NOC Classic Calendar 2018
Thank you to all who purchased the 2017 NOC Classic Calendar and for the kind comments. Preparations for the 2018 Calendar are well under way, but we are still looking for pictures of models other than Commandos and Dominators, as we are always overwhelmed with those, to provide some variety and avoid a somewhat biased subject matter.
So if YOU would like to see a certain Model of Norton included in the calendar then YOU need to send in pictures of that particular Model. We can only include pictures that have been submitted by you, the members, because traditionally the calendar is always made up of members’ bikes.
The sort of pictures required are digital photos of your bike, or a friend’s with their permission. A pleasant view for the background is good, but don’t make it too ‘busy’. You could try making the background out of focus so that the viewer's eye is brought to the main subject, which of course is the bike.
If you try to incorporate other things into the background, like vehicles or people, you may then need to seek various permissions to allow the picture to be used. You also need to make sure the whole bike is in the picture and that other items, for example a car bumper or a bike helmet, aren’t intruding somewhere.
Then there is the actual quality of the picture/photo. It needs to be in focus, crisp, clean and sharp with no camera shake. This will enable it to be printed well, without losing any of the detail. A high number on the MB size is good, although we have received some photos of around 1-3MB that were perfectly usable. If you can zoom in to the photo without losing any sharp detail and still be able to read any words or numbers on the bike clearly, then it is usually good enough on the quality side of things.
Please remember to include some information about the bike pictured. If you are not sure about writing something yourself, the team can do that for you. Just send some relevant and interesting information and we can do the rest.
The calendar team always tries to create a high-quality product for the members. None of us would want to buy, or receive as a gift, a calendar that didn’t have the best quality pictures possible, so standards and criteria are necessary.
If you have submitted pictures previously but been unsuccessful, what about giving it another go? This time your picture could be just what we're looking for.
We can't wait to receive your photos which can be emailed all year round to firstname.lastname@example.org If you lose this note, our contact details can always be found on the NOC website, in the NOCShop, under Contact us.
If you have any problems sending your pictures on email, please contact for further help, it could be a file size issue, but please don’t give up!
An acknowledgement email is always sent thanking you for your pictures, but if you haven't received a confirmation email within a week, there may have been a problem, so please do contact us to find out.
Thanking you in advance.
Lena & Tim
NOC Calendar Management Team