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07/30/2007 01:31:54 AM · #1
I think it would be fun to try a new collaborative project. I would like to send a compact flash card around the world to as many countries as possible, where a photographer in each country shoots one photo on the card and then sends the card to the next designated person, where they do the same.

The ultimate goal of the project would be to publish a book via one of the online publishing services where anyone interested could purchase the book at cost with no markup or profit to be made in the project... just some fun and friendship among photographers around the world... I think someone else should tackle the same project covering all 50 states in the United States...

If you would like to participate, please send me a PM and you will receive further instructions. Please include your email address in that PM. I have volunteers from these countries already:

COUNTRIES COVERED:

Australia - 21_F.gif lentil - REGISTERED
Brazil - 21.gif juca - REGISTERED
Canada - 21.gif citadel - REGISTERED
Costa Rica - 21.gif rgarcia - REGISTERED
Croatia - 21.gif goc - REGISTERED
Egypt - 21.gif rami
England - 21.gif MAK - REGISTERED
Finland - 21_F.gif salmiakki - REGISTERED
France - 21.gif gabriel - REGISTERED
Germany - 21.gif eyewave - REGISTERED
Greece - 21.gif pascal - REGISTERED
Holland - 21_F.gif biteme - REGISTERED
Iceland - 21.gif larus - REGISTERED
India - 31.gif keeny - REGISTERED
Iraq - 21.gif fetor - REGISTERED
Italy - 21.gif slo007 - REGISTERED
Japan - 21.gif sabphoto - REGISTERED
Jordan - 21.gif highnooner - REGISTERED
Malaysia - 31.gif zerocusa - REGISTERED
Malta - 21.gif dpdave - REGISTERED
Mexico - 31.gif morterin
New Zealand - 21_F.gif joynim - REGISTERED
Oman - 21.gif omanotter
Pakistan - 31.gif l o s t - REGISTERED
Russia - 21_F.gif junior_z - REGISTERED
Scotland - 21.gif kevrobertson - REGISTERED
Serbia - 21_N.gif zigomar - REGISTERED
South Africa - 21.gif jan_vdw
South Korea - 21.gif shalrath - REGISTERED
Spain - 21_F.gif mambe - REGISTERED
Sri Lanka - 21_N.gif xion - REGISTERED
Sweden - 21_F.gif ducatista
Switzerland - 21.gif ruedischmutz - REGISTERED
Thailand - 21.gif librodo
Ukraine - 21.gif awakening
United States - 21.gif jmsetzler - REGISTERED

I will update this list as volunteers come foreward...

Message edited by author 2007-08-08 22:26:20.
07/30/2007 01:35:45 AM · #2
I wish you good luck as I cant shoot with CF. Its good in spirit. In the end everyone used their camera and sent the host a pic. So it would actually be considerably faster, and if anything bad happens safer and cheaper to just email them lol.

But all in spirit its cool!
07/30/2007 01:36:43 AM · #3
Great project, John!
I highly recommend that every person that sends the CF card to the next location creates a backup DVD or two of the current contents.

-Serge
07/30/2007 01:38:32 AM · #4
You can add South Africa to your list. I'd be happy to help!
07/30/2007 01:39:02 AM · #5
Those thoughts have already been considered :)
07/30/2007 01:42:12 AM · #6
Shove Herts UK down too I'm always up for madness!


07/30/2007 01:45:35 AM · #7
Better yet, considering you'd get 150-200 shots (depending on size) why not have the card travel hand to hand on any given continent or country (depending on ease of border crossings) and mailed across the sea.

Might tell more of the story for dpc and I think there are enough members on every continent and likely close enough to pull it off.

Then again, I might be the only one that thinks that...

And you could put me down for Canada/Alberta/Calgary, or BC/Kelowna depending when you start.

Message edited by author 2007-07-30 01:46:23.
07/30/2007 02:00:40 AM · #8
Don't forget to send me a PM with your email address. I'll be building the list of volunteers from those PMs...


07/30/2007 02:09:54 AM · #9
Similar to this idea The World Travellerbut count me in anyway! Sounds fun.
07/30/2007 02:21:27 AM · #10
I can cover South Korea for you. Get it to me as close as possible to August 31st, but before Spetember 1 st and I will cover Thailand at the same time.
07/30/2007 02:28:07 AM · #11
There's a potential problem with this method: some cameras (like my Canon) will reset/advance the image serial number -- not just create a new folder, if there is one or more existing folders on the card..

