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kikvel 06-21-2005 02:00 AM

Trekearth Book
I was wondering if here at TE we can publish a book with a selected set of pictures of the members...

We can contribute in many ways, financially, with pictures etc etc...
Can this be possible?
Can we evaluate the feasibility of such a project?



kevinos 06-21-2005 05:30 AM

Re: Trekearth Book
What a great idea! The owners of the site could approve someone to collect a range of the best pictures of the year and publish them in a book (with the photographer's permission, of course). I bet it would sell, travel photographs are always popular and the profits could be used for charity or something. Regards Kevin

kikvel 06-21-2005 05:42 AM

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yes, it could start with a similar method as it was used for the exhibition in Trieste

and I am sure it will succeed, and this can be done on a yearly basis...

Trekearth 2005


Trekearth 2006


kinginexile 06-21-2005 06:48 AM

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I am not sure, we are all represented on TE galleries, this is the great quality of the site, the common ground is a mix of different aptitudes, philosophies, quality, all type of subjective approaches to each other's pix, this would get lost in a book limiting the participation, plus there are so many good shots on TE, people will get even more susceptible to why this or that guy gets his shot in and not this one. Arghhhh!... We already have so much discussions about who gets what points for what reasons.

the book is not necessarily a bad idea (BTW, it costs money to publish a decent photo book, a lot of money), I just fear the politics that will come with it.

Just my thoughts.

kikvel 06-21-2005 03:20 PM

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The exposition of Trieste was nice and it did not cause any inconveniences.
I still believe this will be a nice project to work in.


mlopes 06-21-2005 05:01 PM

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Hi agree with you Cesar, it's a nice project to work, maybe there's someone among the members with knowledge in the world of publication and distribution... i know there are some writers among us.

If everybody give one photo and a little of their knowledge in the most diferent areas it will be a sucess...

i've probably don't have pictures worth of publication but count me in...


gringofil 06-21-2005 05:35 PM

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We talked about a book before, but nothing happened. I'm guessing the same outcome for this thread. It's really difficult to get everyone together, to suggest pictures and such and it's even more difficult to get the thing published. Don't know if you know, but getting a publisher to get a book out for you with a bunch of photos does not work...because it does not sell. If you're name is not McCurry you have no chance of getting published. Also, doing it yourself, if you will, the cost being so high, I doubt many would sign up to do it. Anyway, you can bring it up again, maybe this time something magically will happen...but I truly doubt it.

kinginexile 06-21-2005 06:06 PM

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Thanks for laying oiut the things straight, Gringofil, it is just a damned hard thing to bring out, a photography book.
Curious about Trieste. What was it about? An exposition is not a book, though, but not being sure what it was all about, thanks for filling me in.

kikvel 06-21-2005 06:21 PM

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I know other sites like this has done this, and I can not believe that we do not have the skills and the energy to work on such a project.

I would suggest to have a similar approach as the Exhibition of Trieste. Of course we have to define some things, but at the end I can identify a few tasks:

- Definition of how many pages it might contain (and how many pictures).
- Preselection of pictures.
- Voluntarily choice to join the project (this means also money and pictures contribution).
- To check in a country, maybe Spain how much would this cost.
- Selection of pictures.
- Request for notes that will accompany the picture.
- Revision of the notes.
- Preparation of the book itself.
- Definition of the volume to be produced.

etc etc

maybe I am a dreamer, but I repeat other site has done this before
are we less capable?


kikvel 06-21-2005 06:45 PM

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and for you to believe me here it is the book I mentioned:

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