DGrin Shootout 2009 Book

cabbeycabbey SmugMug SorcererWilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
edited May 23, 2010 in The Big Picture
[imgl]http://photos.smugmug.com/photos/849682070_hWRBS-S.jpg[/imgl]
[imgr]http://www.smugmug.com/photos/849682087_WZaLJ-S.jpg[/imgr]
It's DONE! Here's our consolidated trip book on blurb. As in the past, there's no markup, no one's making anything on it, it's just something fun for us. And a memento of the trip. After all the mixed results with the various covers last year, this year there is only one cover type. (also because I couldn't get booksmart to make both hardcover books look good at the same time.) It's $50 plus shipping.



Old post
Hey folks, just a reminder for those that went to the shootout this year, we're doing a book again! I had hoped to have a submission process in the works by now, but work got in the way.

As mentioned at the shootout, the deadline for submissions will be the end of the year, if I don't get the submission process online pretty soon I'll push that out to give folks time to submit their images.

But you should probably be working up your images now if you haven't already! :)

For lack of a response at the shootout, I'll be sticking with the same setup as last year: limit to 3 images per dgrinner, same size book (standard landscape) and using the same publisher (blurb).

Since there were fewer folks shooting this year, that means a smaller book, which means a cheaper book, which at least 2 people asked for.

I'm also looking for verbiage if anyone wants to contribute any to the book... let me know.

Watch this thread for future announcements. :thumb

UPDATE (1/3/2010): The submission system is live: ...redated.... Of course this is just a front end to a gallery on SmugMug.

I've done the same protections as Schmoo did last year I think, the gallery is locked down (password should be obvious to those that were there... PM me if not.) and images are limited to M. Please submit full size Originals though (standard SmugMug limits apply.) so we have plenty of pixels for the book.

UPDATE (1/4/2010): A couple folks asked about new deadline for submission since I blew having the entry page ready in time for the old one. Let's say Jan 31, 2010... that'll give folks a month to get them submitted.

--
edited to fix the book details, I was thinking of the wrong book when I wrote that.
updated to add submission details.
SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
«13

Comments

  • CavalierPhotoCavalierPhoto I R take photos Registered Users Posts: 233 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2010
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,055 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2010
    I sent Anne my pics.

    Looking forward to seeing this.
  • stuffjunkiestuffjunkie should be out shooting Registered Users Posts: 156 Major grins
    edited January 2, 2010
    Should I be looking for a Gallery to submit images?
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    Sorry about the delay folks, I think I've got it ready to go. I'll do some final testing tomorrow after I get some sleep, and then post the url for the submission page here.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • Ann McRaeAnn McRae SmugMug BizDev|Educator Registered Users Posts: 4,584 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    dlplumer wrote:
    I sent Anne my pics.

    Looking forward to seeing this.

    Dan - when Cabbey posts the link for submissions, please add your photos there! Thanks,

    ann
  • Ann McRaeAnn McRae SmugMug BizDev|Educator Registered Users Posts: 4,584 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    OY! I haven't even started processing! Maybe Cabbey will stay too busy releasing great new features........
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    Ok folks, a couple people have confirmed it's working now, so I've updated the first post in the thread with directions. Sorry about the huge delay, I'm on plan C here after A and B fell through... and as Ann mentions, I've been busy shipping awesomeness at work which has taken all my time.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,055 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    I cannot get this to work. Please give better directions i.e. login directions for gallery password and email

    Thanks

    Dan
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    dlplumer wrote:
    I cannot get this to work. Please give better directions i.e. login directions for gallery password and email

    Thanks

    Dan


    Not sure what you mean by "login directions for gallery password and email"?

    The process to submit an image has no login. Just goto http://alice.cabbey.net/ and fill in the information, select the file from your pc and hit submit.

    The gallery the images are put in after submission is just a standard SmugMug viewing password. It's currently empty as there are no submitted images, so it might look like it failed to get in I guess.

    If you're hitting a problem, let me know on which step and specifically what you're seeing.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,055 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    cabbey wrote:
    Not sure what you mean by "login directions for gallery password and email"?

    The process to submit an image has no login. Just goto http://alice.cabbey.net/ and fill in the information, select the file from your pc and hit submit.

    The gallery the images are put in after submission is just a standard SmugMug viewing password. It's currently empty as there are no submitted images, so it might look like it failed to get in I guess.

