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I have to find the thread with all the info but we can start signing up or at least think about what you might want to shoot. Deadline for signing up should be June 1st, that gives everyone plenty of time. Post cards should be mailed out by July 1st.
No theme, only requirement really is that we use film (of course).
Send me your name and address if you want to play. If anyone has questions, please contact me or put them on this thread.

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finally found the thread from last years postcard swap hosted by Becky ( thank you Becky, took me awhile to find this but I am going to use your instructions since they are perfect, of course!
Announcing a new postcard exchange, "The Summer Postcard Swap"

The rules are the same but if you're new here, this is how it goes:

1)   Sign up by June 1, if you want to play.
PM me your name and address with country and e-mail.
I need your e-mail address to contact you since the forum only allows two private messages an hour.  If you don't send me your e-mail, it will take a LOT longer to get your list of names.

2)   Names will be sorted on June 5
Since we have Filmwasters from around the globe, I'll sort and divide the collected names into manageable groups (about 12 per group) to keep the cost of printing and postage at a manageable level.
Next I'll make a list of the sorted names and addresses and send them to everyone that signed up by June 3.

3)   Postcards should be sent out by July 1
Cards can be printed in the darkroom or with inkjet printers on any paper (6x4 or 5x7 inches)
The important thing is the negative used to make the print must be a film capture.

The subject matter is entirely up to you and it's not a competition either, so have fun with it!

You can send the same print to everyone on your list, or you can make different prints for each person, it's up to you.

Details about the image such as location, camera and film type written on the back with a short message are appreciated but not required.

Stamp, address and then sign the card so we know who it's from and drop it in the mail and then wait for amazing cards to arrive in your post box.

This is always a lot of fun, so don't miss out.

Once again the important dates to remember are:

June1= last day to sign up.
June 5=names sorted into groups and sent to participants.
June 30= deadline to send out cards.



any questions just let me know.
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 10:52:17 PM »
This time I am in a ¨civilised¨ place, I will play!  ;D

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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 11:24:48 PM »
Great!just send me a pm with your info! Happy to have you in the mix!

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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013, 12:03:23 AM »
Yup - count me in. July should give me enough time to get myself organised..... ;)
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2013, 06:32:49 AM »
YES! YES! YES!

Pm'ing you my details.
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2013, 07:26:34 AM »
Oh yes!

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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2013, 12:11:22 PM »
Providing Polaroid postcards are allowed, I'm in. As I don't have darkroom access, it seems like the best bet.
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2013, 02:15:26 PM »
Providing Polaroid postcards are allowed, I'm in. As I don't have darkroom access, it seems like the best bet.

As long as it starts as film it is fine..I know others have done this on prior postcard exchanges..Just pm me your info and we are good!

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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2013, 02:29:03 PM »
[Instructions added above]
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2013, 04:29:11 PM »
Count me in!
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2013, 04:36:47 PM »
I'll join! This sounds great!
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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2013, 06:28:55 PM »
I'd like to play also please :D

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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2013, 07:09:34 PM »
Sounds like a wonderful idea! I'm up for this too!

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Re: Time for a New Post Card Exchange, anyone want to play?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2013, 07:42:01 PM »
We are already up to 8 sign ups!! Good start.

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Why not give it a go this time again :)
Address sent
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Yea! Francois...you are #10!

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We need to drum up some more :)
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Why not, I'm in too. (Gulp!)

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Just send me a pm as described above! Glad to have you!

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Sounds like jolly good fun! Count me in.

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I am thrilled at the amazing response we are having for the call to be part of the latest postcard exchange! We are already up to 16 participants...This may turn out to be the biggest exchange ever. I guess all that "talking" we did about the beautiful postcards we receive did the trick..We are at #16!

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I'm quite new here, but would like to participate. Please count me in.

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I just hope the new participants will keep on dropping by the forums after the exchange is over...
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Adam..please pm me your address and also an email address other than at Filmwasters..Glad to have you with us!

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I just hope the new participants will keep on dropping by the forums after the exchange is over...

Yes, Francois, I agree!

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another year (darn that was fast), another exchange. I'm in.
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I'm in !

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Yglotte & tkmedia...be sure to send me your address and an email address so I can add your names to the quickly growing list!

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Update! We are at 20 filmwasters in the postcard exchange! This may be the biggest one yet!!

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If anyone wants to recommend a postcard printer (ideally UK/EU) btw that would be great. I had a lot of trouble last year with Moo, and in the end printed out photos and stuck them to card, which is okay but not very durable or convenient.
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I am thrilled at the amazing response we are having for the call to be part of the latest postcard exchange! We are already up to 16 participants...This may turn out to be the biggest exchange ever. I guess all that "talking" we did about the beautiful postcards we receive did the trick..We are at #16!



I have participated in at least three post card exchanges on another film forum.   For our current go round I have, 37 postcards to send, which is just a few more than the normal average.

I can say that receiving post cards from photographers around the world is definitely always great fun and very interesting. Not only do you get to see the world through photographs, you also get to see all the different techniques and processes that are available!

Its great entertainment, but it's also a great learning tool as well! We usually have a 'comments & critique' thread that follows the exhange and participants post their thoughts on each card the receive.
Christopher

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Thank you for your remarks Christopher..for me the more postcards the better..however the cost of sending cards across the pond gets to be a bit pricey so in the past we have split the exchange in two or maybe even three groups..That way if someone WANTS to send to everyone they can request all the address..I am hoping I can split (if necessary) into groups that have addresses on both sides of the water.. I think we are now at 20!

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This sounds interesting. Does anyone have a past postcard, or link to one they could share as an example?

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I was able to find a couple of ideas for you..one is an image I took to display several postcards received from prior exchanges....The red boots and its back view are from a postcard I did a couple years ago..Be creative! No wrong way or right way as long as its film to start with!

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Very nice Diane! I do recognise my card  ;D

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 :)...no one could possible know how much I enjoy looking at each and everyone ( and there are a lot!) of these beautiful images!

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We are now at 22 participants in the exchange...keep them coming!

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Since some asked about previous cards, I wanted to show y'all one I received today from another postcard exchange in involved in.

This was rather creative.

Flat card.




Folded. Instant display art.


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Hello
Have just joined the forum and wouldn't mind getting involved. Looks like fun!
Will PM the details.
Thanks
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My hat is in the ring, will PM you Diane.

PS Diane - While in France I picked up a French made BHF in it's leather case, thought of you :-)

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Miles, I am so envious!  :) would love to see it!

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UPDATE...we are now at 26 postcarders!

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Keep those addresses coming!

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Alrighty then, I´m in too. Send  you a PM soon Diane

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27... who will be lucky 28?
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Hi Diane

I signed-up for this ages ago, but I've just checked back to see what the interest is. I see that you are going to batch people by location to keep the postage costs down. Feel free to allocate people in the middle of nowhere to my batch, as I'd love to get postcards for places around the world slightly more exotic than London & SE England.

Many thank for organising it - it looks as though we're going to get some interesting stuff.

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HI David, not necessarily..I just wanted to give each person names in areas maybe in their country but also in other countries equally..does that make sense?..and it just depends on how many sign ups we get..like if "x" lives in the USA he will get names form the USA and across the pond...and is "Y" lives in England ( for instance) he will get names form England as well as the USA.. Just not one person getting all the USA names and the other person  getting all European,etc. names and addresses..hope this is clear...I also like sending to everyone but I don't know if some have restrictions on what they would like to spend on postage..and I totally agree with this..I just save up so I can have funds for postage to any and every where..
Thank you for writing ..