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Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby Cheryl Jones » Nov 29, 2007 12:07 am

Photos for the 2008 NSS Members Manual Cover Wanted
by Meredith Hall Johnson
2008 Members Manual Editor

It's time to start putting together the 2008 issue of
the NSS Members Manual. I am looking for a cover
photograph and need your help. Please send me a
small-sized photo via e-mail (to merecaver@yahoo.com)
before the deadline, which is February 1, 2008.
Photos can come from anyone who is an NSS member
(please include your number with your e-mail). Photos
that have been previously published in NSS
publications are NOT eligible. Photos that have been
entered in the Photo Salon at Convention are eligible.

Pretty much any caving photo is okay to enter. More
than five entries must be sent to me on a CD (these
can and should be high resolution): Meredith Hall
Johnson, 8061 Kittiwake CT, Springfield, VA 22153.
Anything sent or postmarked after February 1 will not
be considered. Please spread the word around to all
your grotto members. The only stipulations are that
cavers in the photo cannot be easily identified, nor
any "bad" caving practices illustrated, such as
someone touching a formation or not wearing a helmet.

Whoever gets their photo chosen gets to write a short
biography for page 1 of the publication. How cool is
that? Start looking through your cave photos now!

Last year's front cover photo was by a caver in Alaska
who had not done much cave photography before, but
took a very cool photo--remember the ice cave shot? So
you never know whose photo will get picked, but it
sure won't be yours if you don't submit it!

Thanks.

Please pass this along to all cavers! Thanks!!
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Postby merecaver » Nov 29, 2007 5:34 am

Thanks for posting this, Cheryl. I was just about to!

Cavers--please send in your photos!! I've already started getting submissions. Don't wait until January!

Thanks,
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Re: Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby NZcaver » Jul 25, 2008 8:55 pm

Just got my 2008 members manual at last. :kewl:

Interesting cover photo. I guess the old rules no longer apply?

Pretty much any caving photo is okay to enter... The only stipulations are that cavers in the photo cannot be easily identified... (etc)


PS I mean no offence to the photographer, subjects, or the MM committee. I just noticed a slight departure from the traditional cover shots of previous years.
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Re: Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Jul 25, 2008 9:17 pm

Well new rules or not... this year's selection was a fine one. Great choice! :big grin:
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Re: Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby merecaver » Jul 25, 2008 9:25 pm

Oops. Well, I made up those rules so I guess I can break them. Besides it IS a cool photo and I do want to encourage all cavers, not just "cave photographers," to submit photos.

Good point, though.

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Re: Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby NZcaver » Jul 25, 2008 11:21 pm

Fair enough then.

Does this mean cavers will be allowed/encouraged to submit "recognizable face" people photos for next year's cover shot too? Assuming they are very cool shots, of course.
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Re: Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby merecaver » Jul 26, 2008 6:54 am

Probably not, but send in all the cool shots anyhow. It couldn't hurt. Maybe I'll have another lapse of sanity...
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Re: Get Your Photo on the Cover of the 2008 NSS Members Manual!

Postby Ralph E. Powers » Jul 26, 2008 9:05 am

Is there a specific reason why recognizable face shots are no longer allowed? Is it to protect the caver? Minimize ego build-ups? Having to pay compensation for using their face?
I'm sure I missed something here a while back.
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