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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Newport News VA
Readers Gallery submissions
Posted by Buddho on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:00 PM
How can I submit digital photos online to the magazine for possible consideration in the gallery?

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:09 PM
The best way to find out, I think, is to contact FSM directly by email.

If you're talking about the Gallery that's in the magazine itself, I don't believe they can use digital photos or scans of prints. Things may have changed since I talked to Terry Thompson (the former editor) a couple of years ago, but he told me that they only accept negatives, slides or actual prints (last ditch).

If it's for an online gallery, then there should be little problem. I guess the best thing to do would be to ask Mr. Voss. How about it Mr.V?

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  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 6:12 PM
OOPS! Found it! Follow this link and your questions should be answered!

http://www.finescale.com/fsm/html/Departments/ReaderGallery/ReaderGallery.asp

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 10:11 AM
We're trying to come to terms with digital photos, since more and more people are replacing their film cameras with digitals. The problem is that most affordable consumer-grade digital cameras still can't manage the resolution we need for the magazine. Here are some provisional minimum requirements for digital photos that we've worked out (subject to change, depending on how they fare in the real world):

  • The camera should have a 4 megapixel resolution; 3 megapixels is the minimum.


  • Take the photos with your camera's highest resolution setting; higher is always better (most have 3 settings--low, standard, and high).


  • The final image should measure about the size of a 3x5 print


Right now, these are tough requirements because most affordable consumer digital cameras are still in the 1.5 to 2 meg range (let's see, my Olympus point-n-shoot is 1.2.....). Resolution is going up and prices are going down on consumer cameras. The good news is that the standards for magazine-quality photos will stay the same, so the cameras will catch up one of these days. Smile [:)]

We've been rethinking the OnlineEXTRA gallery. Rather than plunder good material from the print Reader Gallery (which appears online as well), we've decided to use the Extra gallery for photos we take at model shows but don't have room for in the magazine or GSM. Seems a much better alternative (and less painful) than leaving photos of good models to languish in the file drawer. [:0]

We also realized that since the Forum allows users to post their own photos by attaching them to Forum messages, the OE gallery was kind of superfluous.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 2:22 PM
what about hosting an on-line gallery???? right here on the FSM site????

Alot of us don't have web sites to post our pics on.....


just a thought
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, March 27, 2003 8:51 PM
Uh, I guess I mentioned the wrong FSM fella... I get web developers and magazine editors mixed up all the time...Tongue [:P]Tongue [:P] must be the cold weather here in Buffalo!

Thanks Lawrence! Now I have to trash my current DC and get one similar to the one that a photographer buddy of mine has, which costs WAY too much and it's all YOUR fault! Tongue [:P] LOL (Just kidding!)

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