OK, Lake Oswego and West Linn. You've got just one more day before it's time to swing those cameras into action.

On Friday, Jan. 25, the Lake Oswego Review and the West Linn Tidings are inviting both communities to help us put together our annual Perspective edition by shooting photographs of anything in Lake Oswego, Dunthorpe, West Linn, Rivergrove, Stafford and various points inbetween.

The theme for this year's Perspective is '24 Hours,' and it will consist of photos and short stories about one 24-hour period in our local area.

That means we - and hopefully you - will be shooting pictures on Friday, Jan. 25, from 12:01 a.m. until midnight Friday night.

Citizen photographers will be joining forces with the Review and Tidings staffs along with help from reporters and photographers from two of our sister publications, the the Beaverton Valley Times and The Times of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. Last Friday we assisted the Times papers with a similar undertaking.

How can you help? Take pictures of whatever is going on around you, at home, at school, at work, in your neighborhood or around town. The more involvement we get from you, the better the project will be. Take shots at night, during the day, in good weather or if it rains or snows … it doesn't matter.

You might choose to focus on your family, your co-workers, your neighborhood or your place of work. Anything local is legitimate.

After you have finished shooting, please e-mail your photos as jpeg files to us at [email protected] . Be sure to include information identifying who is in the pictures, exactly when they were taken - the exact hour and minute - and what is going on in the photos. Feel free to include anything else you want us to know and be sure to add the name and phone number of the photographer. All of this can be either in a Word attachment or in the main e-mail message. And please send those in to us no later than Friday, Feb. 1.

For more information on the project, feel free to call Martin Forbes, Review editor, at 503-635-8811, ext. 102, or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We are hoping we can entice many local people to participate in our project. It will be a fun exercise and provide readers with a novel way of showing off their photographic skills.

Thanks for participating.

- Martin Forbes, Review editor

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