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Photo Journal (photography)

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Group:Paper Passion
Swap Coordinator:Candyn29 (contact)
Swap categories: Photography  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:November 20, 2010
Date items must be sent by:December 7, 2010
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

I've had this idea in my head for a while, I'm sure it has been done before, but I would like to do it so here it goes.

Create a photo journal for your partner of where you go, what you do, what you see. Put them together is book of your choosing, can be store bought, or hand crafted. But this should be light weight because this is international! Requirements are as follows:

  1. minimum of 10 color photos, printed on high quality photo paper. I will be printing mine at Rite Aid. You can print them at home.

  2. Must be mounted or pasted or placed in plastic sleeves of photo book, or the album you make. 10 photos is not that thick.

  3. Journal, your partner will want to know location and any other information that you think is interesting.

  4. You must have competed 10 type 3 swaps to join this swap. I will be checking profiles.

  5. Photos are free themed, must must be a variety of locations and subjects. By variety of locations, I don't mean you have to do major traveling.

  6. Anyone with a camera can join, you don't have to be a professional.

7 Size of photos should be anywhere from 3x5 inches to 4x7 inches. I think that's pretty much the standard size.

  1. This is international, and should ship first class.

Ideas for photos: scenery, animals, parks, monuments, main street, points of interest, local events, court house, buildings, historic sites.

I will give enough time to complete this, you don't have to take all your photos in the same day!

Any questions, please post here and PM me also. Any other ideas to make this swap fun, please post here also.

Discussion

RecipePC 10/11/2010 #

Is there a time frame in your mind for when these photos are to be taken? Should they be limited to 2010 or taken starting now to the deadline or between the sign-up and mail-by dates or does it matter to you (meaning they could have been shot anytime)?

Candyn29 10/11/2010 #

start taking photos now and the end time would anytime by the send date.

We will just have to go on the honor system that the are recently taken for this swap. But I think if you took photos a month ago then that would be fine. I never taker scenic photos for anything other than my flickr site, so I have to take mine now.

craftycol 10/13/2010 #

K I would love to have a go at this but a person did not tell me item did not arrive, as she asked us to do 4 her and only gave a month for international postage to arrive. Others got there but thanks to postage she did not, instead of telling mre just rated me a one. If u was to read my profile then would see I'm a good swapper. please let me know if you will take a chane on me

Smiles Col

ifluctuate 10/13/2010 #

excited about this! the last photo journal swap I was I got flaked on =( so I hope this one goes better!! I take my camera EVERYWHERE with me.

susiqz 10/14/2010 #

Hi! you request that the photos be pasted in (on) plastic sheets - I make my own books - can they be pasted on cardstock? thanks!

Candyn29 10/15/2010 #

Yes, if you are making your own paper album, the the cards would be mounted onto that paper. Some people may want to use the type of albums you buy at wal-mart and they have the plastic sleeves that you slip the photo into. Either option is fine.

Most of the little albums that you can purchase are a bit thick and would be heavier to ship and certainly could not ship first class.

I will always check profiles to my best ability to avoid flakers. This has been a good group with a very low percentage of flakers.

@craftycol I know about the postage issue and so far I'm fine with it, your partner has not been online since Oct. 8th to communicate with you about this swap.

No blurry photos! Lets do the best job we can do. Showcase your local area in it's best light.

Candyn29 10/18/2010 #

It is very close to the big and expensive holidays, please do not join any swap that you can not follow through on

boriquaz 10/28/2010 #

Is this sort of like a scrapbook (if we make our own) but without so much embelishments?

Candyn29 10/29/2010 #

kinda, but For shipping costs leave out alot of lumpy embellies. I would prefer mine to just be neatly made with written descriptions.

Don't forget to write a short description of each photo, maybe you could tell, where, when, a couple of likes about the place, history. anything you feel is important.

NikonGoddess 11/22/2010 #

This has encouraged me to make a photo album for my folks for xmas!

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