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Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 11, 2008 - 02:06am PT

This year I produced some calendars and hard cover photo books. I originally intended the books to be portfolio examples to sell prints with and for holiday gifts to some friends and family. I was surprised then when people who saw them loved them and wanted one.

So I’ve decided to offer them to folks here who are interested. I could make this simple and say you can have a 23 page hard cover photo book for $25 shipped or a 30 page hard cover photo book for $30 shipped. Calendars are $30 shipped as well. (anywhere in the world) For some of these items, that would be pretty close to my cost but the printer is always offering some deals that put a fair profit in it for me. The 30 page books have some images from around the world but the 23 page one is almost all Yosemite. I can do a 30 page on Yosemite as well.

If you want your books or calendars signed, it’ll cost you an extra $8, because I’ll have to reship it instead of mailing it from the printer to you. Let me know what you’d like me to write (only certain folks here can demand “Go McCain palin”)

Here’s where it gets complicated. I can customize these calendars and books pretty easily. If you would like me to add any of your pictures, or any of the photos in my galleries at

www.printroom.com/pro/peaklight,

to your photobook, I can do it for a design set-up charge of $15 per page. You only have to pay this charge once. If you order more than one custom book or calendar, only the first one will have this charge. Folks who have climbed with me can get images of themselves climbing that I took included as well.

Just arrange to email me your full resolution image (unless I have it) and suggest a caption, or look through my galleries and tell me which image(s) you’d like included. (captioned as you’d like. If it’s El Cap, you can always caption it “Rock that scares me to death”)

I can do a lot of other custom things for the photo books but real complicated requests may entail an hourly design charge so email me with your inspiration.

You pay by mailing me a check, or use your credit card, go to www.paypal.com and sent the payment to peaklight@newsguy.com.

For the calendars, I can also put your own custom dates printed in the months. Remember your anniversary or when your partner hang-dogged on a climb you sent. Lots of room to be creative, but each entry will cost you $3. Just email me the dates and the entries you’d like. I can have the calendar start on any month of any year.

I’ll keep this spam chain letter moving by posting up pages of the book, a few a week, until the political season is over and random Yosemite photos won’t seem like such a welcome relief from other off topic slanderings.

Other thread bumping ideas: Post your own photobook ideas, or parodies.

Peace

Karl

(as always, if you have dirtbag credentials and need a price break, I can do at least something if you make your case)


Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2008 - 02:09am PT

I'll post a few pages every once in while

peace

karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2008 - 02:11am PT
Jaybro

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 11, 2008 - 02:14am PT
I will be in touch..
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2008 - 02:16am PT

The latest version has a greenish background for the pages with the month and dates. I can change that too.

Peace

Karl
Bullwinkle

Boulder climber
Oct 11, 2008 - 12:03pm PT
Karl,

Nice pics!! please don't take this the wrong way, but there are a few people that use this Forum who also have products to sell the Climbing comnuity. Supertopo ie; Cmac sells AD space to a number of Climbing Company's, wouldn't it just be best to post a link to your site?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2008 - 12:15pm PT
Hi Bullwinkle

I'm sure folks would rather you be spamming your calendar here than mine, (and you're welcome to join in and post some of your images and a link)

Dean's work is great and cheaper too (but you probably can't get custom nudes)

http://www.stonenudes.com/

Let me know if posting your link wasn't ok. I figure since you didn't do it, no foul

In this political season, let me be refreshingly candid and state that I'm not ethical enough to buy an ad, and at $5 or $10 bucks profit a shot for a very limited amount of sales, I couldn't afford to anyway.

If Chris Mac were to send me a warning however, I'd certainly delete the thread.

It's probably true that I consider this infraction to be somewhat within the range of "I'm among friends" leeway, but I promise to post a climbing trip report next week to make up for it. A friend and I did the second ascent a few days ago of a 13 pitch Grade 4 on North Dome, Nataraj (dancing shiva) 5.10b A0. Sweet route, by Dan Dingle and crew. I'll even cough up the topo and stuff.

peace

karl

edit: The truth is that I probably would have posted this sooner or later anyway, but was actually spurred into action when somebody else took it upon themselves to post up about it last week.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=693581


Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 11, 2008 - 07:31pm PT
Thanks Fatty A good emperor should be a patron of the arts and wear fine new clothes as well.

