Over the last few days I have sorted through hundred’s of litter items collected across the littoral zones of over 20 beaches on the west coast and more recently Shetland to select 40 items identified with Dr Cowie two weeks ago for possible inclusion in the Guide to Beach Litter.
My aim is to select the ‘best’ samples that are representational of what might be found on the beach.
So far 20 items have been photographed each item being shot multiple times on a selection of settings to ensure I achieve the best image possible. The items will be digitally ‘cut out’ and positioned on the Guide layout . My aim is that the Guide should echo the natural history field guides where the species are collaged together on each page.
But before the processing can begin there are another 20 items to choose, group together, position, reposition and photograph.
I estimate that the ‘Guide to Beach Litter’ will cost £3,000 to produce. £1,100 has been pledged which will cover the photographing , processing and layout of the work . I still need to raise £1,900 to cover the printing – ideas of how to raise this would be much appreciated. Many thanks.
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