WE NEED YOUR PIXELS (Call for photographers)

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Posted by Chamber Day Committee on April 24, 2007 at 12:14:32:

Chamber Day/Eve is a little over a week away and now’s great time for you to get prepared to participate in what we hope will be one of our most interesting undertakings to date: The creation of the book [i]Through the Lens: A Chronicle of Chamber Day 2007[/i].

Simply put, this full-color, 80-100 page soft-bound book (which is available for sale at a pre-event price of $65 . . . it’ll be $75 after May 2) is a pictorial record of Chamber Day and Chamber Eve 2007. We intend to have images and sections covering the following:

• History of the Chamber and the event
• All the logos from 1989 to present
• Topside shots from various boats on their way to the Chamber on May 2
• Underwater images from the first dive
• Each boat with divers and crew when they arrive at the Chamber
• Touring the Chamber facilities
• Underwater images from the second dive
• The Aquarium of the Pacific & Chamber Evening
• Divers exploring AOP
• Shots of a table for each table sponsor
• Raffle winners and Chamber Eve presentations
• The check presentation to Karl Huggins

In short, we intend for this book to be a complete sunrise-to-midnight record of Chamber Day and Chamber Eve. But we can’t do it without your help. And what we need from you are digital photos - and lots of them - from both above and below the water.

It doesn’t matter if you consider yourself a good photographer or not. We’re betting that if you shoot enough (and remember, we need topside images as well as underwater stuff), you’ll get a couple of great ones. Photos can be serious, humorous, documentary-style, obvious setups, or whatever strikes your visual fancy. Our only “rule” is that the shot MUST be taken on May 2

We’ll give you full details later on, but basically you’ll have from May 3-8 to get your images to us. We’re setting up an FTP site so you can simply sit down at your computer, go to our site, create a folder for yourself, upload your images, and you’re done. You’re welcome to crop, adjustment exposure, and clean up the shots in whatever way you like. So give us your “best shot” for each image you submit. There’s no limit on the number of shots you can submit. (And everyone who submits at least one image will be entered in a raffle drawing for some more prizes.)

On May 9, we’ll start reviewing all submitted images and make our final selections for publication. Our goal is to have the book ready for pickup (and additional sales) at the Chamber booth at the Scuba Show June 2 & 3.

While there’s no requirement to pre-register, it would be nice to have some idea ahead of time of how many of you are thinking of participating. If you’re interested in doing this, send an e-mail to chamberday@aol.com and make the subject line “Book Photos.” Tell us who you are and what boat you’re on if you’re doing the daytime event or what table you’re at if you’re doing the nighttime event.

We have high hopes for this book being a truly special keepsake. And with your help, we can achieve that goal. Let us know if you have questions.

Ken Kurtis
Chairman, Chamber Day/Eve 2007

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