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Offline Rocket

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Before I bought my Tiger (last May) I owned a BMW R1200R. (which has an excellent forum , R1150.net)

I produced an R1200R owners calendar in 2010 and 2011 using photos taken by owners of their bikes whilst on their various bike trips or in their localities. Even though I say it myself , they were great looking calenders (because of the variety of photos taken by owners)  and a fun piece of memorabilia for owners.

If there is sufficient interest, I would be happy to do the same for the Tiger 800 and produce an owners calendar for 2013.

The fun bit is people submitting their best photo and we all judge the best 13 for the calendar (12 months + front cover)

Once the winning entries have been selected, I will then get the calendar printed (using Cafepress or similar). You will then be able to mail order your own copy directly from  the printers (eg Cafepress) . They usually cost around 15.

The competition is open to Tiger 800 owners around the world.

We will also pick at least one photo from the Mega Meet in the Lakes in May. (see Mega Meet sub board under Events)

I will post a link shortly so you can view one of the previous calendars I did.

The judging would be in the Autumn and calendars printed in November. Since we are in Spring, we are all looking forward to a great year on our bikes. So, remember to take you camera out with you. That great view on holiday, a day out at the weekend, your bike in your locality, down a track, in front of an intersting building, in a good light at dusk. There's loads of ways of capturing an interesting composition. Your bike could be a pin up in the 2013 Tiger 800 Owners calendar. How great would that be  :152:

Please indicate if you would be interesed in taking part.
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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 09:29:05 AM »
I don't mind being a judge but I guess I shouldn't take part based on my professional life.

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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2012, 09:35:38 AM »
Actually, we had a couple pro's shots in the last calendars  (and it obviously helps the overall quality of the calendar). Although you can submit more than 1 entry, we simply limited it to 1 photo per person in the calendar so everyone had a good chance (pros and amateurs). Everyone gets to vote for their favourite 3 photos (1st choice, 2nd choice etc) and the top 13 based on all votes cast are the winners.
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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 10:26:21 AM »
I'm in!

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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2012, 11:13:39 AM »
Im in to Ron, - how many people do you need to get it up and running?

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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2012, 11:18:35 AM »
More than 12 obviously, but the more the merrier

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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2012, 11:47:32 AM »
We did the same on the XRV site, went down a storm   :028:

Any boring techie stuff, format, min file size, etc?
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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2012, 12:23:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
We did the same on the XRV site, went down a storm   :028:

Any boring techie stuff, format, min file size, etc?

Yes, pixel size of photos had to be 2400 x 1800 or something but can't remember exact;y.

I had one photo per month but have seen others since with 3 or 4 photos (like a mini collage per page that also looked good). May need some help on how to do the formatting , but like the idea. Gives more variety to look at per month as it hangs on the wall

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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2012, 12:41:09 PM »
Depends how "engaging" the shots are, a good one (not necessarilly technically good) will stand on it's own, several similar, or common theme work well as a collage, but not too many per page, or it looses impact  :028:

Sorry mate, but as you probs already know you'll just have to suck-it-and-see what turns up, I'm sure BigMike will lend a hand with presentation  :028:

Be nice to get some contributions from overseas too as you say in your first post  :028:
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Re: Photo competition for 2013 Tiger 800 Calendar
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 01:56:07 PM »
Ron,

With my Graphic designers hat a moment - I can steer you with any info help layout or other stuff. Just say the word and I would be glad to assist.
You dont even need to buy me a beer mate.

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