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Old 06-21-2005, 03:00 AM
kikvel kikvel is offline
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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?

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K.
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:30 AM
kevinos kevinos is offline
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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
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:42 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

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Trekearth 2006

K.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:48 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.
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Old 06-21-2005, 04:20 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.

K.
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:01 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...

Mário
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Old 06-21-2005, 06:35 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.
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Old 06-21-2005, 07:06 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.
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:24 PM
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I'm a bloody pessimist...kill me if you don't like it! ;-)

Anyway, and exhibition of photographs such as those in Triste was achieved by a group of individuals that already had an idea in mind, floor space to do it in and a target audience to buy the tickets (or was it free? can't remember right now). Also, they are professionals at what they do, they know the business and they know what the market needs and wants. We, on the other hand, or most of us anyway, are weekend photographers who may at one time or another have stumbled into a shot that works and that people want to see. As a whole, and don't get me wrong here, about 1% of the shots on TE qualify to be published. It's a huge task of selecting these shots and in order for all to be fair and square perhaps it should be done by a third party...people who have no opinions about the photographers, not friends and family (Daddy always says your shots rock, but the guy down the street slams you down and tells you they're all crap...who would you believe?).

Anyway, do this, see if it works, self-publish if you must, but the money and time spent on doing it just for the vanity of seeing your photo in print...well it's your decision, ain't it?

Cheers!
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Old 06-21-2005, 08:40 PM
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1% of 160.000 photos is... 1.600...

Quite enough for a book. ;-)

I agree that doing this for vanity doesn't sound nice to me. Of course, it's natural that people feel pleasure and even proud to be published, but this project should have more noble causes beyond the vanity Filip mentioned.

And as I said, some of these organizations could help. In fact it’s natural that they know people with experience in the publishing field willing to help a project like this.
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