Peace

karl
Double D

climber
Oct 11, 2008 - 07:50pm PT
Nice pics Karl.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2008 - 11:30am PT
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 13, 2008 - 11:31am PT
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2008 - 02:37pm PT
Note, there is no information on these books on my site. Haven't had a chance to update it.


peace

Karl
klk

Trad climber
cali
Oct 14, 2008 - 03:19pm PT
yeah, so long as chris doesn't mind, i wouldn't consider threads like this one spam.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 14, 2008 - 06:43pm PT
This one is just in the 30 page book but anybody could request it free in a 23 page book (as an additional page for $4 extra)

neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Oct 14, 2008 - 06:59pm PT
hey there karl... say, these are very lovely and very striking and beautiful...

say, i can't afford to right now...
but:

i am curious who your printer is....

do they PRINT books, soft cover or hard?

i get my books printed from the lulu.com folks, and i was just wondering (in case i ever needed it) if there are other printers, as well, that do this.... for at least, an affordable price for authors...

just curious...

right now, i still print where i am, as this is a free-store set-up for me, the only kind i can afford.....

the profit is made, when and if, something sells... that is when they get their portion---thus, i can send it in for print, free, but DO pay for my own book...

please leave a small note here, or email me...
thanks so very much...

good wishes for your lovely project...
Mike.

climber
Oct 15, 2008 - 11:58am PT
Spam? I say knott!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2008 - 02:24pm PT
Neebee, I sent you a link to my printer

This BW is in the newer photo books

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 15, 2008 - 10:34pm PT
In most of the 30 page books. Can be requested in a 23 page book

noshoesnoshirt

climber
Oct 15, 2008 - 10:35pm PT
bump. screw political threads
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Oct 16, 2008 - 12:27am PT
back to the top for this
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2008 - 12:38am PT
since it's a new page, I guess I should add an image or two to it.

Here's one image

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2008 - 12:41am PT
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
sorry, just posting out loud.
Oct 16, 2008 - 01:42am PT
bump
Anastasia

climber
Not there
Oct 16, 2008 - 02:00am PT
Bump!!!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 16, 2008 - 06:35pm PT
in some books, just ask


In fewer book, this close up of the ice is also around


couchmaster

climber
Oct 17, 2008 - 11:11am PT
YEAH, WHAT BRENDAPUFF SAID GOES FOR ME.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2008 - 01:08pm PT
It's getting to be Fall in Yosemite


This is in some books. Request if it's important


Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Oct 22, 2008 - 01:29pm PT
Had a chance to check out Karl's book with Mike Ousley a couple of weeks back. Quality stuff! Filled with Karl's beautiful images! Nice work, Karl!
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Oct 22, 2008 - 02:31pm PT
great stuff! just ordered mine.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2008 - 05:00pm PT
Jingy

Social climber
Flatland, Ca
Oct 22, 2008 - 05:13pm PT
Bump... To keep it going

P.S. Saw this book at the Art Auction... HIGH QUALITY!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2008 - 09:16pm PT

This is one of LEB's favorite images. Available free option on request


Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 22, 2008 - 11:59pm PT
big wall paul

Trad climber
tahoe, CA
Oct 23, 2008 - 12:02am PT
Great photos.
My friend Jason Toutolme has a cool website showing his "3d" images of places here in tahoe.
It's laketahoe360.com and then click on "360 virtual tours".
Although after looking at it myself just now, there's a hellofalot of ads on the site now. I guess he's doing well!
But his 360 of the base of el cap (at the nose raps) is really cool.
Paul.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 12:21pm PT
In all but "Yosemite Only" books

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 01:52pm PT
was in older books, now by request


Peace

Karl
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
somewhere without avatars.........
Oct 23, 2008 - 02:14pm PT
Who'd you use for publishing, Karl? Self publishing is fun, for sure. It can also be a headache too tho. Ton of work. When I did my book (climbing shots, mixed with various landscapes and text - 84 pages) a couple of years ago I used Blurb, if I remember correctly. It was pricey, but the quality (at that cost point) was hard to beat.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 02:27pm PT
I get em printed in China. They aren't cheap at all, but it's a new company and they pass out a lot of promotional and referral credits. Anybody who wants a referral can email me and I'll send them the referral link and they (and I) get extra discount swag out of it.

peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 02:37pm PT
I'm on a new leaf of this thread so I better post a few more images

These are in the southern Yosemite foothills and were in some older books. Easy to plug in your book for no xtra charge





Old&InTheWay

Trad climber
NC
Oct 23, 2008 - 09:46pm PT
Climbing related bump
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2008 - 09:52pm PT
Since you bumped it, I'l post another image (in old books, now by request)


a wider version of this was in the Yosemite Renaissance art show. I hung it sideways (narrow vertical style) and called it "Mother nature" I couldn't believe they hung it in the Valley Museum that way. Remind you of anything?

