Thank you so much for your help in collecting photos for the Wisconsin Historical Markers website.
It's easy to submit your photos. Just send them in an e-mail to:
along with the name of the marker and the county of the marker. If you'd like credit for the photos, provide your name and city/county (or whatever is comfortable for you).
Here are some photography guidelines:
For historical markers:
- one up-close photograph of the marker,
- one photograph of the marker (and whatever it's mounted on) a little further back, and
- one much further back (so people can see what’s around the marker to help them locate it), so about 3-5 photos.
Here's a typical historical marker post: http://wisconsinhistoricalmarkers.blogspot.com/2012/07/marker-268-wisconsins-maritime.html
For veterans memorials:
photograph the whole memorial, then each section. This is sometimes quite a challenge because most of the new memorials are made of marble and reflect everything in them, so you have to stand in such a way you’re not reflected in the marble in the photo. Unfortunately, if the sun’s behind the marble, it’s nearly impossible to get a good photograph.
Here’s a typical veterans memorial post: http://www.wisconsinveteransmemorials.com/2014/06/little-chute-area-veterans-memorial.html
If you'd like to contribute regularly to the Wisconsin Historical Markers website, there's more information here: Join the Journey