A book. With photos in it. Which we take, specifically for this project. The theme of the book will be "Aging
The book will be produced and sold at a mild markup. The profits will be donated towards Child’s Play. Also, so we can all boast about being published photographers to our loved ones and/or prospective mates.WhoRegistration within this thread (unless you're on the list below) is mandatory for inclusion within the project.
All the photographers in the AC are welcome to submit images. Administrator(s) are TBA. Jake! has generously agreed to create some work for himself while relaxing at home and will be doing the layout.
Current interested parties:
Through careful planning and strict adherence to The Timeline.
A theme will be decided upon and set. All the photos within the book should in some way relate to the theme, to give the final product a wonderful sense of consistency that can be lost when a whole group of folks just submit a ton of otherwise cool photos.When
or "The Timeline"
12/07/09 - Target audience identified. Theme finalized. (Completed 12/07/09)
12/14/09 - Formatting established. Publisher decided upon.
01/05/10 - Initial submissions due.
01/18/10 - Final selection of photographs.
01/25/10 - Design and content of book finalized. Pricing finalized.
01/26/10 - Release to the clamourous masses.
01/30/10 - Dark Moon retires to fabulous mountain villa from proceeds.
xx/yy/10 - Send profits to Child’s Play.Where
The planning and submissions to the project will be contained entirely within this thread.
Preliminary consultations indicate the deadlines are currently a bit tight. Jake! What would be a more reasonable deadline!?
What administrative roles are necessary and who will fill them?
What is our target audience? Extending from that, what will our theme be?
It seems unlikely that our target audience will extend beyond "friends and family," but perhaps I'm just a pessimist (I am). If our theme is general enough to allow all the photographers involved to shoot within their niche, the target audience seems like it will drive our marketing more than the actual photographic selection.
How will final photographs be selected?
I propose a flickr group be created solely for submissions (this should be limited per photographer to the maximum number of photographs a single photographer can have published within the book). Based on the number of photographs allowed by the final design, each person who submitted images be allowed a certain number of votes on other people's photographs. These will be sent to one individual in the project, who will tally them and release the results. This will produce a downright democratic selection, semi-anonymous voting process.All credit goes to muninn for the idea and the rough timeline.