There may be some lurkers and some newer members who weren't around on the website in January of this year. So allow me to tell about a little project we did. Stillshunter introduced us to a concept that has been done in a few other places. It was to help hone our photographic eye and combat GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome). It was called "A Single In January". Everyone who participated selected one camera and one lens and shot one photo a day. It seemed simple enough, but there were many challenges along the way. It was nearly equal parts fun and challenging with people being very supportive of each other and trying to pick each other up when we were ready to quit. I was pretty new to the forum at the time and I couldn't believe how great the group was. After it was over, I was relieved to have the stress gone, but I missed the regular flow of great images I saw every day in the gallery. I decided that a book needed to get made. So I threw the idea out there and hoped someone would make a book. It turns out everyone loved the idea, but no one was coming forth to make the book.
While it's nearly June now, but I finally got it done. It doesn't look half bad, but that is more to the credit of fantastic vision of the photographers, rather than some great gift for layout of mine. Anyways, you can see a TON of great images right here in the gallery...... Single in January - SeriousCompacts.com Gallery or if you like to curl up with a good book (you know the kind made out of paper that you set out on your coffee table to show guests what great taste you have), you can now order one from the Blurb website. I haven't added anything to the price and ask nothing for my time. I saw it as a way to give back those who were supportive of me finding my way through the month. I feel like this forum is a second home.
I just ordered a soft cover copy for myself. I should have it in around 2 weeks if you want to wait for a review. But it should be good to go if you can't wait. You can view it in the bookstore here ....... a single in january | By members of SeriousCompacts.com | Category: Arts & Photography | Blurb
I have finished the version with credits on the photo pages themselves. That version is available here...... Single in January w/ credits on page | Photo book preview
Thanks Otto for the help in getting the cover images sorted out, thanks to Will for the brilliant cover design, Thanks to Mark for the lovely Foreword, and thanks to all of you for sharing your wonderful images and making the book (and the month we spent together) a thing to be proud of.
Stillshunter just found out about a discount code for 30% off.....type in DERBY to enjoy this discount if ordered before May 31st.......I wish I had known about this.....hurry and get your order in now.
I hope you enjoy it.