you would have had to create yet another user
Issues Staying Logged On?
If you're having issues having to keep logging on then when you visit
the GALLERY or FORUM try deleting your browsers cookies.
Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE)
1. From the IE toolbar, CLICK Tools
2. From the Tools: CLICK Internet Options
3. From the Internet Options, CLICK the General Tab
4. From the General Options, CLICK Delete Cookies
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6. From the General Options CLICK OK
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delete the RIHunts.com cookies:
1. From the FireFox toolbar, CLICK Tools
2. From the Tools: CLICK Options
3. From the Options, CLICK Privacy
4. From the Privacy, CLICK View Cookies
5. From the View Cookies dialog box, SELECT the RIHunts.com
6. From the View Cookies dialog box, CLICK Remove Cookies
6. From the View Cookies dialog box, CLICK OK
3. From the Options, CLICK OK
In AOL 9?
1. From the AOL toolbar, CLICK Settings.
2. From the Settings: Essentials dialog box, CLICK Internet
3. From the AOL Internet Properties dialog box, on the General tab,
CLICK Delete Cookies.
4. From the Delete Cookies dialog box, CLICK OK.
5. From the AOL Internet Properties dialog box, CLICK OK.
6. From the Settings: Essentials dialog box, CLICK Close.
That should take care of it.
How To Upload Photos (Personal & Public)
Log On to the Gallery
Click the UPLOAD FILE link
You're now on the Photo Upload page
Click the BROWSE button, find the file/photo you
wish to upload, and click the OPEN button
Once you have selected your file(s) click the CONTINUE button
You should now be on the Upload Status Page, click
the CONTINUE button
Add a title, description and keywords, then click
the SUBMIT button.
Your photo(s) and info have been submitted, they
just need approval by the Administrator
How To Create a Personal Gallery
Log On to the Gallery
Click the ADMIN MODE link
Just below the banner ads and above the Title bar
you will see:
Create / order my albums - Modify my albums -
Click the CREATE / ORDER MY ALBUMS link
Click the NEW button (You will see 'New
album' in 2 spots)
In the bottom box overwrite New album with
the name that you want i.e. My Album, 2002 Elk Trip etc.
If you need to create more albums repeat steps 5 & 6
Note: If you need to delete an album, just click the album in
question then click the delete button. You will get prompted to make
sure you want to delete the album. Click the appropriate button
When you're done entering your albums click the APPLY MODIFICATIONS button
You will be prompted 'Are you sure you want to
make these modifications (OK) (cancel)' Click the appropriate
After you click OK a confirmation screen will
appear. Click the CONTINUE button
To return to User Mode click the USER MODE
That's it!! You're done, you've created your