Photo Point Monitoring
Step 1: Print out the Photo Point Monitoring Data Sheet and bring it with you in the field.
Step 2: Select the location for the fixed photo point.
Will changes be visible from this point?
Is this location consistently easy to access?
Will the location of the photo point need to change over time?
Step 3: Carefully mark the location for the fixed photo point, or designate a permanent fixture as the marker.
Examples of markers: Wooden or metal stakes, unique and easily identifiable permanent structures such as a bridge
Step 4: Picture taking techniques:
Choose the camera settings that give the greatest depth of field. For digital camera's a "landscape" setting generally fulfills this requirement.
- Hold the camera at eye level. Try to include about 1/3 sky in the photo for scale and for consistent replication.
Step 5: Fill out the electronic Photo Point Monitoring Data Sheet.
Completed photo point monitoring document example.