May 10th, 2012, 04:07 PM
Bob and Antonio...thanks a bunch. I'll send you the file tonight along with a brief description of what I need. Hopefully with all these talents we'll have something tangible in hand soon.
BB, Otto seems like he has some good days and some bad days. I'm sure he'll appreciate your kind words when he sees them here. I don't know him anymore than I know all of you other folks, but judging from his humor and grace exchanging emails with him, he'll get through this rough stretch.
May 10th, 2012, 04:12 PM
Thanks, Luke. I'm going to write a note to him...which is what I should have done, rather than just think and wonder!
May 10th, 2012, 09:14 PM
OK volunteers......you should have a pretty massive file hitting your inbox shortly.....how big is 24,423K ?
Give me a shout-out if it doesn't come through for you (or if your email can;t handle a file that big)
May 10th, 2012, 09:38 PM
OK....the email failed delivery to 2 of the 4 for being too big. Bob, is there any other way for me to get you this file? I send an email to the other involved party.
May 10th, 2012, 09:53 PM
Just sent a new email with a link from a download site....
May 17th, 2012, 01:26 PM
I still haven't had any luck with a pleasing layout for the cover and I haven't heard back from any of the members here who volunteered to take a look at it, so I can only assume that they were stymied as well.
So I'm a bit flummoxed on how to proceed. I have 3 ideas, and I'm sure there are more. Let me know if you think one sounds better than the other or if you have any other ideas that may work. I'm pretty sure I'm overthinking it since I see Ray has already put out a book from his month in New York, but that's what I do.
1 - A plain cover.....solid color with title.....minimalist to the max.
2 - a smaller scale layout using just half of the images. I think this would be much easier to layout and look balanced (although this might not be true either). Also, it would be simple to do 2 different ones so people could choose whichever they prefer (or whichever layout featured their shot )
3 - set up a poll......anyone who wants to submit one of their images for the cover could so and then we simply vote on our favorites.....the top 2 would be featured......one front and one back. (This one seems like it could be a bit of a headache and maybe more trouble than it's worth)
Let me know what you all think, or if you have any other ideas and then I can get this thing done and we can move on.
Last edited by Luke; May 17th, 2012 at 01:33 PM.
May 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM
I would go with a plain, minimalist cover. If there's any voting involved, count me out because it was never a competition.
May 17th, 2012, 02:40 PM
Sorry Luke. I wish I could have helped -- but I don't have Photoshop ... :(
My vote goes for minimalistic as well. Solid color sounds good -- perhaps all black with a small white print centered on the cover with the following "SeriousCompacts.com - Single in January 2012".
Current Gear: A little bit of this and a little bit of that, but want more!
May 17th, 2012, 02:57 PM
I think I mentioned I loved the "minimal" look of the prototype version in your video, Luke ... so that's my vote
My photostream at Flickr.com is here
"We can not shake the illusion of the truthfulness of photography" - William Gedney
May 18th, 2012, 01:58 AM
I played with it for awhile, I think we are better off with the minimal look,
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