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Thomas Bertilsson
12-14-2007, 02:12 PM
I have traded a few too, with photographers whose work I find intriguing / interesting. It has been a wonderful exchange.

I have also partaken in member organized print exchanges that are blind. That has been fun too, but you have absolutely no clue of what you'll receive, and there is chance of both luck as well as disappointment. Most of the time it turns out well it seems.

What I like about this is that some level of agreeing terms with the photographer that's interested seems possible, and you can even see a scan of the work before it's exchanged. Now that I like.

I am not the world's most experienced printer, but I would certainly be willing to put up prints for trade occasionally.

Great initiative, Jason! And now you can brag about being a moderator too!

- Thomas

kjsphoto
12-14-2007, 06:25 PM
That would be cool.... Good idea for sure.

rkmiec
12-14-2007, 07:17 PM
jason thanks so much for getting the ball rolling here and thanks to sean for setting up an area for us to do this.i love this place.

Bruce Osgood
12-14-2007, 07:37 PM
I've been to the Forum: Print Trades and find Jasons' Spun Aluminum. Is this the only print offered for trade at this time? Will there be a galery of prints to trade? Have I missed something again?

Thank you,

rkmiec
12-14-2007, 07:44 PM
you have to post a print in that forum to trade and my guess would be that if you wanted to trade with jason for example you would send a pm and anyone wanting your print would do the same and you would see there print for trade in the forum and if an agreement was reached those two people would get each others prints.

CPorter
12-14-2007, 09:30 PM
How about agreements to trade blindly, meaning that, someone like me, who can't post a photo because I have no scanner, may be able to trade with anyone who is willing? Just a thought and I understand if it is not such a good idea or otherwise convolutes the process.

Chuck

JLP
12-14-2007, 10:33 PM
Jason, Great idea. Look forward to find a fool that would want one of my prints. :rolleyes:
In all seriousness it is a good oportunity to get a chance to see real prints made by other forum members and not just small thumnail jpegs.


jan

Thomas Bertilsson
12-14-2007, 11:52 PM
I think that's the beauty of a model like this, you agree on certain terms between two traders. It doesn't have to be exactly the same rules every time, except what the moderator has stipulated, and that gives a lot of flexibility.

I hope Jason agrees... :)

- Thomas


How about agreements to trade blindly, meaning that, someone like me, who can't post a photo because I have no scanner, may be able to trade with anyone who is willing? Just a thought and I understand if it is not such a good idea or otherwise convolutes the process.

Chuck

Thomas Bertilsson
12-14-2007, 11:53 PM
Jan,

I'll trade with you... :) I have enjoyed many of your prints, even as little jpegs...

- Thomas


Jason, Great idea. Look forward to find a fool that would want one of my prints. :rolleyes:
In all seriousness it is a good oportunity to get a chance to see real prints made by other forum members and not just small thumnail jpegs.


jan

JBrunner
12-15-2007, 02:15 AM
Thanks all. I have put up some guidle lines, but they are just that, guide lines, not holy writ. The whole thing is going to evolve as we all figure out what works. The general idea is to get a little action going with persons trading prints about. There is an APUG print exchange gallery, but it is hardly used. The idea is that active threads with new posts showing up in the que will stimulate interest and participation. The difference here is that you get to see what is available, and make choices according to your tastes and desires.

I posted Spun Aluminium to get things started. Now maybe something happened to Bruce when he was very young, that involved one of the lamps, and so he's not really interested. The sight of the print makes him feal uneasy, but he has a print he wants to trade, he just doesn't want mine. The idea would be for Bruce to pick a print he would be willing to trade and start a thread for just for it, and see what offers comes up. The image could be thumbnailed in the post as I did, or maybe added to the print trade gallery, with a link in the post.

That is just my idea of how it could work. In any case I'm sure we can work together to find a way to trade prints around, and all benefit from the exchange of our work. I certainly love seeing some of the prints I see posted up here for real.

gr82bart
12-15-2007, 03:32 PM
Great thread, idea and guidelines JB. Nice trade pic too.

Regards, Art.

JBrunner
12-16-2007, 09:19 PM
I have revised the guidlines. Persons interested in a print from a trade offerer should PM the poster if interested. This should help keep things from feeling competitive.