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Graham
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Exhibition photo's

Post by Graham » Fri May 11, 2012 6:44 pm

Just heard from someone that went today and roughly eight photo's have fallen down.
If anyone is nearby and is able to re-stick them to the wall, that would be great.
I don't have any idea if mounts or photo's are damaged.

PhilBrew
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Re: Exhibition photo's

Post by PhilBrew » Fri May 11, 2012 8:20 pm

Yes we do seem to have a problem, to put it mildly. I received a call from the Octagon reception this morning at about 9,45 to say some photos had fallen. I went round and spent an hour putting them back up, but all I had was a limited number to the same sticky pads we'd used originally. I had only enough to add one to each fallen image, and strongly suspect that this will not solve the problem. I know Colin has a couple of packets, but I couldn't get hold of him today. I will go round again now and see whether Graham's reported falls occurred after my morning visit, but I am lacking the means to effect further repairs. Anyone know of industrial strength double sided pads or tape?

PhilBrew
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Re: Exhibition photo's

Post by PhilBrew » Fri May 11, 2012 9:14 pm

Well, the good news is that, for the moment at least, my repairs are holding good, so Graham's informant must have been in quite early this morning. I found about 16 photos down this morning. One or two had suffered minor damage in the form of mount corners crumpled where they had hit the floor, but the great majority were unscathed. I would be quite surprised if we had no further problems, so I hope Colin can be contacted soon and ride to the rescue with his spare sticky pads. The friendly security guy offered to stick back any more that fall off if we supply him with the repair material, but I think I would prefer to keep matters in our own hands. Keep looking for that industrial strength tape/pads - we don't want to have to resort to nails! :-)

PhilBrew
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Re: Exhibition photo's and Colour Management

Post by PhilBrew » Fri May 11, 2012 9:39 pm

PS Took the opportunity this evening to browse quietly through the exhibits, savouring the relief that they were still up in their proper places, but also just enjoying the exhibition itself. It was a real pleasure and I must say I think we can be proud of ourselves - well done everybody! We must try to think of a way of getting more people in to see it. Perhaps another PV?

On another topic Suffolk Mac User Group are having a meeting on colour management with an excellent expert speaker. This is not Mac specific, so PC users are also welcome. Details below -

Colour Management
Speaker: Peter Lovelock
Wednesday 23 May 2012, 7.00pm, St Nicholas Centre, Cutler St, Ipswich

Whether you are a professional or amateur, interested in photography, design or print, colour management is an issue that affects us all.

Colour management is all about consistency and predictability. We all want our outputted prints to look exactly like the rich saturated images we see on our monitors, but we all know by bitter experience that this is not always the case.

A properly colour managed workflow will ensure that your camera, computer and printer all speak a common language, and guarantee that when you see a great image on your monitor, that is precisely what your printer will output.

Peter Lovelock is a highly experienced colour management consultant who works for Colour Confidence in Birmingham. He specialises in cutting through the jargon and (using good old fashioned plain English) will explain:

Exactly what colour management is.
What settings we need to use in our cameras to achieve the best results
What settings we need to use in our editing software
What hardware we need to achieve consistent results
How to calibrate a monitor
How to calibrate a printer so that our printed output matches precisely what we see on our monitors.

Colin
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Re: Exhibition photo's

Post by Colin » Sat May 12, 2012 2:56 pm

Hi Phil, Sorry to have been out or reach, we have been to Coventry to do some babysitting. I have 96 sticky pads of the same make as those used already, if more are required I can get these from the range, but I could not see that they had any larger ones if we are still in trouble. Do you know if we still have a problem Phil, should we meet up there sometime?
Colin

Graham
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Re: Exhibition photo's

Post by Graham » Sat May 12, 2012 3:44 pm

Any one know what sort of times we can gain entry?
Tried to get in on Saturday afternoon and failed miserably.

PhilBrew
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Re: Exhibition photo's

Post by PhilBrew » Sat May 12, 2012 6:19 pm

Sorry to hear you had a problem Graham. In theory the Octagon is open 24/7. Outside of normal office hours there is always a security man on duty. He spends most of his time at the reception desk and the doors are then open. However he does have to go off on his rounds from time to time and then the doors are locked. In this case you call him on your mobile using the number displayed on the glass entrance doors - (I think it is 07714898305). He will come within a few minutes. . Or ring reception before you go on 575956.

PhilBrew
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Re: Exhibition photos

Post by PhilBrew » Tue May 15, 2012 12:46 pm

Just been in to check and found just one fallen photo which I fixed - with two extra pads this time. Thanks Colin for bringing round your spares - sorry I didn't see you - I was in fact in but in the garden taking advantage of Sunday's beautiful weather! At least it seems as if my first round of repairs are all holding - so fingers crossed. I'll keep an eye on things from time to time.

PHOTO PAPER
I have just been to Cartridge World on North Station Road - next to the bridge - and they have some Canon Inkjet photo paper at half price. 20 A4 sheets Satin 260g/m² ref SG-101 £5 which is 25p/sheet. I have used some and it is pretty good. They have 4 packs left. If anyone wants some but can't easily get there, let me know and I can bring it to tomorrow's meeting.

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