(d) A complete construction record will require pictures taken at
regular intervals, beginning with groundbreaking to the final landscaping.
You should expect to take pictures every 7 to 14 days. You may be tasked to
take pictures more often; at the beginning or end of significant steps in
the construction, or to document specific construction details.
touch with the requestor to determine and schedule this additional coverage.
(3) Illustrative purposes.
You may be requested to photograph a
building just to "show off" its best features. It may be a simple photo to
be included in a report, or it may be a picture of brigade headquarters for
the commander's wall. It could be photos for inclusion in the post welcome
(a) All these photos are considered to be illustrative and should
be made to show the building to best advantage.
(b) When you take this type of photograph, you should take extra
Be sure the
foreground and background are clean, that all windows and doors are either
open or closed, and that all blinds or window shades are adjusted the same.
This presents a clean image of the subject building.
(4) Inspection or survey.
Your pictures of building exteriors will
be used by different people for different reasons. The fire marshal may use
them to illustrate fire hazards and train firefighters in evacuation
measures. The post police may use them in planning security efforts. They
can be used by the public works department to keep track of a building's
condition or "health," and use them in planning maintenance actions.
b. Lighting is a Special Concern. Remember, every type of photographic
assignment we have discussed in this subcourse requires research and
planning to produce effective quality pictures. This is just as important,
have to be photographed where they sit. When photographing people, you can
change their pose, facial expressions, and most of the time arrange the
lighting as you want it. You can not do any of that with a building.
(1) The main controls you have over the picture are the viewpoint and
the lighting. At best, your control of the light is a tenuous thing. You
are limited to the time of the day at which you feel the lighting is best
for what you are trying to photograph.