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Fedora Picture Book


Driven by the Fedora Ambassadors, the goal of this photo project is to communicate what Fedora means to us and our communities. Images should show a Fedora user holding an object that symbolizes how the software empowers him or her in the Fedora principles of infinity, freedom, or voice [is principles the right word to use here?]. Submissions should include a short description (250-500 words) of how the subject uses the software and how this photo demonstrates one of the principles.

Photographers are open to interpret this theme as concretely or abstractly as they like. For example, you could choose to photograph something as straightforward as a teacher you encouraged to use Fedora in the classroom holding an apple with a Fedora sticker on it, or you could have someone photograph you holding a personal item that symbolizes what inspired you to join the project. Feel free to brainstorm for whimsical ideas as well, such as a developer covered in peanuts (because you have to be "nuts" to work for free, right?). Group photos are also acceptable, such as a group of ambassadors holding stacks of livecds to be distributed or XO's in the wild.

One photo per week will be posted on $website. Once enough submissions are collected [one year's worth = 52?], selected photos will be published in a collectable book available for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to $cause.


Jef Spaleta's suggests drawing inspiration from The Love Book


Images should be of high quality and at least $x-resolution by $y-resolution. You don't have to be a professional photographer, but composition, focus, and lighting are vital to communicating a strong message. If in doubt of your photography skills, feel free to ask a friend or post your idea to $mailinglist to see if we can find someone in your area who's willing to help [maintain a wiki page for volunteer photographers?].

Images must contain at least one person holding an object. The criteria defining both person and holding is flexible and could incorporate using hands, feet, or items resting on the body of people, robots, statues, animals, or other creative interpretations as long as it applies to Fedora and you can explain how it demonstrates infinity, freedom, or voice. The subject's face does not have to be visible. [Legal: do we need model release forms?]

Images must be licensed in a manner that allows derivative works [and commercial? Not sure what's required for "proceeds go to charity" use]. The Fedora logo and editorial text based on your description will be superimposed on the image, and it may be adjusted for color, brightness, contrast, etc. [Legal: what else is needed here?]

Get inspired!

Want to contribute to The Book but aren't sure where to begin? Read over the following list of power words to see if any experiences of how you've enriched someone's life because of Fedora come to mind:

  • success stories
  • empowerment
  • pride
  • culture
  • diversity
  • strength
  • knowledge
  • community
  • extraordinary people
  • solutions
  • freedom
  • sharing
  • adoption
  • innovation
  • contribution