Chazhound Calendar

Discussion in 'Buried Bones' started by Saje, Mar 20, 2007.

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how to choose pics...

  1. get as many in as possible so no one is left out

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  2. choose the best quality ones

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  3. other

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  1. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    This project hasn't been forgotten there has just been a shift in roles. Julie, Nic and I are still organizing it but I'm hosting the photos so send your options to me! If pm doesn't work then please send them to sharajj@gmail.com

    What we still need:

    1. Thoughts on who will do the publishing. How much do we want to spend? I also thought if we got a good deal on the calendars maybe we would like to make extra copies for our favourite shelters to sell as fundraisers?

    2. More pics. Keep in mind that these should be HIGH resolution pictures that are horizontal rather than vertical. They should be clear and stand out in some way.

    3. Feedback. I've opened a flickr.com site to host all the images. Some people send a LOT of pics and didn't sort through them first. If yours isn't up there wait five minutes. I'm still loading. If it's still not there send it to me again :)

    edit for link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7439743@N06/

    more to come...
     
  2. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    There are still a lot of people who haven't submitted photos. And I know they have good ones. RD! Doc! Renee get your camera out if you don't have one to submit!

    Some of my thoughts for this project are that we need a variety of dogs. As in different breeds, different sizes. A member should have only one month no matter how many dogs they have. BUT having said that it might be neat if some members had a 'sequence' page. Like RD has those photos of Dakota shaking. That would be neat broken up into four photos on one page. Something like that.

    Any other thoughts?
     
  3. ToscasMom

    ToscasMom Harumph™©®

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    Saje I apologize. I haven't submitted a photo, not because Tosca doesn't qualify, but because I just am not a very good photographer and could not do her or a calendar justice.
     
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    stevinski Int CH - $uperBitch

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    i just sent you a email, hope it works :D

    i chose my favourite pic of harley, which happens to b high resolution as well :D
     
  5. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Are you going to do, one dog a month or are you going to do a few a month ??
     
  6. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Okay, so I sent a PM to Julie a while back, do I still need to send one to you?
     
  7. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Sure you could. Everyone has a little photographer in them :)

    Do you have a camera? Take her out during the day when you've got a bit of sun but not too much. Keep in mind your setting and your background. If it's a point-n-shoot camera put it on the sports section. Turn off red eye. Red eye slows cameras down and that can be fixed in photoshop unless they have some funky eyes! :D Focus on her eyes and take a lot of pics!!! Something will turn out :D
     
  8. Saje

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    Steve, I'm uploading your photo to the site.

    Lizmo, let me double check if I have it or not.

    Jess, I'm thinking we should just pay it by ear. Some photos might look really good laid out next to each other but for the most part one per month is probably best. Just my opinion.
     
  9. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    Lizmo, yours was already uploaded to flickr. Does it not show for you?
     
  10. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I still have to submit my pics.

    I agree with Jess- I think there should be a few photos a month so that no one is left out.
     
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    suzanne118 Dog Crazy

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    the flixter thing would load for me! did u get my pics?
     
  12. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    With hundreds of active members people are going to be left out. I'm always a believer in quality over quantity but this isn't just my calendar. :) What does everyone else think?
     
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    Yes Suzanne but you sent too many I only posted one or two. If you don't see your fave let me know.
     
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    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    well we all know who has the best quality photos...so it doesnt really matter...Im just saying....some people dont have the best pics in the world..is it fair to leave them out because their pics arent as good quality as someone else's
     
  15. Saje

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    I don't. Who has the best quality photos?
     
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    well i think we should have a vote for each month, like post a selection of pics for each month and then everyone votes on their favourite

    like one month you could choose out of the agility pics, then puppy pics, etc
     
  17. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    People that have good camera's have good quality pics...<-- thats all I was saying...
     
  18. Saje

    Saje Island dweller

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    I don't know about that Jess. It's all in the eye. All my dog photos were taken with a little pns kodak easyshare. They aren't the best but it's all in the eye and taking LOTS of photos :)
     
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    I just think that it will be nice to look at multiple dogs every month- even if the photos aren't great quality. I just thought it would be fun to have most members included, rather than only 12 pictures. There are many calendars in stores with professional quality pictures of dogs that we can buy if we only want quality pictures.

    Just my two cents.
     
  20. Saje

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    Duly noted :)

    Renee suggested a foldout centre that is a collage of chaz dogs and I personally think it's a great idea.

    Also, I was thinking it might be neat for the pics to either have a quote that goes with it or possible a sort of educational note to make people more aware of responsible ownership?

    Nobody has any thoughts on using the calendar as a fundraiser yet either... ?
     

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