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    Default 2012 Thundercats Calendar... Need pics (updated 5/2/2010)

    UPDATE (3/28/2010)
    Calendar is done. It will be released as a 2011 Calendar. I just ordered the first copy to proof. Once I review and make the necessary edits, it will be released for purchase. I did some digging today and found that Ford has released all images taken of their cars under creative commons. So, hopefully cafepress got the memo. I guess we will find out together.

    Also the flood gates are open for spots in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and etc... calendars. If I don't get enough pics for coming calendar year, the calendar will be postponed until the following year (or whenever I have enough quality pics). I really need a backlog of pictures. That way, we can keep this thing going. Of course, I am still at the mercy of my publisher at the moment. Hopefully they will get their head out of the sand.

    Cheers!

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    UPDATE!!! (4/24/2009) Well as you all know, the 2009 Calendar did not get completed on time. Mainly due to my laziness and and general lack of motivation from being drained from life (mainly work...). Oh and my computer sucked. Oh and did I mention that I didn't have enough quality pics? But those are just excuses.

    Now I have a brand spanking new computer (which is begging to be overclocked) to do my work on. My motivation is coming back (amazing what 8hrs of sleep and not working on the weekends can do...) and I almost have all of the pics I need. See below.

    Also I bit off more than I can chew with all of the details on these calendar layouts. So for that reason I am splitting things up. The calendars are getting reduced by half to 8.5 x 11 (making them cheaper as well - woo-hoo!). And I am adding a photobook to the lineup. While the calendars will continue to be annual (or bi-annual in this case; lol) the photobook will not. I am thinking about doing one every 4 yrs or so. There is just no way I can include all of my ideas into a book in a year's time. The calendar has taught me that. But that also provides time to replenish the "stock" as anyone that was in the calendar will be in the photobook. Along with a few people that weren't. So keep an eye on your emails please.

    The photobook will be a collection of finished projects (similar to the calendar, only more in depth... I think... maybe) and a collection of unfinished or works in progress (AKA - Darkthunder) all laid in pleasant book-like manner. It will be damn near epic... Or so I will try.

    The 2010 Calendar is almost done. I STILL need two more cougars (or one more cougar and a birdie). I really don't care if you were already in the calendar. Just need different pics.

    Here's the list of who's in the calendar.

    5.8fastcat
    Mercury-Man - October
    Cougar5.0
    V8Demon - May
    Bearmax&Thundergirl88 (counted as one)
    Gumby
    Kingcars
    Hirepro86
    Quietleaf
    Vinnietbird - June

    I forget what months you guys requested. I lost the list switching over to the new computer. If you want to post your preferences here that would be greatly appreciated.

    Also if you want to be in the calendar get me your pics asap!!! I need these ready by CatJam.

    Current Layout


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    The 2008 Calendar is nearly ready. It didn't go as smoothly as I hoped, but it was smoother than the 2007 Calendar and I want to keep building on that. I also want to try something a little different this year to get a better product and speed up the process for next year.

    -First, we are going to accept pictures all year long, starting now. I would like to try and capture the seasons in each month. It is not necessary but I would at least like the option of matching backgrounds with time of year. The resolution requirements will at least be the same as before.

    -Second, we are going to try to mix it up a little for the 09 Calendar. I want to keep it fresh. Especially since the calendars aren't cheap... I'm going to explore other options for a publisher as well. But as you all know while the Tbirds and Cougars share the same chassis, stylistically they couldn't be further apart. So there will be one layout for the Cougars and another for the Tbirds with some commonality between them.

    -And thirdly, by "we" I mean myself and Karl aka: Cougars 2 go. Karl is going to focus on the Cougars and I will focus on the Birds. You may see some posts from either of us to get your opinions, you may not. We might just keep it all to ourselves.

    Hopefully this will produce a better calendar that is available sooner.

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    My email is: ether947@gmail.com

    Please put "Thundercats 2009 Calendar" somewhere in the subject line.

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    Good to hear! Did you get my PM a while back? If so, you can just apply that to the 2009 Calendar instead and reply back to me .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcars View Post
    Good to hear! Did you get my PM a while back? If so, you can just apply that to the 2009 Calendar instead and reply back to me .
    I did... my apologies, somehow I skipped right over it. Reply sent.
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    So, are there going to be more than Fox bodies for '09?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LittleAngel1198 View Post
    So, are there going to be more than Fox bodies for '09?
    Still exclusive to that Foxy lady.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ether947 View Post
    2009 Thundercats Calendar - Picture Submission Open All Year Long!!!
    Here's a rough draft of the steps we came up with. We may think of more steps as we go along:
    1) Propose layouts, use selection process to pick one
    2) Canvass for submissions, use selection process to pick cars if more than enough
    3) Develop layouts, send to owners to review for accuracy of text and pictures
    4) Owners send corrections and/or 'go ahead'
    5) Put together and buy one copy to proof
    6) Make any changes, upload final versions and make available by Dec 1, 2008.
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    A tutorial on how to take photographs would be a good idea. Even the best car can be made to look mediocre with poor lighting/composition/etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeremyB View Post
    A tutorial on how to take photographs would be a good idea. Even the best car can be made to look mediocre with poor lighting/composition/etc.
    the reverse is also true. mediocre cars can be made to look top notch with proper photography.

    i would recommend lookin up PHR's old photo contest issues. they include many good tips on posing vehicles, and use of lighting for the best results. ill see if i can dig them up if people are interested.
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    a'ight, here is the online version of the article. lots of good stuff there, unfortunately they dont have all the pics up on the site...

    good readin anyhow if you care about takin good pics of your ride.
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    If we can't figure out how to get this 2008 calendar out, there won't be a 2009 calendar.
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