Started Oct 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
Flat view
MercurySoft1 Forum Pro • Posts: 10,161

Hello my fellow Oly Challenge participants, both old and new!

We are celebrating our 200th Challenge with a book. What better way to remember the fun we've had over the last years than to have a book full of our photos that celebrate the best of us all and the friendships these challenges have brought to our lives. These challenges began in March of 2005, over 7 years of fantastic inspiration, and knowledge!

EVERYONE who has participated in one of the previous challenges prior to and including challenge 195 is invited to help this dream of ours come true.

The 200th challenge will be a competition for the privilege to have your photo used on the cover of our book and the back cover of the book! In the competition gallery the 1st place winner will be the front cover and the 2nd place vote getter will grace the back cover. How exciting!

Now, for the contents of the book, we would like you all to submit 3 photos of your choice from previous challenges; 1 in landscape orientation for a full page and 2 more images for your 2nd page in the book. These shots can be either from the Exhibition Gallery or Competition Gallery. They will be the samples of the photos you will be submitting into the book.

Then, please e-mail your larger files to this e-mail address. For the best printable quality, we suggest saving the files at 300 dpi/ppi. For the large photo that would be about 3000 pixels on the long end. *Fitting/arranging the other 2 images for the 2nd page will be at the discrimination of the editor for the book.


>>>Please know, these pictures will only be used for the book! They will be deleted from our hard disks after the book has been published. These files will not be used for any purpose other than this wonderful book.<<<

The books will be sold for the price that Blurb (company that is printing the books) charges for them. There will be no mark-ups as these are for us, this is not for any profit. Also, even if you don't want to purchase a book we would be honored to have your photos in it, as you are a part of the history of these challenges.

It would be great to have you participate in the next few challenges leading up to challenge 200. It would be great to see you all, like a wonderful class reunion. This way you can get acquainted with everyone too. The photos entered up to challenge 200 will be accepted for the book, you just have to have been participating prior to 196. Any questions? Feel free to ask.

There is going to be a list made and perhaps some of you will know how to contact people on the list to send this notice to them. The list will be coming soon!

We are currently on the last weekend of Challenge #195, so it would be great to hear from everyone between now and the big 200!!

On behalf of everyone, I know this has been a dream of many, to have a great book of photography that has deep meaning to us. It's been a long time coming. What better time then now! s

-- hide signature --

Shirl Haden

 MercurySoft1's gear list:MercurySoft1's gear list
Olympus E-300 Olympus E-5 Olympus E-M1 Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm 1:2.0 Macro Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-54mm 1:2.8-3.5 II +3 more
Flat view
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow