NOTE: you do not need to use a Leica to contribute!

I am a member of Leica User Group, one of the longest running mail lists. We have been publishing a "year book" for a while, with this being the 10th year. I am the caretaker this year and I would love your contributions!


Only SIX weeks and counting, please contribute!

I will take contribution starting from (now) to midnight PST Dec 15, 2015. No exceptions.

It will follow the same format that Jim Shulman and Geoff Hopkinson used for previous editions. The address to send your contribution is [email protected]

This will be a non-profit, not juried/judged compilation of photos by any interested photographer. Anyone may contribute and any brand of equipment may be used. Please send photos that you have made during 2015. There will be no obligation to buy the book which will be published by Blurb and there will be hardcover, softcover printed versions offered and an eBook for iPad. There will be a small surcharge only applied for each purchase. For 2015 this will be the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Silicon Valley. While a 3-bedroom starter home starts at 1.5 million USD in Palo Alto, there are people who do not have enough to eat, even here.

*Please send two image files, ideally as attachments to one or two email messages.* Be aware that some email clients may reduce the sizes of images within messages by default.

Ideal image files are JPEG files around 2000 to 3000 pixels on the long side with file sizes of 1 to 2 megabytes. The sRGB color space
will be used when they are reproduced.

The book will be in our usual 10 inches x 8 inches (20x25cm) landscape layout. Whether in landscape or portrait orientation your images will not be cropped or altered by the editor. They will be fitted into the standard image layouts used. The Blurb software will size the images to fit.

For the left hand page that will be a box 2680 pixels wide and 2250 pixels high with a plain margin or as a full bleed image (with small
overlap of edges) of 2888 pixels wide x 2475 pixels high.

For the right hand page that will be a box 1500 pixels wide x 1796 pixels high (for a portrait orientation) or 2271 pixels wide x 1588
pixels high (for a landscape orientation). Both right hand page options leave room for a single caption for both images underneath.

In the text of your email, *please provide a single caption for both images. *This will be your name, and preferably a title for each
image. You may also like to include details of the equipment or similar *short *comment. Here is an example:

*Firstname Lastname* Opposite: 'left image title' Leica M3, Elmar 50 f/3.5
Above: 'Cats eating sushi' Fujifilm X-E1 XF 18-55, Boston LUG meetup