Peace

Karl
Dudeman

Trad climber
Hansen, Idaho
Oct 23, 2008 - 10:01pm PT
WAY-COOL images! awesome eye for nature.
Roxy

Trad climber
CA Central Coast
Oct 23, 2008 - 11:01pm PT
I second noshoesnoshirt.
Thanks for sharing, Karl
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Oct 24, 2008 - 11:32pm PT
Wow, Karl, That's some awesome work!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2008 - 01:05am PT
Honored Blitzo

Although a tiny rebel in me has a slight reaction when we refer to photography or climbing as "Work" Makes the Peter Pan in me think I haven't avoided "work" enough!

Peace

Karl
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Oct 25, 2008 - 04:40am PT
Karl, You are not avoiding work at all.
Most folks think that if you're not punching a clock, you're not working.
Well, They are dumb all over!
As a photographer myself, I have spent countless hours to get that shot, It has paid very little, but I don't care.
I love producing photos! It is work!


Your work is excellent! Thanks for sharing.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2008 - 11:52am PT
Thanks Blitzo

Here's the rub. you spent hours getting the shot but did you spend hours marketing and getting images in front of photo editors?

I haven't! That's the "work" where folks can actually make some more dough at this.

But we both know what we're talking about and yeah, I'm just talking smack.

Peace

Karl
nita

climber
chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 25, 2008 - 02:40pm PT
Karl Baba, any Ouch cartoons in your book? ;-)



edit: i say- no shame.
jiimmy

Boulder climber
san diego
Oct 25, 2008 - 02:51pm PT
Nice pictures, but shameful self promotion on a climbing discussion forum.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 25, 2008 - 03:44pm PT
I am shameful and fully encourage a long and divisive philosophical (or slanderous) discussion of my propriety on this very thread

This one's for Ouch


and this


I could probably put this second on in a photo book

peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 27, 2008 - 08:06pm PT
Ok, the front page is getting loaded with politics so I figure I better spam em down the page


Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 31, 2008 - 05:43pm PT
In some newer books, plus Ouch's interpretation

I actually took the left half on the picture and handed the camera to Rob and told him to snap the image when I climbed up to the target zone for the right half. Stitched them together later.



Thanks Ouch


Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2008 - 02:44pm PT
Spam deal to follow in the next post so I'm kicking down a few more shots that can be requested





Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2008 - 02:48pm PT
I got a temporary deal on printing costs so I can offer the following discounts for a time

20 page books...2 for $40 with each additional book for $15 each, good until 11-23 4 additional pages available for $1 each.

Calendars...2 for $40 with each additional calender for $15 each, good until 11-19

Peace

Karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 17, 2008 - 11:40pm PT
Can I get away with bumping my thread if I post this new el cap image?


I should note that instead of running a dirtbag special this year, all the prints from my galleries (some have technical glitches this week) are priced at printing cost plus shipping. You donate what profit you can afford via paypal when able.

http://www.printroom.com/pro/peaklight

Peace

karl
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 20, 2008 - 04:47pm PT
I got an extension on my calendar discounts, so the reduced price is now extended to Dec 18th (but order before Dec 1st if you need before Christmas)

Peace

Karl

Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2008 - 06:44pm PT
Deadline for getting a photobook or calendar before christmas is Dec1

For in interesting way to thumb through all the pages of the longest version, click here if you have a PC or intel mac that can run Silverlight 2.0

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.html?topic_id=695137

You can also check out my burning man book at

http://www.artscow.com/share/8lzzynbrxp9q

I live in many worlds

Peace

Karl
luggi

Trad climber
atwater california
Nov 29, 2008 - 08:10pm PT
Karl...I am in need of a 09 and that looks great....I will pay pal you...thanks

Mark
Anastasia

climber
Not here
Nov 29, 2008 - 08:20pm PT
Bump!
Your pictures are always a great pleasure!
AF
luggi

Trad climber
atwater california
Nov 29, 2008 - 08:21pm PT
Karl...havin problems sending you via paypal...I copied the email address and it says that something is missing???? let me know......;thanks
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2008 - 08:55pm PT
paypal

peaklight@newsguy.com

if that fails, paypal "karbaba@yahoo.com"

I don't have paypal for the profile email

Thanks!

peace

karl
luggi

Trad climber
atwater california
Nov 29, 2008 - 09:06pm PT
thanks Karl...$$ somewhere in route..thanks looking forward to it!!
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Nov 29, 2008 - 09:27pm PT
Damn, Karl! Most excellent!
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Nov 29, 2008 - 09:28pm PT
Thanks!

