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Old 01-01-2005, 07:45 PM
Luko Luko is offline
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Default Re: Tsunami Calendar: Which Photos?

thanks for opening this part, Adam,

With the start of the year, two of three thoughts about that :

1- I suppose the pic size of 3300*2550 was dictated by the final image size on the calendar, it therefore means that the neg or slide -if coming from a film shot- should be scanned at a min of 2800 or 3200 dpi. At this minimum definition it even wouldn't stand any -or very little cropping- to match the 3300 pic requirement. The size requirement also forbids any shots taken with a 4mpix camera which seems to be a standard among a majority of members before the dSLR price fall.

I have seen Skorj's calendar on and thought his idea of putting along two pictures instead of a simple one was great, more than the simple double pic interst, it also allows a variety of formats to be included (lanscape, portraits, square, 1/1, 3/2, 4/3 etc.) with help of an appropriate publishing design.
Putting two images per page would also reduce the size requirements.

2- if the idea of two images per month was agreed, I thought a nice "editorial line" was to combine a people image or a portrait to a more content rich or landscape image of the region. Preferably coastline activities and scenes, perhaps.

3- "taken in the regions where the tsunami happened" , to make it clear (list to be corrected) :
- Indonesia : northern and western Sumatra,
- Sri Lanka : South and East coasts
- Thailand : Indian Ocean Andaman coast
- India : Andaman & Nicobar islands, Tamil Nadu, other South coast states
- Malaysia : Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Langkawi, Pulau Payar...
- Maldives
- Burma and Mergui coastline
- Somalia and the east african coast?
- ...

4- I'm calling to any members who would have meaningful images of these countries, can you please upload them. (I specially think about Aceh, Weh Nias and the Mentawai islands in northern Sumatra, Batu Ferringhi in Pinang, the Maldives, Burma coastline, the Andaman islands of India...).

5- I suppose anybody can suggest photos from anybody else to include in, not just his own photos, right?
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