Aggie, you add a print the 1st time round, then replace your print on subsequent visits... well that's how I understood it.
I happened to be reading our local (to Australia!) newsgroup and there was some discussion on 'travelling cameras' which is where a group of like minded individuals post a disposable camera around taking one shot at a time. Anyway, what I'm getting to is there was a link posted to a page describing it's journey and I was think we might be able to pinch a few ideas, mainly in that when anyone got the camera they wrote their thoughts/etc. I would probably say you shouldn't critique the pictures, just describe your reactions and maybe the reaction of anyone you show. I wouldn't make it mandatory but I could image a story or two would be interesting and keep interest while it gets to you (which might take a while!)
and here's the site http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/photoforum/ptc/ if you want a peek it. It's got the photos that have been taken too, which is worth a look.
Aggie--Just wait for the portfolio to come to you, and then put in your first print, and from there on in everything should take care of itself.
Nige--I thought of that myself, but thought maybe we could put it off until the second round. I like the idea very much. How about when the portfolio comes around to you, you can put in a disposable or Lomo or Holga or some such, and we can take it from there?
I just updated the mailing list and added a new participant. Ross should have it uploaded shortly. As far as I know, everyone has the username / password for the private pages? Am I correct?
David, I was just thinking of the written side of it - people e-mailing their experiences (regarding the portfolio!) to be added to the travelling Portfolio page, if deemed interesting.. Maybe there won't be anything although I found the inital description of yours decribing setting it up and the 1st couple of prints going in interesting. Also keeping that page up todate as to the portfolios progress. I do like your idea of including a camera in the traveling portfolio (if it would fit). Once it gets to me I'll access the situation and if it looks like there's room, I'll drop a disposable in.
Also, just how thick is the box... have you mounted your prints (those with prints in it already)?
I was thinking we could open up a thread just to discuss what is in the portfolio once it gets going.
The portfolio holds about twenty mounted, matted prints on 4-ply board, plus there are a couple of pockets inside. So far there are 16 participants, and I don't know how many will be mounting their work (I am), so I don't know how much room there will be to squeeze a camera in, but I bet we can figure out something.
One thing to consider is that if everyone mounts their prints to a uniform standard, that would make it easier to have some sort of exhibition as the portfolio makes the rounds, but maybe it is best to leave that for the future, once we're sure this project really works.
The portfolio is a Tenba Port Ship 1114--
which seemed like the best compromise in terms of light weight (to keep postage costs reasonable), ruggedness, and ease of use (shippable without requiring a box). I bought it at B&H for about $115 including tax. Light Impressions also sells a standard art shipping case custom sized to hold an 11x14" archive box, but it's heavier than the Tenba and has loose straps that could get caught during shipping.
Hey guys, it looks like I am odd man out, but I really think we should reconcider puting a camera in the portfolio. It is a cool idea to put together a chain camera project (there are several going on right now on photo.net), but that is a totally different project.
jUST MY $0.02
You are not alone Brian, I also think it would be best to just stick with the portfolio for now. Or maybe start a different activity by those who wish to start the chain camera project.
I have updated the portfolio members page. David, $115 bucks, yikes. Maybe it will work best if I include a check in the portfolio to help off-set that cost? Then next time you get it, just cash the check. We can include an envelope in the porfolio for people to add checks to, to help pay for the box.
Also, I was thinking. If someone has unmounted prints It can't do any harm to submit 2 or 3 unmounted prints aye? If people are submitting 1 unmounted print, might as well slip a few more in since they are so thin and light? Just a thought ...
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ok, no camera... that could always be done seperately and include others that are not participating in the portfolio.
What about the other stuff? Do we want updates on where the thing is? Just do it thru a forum thread or build it into the portfolio page?