We welcome you to make use of the Girdler Gallery for studying, socializing or spending time between classes. We would also like our students to make the space their own by sharing their photography through the "My Lehigh" project.
We are asking our students to submit images that capture views of Lehigh or the student life experience. We welcome any and all submissions and encourage your creative and unique perspective on the Lehigh campus.
Selected images will be reproduced and will remain on exhibit in the Girdler Gallery area.
- When taking photos you should always use the highest quality setting available on the camera
- Camera resolution is not represented in dpi or ppi - just in pixels. A camera with one megapixel resolution will create an image with one million pixels.
- To find out how many megapixels are required by your camera to produce a specific image, multiple the length x width of that image (in inches) x 300 dpi x 300 dpi.
- For example:
- 12” x 18” would be calculated as: 12 x 300 (=3600) and 18 x 300 (= 5400) which is 3600 dpi x 5400 dpi
- 28” x 22” would be calculated as: 28 x 300 (=8400) and 22 x 300 (= 6600) which is8400 dpi x 6600 dpi
- 48” x 36” would be calculated as: 48 x 300 (=14,400) and 22 x 300 (= 6600) which is8400 dpi x 6600 dpi
- Note that images taken with a digital camera use the RGB color space. When RGB is converted to CMYK, images tend to darken. It is recommended that you brighten and sharpen your image using Photoshop for clearer printing.
- Save your photos as .tif images. Please label each image with the following; year, month and your last name and number. Example; 2013_03_Smith 1, 2013_03_ Smith 2. etc.
- When working in Photoshop you can resize the photo using Image from the top menu bar.
- Always check or choose Constrain Proportions
- Do not check or choose Resample Images
- Resampling will decrease the resolution of the image
- Remember that your screen needs 72 dpi for your image to look good on screen but you will need at least 150 dpi at the final print size for your image to look good in print.
- Pictures taken on phones do not meet the above requirements and will not be used.
- Maximum submission is twelve images.
- All images should be submitted through the form below.
Please feel free to contact my office if you have any additional questions.
Director of Student Center Facilities