After years in the making (ok, maybe 30 days), the non-official 2013 Tesla Model S calendar is available! This includes some of the best owner and pro photographer photos on the Model S not from Tesla Motors. While I really wanted a calendar and I didn’t see anyone else putting one together, I started this project rather late – at the end of January. The calendar starts in March 2013 and ends February 2014 and has two bonus cover shots. I hope you enjoy it.
You can preview and order your own at Mixbook at http://www.mixbook.com/photo-calendars/interests/tesla-model-s-2013-8878...
The cost is $19.99 plus shipping. Try coupon code 30MBLIN1 which if it works, should save you 30%. They are always running some coupons so check around if this code doesn’t work.
This is a non-profit endeavor (I don’t make anything if you buy it). A huge thanks go out to all the photographers who agree to let me use these great photos in the calendar.
As background, I searched the Tesla and TMC forums for what I thought were cool and interesting photos. I selected about 25 photos and then contacted the owners for permission and in some cases, to get a higher resolution image. One photo I purchased from a professional studio (the custom painted MS in April), and another photo took quite a few hours of detective work to hunt down the original photographer (the snowy MS in December). The captions, where present, are what the owner requested when I asked for permission to use the photos. All photos used were pulled into Photoshop for sizing and in some cases minor tweaking, and in a few cases more significant tweaking such as adding a little sky at the top or gravel at the bottom so the image didn’t need to be cropped. Hopefully these digital manipulations are not obvious. My apologies to those owners who photos were not selected.
My calendar has been shipped to me, but not yet seen, so I haven’t confirmed the quality of the calendar and image printing. I’ll add an update once I get it and can confirm it’s as I expect.