The June and July issues are being combined into one themed issue, The Wedding Issue, which will be published this week.
An issue of Shades will be published monthly through December 2010; they will also be themed rather than a particular month.
Beginning in January/February 2011, Shades will be published six times per year, also with a theme for each issue. We will be looking at the photographs of the old west, back to school, momento mori, toys, politics, your immigrant ancestors and more.
It takes a great deal of work to produce the magazine and it is accomplished with love rather than money. (OK, so my husband doesn't really buy this one. He says money goes out but never comes in.) In an effort to lighten the burden on all the contributors we are making this change in the production schedule.
Shades will also be adding some specialized publications to the mix that we hope will be of benefit to our readers as photographic resources. There are some doozies here.
You may or may not know that this year has been a challenge for me with some nagging health issues. I would like to thank you for your patience during the rough spots. Personally, I love Shades and will do everything in my power to "keep on keepin' on."