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    Posted: 07 August 2017 at 14:46
Lets get the 2017 Postcard Exchange process underway! For those of you who weren't involved last time, the details for registration can be found below.

INTRODUCTION

The Dyxum Postcard Exchange is open to all members of the Dyxum community.

The intent of the exchange is to share prints of our own photographs with other like minded Minolta/Sony SLR users (& other hangers on!), whether Digital or Film, via sending them as post cards.


THE PROCESS

The exchange will be structured as follows:

    Registration - This will be a set period as announced in the initial call to exchange thread.

    Each member who wishes to participate in the exchange must register during the sign on period. Initially this is to be done by sending an email to the organizer. This message must include the members real name (for address usage), Dyxum screen name, the postal address where postcards will be sent to. Please, don't send me PM's my box fills up too fast and it's easier to manage lots of emails rather than PMs CLiCK HERE to sign up and send me your details. You have until monday September 4 2017 to sign up.

FOR THIS TO BE A SUCCESS, YOU MUST BE COMMITTED TO SEND CARDS TO ALL YOUR DESIGNATED RECIPIENTS

    You should show your intent to be involved in the call to exchange in this thread, but please DO NOT POST YOUR ADDRESS DETAILS ON THE PUBLIC FORUM!!!

    Allocation of names - As soon as possible after the registration process has closed a semi random draw will take place and names will be allocated for each member to send postcards to. Where possible, the draw will be done in such a way that each member gets a good international cross section of names to send cards to.    

    Once the draw is done, each member will have their list of names emailed to them. AS WE ARE DEALING WITH peoples details, CAN YOU PLEASE KEEP THEM PRIVATE. The names and addresses are to be used only for the purpose of the Postcard challenge. Each participant will receive a list of five to ten names+adresses

    Print and Post - The second to last and most important step is up to you guys. Its time to get a printing and sending them out!

    How you print them and how you do your postcards is totally up to you. Keep in mind that some postal systems may have maximum sizes for postcards, so as a rough guide, printing standard 6 inch by 4 inch cards would be a good standard. You can print using home printers, but it may work out better in the long run to print using a mini-lab service (& probably cheaper).

    The postcard backs, again its totally up to you. You will find that quite a few places will sell self adhesive backs, which may make the process just that little bit easier. I personally use the stick-on backs from the2Buds, but there are many suppliers of such backs.

    Once you are done, address the cards (please get them right!), put the right postage stamp on for the destination and send them on their way!
    
Receiving cards - Hopefully, over the following weeks you should start to receive postcards to your letter box. Enjoy the cards, marvel at others photography and be inspired!

Once the registrations are done and the print, post and receive process is well underway, a new thread will be started that can be used for feedback and other general discussion. Its a good idea to post that you have received a card, so we know that they are hitting the mark. Its also a good idea to maybe make a comment or two about the cards that you receive.

With any luck, the whole process should be done and dusted over a two or three month period (one month approx. for registrations, two month for printing,sending and receiving).

RULES

Now, without getting too wordy, I think there are a few common sense rules. Briefly:

    Be Committed - For this to be a success, the members who participate should be committed to seeing the process through. If you say you are going to send cards, please ensure that you do send cards!
    
Image guidelines - As this is done under the banner of Dyxum, please ensure that the images you send conform to their guidelines. (I.E., no racist, sexist, violent, pictures depicting cruelty, drug use, sex or nudity)

    Text guidelines - A short description of the postcards' subject is useful for the recipient !


SOME GENERAL GUIDELINES

    Theme - The theme is open subject, but it might be a good idea to show something local to where you live. Maybe show an image that was taken, say, within 100miles/160km of your home? This is not a strict rule, but try and keep it close to home. Not that we don't want to see your vacation photos, but the point of the exchange is to make unique postcards from your locale.
    
Personalize your cards - Once you get the list of recipients, maybe it would be a good opportunity to do some research on the members on your list? Maybe you could personalize the message or the image on the card? Maybe you might be able to send them something that they may not normally look at and see? When receiving cards, look at what has been sent to you with an open mind.

    Don't be tempted to stick your card between two pieces of cardboard and put them in an envelope. Half the fun of sending and receiving postcards is how they end up at the other end. Sure, they might be a bit bent, but that adds to the character of a postcard.
    
    Once all your postcards have been received (or if you get no notification, towards the end of the exchange period), maybe show what you had sent?

Try not to be lazy! Make each postcard a different image

Don't forget, this is a Film Friendly activity as well!

If anyone wants to make suggestions to these rules or guidelines, just make a post.

Lots of participants from lots of different countries make these exchanges fun, so sign up now

Please, don't send me PM's my box fills up too fast and it's easier to manage lots of emails rather than PMs
CLiCK HERE to sign up and send me your details. Registration will be open until September 4 2017

Signed up for this year

  1. bigsi
  2. bistri
  3. bonneville
  4. clk230
  5. Fred_S
  6. Grubeater
  7. ifreedman
  8. JamieZ
  9. LAbernethy
  10. minolta_mutley
  11. MiPr
  12. mpb
  13. pegelli
  14. ratboy
  15. Rusty
  16. thamarie
  17. waldo_posth
  18. gregja
  19. mpatrick
  20. Bieomax
  21. pakodominguez



    *edit: added names of people who sent an email but did not post on this thread

    Edited by Rusty - 02 September 2017 at 23:17
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Originally posted by Rusty Rusty wrote:

printing standard 6 inch by 4 inch cards
those are 10x15 cm for us in the metric world
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E-mail sent for me and my daughter (thamarie). She was very eager to participate in DPE!
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"Registration will be open until September 1 2016"
Hum?
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I still have a glut of postcard backs from last year; so I guess I'm in.
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Originally posted by pakodominguez pakodominguez wrote:

"Registration will be open until September 1 2016"
Hum?
This is to account for some post offices which are badly late with delivery
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mpb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2017 at 11:58
Put me on the list again this year.
Still waiting for one of my cards from last year to arrive at it's destination. Haven't given up hope.
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I'm in as well.
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Hi guys! Nice to see the usual pack gathering again
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Originally posted by MiPr MiPr wrote:

Originally posted by pakodominguez pakodominguez wrote:

"Registration will be open until September 1 2016"
Hum?
This is to account for some post offices which are badly late with delivery


I noticed the admin changed it to sept 1 2017, and I changed it to sept 4 (The last day of the long weekend).

So there: Registrations are open until Labour day 2017, at which point I will distribute the mailing lists
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I'm in again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2017 at 19:25
Okay, new to Dyxum this year, trying to be an active member. I guess this DPE comes with it than Count me in!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2017 at 21:14
It's always been great fun to receive cards from around the world, so I'm in again for this year.
Mind the bandwidth of others, don't link pictures larger then 1024 wide or 960 pix high, see here
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I'd like to join in too (hope to shoot some nice things during my holidays period).




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