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Someone has placed a classified ad that links to an ebay auction with the first issue of Digital PhotoFX, the magazine I launched which was the first technique magazine on the market.
The interesting thing about this was that we only did a small print run of 20k and sold about 15k (most of the unsold ones were recycled as it's less expensive to do this than recall them from the newsagents). Issue two was a bigger seller, and each issue grew in numbers. As more people discovered the magazine they wanted to buy the missed first issue and our office back copies soon sold out. As a result we did something which was quite unique. I convinced the publisher at the time to reprint the magazine so we did a cut down version without the CD.
It's a long way round to say that if a magazine is to become collectible this could be the one.
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Hope you stashed a couple of copies then Pete
I remember the first issue of Digital PhotoFX vividly because as a result I got my first ever photo published in the second issue. I was a runner up in their first ever photo competition with a digital montage.
If I remember rightly, the winner was a picture of a quad bike leaping through a wall of flames looking as if it was heading towards the camera. My photo was an imaginary rocky landscape with a lake in which a woman was bathing in the moonlight.
I still have the pic but wondering if I still have the magazine..
The winning quad bike was used as a cover pic on issue 3 or 4. You were one of the early digital image makers then Paul. I only have one copy Cheryl. I'll be keeping that for prosperity.
I may be wrong about my pic also as I created two for the competition. One as described above, the other was in the same vein but was a woman laying on a mock 'stonehenge' type structure but again with the moon as a feature..
I'll have to dig them out and post on here. Mind you.. they're not great by todays standards with all the elements being taken on a 800,000 pixel digital camera and as was the case then, nearly all digital photography was composites and fantasy type stuff
I distinctly remember an image off the front of a PC magazine, can't remember its name, but the image was a digital one made in Aldus Photostyler (remember when it was that?). It was a car emerging from the surf in the sea and that was the image which inspired me to learn digital imaging...
I also remember the 1st edition well, because I had images printed in the magazine and from then I became a regular contributer for some years. What I can't recall is when the first issue went out. My guess is 1997, or is that a bit too early. Sadly I never kept any of the magazines my tutorials appeared in, the pile got too large to keep after a few years.
Hey Barry how's things? Still in Australia? It was indeed 1997 - out late November if I remember rightly. Cover date Dec 1997 / Jan 1998. I still have mine
I remember being published in the first edition of the new millenium of around 3 pages i thing it was.
I think thats where the BUG came from! long time agao Pete but i still remember you calling me way back in 1994 to tell me i had won two cameras in the same comp in PP.
them were the days Pete, see you next week no doupt?
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