World Pinhole Photo Day Print Exchange - FAQs and Sign Up Thread

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  1. gr82bart

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    Here's how it works ....

    The basic process is:
    1. Sign up by posting a message in this thread that you are interested in participating. The sign up period will end on April 30, 2007.

    2. On World Pinhole Photography Day - Sunday, April 29, 2007, take your pinhole camera and take several images. Choose one image to use for this print exchange.

    3. Sometime between May 1 and 4, I will organize everyone into groups of 4 or 5 participants depending on how many people sign up. I will post the groups in another thread called "WPPD Print Exchange Groups and Status".

    4. Send a Private Message (PM) to all the other members of your group your real name and postal address.

    5. Make enough prints to send to only the other members of your group. This should be no more than 3 to 4 prints.

    6. Mail your prints to the other members of your group. Post a message that you have sent your print in the "WPPD Print Exchange Groups and Status" thread. The deadline to make and mail your print will be June 30, 2007.

    7. Enjoy the prints you receive, post a message thanking the other member for sending a print, provide feedback if you wish.

    Only Two Basic Rules:
    1. You MUST use a real pinhole camera for this exchange (digital manipulations/plug-ins are not acceptable whatsoever)
    2. You MUST take the image on World Pinhole Photography Day - April 29, 2007
    Some Guidelines:
    - Make the best print you can with the best materials you can afford. It does not have to be museum quality, but there shouldn't be spilled coffee on it too!
    - Although you don't need to mount/mat your print, a lot of people do. It's up to you. I highly recommend it.
    - A decent 8x10 is the most common size, but really any size is acceptable - make an effort. A 'leftover' 4x6 from the photolab is not a good thing to send to others.
    - Write something about your print and include it.
    - Include basic information about the print:
    • Make and Model of Pinhole Camera
    • Exposure Settings
    • Location
    • Time Taken
    • Materials used to make print
    • Process used to make print
    What Kinds of Prints Are Acceptable?
    - Hybrid prints are acceptable so long as the image was captured on FILM
    - Prints made from a photolab are acceptable, so long as they are not left over family pics, etc...
    - Prints made from LightJets or Lambdas are acceptable
    - Prints made from alternative/historical processes like platinum/palladium, Polaroid Transfer, etc... are acceptable

    What about packaging?
    Here are some known methods that people have been sending their prints:
    1. Flat, sandwiched in between two stiff cardboards, in a flat cardboard mailer or a soft bubble wrap mailer <--very good for unmounted prints, OK for mounted prints
    2. Flat, loose with popcorn, bubble wrap, newspaper or other soft material in a cardboard box mailer <--good for mounted prints
    3. Rolled in a cardboard tube <--very not good for mounted prints
    4. Hand delivered <--now that's dedication!
    Postage?
    People should send their prints using the good old postal system of your country. No need to send it by courier or anything fancy like that. Note that this exchange will be international in nature, so expect to send prints internationally.

    When sending prints internationally, do NOT declare the photograph more than $10.00 USD or equivalent for customs/duty purposes.

    Communications
    It is important that participants post a message that they have sent/received their prints. It is also important for anyone that cannot honour their commitment to PM the organizer and the rest their group.

    World Pinhole Photography Day?
    For more information on this day please go to http://www.pinholeday.org/ or contact Tom Miller, who is one of the coordinators of the day, here on APUG.

    Anyway, that's all I can think of right now. I hope we can get a lot of people participating in this print exchange.

    Regards, Art.
     
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  2. Anupam Basu

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    I am in.

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    Sign me up for this, too, please.

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    Sign me up!
     
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    Only Two Basic Rules:

    1. You MUST use a real pinhole camera for this exchange (digital manipulations/plug-ins are not acceptable whatsoever)
    2. You MUST take the image on World Pinhole Photography Day - April 30, 2007

    Hmmm ... what about a 35mm Nikon with a pinhole in the body cap? Is that acceptable? It is definitely not a digital manipulation/plug-in.

    30 April is on a Sunday. I have to work. Many of the workshops are on 28 or 29 April. Can I shot the photograph of the 28th or 29th?

    Informed Readers want to know.

    Steve
     
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    Please sign me up.
     
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    Correction 30 April is on Monday. **************** You meant Sunday?

    I am in.

    Steve
     
  8. gr82bart

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    Oops!

    1. OK World Pinhole Photography Day is on Sunday, April 29, 2007. Sean and/or one of the moderators will correct my error.

    2. Yes you can use a pinhole cap on a film camera.

    Regards, Art.
     
  9. DWThomas

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    What the hey -- sign me up!

    If lucky, I will have a pinhole body cap working on my SQ-A. If unlucky, I will use my previous 4x5 rig -- I would go contact print or hybrid for that as I currently have no operational 4x5 enlarger. Although April 29 is a ways off and I do have this old cold-light/Graflarger back I may be able to kludge on to the B&J ..... hmmm .... oh no -- another project! .... :D

    DaveT
     
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    Sign me up. I'll be using by 6x17 pinhole camera.

    Steve
     
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    I'm in, and what a great idea!
     
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    I'm in. I'm using a 4 x 5 homemade camera.
     
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    I'm in, sounds like fun. I've modified a handful of oldies, like an Argus C3, Kodak Duaflex and a couple of old slrs with damaged lenses. Nice chance to play with some old friends.
    Artdog
     
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    Sign me up. Thanks.
     
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    g'day art
    please add my name to the list

    thnx
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    Hello, I am giong to join in. I have a 4 x 5 wooden thing that pinholes.. I have never used it . So, here goes.

    HowardDvorin
     
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    Sign me up. I might be using paper negatives, do you mind ? I think they're much more fun than the transparent ones (although this means that I'll have to produce Lambda prints out of them).
     
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    Sign me up.

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    Before I forget, sign me up.
    If I use the Minhole (8x11mm) don't expect anything bigger than a 5x7 print though :D
     
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    Nice list of particpants so far:
    1. Anupam Basu
    2. Kobin
    3. b1ltr1te
    4. Pete H
    5. Stever
    6. DWThomas
    7. magic823
    8. astrobeck
    9. astrobeck
    10. artdog
    11. bdilgard
    12. Ray Heath
    13. HowardDvorin
    14. George Papantoniou
    15. dylder
    16. crispinuk
    It's a long sign up period, so hopefully we can break the 100 particpant mark (think that's possible?). :surprised:

    Regards, Art.
     
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    There's still one more reference to "April 30" in the start post. Just to avoid confusion, I hope one of the moderators "listens in" on this post :wink: and fixes that error.

    With regard to this print exchange... I *might* join, sounds interesting... I've only just seen this thread, let me think about it for a couple of days... :smile:
     
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    That's the sign-up deadline which should not be confused with the actual World Pinhole Day, April 29th.
     
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    Okay... I was referring to this one:

    That should really be April 29th :D
     
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    Thanks kraker, I missed that one. Fixed now. :smile:

    I would sign up, except that I don't know if I'll be at home that day. And pinhole (=long exposures) and oil rigs go together about as well as oil and water. But IF I get a chance, there's time to sign up yet. :smile:
     
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    You're welcome. And you're fast :smile:

    Well, indeed, good idea to have the closing date for signing up after the actual date of taking the pictures. :wink: