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New Postcard Exchange.....
« on: June 06, 2011, 10:38:42 PM »
I can feel the excitement!
I have just gotten permission to announce a new postcard exchange! The rules are the same..only the dates will be changed:<)
We need to have everyone who is interested sign up by no later than August 1..that should give us all a chance to get our images sent for the forthcoming "Filmwasters " Book and decide if you want to participate in Postcard Exchange #6....
I will then create a list and send out the names and address by August 15 to all who sign up..these exchanges are great for collecting beautiful pieces of art from our fellow filmwasters...


Same format as before.

Please sign up by sending a pm to me with your name and address. This is an international exchange so please include your country and be prepared to send cards to all corners of the world.

Deadline for signing up is  August 1.
Deadline for sending cards out will be September 30....
At the start of August, I will collect together all the names and addresses and pm the list to everyone. It is then your task to send everyone on the list a postcard. To give you a rough idea of the number of cards you will need to produce, there were  30+  people in the last exchange.

Cards can be printed in the darkroom on any paper, e.g. 6x4 or 5x7 inches. Then address and stamp the back to send.

Hybrid cards can be scanned negatives and printed with inkjet / pigment inks, on papers such as fine art, etc. Your choice -- just turn the back into a postcard and send off via snail mail.

Only one rule. The image must have originated from film.
No particular theme.

Some tips:

Some people send different images to everyone, most send the same image.  Obviously if you've participated in the previous exchanges then don't send the same image as before!

Ilford Portfolio RC Postcard paper is still available, if a little pricey. It's thicker than normal RC paper and survives the rigours of the postal service slightly better than normal RC paper.

It's easier to write/print names and addresses on labels such as those made by Avery rather than writing on the back of the print itself.

It's often nice to include some details about the image on the back e.g. location, title, camera, film etc.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2011, 02:39:48 AM »
YAY!!! Im in.
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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2011, 09:19:48 AM »
Hi Diane.

Is there any restriction on getting the postcards printed professionally? There's a company called "Vista Print" who will print the cards and allow you to add custom text on the reverse side (i.e. allow you to make a "true" postcard. Ironically, it actually works out almost as cheap as having 30+ prints made on heavy photo paper.....

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2011, 09:25:27 AM »
Gives me an excuse to do more lith!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2011, 10:13:58 AM »
Gives me an excuse to do more lith!

I hope you have loads of time on your hands! Doing approx 20 lith prints of the same subject would be quite a long haul ...............

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2011, 11:11:33 AM »
Gives me an excuse to do more lith!

I hope you have loads of time on your hands! Doing approx 20 lith prints of the same subject would be quite a long haul ...............

One of the girls I did the workshop with was doing small postcard sized prints, they looked excellent. Maybe if I hire 20 oompa loompahs to help me?

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2011, 02:40:45 PM »
Hi Paul, no restrictions..I think I have had at least three of my postcard exchanges done this way (locally) the only restriction (Leon, correct me if I am wrong) is that the basis for the image is film...the incredible work that comes form these exchanges is so worth the time and effort!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2011, 02:41:35 PM »
Erin..send me your address...I have lost it in the ethernet!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2011, 04:23:57 PM »
Cool, sounds like fun. I am trying to get my girl friend to register and sign up for this exchange. She has some great images taken with her Minolta AL-F. So if I'm successful I'll skip this round.

My other thought thought is for us to double team this round, each taking half the address. Any thoughts?

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2011, 04:26:53 PM »
Im in


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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011, 04:57:17 PM »
I'm going to leave this to Leon..I would think your girlfriend would need to actually sign up in any case...She should sign up anyway..where else can you have as much interesting,helpful, and humorous experiences as you can at "Filmwasters"?

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2011, 04:58:08 PM »
damion..not sure I have your address.. so send it along just to be safe!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2011, 06:09:50 PM »
Sent!


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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2011, 06:22:08 PM »
I'm going to leave this to Leon..I would think your girlfriend would need to actually sign up in any case...She should sign up anyway..where else can you have as much interesting,helpful, and humorous experiences as you can at "Filmwasters"?

Absolutely, I told her the first thing to do is register. Oh and btw - "No where else"

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2011, 07:29:13 PM »
I'm in too. Real prints this time too.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2011, 08:06:46 PM »
Count me in!  :)

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2011, 08:41:09 PM »
Yes please!

PM sent.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2011, 09:11:04 PM »
I'm in.. sounds like fun. Can we see some cards from last year?

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2011, 10:31:41 PM »
I'm in!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2011, 01:20:06 AM »
Chricel..I need your address again....

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« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2011, 01:54:11 AM »
In.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2011, 03:47:37 AM »
Diane..just sent it to you :)

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2011, 02:11:42 PM »
thank you everyone!..I think we have 16 people signed up so far! This exchange may turn out to be the biggest one yet! :)

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2011, 02:17:36 PM »
I think it mught be a good idea to split us up into at least 2 groups seeing as the numbers are high.  I dont relish the thought of printing 16+ postcards :)


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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2011, 03:16:26 PM »
I think it mught be a good idea to split us up into at least 2 groups seeing as the numbers are high.  I dont relish the thought of printing 16+ postcards :)
ditto! mostly as I do not know of my future financial situation ;D
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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #25 on: June 08, 2011, 03:37:53 PM »
I think it mught be a good idea to split us up into at least 2 groups seeing as the numbers are high.  I dont relish the thought of printing 16+ postcards :)



Normally I would prefer one big group, but my girl friend wants to participate, so two groups would be perfect. If this exchange stays as one group, no problem, I'll let Leigh take this round and I can do the next.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2011, 05:00:09 PM »
I anticipate the number of sign up's is going to be huge so when its time to close I will most likely split us into two groups...

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2011, 05:09:53 PM »
I think it will likely need in excess of 2 groups if the number get that high - probably best to keep as near to 10 people maximum per group, otherwise the cost and time gets prohibitive.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2011, 05:26:55 PM »
Noted!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2011, 06:24:38 PM »
Hah! Just what I was thinking too, Leon.

BTW, I'm in. Not missed one yet. Not about to start now.
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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2011, 08:52:02 PM »
Yes please, count me in!  :D
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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2011, 06:23:06 AM »
Totally in !

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2011, 07:11:17 AM »
OK, I'm definitely in! I'm looking forward to this like WHOA :O haha!
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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2011, 07:48:56 AM »
in please :)

does it actually have to have a stamp on the card or can it go in an envelope?
which maybe isn't in the spirit of the exchange?
i was just thinking of doing tip polaroids if it's only 10 people we're sending to.

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2011, 09:17:01 AM »
im in too !

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2011, 02:25:22 PM »
Allan..I have your address but I need yours Vicky! and yours Nigel!  Vicky...So far all the postcards were just sent with a stamp..not put into an envelope...
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« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2011, 03:22:12 PM »
that's fine :)
and address sent!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #37 on: June 10, 2011, 11:29:05 PM »
My first postcard exchange ever... why not :)
You can count me in.
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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #38 on: June 11, 2011, 10:30:07 PM »
I'm in!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2011, 12:44:22 AM »
Just waiting till we sign a lease on a new place, which has a space in the garage for a darkroom btw.  :) :) :) Soon as it's a done deal we'll sign up.

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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2011, 01:35:24 AM »
My first postcard exchange ever... why not :)
You can count me in.


Wow!  Francois joining in!  This is a special occasion!!!

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2011, 07:33:33 PM »
Okay, go on then, I'm in!  ;D

Details to follow  :-*

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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2011, 06:23:48 PM »
special occasion indeed! delighted with all the signee's..Otto..I need your address..don't think I can find it easily! :)

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« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2011, 07:08:16 PM »
Just waiting till we sign a lease on a new place, which has a space in the garage for a darkroom btw.  :) :) :) Soon as it's a done deal we'll sign up.

Roger


We'll it's official, Leigh and I signed a lease on a house in San Francisco yesterday. I'll pm my new address here shortly and Leigh should do the same in the next day or two.

Btw, the new place has a big garage and a nice spot for a darkroom, so I'm very excited. We have a one year lease but in all likely hood can live there much longer. Our friend who referred us lived in the house for 25 years.


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Re: New Postcard Exchange.....
« Reply #44 on: June 16, 2011, 12:35:54 PM »
yes me too again please....

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« Reply #45 on: June 16, 2011, 04:52:16 PM »
I, too am excited. This is my first postcard exchange! It all started with a Minalta AF - range finder. I have so much fun with that camera that I take many many photographs but alas only a few are really worth looking at; film waster indeed!  :D
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« Reply #46 on: June 16, 2011, 07:29:39 PM »
glad to have you aboard Leigh!

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« Reply #47 on: June 20, 2011, 05:24:04 AM »
Im also in! Sent my address in!! Im excited!!!

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« Reply #48 on: June 20, 2011, 05:58:05 AM »
Leon, nice to have you on board. 

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« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2011, 04:17:35 PM »
UPDATE.. so far 27 sign ups..so we have approx 2 weeks left to get in on the Postcard exchange#6!  Don't miss out, sign up today!!