to the Clemson Community Photography Project page
1: November 14, 2008
2: February 8, 2009
3: April 18, 2009
4: July 3, 2009
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Archive and Book Questions and Answers
can I do? You can be a photographer, or you can help us in selecting
and processing photographs, and perhaps in other ways as well.
can I do it? On the first photo day beginning at midnight and
through the day of November 14 ending at midnight. And similar to this
in later photo days.
- Who owns
my photographs? You own the copyright if you took the picture
(unless you did it for your employer). But you allow us to use your
photos we select in a book without charge, and will be required to sign
a release granting this use in the Photographers Registration.
- Can I
be compensated for my work? Yes, if we select your photo for
sale or if someone wants to use it commercially. In those cases the
ARTS Center will retain a commission and you will get the rest.
- How do
I agree to participate? Complete the Volunteer Form and/or the
Photographer Registration Form by printing them and mailing them to
Photo Archive, 212 Butler Street, Clemson, SC 29631.
- Is there
a deadline? We will have a deadline roughly two weeks after each
photo day. Submitting your photos after that will require approval of
the project director, and can reduce their chance of selection.
- Do I
have to live in Clemson? No, you just have to have an association
with Clemson. To us, this means you are a resident, work here, go to
Clemson University or work there, or are driving through on your way
somewhere and made an interesting photo.
can I shoot the photos? We are documenting the Clemson community,
so wherever that is. We expect most of the photos to be in or near the
city or campus. We also expect some to be farther away.
it cost anything? Only the expenses you choose to incur in making
and processing the photos. There is no admission or participation fee.
If you want to participate but cannot afford to or do not have a camera,
and tell us.
my photos be in the book? We don't know yet. Not all photos,
in fact probably only a small portion, will be selected for the book.
But if the jurors find that your photo represents the Clemson community,
it will be in the archive.
must cost something. Where did the money come from? Clemson City
Council provided startup funds to create and maintain the archive from
city fees which are required to be used for tourism and culture.
will be profit for book sales go? It is intended to support programs
at The ARTS Center. We hope there will be profits.
can I buy the book? That is yet to be determined. It will be
publicly announced when we complete publication plans, probably in 2010.
- Can I
participate in all four seasons? Yes. You can even contribute
to the archive on other dates as well, but those photos will not be
selected for the book.
if no book is published because it costs too much, or for some other
reason? We will all be very disappointed, you will still have
had a chance to enjoy photography, and your photos will be part of a
very fine archive.
if I shoot on a different day? You can still submit photos to
the archive, but they will not be considered for the Clemson Seasons
book. Del Kimbler, project director, plans to put many of his Clemson
scenes from other days in the archive, and you can, too.
- Are there
other ways to help with the project? Yes, volunteers can help
in cataloging photos and dealing with the logistics of the project.
They can also help in selecting the best of the shoots.
- In what
other ways will my photos be used? To advertise and promote the
archive and book project, in an exhibit at the Arts Center.
- Who decides
which photos will go into the archive? All suitable entries will
be placed in the archive. Suitable means consistent with the theme of
Clemson community and usable as a photograph.
- Who decides
which photos will go into the proposed book? Panels of volunteer
jurors from the community will select photos for the proposed book.
The book editors will make the final decisions.
I get my memory card, DVD, CDROM and printed photos back? Printed
photos will not be returned (so don't give us big fancy prints). Memory
devices and DVD/CDROM can be picked up at The Arts Center on designated
days posted on this website.
- How much
experience do I need and how old do I have to be? You need enough
experience to operate your camera. If you can read this, you are old
- Why four
seasons? In recognition of the Clemson slogan "In season,