Grants:PEG/WM CZ/Mediagrant/Photo Workshops

Legal name of chapter
Wikimedia Czech Republic
Grant contact name
Grant contact user-name or e-mail
Grant contact title (position)
WM CZ grant coordinator
Project lead name
Pavel Hrdlička
Project lead user-name or e-mail
Project lead title (position), if any
Treasurer of Wikimedia CZ
Full project name
Photo Workshops
Amount requested (in USD)
USD 1850
Provisional target start date
Provisional completion date

Budget breakdown edit

The requested funds shall cover accommodation, administration (renting the room etc.) and the substantive part of the participants´ travel expenses.

Autumn workshop: 9 to 11 participants

  • Accommodation: USD 390
  • Transportation: USD 220
  • Administration: USD 130

Spring workshop: 12 to 14 participants

  • Accommodation: USD 600
  • Transportation: USD 320
  • Administration: USD 190

Project scope edit

Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects need good free pictures, and the easiest way to get them is to teach Wikipedians how to create quality photographs. One of the best ways to increase the quality of their work is to help them pass experience to each other at a personal meeting.

Drawing on experience from the past, we intend to organize two weekend workshops for approximately ten Wikipedia photographers, during which they will learn make better photography, share their experience and knowledge and also discuss tips for future work.

Project goal edit

Improving the quality of Wikimedia Commons photographs. Bringing more trust among the photographers by making them get to know each other.

Non-financial requirements edit

Approving tre grant for our "Data Projector" project would be helpful for presentation of photographs.

Fit to strategy edit

This project will raise quality of free photographic content contributed by Czech Wikipedians into Wikimedia projects.

Other benefits edit

We hope that experience from this workshop will bring more substance to recent discussions about the quality and encyclopedic value of photographs taken by Czech Wikipedians.

Measures of success edit

Each participant will take quality photographs of at least three previously poorly covered objects that he/she chooses during the workshop. These photos will be obviously available for any Wikimedia project.