On Friday, Jan. 25, we hope you will help us shoot local photos all day and night for our Perspective edition

The calendar is closing in on 'P' Day.

That's the day - Friday, Jan. 25, actually - that we are inviting the community to help us put together our annual Perspective edition by shooting photographs of anything in Lake Oswego, Dunthorpe, West Linn, Rivergrove, Stafford or points inbetween.

It's a big undertaking and we would appreciate your help.

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 photos on Friday, Jan. 25, from 12:01 a.m. until midnight Friday night.

Perspective itself will come out in the Lake Oswego Review and West Linn Tidings on Thursday, March 13.

But the big day - the only 24 hours we care about - is Friday, Jan. 25.

We'll have our own Review and Tidings reporters and photographers out all day that day, shooting pictures at the local police and fire stations, schools, public buildings and gathering places, parks and local business areas and neighborhoods. We are even bringing in some help from our sister newspapers, the Beaverton Valley Times and The Times of Tigard, Tualatin and Sherwood. (We will be helping the Times people on Friday for a similar project in their circulation area).

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.

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

Your subjects can range from people and animals to landscapes or action shots. All we ask is that the pictures be taken on Friday, Jan. 25, between 12:01 a.m. and midnight.

All that's left is to e-mail your photos as jpeg files to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 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. .

Thanks for your help. We look forward to working with you.

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