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It's amazing to find that I have just produced the fifth annual ADAPS Year Book. Time certainly passes by and things accumulate. It will be in danger of becoming a veteran publication soon.
The idea was and is to keep a more accessible record of the photographers and the images they produced, each and every year. We have quite a pile of old prints and even glass lantern slides, but apart from the rare showing all of these are tucked away from casual gaze. Members and visitors look at the yearbooks and every year more have wanted to join in. I think it's a fantastic way to keep a record and to showcase what the membership are capable of.
The first edition was done via Apple, but all subsequent editions I have made using Blurb. The first book is available for viewing at the clubroom and editions 2-5 are all there to be viewed at Blurb on my page johnriley1uk.
This is something every club could do and the members do look forward to seeing their images in print. They submit three images each and I choose the two that fit the flow of the book best. Everybody gets in regardless of whether or not they are a complete beginner or an experienced photographer. Those "beginners" can be pretty good and it keeps everyone on their toes.
So it was the early hours of this morning that I finished and uploaded the book and although it's quite a time consuming process it's one that I'm pleased to do every year.