I replaced the december image with a special image beginning with your calendar as soon as I get your address from paypal


PEace

Karl
Largo

Sport climber
Venice, Ca
Nov 29, 2008 - 10:07pm PT
Those are really some inspired shots, Karl.

JL
littlemonkey

climber
CA
Nov 30, 2008 - 07:27pm PT
Beautiful images! Made my day to look at these. Keep posting! Thank you!
tinker b

climber
your local park
Nov 30, 2008 - 10:41pm PT
hey karl do you have anymore 5.5 lasers...my last pair were stolen!!! some little jack asses stole my dad's car out of the jones' driveway in vermont. they took my climbing pack that had both of my climbing shoes in them...so lame since i am sure they ended up in a dumpster once they sorted through the pack, and those lasers where in such good shape, and man i loved those shoes. oh well. i haven't climbed since my shoes were stolen since i have been caring for my mom. she is getting around on her own now, but the weather in mass sucks...i hope to be in the west soon...so now i need to find a pair of shoes...i hope you are well...i figured i would bump your thread too...
jbar

Ice climber
(home description... adjective, adjective, sensor
Nov 30, 2008 - 11:10pm PT
Karl, I'm sending you an email. I'm going to buy a 30pg but I have a question for ya.
tinker b

climber
your local park
Dec 1, 2008 - 12:04pm PT
hey karl, where do i send money if i ordered prints???
hopefully this will satisfy part of my home sickness.
p.s. did you make it to jtree this fall?
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 1, 2008 - 05:32pm PT
I've gone to a "shareware" model with my print sales. You pay for the shipping and printing costs on the net with your credit card when you order the prints. You donate my cut according to your means at the time or later if you need to.

Paypal to "karlbaba@yahoo.com" or there is a donation button on my website at

http://www.peaklightimages.com

Thanks for thinking of me.

Peace

Karl

Fletcher

Trad climber
the campfire just a ways past Chris' Taco stand
Dec 3, 2008 - 02:58am PT
I just ordered my 35-pager! Looking forward to seeing these nicely produced!

Fletch
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 3, 2008 - 04:39am PT
Thanks Fletch

I'm not sure where I got those tiny shoe but they are no more.

I'm finishing up work today on a 12x12 inch version of the yosemite Book. Will be available in 20 and 30 page versions.

It's a big ass coffee table kind of affair and they cost a bunch to print.

Here's the deal

$55 shipped for 20 page 12x12 books, with $2 for an additional page
$65 shipped for 30 page 12x12 books, with $2 for an additional page

Until near the end of december I can do two 30 page 12x12 books for $100 shipped anywhere.

no pressure to buy the bigger books, my profit is generally the same or less.

Peace

karl

SammyLee2

Trad climber
Memphis, TN
Feb 19, 2009 - 10:29pm PT
Just thinking about Karl and hitting old stuff. Karl, hope you are enjoying India. With all the crap in my life at the moment, I wish I was a happy villager there today. Guess it's my choice.

Peace to you brother man, (some get the punch line here)

SammyLee
Saramular

Social climber
nj
May 18, 2009 - 09:56am PT
Thats a really nice photo Book, i have been meaning to have [url=http://www.smilebooks.com]smilebooks[/url] create a photo book with my photos aswell for awhile now. Ive been mad lazy
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - May 18, 2009 - 10:49am PT
Thanks for the bump Saramular! I've had a horrible case of Mad Lazy Cow disease myself.

Since this thread came back, I'll run a special on 20 page books. $20 shipped anywhere in the world until May 26th. If you order 3 or more (save em as gifts) book three and beyond are $17.

Note: I can make calendars start on any month of the year.

Peace

Karl
dave911

climber
Jul 2, 2009 - 08:02am PT
Cool deal, who'd you print it with...http://www.smilebooks.com ? Lulu? Just curious.
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 2, 2009 - 10:05pm PT
I've been using www.artscow.com (they're in china so shipping is the big expense but it can go anywhere in the world for the same price)

Peace

Karl
bluering

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Dec 12, 2009 - 03:13pm PT
Holiday bump for some great gift ideas....(go to the first page too!)
Dick Erb

climber
June Lake, CA
Dec 13, 2009 - 05:01pm PT
Peace

Karl

Glad to see that Peace opening your vision. It is there for all of us to see, but not everybody sees it. This has been a very enjoyable thread. Thanks for showing us what you have seen.
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