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Author Topic: The AKA is in need of photos and graphics.  (Read 3582 times)
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« on: June 08, 2009, 11:37 AM »

The AKA is looking for a few good photos and graphics.

Have you ever taken a good picture of your kite and thought, “that would look great on a tee shirt”? We would like you to donate your favorite kiting photos and graphics for the AKA to use in their Café Press Store? We have remodeled the storefront and are looking for some fresh photos and graphics to fill up the store with some really cool products. We are also putting together a Greeting Card Section and a calendar for 2010.

To become a part of the AKA Café Press Project all you need to do is dig through your kiting photos and send them to CafePressProject@aka.kite.org and then watch for you photo or graphic on products at the next festival!

Image Guidelines
·   NO UNOFFICIAL MERCHANDISE E.g., using names or images of musicians, bands, sports teams, athletes etc. without permission, even for fan club purposes.
·    NO CONTENT DOWNLOADED FROM INTERNET
·    NO NAMES/LOGOS OF COMPANIES OR ORGANIZATIONS E.g., NeoPets, Lakers, Dr. Pepper, Tommy Hilfiger etc.
·    NO TRADEMARKED TAGLINES E.g., Just Do It, The Ultimate Driving Machine, Got Milk? etc.
·    NO IMAGES OR LIKENESS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE E.g., photos of Pamela Anderson, Britney Spears, Brad Pitt, Michael Jordan, Homer Simpson etc.
·    NO MANIPULATED CONTENT E.g., using a company's logo as a basis of your design
·    NO PHOTOS OR IMAGES OF KNOWN COPYRIGHTS E.g., Mickey Mouse, Dragonball Z, Godzilla, Barbie etc.
·    NO COPYING OF PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED MATERIAL E.g., books, magazines, publications etc.
·   ALL IMAGES MUST BE OWNED BY YOU AND CONTAIN THE FOLLOWING
o   Your name.
o   Name of the kite.
o   Name of the kite maker.
o   Name of the manufacturer.
Image Formats
PGN or JPG
IMAGES SHOULD BE BETWEEN AT LEAST 200 TO 300 DPI

By submitting your photo to the AKA Café Press Project you give the AKA your permission for non-exclusive usage for Café Press Products.  All submissions will be considered a donation to the AKA. Tax deduction receipts are available from the AKA Executive Director upon request.


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« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 11:47 AM »

Actually, what you need to know is the total pixel count size.
I am not an expert and am open to others explaining it better than this.
Calendars I have had printed have pictures submitted at 1800 x 2300 pixels which allows for the bleed cutoff down to a final size of 1700 x 2200 pixels or 8.5x11 inches at 200 dpi or ppi.

200 to 300 dpi is the printing format.

If you are printing an 8 x 10 inch picture, for example, at 1 ppi to 1 dpi then you would want a minimum of

1600 x 2000 pixels

or a maximum of

2400 x 3000 pixels.

A photo can always be scaled down if there are more pixels than required. Scaling up more than about 50% can lead to some printing problems. Good luck.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 12:08 PM »

So, with exception to the tax deduction (which is quite vague, btw), what else do the chosen submissions get in return?

Free membership, maybe?
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 12:38 PM »

Also, don't use the AKA logo without specific permission.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 02:40 PM »

 Roll Eyes @ AKA
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 03:32 PM »

Who is the manufacturing company of the Prism Quantum anyway?

It isn't Prism.
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« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 03:47 PM »

So, with exception to the tax deduction (which is quite vague, btw), what else do the chosen submissions get in return?

Free membership, maybe?

Given that photos my wife and I provided were printed in Kiting magazine without receiving any sort of photo credit, my guess would be "nothing" ...
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 04:05 PM »

I have had photos printed at various times. Photo credits were given.

The magazine is basically a one-man undertaking, so mistakes will happen. But overall, the magazine is done quite well.
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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 04:46 PM »

I have had photos printed at various times. Photo credits were given.

The magazine is basically a one-man undertaking, so mistakes will happen. But overall, the magazine is done quite well.

Yeah, it wasn't just us... I don't think a single photo was credited in the latest issue.  But, I used to work for the NPPA and we put out a similar publication; so I know just how much effort goes into putting out a magazine like that.
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« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 07:50 PM »

Well if I can't use photos of Pamela Anderson or Britney Spears, there's no reason to submit anything!  Cry  What would kiting be without our beloved Pamela or Britney?  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2009, 07:56 PM »

The text used (including Pamela and Britney) is lifted straight from Cafe Press. It was not written by the AKA staff.
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« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2009, 11:49 PM »

regardless of who authored the legalese, i will definitely not be making any submissions.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2009, 04:09 AM »

Actually, what you need to know is the total pixel count size.
I am not an expert and am open to others explaining it better than this.
Calendars I have had printed have pictures submitted at 1800 x 2300 pixels which allows for the bleed cutoff down to a final size of 1700 x 2200 pixels or 8.5x11 inches at 200 dpi or ppi.

200 to 300 dpi is the printing format.

If you are printing an 8 x 10 inch picture, for example, at 1 ppi to 1 dpi then you would want a minimum of

1600 x 2000 pixels

or a maximum of

2400 x 3000 pixels.

A photo can always be scaled down if there are more pixels than required. Scaling up more than about 50% can lead to some printing problems. Good luck.  Smiley

This is correct. The pixel size should be around 1600 x 3000.

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« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2009, 04:13 AM »

So, with exception to the tax deduction (which is quite vague, btw), what else do the chosen submissions get in return?

Free membership, maybe?

These photos and graphic are considered a donation to help the AKA increase funds.

Photos and graphics that are chosen for the site will give credit to the person that donated them by putting their name on the section where the photo appears.
The photos chosen for the calandar will the persons name on the photo itself.

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« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2009, 10:42 AM »

So, with exception to the tax deduction (which is quite vague, btw),

Greetings -

Time for some tax law clarification here:

Two scenarios of the tax receipt question:

If the photographer gives us permission to use the photograph, but retains all other rights and interests in the photograph, no charitable contribution deduction is allowed.  The 2008 edition of IRS Publication 17 states on page 163, "Partial interest in property.  Generally, you cannot deduct a charitable contribution of less than your entire interest in property.  Right to use property.  A contribution of the right to use property is a contribution of less than your entire interest in that property and is not deductible."

If the photographer gives us all rights to, and interests in, the photograph, they may deduct the fair market value of the photograph.  It is the responsibility of the donor, not the charitable organization, to determine the FMV of a donation using one of the standard accepted methods of valuation.  If the donor quotes us a FMV, we can issue them a receipt mentioning the owner appraised value.  If the donor does not quote a FMV, we can issue them a receipt acknowledging the donation and letting them know they can deduct the FMV on their taxes and referring them to the appropriate IRS information on determining FMV.

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