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Single in January 2012 - immortalised in print?

Discussion in 'Image Quest' started by stillshunter, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Luke has come up with a great suggestion to commemorate our month together in January with a SiJ photobook. As I said in that thread this has been done with previous "Single in" challenges and turned out to be an excellent memento - please see a full preview example here.

    Not wanting to put the cart before the horse, the idea of the book would be to showcase 4 images or so from each participant - as selected and voted for by the troupe. We can discuss more granular details if, and when, the idea gets any legs.

    So please use the vote buttons above to let us all know your thoughts on the matter.
     
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  2. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    I am fine with it but if it is just 4 images per why not let each participant just select their own four favorites with out the need to put it out to a vote by the group
     
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  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    A fair point Bob. Though we might still need access to, and to vote on the four final images to decide on the front and back cover :wink:
     
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  4. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    that is cool vote for the front and back covers
     
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  5. marlof

    marlof Trying to focus

    Dec 25, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Marlof
    Great idea. I'm all for letting the participants choose their own entries, since this challenge for me was about my vision and not about creating popular images.
     
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  6. defektive

    defektive SC Veteran

    375
    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Sam
    I'm in. As I mentioned in one of the discussion threads, I think if half a photographer's images were chosen by vote and the other half by themself a good compromise would be reached. As the book is for all those contributing images it would be good to have some input into what is included and from reading the comments there is quite often a considerable discrepancy between people's tastes.

    That's my 2 cents worth anyway.
     
  7. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    While I am normally fine with whatever the group wants to do, I do not really understand the need to vote on any images other than the ones for the front and back cover. If some would feel better asking opinions on which images to use fine, but I do not think it should be a mandatory process. Let everybody chose their own four favorite images.
     
  8. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    I think this is a good idea, also from the point of view of promoting the forum by showcasing some of the great photography I've seen here. If done right, I can see regular releases and the Serious Compacts photobook series helping to set the standard in great non-DSLR photography.
     
  9. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    it's a good idea providing that we can overcome the practicalities of choosing 4 images per person - (or accepting that each person chooses their own 4 images - which would be a lot simpler) - or a 50/50 compromise, (i.e. - individual chooses 2 and forum 2).
     
  10. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
    England
    I'm inclined to say pick your own but I'd also find it interesting to see which of my four images the group is most interested in. Make it an advisory vote and I'm all for it. The nice thing about a vote on each persons images is we would all feel a bit like winners.

    Despite the fact that I also wasn't aiming for popularity with my images (sideways images being a case in point), it may help me improve my photography to see what a group of unusually talented image makers judge, out of this set, to be my best .
     
  11. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    one other thing to think about is some of us may need to send in bigger files than the ones we posted here
     
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  12. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Dead right Bob, and this caught me out first time. I posted all 1024px on side images and the book needed 3000px @240dpi if memory serves...I actually lost many days trying to reconstruct what I did to the RAWs to get them there in the first place. Wasn't using LR then so no presets or history saved :dash2: Valuable lessoned learned there, and now all jpegs are drawn from a saved full-sized TIFF.

    In respect to the 4 images. I'd be happy for there to be the option, i.e, choose 4 of your your own, or if you're stuck - or even debating between a couple - then send it out to vote. Personally I'd rely on what I like mixed with the comments....this way I might not just print 4 cow shots :wink:
     
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  13. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    I like cows
     
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  14. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    As do I Bob, but I don't want to pigeon-hole my photographic career :wink:
     
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  15. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I think the group (thus far) is coming to a bit of an agreement in that we needn't have to vote, but the option should be available if the photographer is wishy-washy (nothing wrong with that.....I think I'm in that group).

    Good point about the size and quality issues. Wish I had saved the original before downsizing for posting. Doh!
     
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  16. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I was so tempted to choose option #4 - because the word "abhorrent" is sooo dramatic! However, I went with numero uno.

    I'm with Bob re letting the individuals choose their own photographs. Honestly, I'm more interested in my own choice for my own pictures...as interesting as it is to read what other's are turned on by...which I also appreciate...but if I'm going to purchase something that my pix are in, I want them to be my favorites...self-centered as that might sound. Front and back photos up for vote are fine by me.
     
  17. woof

    woof SC Veteran

    319
    Sep 23, 2011
    +1. Well said. I frankly will never pick a perfect set of four.
     
  18. trisberg

    trisberg SC Veteran

    251
    Jul 5, 2011
    New Hampshire
    I'm for everyone that wants to participate to pick their own images. Now, if they need help choosing, some input from other participants might be helpful.

    -Thomas
     
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  19. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
    Sometimes the better person to select the images is not the photographer but someone who is independent and perhaps less emotionally attached to the photographs.
     
  20. snkenai

    snkenai SC All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    One thought I have is, when picking my own 4, is to ckeck the comments for each one. That gives some insight, as to what others thought about each one, to give some weight to my choice. And yes, I'm in.