Once per year in March at the monthly Photographers Exchange meeting, prints do get exchanged. The process is fairly straight forward, you bring a print to the meeting, and you take home a different print. And this usually brings out some really wonderful photographs.
Now the process is been pretty well defined over the last nineteen years. Everybody gets to vote for their favorite three prints, the scores are tallied and the person who’s print gets the most votes gets to be the first person to choose a print. The person whose print is chosen, now gets to chose a print, etc, etc. But even this process goes sideways, but Larry Vogel, the master of ceremonies usually has some way to get the process restarted, such as the person with the second most or third most votes getting to choose a print. Until they are all gone.
If you have to chose early, it can be aganizing to figure out which print to select, but some prints just seem to jump in your hands when given your turn.
This annual event is well attended and enjoyed for all of the right reasons.
By Doug Stockdale