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The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby Styluss » Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:33 pm

That's right folks it's time to start getting the 2016 Beretta.net calendar rolling (FINALLY!) so we can have it ready for Christmas!
For any newcomers to the community every year we take submissions and then vote as a community on which photos will be included in that year's calendar. So shine up that old girl and grab the camera before the weather sets in and get some great shots to submit for voting! Maybe one of these years I'll get this going before the end of the damn year! :oops:

There are always some minor exceptions, but these are some general guidelines we've gathered over the years:

Please include your member name, your real name and location (city state) when submitting your photo. Also, please include what you would like your car listed as; model, year, engine, transmission, etc. The minimum to be included is the year, model and engine. Send all submissions to: Stylusskid@msn.com - We'll only list out what you provide and I'm not going to go chasing info so get me what you want right off the bat. This is the ONLY way to submit a photo and I'll be sure to write back to let you know I got it.

Submission will be accepted starting now and through October 18th at midnight MST. I think two weeks should be more than enough time for everyone to get a photo taken and sent to me. I must have a minimum of 12 (duh!) good pictures to make this work, so everybody get out there and shoot! You're welcome to change your submission at any time... just e-mail me a different picture and notify me of the change. There will be NO deadline extensions. So everybody get out there and shoot! And remember, Corsicas are more than welcome as well but you keep that Cavlier to yourself.

Voting will commence on Monday, October 26th and will end on Sunday, November 1st at Midnight MST. This will give me and Woody enough time to get it all sorted out, edited and complete for ordering in time for Christmas!

REMEMBER, we're a mighty picky group these days... This photo should be top notch!
Here are a few pointers from numerous members over the last few years. Honestly, if your photo isn't up to snuff I'll reject it. A rejection will only come from a sizing or quality issue as once formatted for the calendar any low res photos will absolutely look like crap.

- Location. Pick somewhere unique and exciting... your driveway doesn't cut it. I've shot in front of a mansion, I've seen photos snapped in warehouses...
- Lighting. Early or late in the day is best for natural light. Midday sun is flat and doesn't provide much shadow or detail. Colors get washed out.
- Get rid of the junk. Crop out or use Photoshop to remove distractions. There are several members that can help with this but please not we're not Photoshop Gods. I can assist a bit and if you would like something specific done just mention it when you submit your photo.
- Clouds are your friend. Clear skies may be great for going to the beach, but your pictures will be more interesting with clouds.
- Mergers. Watch out for for two or more objects overlapping... such as a light pole coming out the hood of a car.
- Angles. Get high up or low to the ground. If you take a picture of a car from standing height, it's probably going to look like any other snapshot.
- Get closer! But not too close... You're taking a picture of the car, not all the crap around it. Unless you're trying to show the scale of the scenery, get close and show us the car! Plus too much random stuff in the background will not help you. People, pets, other cars, trash...
- Cropping. Take note that the uploading of the photo into calendar format will knock off a bit of the edges of the photo. Make sure the entire car is in the picture with some room to spare on the edges or you may get cut off if you make it in the calendar.
- Color. This goes along with light; washed out pictures are lame-o. Vivid colors = excitement!
- Photo Quality. Dude, that old bar phone from 1996 isn't going to cut it. We have image size and resolution requirements that are posted below.
- Pictures must be of high quality. Cropped to 8.5x11 at 300 dpi, or 1280x800 resolution minimum. Better yet, just set your camera to the highest quality it can take and submit that. Any pictures with insufficient resolution will be rejected and the member will be notified. It is 2015 and everybody should have a decent camera nowadays of at least 5 Megapixels.

As always, I'm more than happy to completely rip apart... I mean critique your submission if you would like some thoughts from a 6 time calendar winner!
Let's do it! I expect to have A LOT MORE submissions to choose from this year with the reasonable growth the community has seen.


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby Asylum » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:35 pm

Sent mine.

Pretty plain white GTZ but it may be the nicest one around.

White just WON'T photo well with pearl in it!

FWIW

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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby DanteGTZ » Tue Oct 06, 2015 10:04 pm

Beretta awesomeness: SUBMITTED


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby whiteretta » Sat Oct 10, 2015 9:57 pm

If it starts getting close to not having enough cars, I could submit one of mine that I took from my photo shoot last year, if that's acceptable. I'm still in the process of the 3500 swap, unfortunately...

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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby Styluss » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:18 pm

As of now I only have 4 submissions!


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby Asylum » Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:29 pm

OK! I'll be January, July (my Birthday) and November. :Yahoo!:

(Remember my birthday Ryan? I bought dinner for you and Jene, ON MY BIRTHDAY, in Denver!)

Just a thought :beer:


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby GTZfan » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:43 am

Asylum wrote:Sent mine.
Pretty plain white GTZ but it may be the nicest one around.


one of the nicest :beer:


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby heavywoody » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:12 am

Submitted.


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:40 am

I don't think I have any pictures of my car not on jackstands this year... oie...



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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby themixer » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:35 am

i will have one after the trip i am going on this weekend !



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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby extreme1ont » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:42 pm

Submitted :Yahoo!: :Yahoo!:



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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby GTZfan » Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:01 pm

Submitted.


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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby tristynn » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:56 am

3X00-Modified wrote:I don't think I have any pictures of my car not on jackstands this year... oie...


All my recent photos are of my car on a trailer. lol :O: :unknown:



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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby angel19xi » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:19 pm

Is there enough submissions?



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Re: The 2016 Beretta.Net Calendar Submission Thread!!

Postby Asylum » Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:52 pm

angel19xi wrote:Is there enough submissions?


Don't be silly! Mine alone was enough :Yahoo!:

Just kidding! The more the better to represent our silly car community!!

DO IT!! :beer:
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