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    Toy Photography - Due September 15, 2011

    Swap Due Date: September 15th
    Signup/Withdraw Date: September 1st
    Number of Cards: 3 for 3 or 6 for 6 (if enough participants ie: 7 or more)
    Number of Participants: 12 (+ me)

    This swap is for photographs of toys. The more creative, the better - set your soft toys free, make an action scene with your action figures or build a futuristic city out of lego. Broken toys permitted too.

    Please take into consideration the simple principles of photography - particularly balance, lack of distractions, lighting, colour, cropping.

    Photomanipulations are allowed, but please do not go overboard and please make sure they look convincingly real.

    Need inspiration?
    http://www.noupe.com/photography/55-...otography.html
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/toyphot...therside/pool/

    And here's some of my own (the toys are a collection called "yowies" featuring animals native to NZ and Australia. I had fun with the invertebrates in my backyard):

    Attachment 76060 Attachment 76061

    Now, the nitty gritty:

    - Please print your photograph on good quality, photo paper. Image should be high quality and nice and crisp, not blurry (around 300 dpi).
    - Unless you have really thick photo paper, photos should be MOUNTED on sturdy card of the appropriate ATC size (2.5 x 3.5 inches).
    - Please put all cards into plastic sleeves.
    - Write on the back your name, username, details about the subject (name of dish, name of restaurant), date and signature. Country too, would be nice.
    - send either a large address label or a self-addressed "business size"(DL) or C6 envelope.
    - When printing an address label please use UPPER CASE and print. If you use handwriting that is somewhat difficult to read I will not be reponsible if it goes missing on the return journey. And if you're from the USA, please remember that I'm posting this from NZ and add "USA" under your address. It's amazing how few people do that!

    All cards must be in the post by the 10th September if they are to get to me by the deadline. If I have not received your cards by that date, I shall email you for a status. I will hold the swap open for ONE WEEK after the due date for any cards that might be slow in transit. If your card does not arrive in that time, your letter will be returned or swapped out with some of my "reserves".

    If you need to withdraw, let me know. That's not a problem.

    I would deeply appreciate if you can send me US$1 notes or paypal me $$$ - it is very expensive for me to host swaps (costing me $2.40 per letter to return) but I love doing it, so the more help I can get, the better! Bonus/host cards definitely not necessary, although they will be appreciated. Please no ephermera/craft supplies.

    So who wants to join my playhouse?

    1. LemurKat
    2. Gigglefairy (RECEIVED)
    3. Sheala.draws (RECEIVED)
    4. Scwk0511 (RECEIVED)
    5. Studioblue (RECEIVED)
    6. Bonniebonet (RECEIVED)
    7. JBunny (RECEIVED)
    8. Kiddio55 (RECEIVED)
    9. Ceejay (RECEIVED)
    10. Mouseit (RECEIVED)
    11. AganaBelea (RECEIVED)
    12. Cee-emm (RECEIVED)

    Blue = returns received
    Last edited by lemurkat; 10-05-2011 at 02:04 PM. Reason: adding participants

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    I would love to join!!...

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    so many toys to choose from

    yep. count me in!

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    Welcome aboard!

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    and play the game, "Zootrophy"

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    ooohhh....have some great softies that would be perfect for this!

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    Lurking, love the idea, certainly have the toys, but the budget it tight right now and I need to buy ink for my printer before I can join. So something like $60-90 start up cost, because I'm totally out of everything but black
    "Everything is better with diamond glaze, it's like bacon that way." grrrdjules

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    Added you two. Sorry about the ink, Penlowe.
    You could always take the photos anyway ^^ Good for inspiration!

    Read my books or follow my latest project:Animal-a-Day
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    We shall see after AFA, I was playing with my Lego mini figures last night pondering ideas
    "Everything is better with diamond glaze, it's like bacon that way." grrrdjules

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    Welcome Bonnie.

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    Hi everyone...I have not been around for a while but I would love to join this swap...please!

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    What a great idea for a swap! Sign me up please!
    I am someone's imaginary friend.

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    Greetings all! Good to have you aboard. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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    I am new to taking pictures but I would like to give it a try!

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    Welcome aboard, it's loads of fun!

    Read my books or follow my latest project:Animal-a-Day
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    OOHHHHH Please let me play.. I see there is a few spaces left!
    I have lots of yummy toys in a certain shape to use... heehee
    I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse. ~ Walt Disney

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    Welcome aboard Mouseit. My husband and I are going for a bike ride around the cordon today (our central city is cordoned off due to earthquake damage) and then to the gardens, so I'm taking a bunch of my yowie toy animals with me to pose in the gardens. Hopefully I'll get some good shots.

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    I would love to lurk and see what you all come up with. I personally am a horrible photographer and sadly have no ambitions to improve. But cool swap!

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    Here's some more taken in the gardens.

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    I would really like to do this one, especially since I have a ton of Japanese toys.
    Unfortunately my camera had a run-in with the washing machine and I'm not quiet in a position to buy a new one any time soon.
    Oh well!

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    would love to sign up for this one!
    Kia Ora Lemurkat !

    Cee, ex-pat Kiwi exiled in Oz.

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