My images were in the folder "101_Canon" originally, and the actual image numbers were in the range 101xxxx; I was at about 8600 shots. When I got the card back after lending it to someone using a Kodak (there was a Kodak folder too), my camera created a new folder and incremented it to "102_Canon," and the image serial numbers were in the 102xxxx range -- I couldn't see any way to reset those. It mostly bugged me because it loses the running count of shutter actuations, and I'll always seem to have some "missing photos" based on the image numbers.
07/30/2007 02:30:41 AM · #12
Very good idea !
Please add Spain to your list.
07/30/2007 02:32:43 AM · #13
Originally posted by GeneralE:

There's a potential problem with this method: some cameras (like my Canon) will reset/advance the image serial number -- not just create a new folder, if there is one or more existing folders on the card..

My images were in the folder "101_Canon" originally, and the actual image numbers were in the range 101xxxx; I was at about 8600 shots. When I got the card back after lending it to someone using a Kodak (there was a Kodak folder too), my camera created a new folder and incremented it to "102_Canon," and the image serial numbers were in the 102xxxx range -- I couldn't see any way to reset those. It mostly bugged me because it loses the running count of shutter actuations, and I'll always seem to have some "missing photos" based on the image numbers.


There is a simple solution to this problem, and I'll post about that later.
07/30/2007 02:34:17 AM · #14
Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

I wish you good luck as I cant shoot with CF.

The cards are small enough and light enough -- why not send a CF card, Memory Stick, and an SD card together and let the photographer use whichever fits their camera?
07/30/2007 02:52:54 AM · #15
Nice idea, u can add Germany to the list!
07/30/2007 03:25:47 AM · #16
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by RainMotorsports:

I wish you good luck as I cant shoot with CF.

The cards are small enough and light enough -- why not send a CF card, Memory Stick, and an SD card together and let the photographer use whichever fits their camera?


or maybe shoot it with what ever you have and use a card reader to copy to the CF...that is if you have a card reader.

I'll be PM'ing you if it can get here by September 1st. I leave here for good on September 7th. Maybe to BHuseman in South Korea then down to me...fpo to fpo still free BHuseman?
07/30/2007 03:44:42 AM · #17
Originally posted by GeneralE:

There's a potential problem with this method: some cameras (like my Canon) will reset/advance the image serial number -- not just create a new folder, if there is one or more existing folders on the card..
....
It mostly bugged me because it loses the running count of shutter actuations, and I'll always seem to have some "missing photos" based on the image numbers.


I don't know if it applies for your camera but mine, d50, keeps shutter count in the exif data in a field named "Shutter Count".

I've reset the number count on the camera many times reseting the image number dsc_xxxx but the Shutter Count never resets, it only increases.

Hope it helps.

-N.
07/30/2007 03:49:48 AM · #18
Originally posted by nikolaos:

I don't know if it applies for your camera but mine, d50, keeps shutter count in the exif data in a field named "Shutter Count".

I think that's the same number I referred to as a serial number. When the camera made a new folder, part of that number incremented, from about 1018500 to 1020000. Here's a bit of the EXIF from one of my shots:

File: - G:\00_Photos_Captures\0707_Jul_Photos\070729b\IMG_3908.JPG
Make - Canon
Model - Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Image Type - IMG:PowerShot S3 IS JPEG
Firmware Version - Firmware Version 1.00
Image Number - 1023908
Owner Name -

Anyway, there's supposedly a fix to be posted for this -- we should get the thread back on-track about the photography project.

Message edited by author 2007-07-30 03:51:17.
07/30/2007 03:50:41 AM · #19
yea, count Croatia in !!
07/30/2007 08:18:35 AM · #20
Originally posted by GeneralE:


Image Number - 1023908


Dang, Paul. That's some SERIOUS mileage on that camera. You sure it didn't increse that number by like... a million? :-)
07/30/2007 08:24:16 AM · #21
Has anybody started a 50 States one?

I can start it if needed although I may do it different.
07/30/2007 09:07:41 AM · #22
I sent group invitations to everyone who has sent me a PM so far and updated the original post with a list of those countries...
07/30/2007 09:11:34 AM · #23
Originally posted by rex:

Has anybody started a 50 States one?

I can start it if needed although I may do it different.


I think that is a great idea. I would be in on it (Florida)
07/30/2007 10:59:02 AM · #24
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07/30/2007 11:01:18 AM · #25
sent a PM.
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