Every year, OCC members get together to assemble a permanent collection of their recent photographic work. We do this by publishing our Annual, a booklet to which we all contribute our photographs. There is a copy of the Annual published for each contributor so each person gets a copy to keep. We have found these books to be excellent keepsakes and inspirations.
We will assemble the book at a gathering at the Friendly Village Community Center, accompanied by a “finger food” lunch. We would encourage you to get involved in this enjoyable activity. It provides a good deal of fun, a collection of your colleagues’ work and a look at where we all were, photographically, in 2019. The details are as follows:
Each Annual is made up of one image from each participating OCC member in good standing. Participation is voluntary, of course. It’s nice, but not required, if the images were created during 2019. Images may be created by any photo process, film and/or digital, and may be any size from a snapshot to a maximum of 8 1/2 x11 inches. Each participant provides one print per book so if there were 20 participants, there would be 20 books, each with one print from each participant. Binding costs will be about $5.00 per book.
Members who wish to participate must declare their interest via e-mail directly to Frank Townsend or verbally at the OCC holiday party on December 17, 2019. The end of the holiday party will be the deadline for declaring and we will announce the final count at the end of the party. We will also publish this number to all declared participants.
The publishing party will be January 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the Friendly Village Community Center. This is party time! Each participant brings their favorite snack, providing us with a “finger food” lunch and an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with other members. In the event you are unable to attend, you may deliver your prints to Frank before the 19th or send them with another member. Please provide the name of the person who will be present to assemble your Annual for you.
Note: Because we permanently assemble the Annual, all books must contain their complete contents at the party. It is difficult to add or exchange images with those already included in the binder, so a fully completed Annual, ready for binding is our goal! Please assure that your prints are at the publishing party, ready for assembly on or before the assembly date.
Option 1: Mount on Paper Pages
Photos can be mounted on 8 1/2 by 11 pages with titles, etc. The preferred paper is 24 pound bond or similar. Please create your own pages and mount your prints, ready to bind before the party. You may use materials, colors, etc. of your choice. In that way you can control the placement of the print and information you want included on your page. When mounting, allow a 1/2 to 3/4 inch extra margin (“gutter”) along the left hand (long) edge of the page for binding. Archival mounting materials are preferred.
Option 2: Prints Done Directly on 8 1/2 x 11 Photo Paper
You can bring prints that are done directly on 8 1/2 x 11 photo paper. We will bind these into the books with no need for other materials. When printing, allow a 1/2 to 3/4 inch extra margin (“gutter”) along the left hand (long) edge of the page for binding.
Regardless of printing method or binding method, please assure your prints are dry and free of any adhesive residue or substances that would harm other prints in the book.
Please endeavor to get your prints completed well before the party. In years past, last-minute print orders from Costco and others have gone awry preventing some folks’ images from be included in the book so allow for possible delays and errors in your prints.
Most folks like to place the title and the name of the maker of the images somewhere on the mounting (Option 1) or in the print itself (Option 2).
If you have any questions, please call Frank at 360-705-1349 or email him here.