I’m ready to take on my next project.
This one shouldn’t take as long as the 365, but it will be time consuming.
Not that I can access my Day Zero Project list right now (the site has been down for several weeks, though the owner has assured users that the lists are still safe and once he is back from a long trip, he will be working to fix things), I know one of my goals was to create a photo book of my collection of geocoins, pathtags and signature items. At first, I thought I would put them in different books. But in the end, I think it would be good just to do them in one big book for myself.
As a collector of signature items, I have gathered a large ammo can full of the items over the years. The Pathtags, too, are plenty as my collection right now is at 566 tags. And as soon as I log all the ones I got in the Pathtag Christmas Exchange, I’ll have more than 600 tags (!) … so quite a few. My coin collection isn’t as vast, though I probably have 50 coins or so I’ve gathered over the years.
The idea is to take individual photos of each item. With coins and some signature items, it will require two photos — one for the front and one for the back. The tags will be good with one side only, unless it has one of the special backs. In that case, I might take a photo of the back and block out the numbers for the logging.
This will be time consuming for sure.
The first part of this project will be to create a light box I can use to take photos of all these items. I’ve found a couple of spots online that show how to make them and there’s also ones that can be purchased online at pretty affordable prices. So I’m going to weigh which is better and go from there. Then I’ll start the process of taking photos of all of these items and start shifting them into the book layout.
I’ll break the book up into three sections so the items are separated, but I do like the idea of having them in one book together. It will make for a good conversation starter, I imagine.
I look forward to this project and hope the end result is what I am hoping!