    If you're hitting a problem, let me know on which step and specifically what you're seeing.

    I did that and got errors. It would not submit my attached photo.
  • CavalierPhotoCavalierPhoto I R take photos Registered Users Posts: 233 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    cabbey,

    here's the error message I get, in both Firefox and IE8

    Array ( [name] => DGrin 2009 cc 232.jpg [type] => [tmp_name] => [error] => 1 [size] => 0 ) ) Array ( [dgrinid] => CavalierPhoto [name] => Chris Vogt [url] => http://www.cavalierphotographic.com [description] => Schoodic Peninsula )
    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'File doesn't exist: ' in /Users/cabbey/SmugMug/myjunk/submitter/phpSmug/phpSmug.php:506 Stack trace: #0 /Users/cabbey/SmugMug/myjunk/submitter/acadia.php(32): phpSmug->images_upload(Array) #1 {main} thrown in /Users/cabbey/SmugMug/myjunk/submitter/phpSmug/phpSmug.php on line 506[/url]
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,055 Major grins
    edited January 3, 2010
    cabbey,

    here's the error message I get, in both Firefox and IE8

    Array ( [name] => DGrin 2009 cc 232.jpg [type] => [tmp_name] => [error] => 1 [size] => 0 ) ) Array ( [dgrinid] => CavalierPhoto [name] => Chris Vogt [url] => http://www.cavalierphotographic.com [description] => Schoodic Peninsula )
    Fatal error: Uncaught exception 'Exception' with message 'File doesn't exist: ' in /Users/cabbey/SmugMug/myjunk/submitter/phpSmug/phpSmug.php:506 Stack trace: #0 /Users/cabbey/SmugMug/myjunk/submitter/acadia.php(32): phpSmug->images_upload(Array) #1 {main} thrown in /Users/cabbey/SmugMug/myjunk/submitter/phpSmug/phpSmug.php on line 506[/url]

    Same thing in Safari
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited January 4, 2010
    Ah, thanks guys... looks like larger files + slower connections (i.e. not gige that I tested over and not multiple OC that both the other testers had) = fail. Working on it now.

    UPDATE: should be good to go now. Sorry about that... oddball cobination of settings that wasn't what I expected and testing didn't find.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,055 Major grins
    edited January 4, 2010
    cabbey wrote:
    Ah, thanks guys... looks like larger files + slower connections (i.e. not gige that I tested over and not multiple OC that both the other testers had) = fail. Working on it now.

    UPDATE: should be good to go now. Sorry about that... oddball cobination of settings that wasn't what I expected and testing didn't find.

    It works clap.gifclap.gif
  • CavalierPhotoCavalierPhoto I R take photos Registered Users Posts: 233 Major grins
    edited January 4, 2010
    wings.gif

    Got it to work! Thanks for the effort cabbey.

    11doh.gif one small goof up on my part though, I grabbed the wrong one in one of my uploads. It's the one that says Seal Harbor and is a gawd awful red colored image of Bass Harbor Lighthouse that is covered with dust. Can you delete it so I can upload the one I really wanted to upload?

    For the rest of the Dgrinner's that attended the Shootout, I'm submitting this one and would like to properly recognize those in the image but my memory is nowhere near what it used to be. Going from left to right I've got the following:

    1) Marc Muench
    2) Fred W.
    3) ???
    4) ???
    5) Dan Plumer
    6) ???

    683506376_sw8vG-M.jpg

    This would have the morning of Oct 9th when a whole bunch of us met at Thunder Hole. Any assistance with identification would be greatly appreciated.
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited January 4, 2010
    wings.gif

    Got it to work! Thanks for the effort cabbey.

    11doh.gif one small goof up on my part though, I grabbed the wrong one in one of my uploads. It's the one that says Seal Harbor and is a gawd awful red colored image of Bass Harbor Lighthouse that is covered with dust. Can you delete it so I can upload the one I really wanted to upload?

    go ahead and upload the correct one via the same form, it doesn't count and limit you. :) I'll remove the other one shortly.

    Best bet for any adjustments to images in the gallery is to comment on the photo with what needs to be changed.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited January 6, 2010
    I missed this thread, but thanks to FredW for mentioning it in his recent thread! I am away for a few days but will submit some shots soon.

