my thoughts on the 'details' are:
- small groups 5 or 6
- either exchanges every other month or every 3 months
- domestic or global mailing is not an issue (for me)
- critiques are good, perhaps only upon request of sender?
- i like the idea of a gallery
--maximum of 6 participants
--I'd rather participate a group that's mixed with regard to format, process, and subject, but if there are interesting exchange groups that want to do something more specialized (probably portraiture or architecture, preferably large format), then I could go with that.
--global participation preferred
--if individuals want critique, that's fine, but that's not really a motivating factor for me
--gallery optional: I'd rather look at real prints
sounds good to me - quite exciting actually.
How about periodically the groups are rearranged so there can be more variety to the exchange?
I'll be interested once I get past my wedding and get back from Mexico.
I'd like to join if, as mentioned above, the groups are no more than five or six and exchange no more often than once per two or three months. Worldwide is my preference, and mixed formats and subject matter would appeal to me most.
Just adding my vote to the consensus here ;)
5-6 participants per group, global participation (so I can participate), mixed style/technique/format/subject, and bimonthly (or thereabouts) submission.
Critique is optional, so is scanning/gallery presentation. The real prints is what's important.
Just a clarification on the "gallery" posting of the prints. It would be optional, but would provide an opportunity for all participants to see more images from the various groups without the necessity of expanding the number of physical prints prepared and exchanged.
Any thoughts on how to form the groups of 6 online using the facilities of the site?
I'm definatly interested in an exchange. However I'm cautious of signing up to something thats too much work on a regular basis.
I'd prefer if each exchange was a one off sign up (and I'd sign up again in a few months for the next one).
Also rather than sending to a large number of people, or even with the same small group, I'd rather swap with a different (random) small group each time, so I get to see as wide a range of stuff as possible
Looks like we have a nice group....
My intent for this swap is not to do anything fancy like "Critiques" "Gallery" "Missions" etc.
Although good ideas that is not what I had in mind for this. Just a simple print exchange where we can share our work with each other.
Details so far:
Mixed formats and subject matter.
Any size prints, mounting not required.
Groups will exchange every other month.
No more than 6 per group.
Group members will be determined by a random drawing.
Group members will change for each exchange.
If a member wants to skip an exchange and join back in on the next one that's fine.
David A. Goldfarb
Did I miss anyone or anything?
Looks good to me.
Once you've got the list, then you'll want to PM all the members for their contact information, and maybe Sean can set up a guidelines page and a password protected address list page like there are for the postcard exchange and traveling portfolio.