Discussion in 'Buried Bones' started by Saje, Mar 20, 2007.
24 month calendar would allow for more photos and not jeopardize the quality.
I thought about a 24 month calendar after I read Andrews post.
Good and bad points.... It would fit more dogs, but then we wouldn't give a chance to do a 2nd calendar the year after... for current members then?
I do really like the idea of the 13 month calendar and a collage on front and/or in the middle... I think the beginning of July for photo deadline would give plenty of time to get photos in.... then we would have to do voting done by August.... Depending on how many photos we get, they might all fit on collages for Dec 2007... and a middle pull out poster? Then the winners could each get a month? Maybe a couple winners per month like already talked about.... Hmmmmm
Yeah. 24-month would cost more too and since we don't know how it's going to go maybe we can think about that for the next year... ?
Now I know this isn't going to be popular but what about doing the pages (except cover and insert) in black and white? This will save a LOT of money but we will definitely have to go with quality images as weaker ones won't hold their own on black and white.
I personally love black and white photos.... would it still be glossy? Like they would use on color pages? I understand the whole calendar would be B&W not just the photos...well except for the cover and insert....
Doesn't matter to me.... Opinions?
From what I know about printing it wouldn't be glossy. The cover would be. And the insert. But the months would probably just be a high quality paper.
Black and white would be great.
What about a 16 month calendar?
Just a thought...
We could do one picture as the whole background and then do other pics inset, as Andrew suggested.
Looking at the photos now (I know we'll get more in, but go with it) there are a few water photos. Chose one as the background and then all of the other water photos could be inset.
There are some action/agility shots, take one as the background and do others of the same inset.
We can do one of smiles.. one of goofy faces.. one of sleepy pics/faces.. the options are nearly endless.
That would be cool. We can even have them done kind of as a photo reel. Keyodie does that I think.
Thanks, Saje. I'm honored.
Just a couple of thoughts:
-I'd suggest sticking with a 13 or 14 month calender to keep cost down and to allow for new photography for the following year.
-As for colour vs. b&w, it might be better to see what you have to work with closer to printing time and make a final decision then. B&W may be good with a full page shot, but smaller insets/collages might get lost if there's no colour to help them stand out.
Let me check with Leslie about how she does her magazine. The glossy texture is from printing on a hard-coated stock, so the price may not be all that prohibitive according to what kind of printing house is employed. The method for using the coated stock just requires a press with a specific type of heat lamp as the printed pages come off the line. A printer who does a lot of calendars and photography heavy printing jobs will be using that sort of set-up anyway.
Kinkos makes calendars
I bet it's expensive but might be worth a call if someone has one near them
I must have missed the thread about the calendar thingy. Can anyone pleaseeee tell me what is it? and how (to whom) do I send picture or purchase the calendar from?
I'll PM you Saje.
Great pictures entered so far!
When do photos need to be in by? I want to take some good pictures this weekend
We have not decided on where the calendars will be printed so we are not sure of purchase yet. We have decided for the calendars to start in the month of Dec 2007 or Jan 2008. We want this to turn out really well, so we are not rushing anything. You can send your high resolution photo to Saje (she listed her email on post One of this thread, I believe) and she will include them in the chaz calendar flickr site for all to view. Later we will probably have voting etc....
You have plenty of time! I don't think we have picked a specific date yet...but probably July. So everyone has plenty of time to take some really great pictures!
i think the winners of the monthly photo contests could be that month's dog.
They could be considered, so long as the winners want to put their photos in, but that depends soley on whether the contest winners do that (ie, show their consent to possibly use that photo).
I, for one, would love to see some of Smkie's photos included!
i think the rose one of Vic is peeps favorite of Victor so i will send you that one
that's a good one smkie
Oooo, I'm glad we have more time... once everything is in full bloom here, I want to have my boyfriend take some pictures of Kai at the Duke Gardens...