If you are interested in being in the 2013 CEG Calendar, here are the requirements:
1. Must be a current CEG member.
It doesn't make sense to have pics of cars of people that no longer are on CEG or own the car.
2. High Resolution Very Important!
We would like a resolution of 2300 X 1800 for the pictures. This is approximately equivalent to a 5 Megapixel camera. I cannot stress this enough. A fantastic photo will not make it if the resolution requirements are not met. Scanned or enlarged pics will not work. The higher the resolution the better!!! The reason I say we would like 5 megapixel resolution is because that meets the printing requirements exactly. 4 megapixel images may be able to be stretched and examined to see if they are still of quality to print, but if you want a serious shot at making the calendar, get or borrow a 5+ megapixel camera! I'll say it again, The higher the resolution the better!
3. High Quality
Pictures in your driveway, in front of your house, lined up at a car show, people/other cars/houses/telephone poles in the background, etc. are not calendar quality and make more work for us to sort through the pictures.
Suggestions: Take a look at auto magazines and see what kinds of pictures are used for cover and featured rides. Action shots, neat angles, and multiple Contiques are big pluses.
4. "Work in progress" / damaged cars
Primered parts, meshless, one spare wheel, etc. are unacceptable. Contiques with dents, scratches, etc. most likely will be eliminated.
See # 6 below.
5. No repeat pictures
Pictures from 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 will not be used. Pictures from that same series will not be used.
No digitally modified pictures will be accepted for the calendar. (lowered, additional parts digitally added, etc.) However we are allowing HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. In addition to this, we also will allow minor touch up to cars. This includes digital removal of small dents/scratches that would otherwise eliminate a good picture. Adding color or digitally fixing unpainted/unfinished parts is not allowed.
Submit smaller (640 x 480 or 800 x 600) pictures in this thread.
8. "Did I make it in the calendar?"
Please do not PM me asking me this. I will not answer.
9. Must be a Contour, Mystique or Mondeo
10. Must be a Landscape (Horizontal) orientation picture
This is a horizontal orientation calendar so needless to say that portrait (vertical) orientation pictures won't be able to be used.
11. No Date/Time stamps!
Just don't even submit them if there is a date stamp visible in the picture. Yes, they can be taken off with photoshop in most pictures but it is the SUBMITTER's responsibility to do so. And remember if there is a visual editing artifact we will have to reject it.
Although visually very helpful, mods are not the only determination of inclusion/exclusion from the calendar. This is a calendar - it is visual. Cars can be any color, any year, mild to wild.
Who gets in
As with the 2012 calendar I will have a small group of people select the calendar photos.
The calendar will be very basic due to price. The fancier it is, the more it will cost. Last years calendar was slightly under $20 shipped for a very basic calendar.
Deadline to submit pics
November 4, 2012
Calendar release date
By having the deadline be November 4th, we should be able to get the calendar ready to be ordered by the middle of December.
Please see these links to previous CEG calendars for examples of what calendar quality pictures should be.
Have fun and good luck!
Lets try to keep discussion of the photos out of this thread and keep it to submission only. This way there isn't a lot of text to read between photos.
Photo Discussion Thread is Here:
So only post the best of your best here for consideration for the 2013 CEG Calendar.