For the past couple of years I have used the Qoop publishing company to create a calendar from my Flickr photographs. In December I print up a limited number of these and give to friends and family for Christmas. Unfortunately, Qoop doesn’t provide any way to include text or descriptions of the photos on the calendars. The recipients of these calendars often ask about the photos, where I took them, etc. Therefore, I’ve done two things.
First, I’ve created a Flickr collection with sets all of the calendar images. There is a set for last year’s 2007 calendar and a set for this year. I’ve also got a set for calendar potentials, so I don’t have to go sorting through all my images when it comes time for the 2009 calendar. When I actually use an image from the potentials set, I’ll remove it from potentials and place it in the appropriate calendar set.
In addition to the calendar collection, I’ve created a VoiceThread for my 2008 calendar, which gives a bit of background about each image…
[tags]calendar, VoiceThread, photography[/tags]