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Photo-A-Day Swap - International

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Swap Coordinator:MSturgill87 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Photography  Newbie 
Number of people in swap:15
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 15, 2010
Date items must be sent by:June 26, 2010
Number of swap partners:1

The USA/Canada version of this swap can be found by clicking this link.

For this swap you will take one photo every day for one month (31 days). I will give you an extra week in case you miss a day.

  • What you photograph is up to you. It can be anything (as long as it does not have nudity or vulgar language - keep it clean please).

  • Print these out on photo paper OR have them printed out (most places will do digital photo prints for around 10 cents per print). The minimum size is 4x6 but you may send larger prints if you want.

  • You can send these loose, put them in a book, or put them in an album. It is up to you how crafty you get with this.

  • On the back of each photo OR on the book page of each photo, write a caption for the photo. This could be a simple description of the subject of your photo ("My cat") or it could be something more unique.

  • Put a date on each photo - some cameras have a setting that will show the date on the front of the photo, but for those of us who do not have that feature or don't like to use it, you may just write it on the back or on the book page along with your caption. Unless you print these photos out each day, you will need to remember when each photo was taken, so be sure you write it down somewhere so you will know.

  • You do not have to be a professional photographer to do this! Please do not rate down if you do not like your partner's photos. This is just to see different photos from around the world, not to showcase how talented we are. A lot of people have to use the "Auto" settings! LOL

  • You may use a program to remove red eye, remove "noise" from a digital camera, or otherwise "fix" your photo, but do not "Photoshop" it - as in, do not change the photo itself other than "touch ups".

This is my first swap like this, so please ask questions if I have left anything out.


  • Newbies welcome with a fully filled out profile.
  • No recent 1's or 3's (last three months).
  • No unexplained 1's or 3's, either have the explanation on your profile/rating response or message me about it.
  • Ratings of 4.8 and higher only.

If anyone is flaked on, I will angel this.


  • Can I add text to my photo - for example, adding a stanza from a poem that the photo reminded me of?

Yes! The only thing I didn't want people to do was to alter their photo in a program like Photoshop, and completely change the look of the photo. For example, playing with colors or adding elements that aren't originally there. Some text, fixing red eye, reducing "noise", etc is all fine.


tifffoster 05/ 6/2010 #

coolest idea EVER! I really want to do this! but i must consider the responsiblilty first.......

xsazzlex 05/ 6/2010 #

I think this sounds really interesting, however, I'd be disappointed if I'd spent ages putting a book together, & just received 30 photos in an envelope in return!! :-(

MSturgill87 05/ 7/2010 #

@xsazzlex I've received several PM's regarding that concern. Once these swaps are finished, I am going to create one (with an international and a USA only version) that requires your photos be bound in some sort of book. Also, due to concerns regarding newbies, those swaps will not be open to newbies. Keep your eyes open for the upcoming Photo-A-Day swaps! :-)

MSturgill87 05/ 7/2010 #

@tifffoster Thanks! I am actually doing a photo-a-day journal of photos of my son (he's almost 1) and thought people may like to do a photo-a-day challenge on here! :-)

samash 05/ 7/2010 #

oh I wish this was a summer swap when I have holidays as I'd be able to commit to it for definate that way... maybe the next swaps you create will fall in to late July/August

MSturgill87 05/ 8/2010 #

@samash I hope to do one each month from now until August or September. Hope to see you in one of them! :o)

Delfia22 05/ 8/2010 #

I'd like to join this swap but I'm a total newbie! Do we send to everyone in the swap or do you get a partner?

Delfia22 05/ 8/2010 #

Forget my last comment! I already see it!

ccap 05/10/2010 #

If we reside in USA/Canada are we allowed to join both the international one and the USA/Canada one?

MSturgill87 05/10/2010 #

@ccap Sure! :-)

MSturgill87 05/13/2010 #

I will be going thru participants before I assign partners, so if you do not meet the requirements, you will be removed from the swap. I don't want anyone thinking I am going to let people participate that do not meet the requirements stated in the description. It is just easier for me to wait until sign ups close so that I can go through the list once and remove anyone I need to. Thanks!

Delfia22 05/18/2010 #

Will partners be assigned soon? I can't wait to get started!

MSturgill87 05/18/2010 #

** I am going thru participants then I will assign partners. **

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