[Revitalized] Blind Exchange -- Intro
Welcome to the Blind Exchange.
In a nutshell, here's how the exchange works. I collect a list of
participants, then arrange them in random order and send each person
the name of the person after them on the list (with the last one
getting the first name). Each person is expected to send one
photography "product" to the person whose name they receive. Their
intended recipient could be located anywhere from the same city to
the other side of the world, so be prepared to send your photography
on a long, one-way trip. As participants receive the work of their
fellow members, they are encouraged to post thanks, critiques,
comments, and discussion to this thread.
The Blind Exchange will run in three month cycles:
- Month 1: members volunteer to participate.
- Month 2: products are made and sent.
- Month 3: rest.
This time around, members will volunteer to participate in January.
Photography will be made and sent in February. March will be a
month of rest before the next cycle.
Each member who participates in the blind exchange should agree to
the following participant expectations:
- Participants will be asked to send one analog photography
product by the last day of month 2 to a user whose name,
userid and mailing address they will receive on APUG as a
- "analog photography product" could include a minilab
print from a slide or negative, a polaroid print, a handmade
proof or custom print, a contact sheet , slide or alt
process print. I'd also like to open up the possibilities
to negatives, if someone wants to give up a negative for
the exchange, it will give them a chance to do things like
share the effects of different film/developer combinations
or exposure approaches on the negative.
- Each participant must supply a name and mailing address
at which they can receive their product. Additionally, each
participant agrees that their own name, userid and mailing
address may be released to other APUG members in the
- Each participant acknowledges by joining that they might
draw a name and address of an exchangee that is on the
other side of the world, and they should be prepared to
send their product that far.
- [Added 03Jan2005] All products will be sent on a one-way
trip. The actual negatives, prints or transparencies will
become the property of the recipients, although the rights
to the image will remain the property of the original
- If a participant commits to send a photo product out and
for some reason , isn't able to send it out by the last
day of month 2 in a cycle, they'll have to sit out a cycle
while they attempt to resolve the issue(s) that prevented
them from following through on their commitment.
- [updated 29DEC2004] If a participant doesn't receive
their print by day 15 of month 3 in a cycle, they should
PM the moderator, who will verify that the sender isn't
able to send the product in a reasonable period of time,
then if they aren't, drop their sender from eligibility for
the next cycle and ask for volunteers to send a print to
the member who didn't get a product.
Additionally, I think these are reasonable expectations of the moderator:
- The moderator should randomize the list of participants,
and ensure that a PM is sent to each participant by the
7th day of month 2 with the name, userid and mailing address
of their intended recipient.
- The moderator shall make a reasonable effort to provide
as much circulation as possible within the list, and to
ensure that once someone draws a given name, they won't
draw the same name again for at least three cycles.
Please send all suggestions for changes as a PM to me (kwmullet).
[Revitalized] Blind Exchange -- February Participants
Here's the list I have so far of folks who've expressed an interest in participating in the February round of the blind exchange. I'll send out PMs to them right after finishing this message to get their particulars.
February Blind Exchange
Member Date of Status Status
BWGirl 12-28-2004 expressed interest
gr82bart 12-27-2004 espressed interest
Jeremy Moore 12-27-2004 expressed interest
JMoore 12-28-2004 expressed interest
John McCallum 12-27-2004 expressed interest
kwmullet 12-27-2004 moderator
matt miller 12-28-2004 expressed interest
mikeb_z5 12-27-2004 expressed interest
Ole 12-28-2004 expressed interest
oriecat 12-27-2004 expressed interest
I would like to participate in this exchange
Please count me in on this also - it sounds like fun !!
"Hey, I don't tell you how to tell me what to do, so don't tell me how to do what you tell me to do!"-Bender Bending Rodriguez
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I sent you a PM with my coordinates. I'm in as well.
I'm happy to play if no-one minds posting to the UK
I don't mind at all. I send international packages several times a month.
Originally Posted by TPPhotog
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take"...Wayne Gretzky
I certainly don't mind - that would save me a lot of postage!
Originally Posted by TPPhotog
-- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
Jim and Ole, thank you kindly I've PM'd my details to KWM