Yes, this thing is lurching through it's evolutionary stage, for sure. I'm looking for the print trade gallery, and now all of a sudden, I can't find it. Maybe more coffee?
I think that being able to tag an image that is uploaded to the gallery is a great idea. One way that could currently work is to put the word "trade" in the image tag field. A person would have to do a search for those photos, so it wouldn't be immediately intuitive. I appreciate all of the input. I'd really like to see this work.
I do think that thread posting offering "print for trade" (PFT) are an important part of the overall scheme, to promote activity. If it is merely regulated to a gallery, it will die out, as before. Right now we already have four prints up for offers, that have received a fair share of views. Thats more interest than the trade gallery was generating by leaps and bounds.
Since we are doing responses by PM, if a print doesn't have takers, nobody will know that except the OP.
You gotta develop a little skin to be a photographer, anyway. Flickr awaits the fragile.
Nobody has offered to trade anything for "Spun Aluminium" Should I quit, or just make a better/more appealing print?