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About

I have lived in Anchorage, Alaska since 1978 and feel it is such a wonderfully unique location with so much diversity of natural beauty, interesting activities and adventure that I wanted to begin an annual project to showcase this beauty for the world to see.To that end, I plan to produce a retail calendar each year beginning with one for 2016 with what I consider some unique photography of the Anchorage area.

If all works out well, this calendar, titled:“Anchorage, Alaska & Vicinity 2016” will be sold in various stores locally and retail for $12.

My hope is that once other enthusiastic Anchorage-ites see the images in the calendar and the quality of it, they will want to purchase a number of them as Christmas or birthday gifts for family and friends Outside to show off our beautiful area.

All images are taken within the Municipality of Anchorage… Which is a HUGE area with a whopping 1,961 SQUARE MILES. See map below.

Along with standard holidays and moon phases, on each month there is information on the average Anchorage weather conditions for that month; rain/snowfall, high & low temperatures, and daylight hours.  There is also a smaller photo and a quote (inspirational, comedic or thought-provoking) from a famous person such as Helen Keller, Abraham Lincoln and Groucho Marx.  See sample below.

I am continuing to shoot more images in order to continue to produce a new calendar each year in hopes of starting a tradition. I am open to hearing from everyone about other locations, weather patterns and phenomena that they would like to see in future years.

The calendar will retail in stores for $12

Publication Date: Available early spring 2015

Specifications: • Retail Calendar is 8.6 x 11.8” folded size • Hole punched for hanging • Printed on high-quality gloss paper with UV coating on cover • Printed locally in Anchorage, Alaska

Below are the images that will be in the calendar.

Moonrise over the Chugach
Moonrise over the Chugach
Super Cubs in formation over Turnagain Arm at Beluga Point
Super Cubs in formation over Turnagain Arm at Beluga Point
Mt. Mckinley from Glenn Alps at Sunset
Mt. Mckinley from Glenn Alps at Sunset
Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm
Seward Highway along Turnagain Arm
Four More Images
Four More Images
Four other images
Four other images
This is a sample of what the interior design looks like for July
This is a sample of what the interior design looks like for July
Anchorage Area Map (nearly 2,000 square miles)
Anchorage Area Map (nearly 2,000 square miles)

CORPORATE BRANDED CALENDAR OFFER If you are the owner of a business, consider using the calendar as corporate gifts to employees, loyal customers and valued vendors. Purchase the calendar in bulk from the Rewards section.

OR…Corporate clients can have the same calendar customized and specifically branded with your corporate message. Corporate Branded calendars include the following:

• Full-Color plate change for both the front and back covers.

• A two-inch strip in 2-colors which hangs below the calendar, as part of the back cover, with your company name, logo and message as you wish. This exposes your company’s message year ‘round to the viewer

. • The inside calendar cannot be changed or altered.

• Contact me for full details.

Sample of Corporate Branded Calendar
Sample of Corporate Branded Calendar
Sample of Back Cover of Corporate Branded
Sample of Back Cover of Corporate Branded
Sample of Drop Down tab of Corporate Branded Calendar
Sample of Drop Down tab of Corporate Branded Calendar

Risks and challenges

The risks & challenges with this project are fairly minimal. I have experience from producing a book earlier this year and am confident in my local printer. Likewise the design is nearly complete. The risks and challenges are just to have the time and energy to see it through.

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    You get TEN signed 2016 Anchorage and Vicinity Calendars PLUS a custom made 16 x 24 inch signed print of your choice from any one of the calendar images PLUS a 4-hour photography Tour/Workshop with Jeff Schultz within the Municipality of Anchorage for up to 2 people. Includes first-class shipping in the USA

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