    Cabbey -- I would be glad to help with some text if you give me an idea of what is needed. Best to send me a PM if you can.

    Thanks,
    Lauren
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,155 Major grins
    edited January 7, 2010
    redleash wrote:
    I missed this thread, but thanks to FredW for mentioning it in his recent thread! I am away for a few days but will submit some shots soon.

    Cabbey -- I would be glad to help with some text if you give me an idea of what is needed. Best to send me a PM if you can.

    Thanks,
    Lauren

    Thanks for the info. I'll spend some time on a couple of images that I really like too. And, what would you like text-wise?
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
    http://www.imagesbyceci.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ImagesByCeci
    Picadilly, NB, Canada
  • stuffjunkiestuffjunkie should be out shooting Registered Users Posts: 156 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2010
    cabbey wrote:

    UPDATE (1/3/2010): The submission system is live: http://alice.cabbey.net/. Of course this is just a front end to a gallery on SmugMug.

    The link has been timing out.
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited January 28, 2010
    The link has been timing out.

    D'oh, sorry about that... looks like the intermediate server didn't restart properly after it was relocated this weekend. All fixed now.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • Ann McRaeAnn McRae SmugMug BizDev|Educator Registered Users Posts: 4,584 Major grins
    edited January 30, 2010
    Tomorrow is the deadline. C'mon folks get those photos posted!

    (as I sheepishly go to do so now!)

    ann
  • HaliteHalite Nicely seasoned Registered Users Posts: 467 Major grins
    edited February 1, 2010
    Woke up this morning and realized I'd missed the deadline. Too busy shooting all weekend to pay attention. ne_nau.gif
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited February 2, 2010
    Halite wrote:
    Woke up this morning and realized I'd missed the deadline. Too busy shooting all weekend to pay attention. ne_nau.gif


    Send 'em anyway... it'll be a few days until I can get my head above water to put 'em in the book. (I still need to PROCESS my own. :( )
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,155 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2010
    Lauren / Redleash temporarily out of commission
    Hi guys. Lauren asked me to let you know that she mised the deadline because she's in hospital with pneumonia. If she gets out and feels up to it in time, I'm sure she'll submit some things. I'm sure she's disappointed but health comes first.

    Please join me in wishing her well - and a speedy and complete recovery.

    Ceci
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
    http://www.imagesbyceci.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ImagesByCeci
    Picadilly, NB, Canada
  • dlplumerdlplumer Major grins Registered Users Posts: 8,055 Major grins
    edited February 3, 2010
    Speedy recovery Lauren.:feelgood

    Dan
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited February 13, 2010
    I'm going to be taking down the submission server later today. I saved space for Lauren's images, which are here now. Looks like we'll wind up with about 50 images total.. not a bad book. :)

    I've got a couple folks lined up to review a draft, hope to have that ready for them in 2 weeks, and the proof back from the printer a week or so after that. I expect the book will be available for purchase in mid March then.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandAdministrators Posts: 12,620 moderator
    edited February 14, 2010
    Great! Thanks, Chris, for all the work going into this project. Last couple of years there was a web preview of the book online @ Blurb. Can that be set up for this issue too?
    My Smugmug
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXRegistered Users Posts: 3,817 Major grins
    edited February 14, 2010
    Thanks for waiting on my shots . . . sorry it took so long. Can't wait to see the final product. We had some great shooters and great opportunities on that trip!
    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • cabbeycabbey SmugMug Sorcerer Wilsonville, ORRegistered Users Posts: 1,053 Major grins
    edited February 16, 2010
    David_S85 wrote:
    Great! Thanks, Chris, for all the work going into this project. Last couple of years there was a web preview of the book online @ Blurb. Can that be set up for this issue too?

    That's the plan.
    SmugMug Sorcerer - Engineering Team Champion for Commerce, Finance, Security, and Data Support
    http://wall-art.smugmug.com/
  • SnowgirlSnowgirl Major grins Registered Users Posts: 2,155 Major grins
    edited February 20, 2010
    cabbey wrote:
    That's the plan.

    Your efforts are appreciated! clap.gif
    Creating visual and verbal images that resonate with you.
    http://www.imagesbyceci.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ImagesByCeci
    Picadilly, NB, Canada
Sign In or Register to comment.