National Cancer Survivors Day

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Get Your Camera Ready!

Your National Cancer Survivors Day® photos could be featured in Coping magazine.


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Coping's July/August 2016 cover

Five Tips for taking amazing photos of your Survivors Day celebration

Once again, Coping with Cancer magazine is featuring local NCSD events in the July/August 2017 issue. And your photos could be included – maybe even on the cover.

If you’re hosting an NCSD event this year, send the best digital photos of your event to Coping with Cancer magazine by June 12 to be considered for its official coverage of National Cancer Survivors Day®.

National Cancer Survivors Day® will be filled with special moments everyone will want to remember. And you’ll want to be sure to have a camera (or two, or three) on hand to document it all. Is your camera ready?

You don’t have to be a professional photographer to take amazing photos of your celebration. Just follow these 5 tips for capturing those unforgettable NCSD moments:

1. Take action shots. Pictures of people doing things are more interesting than photos of people just standing around. Instead of photographing your guests passively listening to a keynote speaker, try to capture those special moments of laughter or tears during the speech. You should also take photos of people participating in NCSD activities – like crossing a finish line, dancing, giving high fives, or creating artwork.

2. Look for candid moments. Candid shots of people caught up in the moment – sharing hugs, laughing, wiping away a tear – capture the spirit of the event much better than posed photos in front of the same background over and over again.

3. Photograph people together. When you photograph people together, it introduces a relationship into the shot. After all, National Cancer Survivors Day® is about bringing cancer survivors together to celebrate life.

4. Don’t be obvious. When people are aware of you taking photos of them, they may get nervous and tense up, or turn on the fake smiles and pose. In order to capture those coveted candid moments, you’ll have to be a little less obvious with the camera.

5. Take a LOT of photos. If you have a digital camera, you can click away without having to worry about setting up the perfect shot every time. Your camera’s burst function is perfect for this. Taking lots of photos increases your chances of getting that one perfect shot.

Pick out your best shots to share with Coping and follow these guidelines to prepare your entries:


  • Format: Close up, candid shots are preferred. Front cover candidates should have a vertical format and space left at the top for the Coping logo. Inside coverage candidates can be vertical or horizontal.
  • Photo Description: Provide a short description of each photo submitted; list people from left to right.
  • Digital Camera: Set your camera for the highest possible resolution (quality). Submit via email; CD; or for large files, via FTP.
  • Film Camera: Coping no longer accepts prints. Only digital photos will be considered.
  • Event Information: Please provide the name of the event host (sponsor), event name, location (treatment center, park, etc.), city, and state. Also, provide your contact information, including your name, organization, phone, and email.


  • Email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Send digital photos only at a minimum resolution of 300dpi (preferred method).
  • Overnight digital photos to: Coping NCSD Issue, 1107 Lakeview Drive, Suite C-2, Franklin, TN 37067.
  • Mail digital photos to: Coping NCSD Issue, P.O. Box 682268, Franklin, TN 37068-2268.
  • To send digital photos by FTP: contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Call: (615) 790-2400

We’re excited about NCSD 2017, and we hope you are too. Join with other Coping readers in celebration and sharing this special day!

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