How To Submit Pictures

We would love to expand the “What Will My Woods Look Like” library of before/during/after picture sets. Please submit your photo series to For large files, you might need to post your pictures somewhere in the cloud, and send us a link.

Photo Location

Please try to take all the shots in the series from the same point of view, same angle, same zoom, similar light conditions, etc. We know this is not always possible, but it makes the comparisons better if they are close.

It really helps to have a recognizable reference feature in all the pictures in the series. This can be a sign post, a big rock or stone wall, or an easily recognizable tree. Again, this makes for better before-and-after comparison. Consider setting up a Picture Post, for long term visual documentation of the location. Go to  for more about this.

Photos with People

Please do not send pictures with people in them unless you have a written release that their pictures can be used. When you send us photos, you are granting the Maine Forest Service permission to publish in print and on the website.

Photo Guidelines

Ideally, pictures will be print quality resolution, 300 d.p.i. or better. Some tips to considering before submitting your pictures:

  • When taking pictures from a digital camera, it’s best to set your camera to the highest resolution setting.
  • Your screen resolution doesn’t accurately reflect your image resolution. To view print resolution of your image, zoom in up to 300-400% on your screen.
  • If you are not sure how to set your camera’s resolution, please consult your camera’s user manual or search the internet for your model of camera.


Please write your own captions. You can choose to keep the exact location & landowner contact information confidential, or make it public, with landowner permission. We do need to know who is sending the pictures, though-- no anonymous submissions please.


Video is also welcome, just remember that the file size may be too large to send as an attachment. We are also interested in going beyond timber harvests—other types of woods operations, such as site preparation and planting, culvert replacement, road or bridge building, etc. will also be considered for inclusion, if it helps landowners and other non-forestry professionals envision the results of the activity.

MFS will review the submissions, potentially edit for clarity, and ultimately decide whether or not to add the series to the website. If you have any questions about suitability, please contact the MFS Landowner Outreach Forester at 207 287-8430.