Media Submission

If pictures are worth a thousand words, videos are probably worth a million!  Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of orphans around the world.  Photos and videos are a powerful way to step into the lives of the children.

Connecting with the kids regularly allows Haven of Hope International to effectively tell their story across many platforms.  We want to show the world that God loves and cares for the orphans around the world!

Photography and Videography Tips

We want to ensure that the pictures and videos we showcase on all Haven of Hope International platforms are of the highest quality.

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  • DO take clear pictures with the highest resolution possible
  • DO take pictures with the best possible lighting (faces should be facing towards the sun, not against it)
  • DO take a variety of pictures so content doesn’t seem repetitive
  • DO take close-ups, wide shots, and medium shots
  • Record videos horizontally and try to stand still as you record. This will allow the viewer to focus on the movement of the activity.


  • DON’T take pictures in dark places unless you’re using flash
  • DON’T Submit two similar pictures; pick the BEST one
  • Don’t Take pictures under the cover if the background is bright. Instead, step out from covering into the light for an optimal picture. 
  • Don’t use Zoom when taking photos such as headshots.  Zooming prevents us from editing the photo with clarity. 


We’ve put together a few resources and examples to help as you navigate taking amazing pictures throughout your HOHI experience. 

Best tips and tricks to take memorable yet simple pictures:

10 iPhone Photography Tips To Quickly Improve Your Photos

How to take better photos with your Android

Send us your media

We aim to make it easy for you to share photos, videos, and/or regular written updates with Haven of Hope International in one centralized location. If you are submitting many photos or videos for different purposes, consider creating multiple submissions to categorize your media easily. For example, create a separate submission for each child update.

Click the button below and complete all the required fields on the submission form.Remember to provide as much context as possible for the videos and photos, allowing us to tell the story!

If you have further questions about your submission, please email us at

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