Who benefits from the Imaging Foundation?
The Imaging Foundation work benefits other nonprofit, educational and environmental organizations, local community groups, and various grass root organizations with related goals to protect the earth. The Imaging Foundation reaches out to organizations needing images to help facilitate public awareness of the environment and its marvelous creatures with an overall emphasis on protecting the earth and ecology. Imaging Foundation students and volunteers also benefit by taking part in an activity where they both learn and help make a difference.
What is the Purpose of the Imaging Foundation? Why?
Leaders at the Imaging Foundation believe that video and still images are essential elements in both education and environmental advocacy. Rarely do budgets support professional imagery acquisition. These images are vital to captivating a student audience. By providing this service to a range of individuals and organizations, the Imaging Foundation plays a pivotal role in the success of their missions.
How Does the Imaging Foundation Support its Mission?
Volunteers have been the backbone of our organization. Their contributions in both time and funding have kept our organization growing. Special programs such as our Internship Program have found independent funding sources. Foundation expeditions are supported by the cumulative funding of the team and we are currently seeking government and private grants and donations.
What Does IF Mean for Students?
Students are able to view short educational productions by downloading them to their computers or iPods. These productions can be enjoyed alone, or can be used to enhance any school project or program. Images can be used in reports or educational presentations. Low resolution images can be downloaded from the website and high resolution images can be acquired by contacting the Imaging Foundation office. Students are reminded that images are copyrighted and can only be used with appropriate credit. Imaging Foundation imagery can only be used for educational and nonprofit projects.
What Does IF Mean for Educators?
A key challenge facing teachers today is capturing students' attention. In a world bombarded with media, we provide 'wow' imagery that can be used in creating lesson plans, student reports or classroom presentations. Students should be encouraged to download IF educational productions onto their computers or iPods. Making use of this new technology helps make learning fun.
What Does IF Mean for Environmental Nonprofit Organizations?
Grassroots 501(c )3 nonprofit organizations do not usually have the budget to shoot custom imagery. The Imaging Foundation provides top-notch video and still images to these organizations.
How do I get Images and Productions?
A searchable image database is ready for release. This database will launch with approximately 8,000 images. This is a mere fraction of our total image library which contains over 100,000 images. New images will be continuously added. We are also working on the creation of a searchable video database. Both 3-chip digital and high definition work will be available. Video available for perusal on the Internet will be compressed. Organizations interested in using video clips will need to register their usage needs and contact the Imaging Foundation office to obtain the desired clips.
What About Copyright Infringement?
Imaging Foundation still and video imagery is copyright protected. Users must demonstrate that they understand and agree to the terms of copyright law. All uses of IF imagery must be reported to the Foundation and only educational and nonprofit usage is permitted. All images must be presented with © Imagingfoundation.org prominently displayed.
I Have Images. How Can I Donate The Usage of these Pictures or Video?
Currently, the Imaging Foundation has a backlog of still and video images waiting to be entered into the database. Time is our most precious resource. Therefore at the current time only Imaging Foundation Core Team member images are being entered into the database. If you have images that you think are rare, or could be used to fulfill the IF mission, please send us a link to the images presented on a webpage. We will keep appropriate images on file and call photographers when a need is presented.
How Can I Help?
There are many ways you can help support our efforts. Joining an expedition, donating funds, or even shopping on Amazon via our designated portal all helps support our cause. To review additional ways to assist. Click HERE.
How Can I Download Images from the Database?
In order to download images you must be a student, educator or another 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Go to our Educator Page link and follow the instructions. If you have questions regarding any downloads, please email us at: email@example.com .
Can I Participate in an Expedition to "See" How It All Works?
Absolutely. You can volunteer for many of our expeditions and become part of the "working team", or just observe a production team in progress. Visit the Volunteer Site to review expedition opportunities. Place your reservation and help "Make a Difference".
I Work for a Nonprofit Organization and We are Focused on a Specific Environmental "Hot Spot" or Issue. How Can I get the Imaging Foundation to Help with this Goal?
E-mail us, or call us with your information. Imaging Foundation is eager to partner with nonprofit organizations to help them fulfill their mission. Often we can piggyback specific imagery assignments onto pre-existing travel plans.
How Do I Join the Internship Program?
Send us an e-mail or call us. Imaging Foundation directors take their internship programs very seriously. They are looking for students who are interested in adventure, but are not afraid to work for it.
How Can I Download Images From the Database?
In order to download images you must be a student, educator or another 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Go to our Educator Page link and follow the instructions. If you have questions regarding any downloads, please email us at:
How Do I Pay for this Internship?
Our volunteers and directors will help interested interns set up a budget for their specific expedition and target ways they can collect funding that will help get them on the boat. Imaging Foundation does not fund raise for these programs, but they lend advice and support to students engaged in the process. All fundraising must have the approval of the IF board prior to being launched.