Now’s the chance for everyone to submit. Please think about the 6-8 images you would like included. I think the only condition is that they should have been taken this year. What you choose is up to you: from your folio submission or, if you had an image that you thought was great but never fitted in the categories, that’s fine (it’s up for debate if anyone disagrees!).
The book price will vary a little depending on the number of pages and the quality of the paper chosen for printing, but price will be about $70-80 for an approximately 120-160 page hardcover book (plus about $15?) for postage.
What I need from those of you who are interested is copies of images sent to me by e-mail for placement in the layout. The same resolution as those put up for class will be ideal for layout and I will contact you for higher-resolution ones for printing. The book is 8 x 10 inches, which is not quite the same size as the images, so could you please indicate if you are happy for some cropping to occur to allow the image to fill the page. Please note that some very minor trimming of image edges will happen as they will be full page bleed, i.e. fitted to at least two of the edges of the page.
Additionally (and this bit’s optional) your commentary on the pictures and something about yourself. For example:
“This was a really tricky shot to make. It was cloudy and I really needed the sun to catch the water for extra sparkle. I got it in the end!”
There is a non-public mockup to view on Blurb.com for about 10 days if you want to get an idea what the book might look like. Let me know and I’ll send you an invite.
The initial submission deadline is Sunday July 11.