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Old 09-06-2011, 10:31   #1
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Talking * The Official Photo-a-Day for July 2011 *

Welcome once again you lucky people. It's rapidly approaching the time of year for that month long photographic challenge.

The idea is simples. Grab a camera and take and post a single photograph a day, every day for the whole month of July, no exceptions*. That's 31 posted photos. If you have two great photos, choose only one. Don't try and agonise over the small details, try and have some fun again with your camera, whether it's film, digital, point & shoot or DSLR. All formats are welcome. Try out some stuff you haven't done before, like street photography, shooting from the hip, macro, wildlife, night shots, architecture, flash, infrared, it's all allowed. *though if you miss a day, live with it, keep going.

Shooting digital will obviously give you an instant result for posting online, whereas with film you have to finish the whole roll, get the film processed, printed or scanned... This could take days or a couple of weeks before you get to put something online, unless you process your own film, then the timescale will be much shorter. Again, don't agonise over post processing, that's not what this event is for. Try and get the composition and exposure right in the camera, this is a learning experience.

It is well advisable to be prepared and to map out some idea for photographs in advance as inspiration may will not present itself every day, or time / work / family constraints may prevent you from long days of shooting. Practically everyone has a few days towards the end of the month that are short on ideas. July is a long month, you'll probably realise this soon enough (and if you've taken part before you know it already).

To keep a chronological log of photos I have an account with flickr.com (the basic account is free), if you keep the uploaded photos to 800 pixels on the largest side then you'll easily get all 31 photos in with the free account. Create a new set and call it "Photo-a-Day July 2011", "PAD2011" or "PAD2k11" or something and I'll link it to your name below. Other people use an online blog like www.photoblogs.org to host their photos with accompanying comments. Otherwise you can set up a free account with photobucket or even just post individual photos here using imageshack.

The first year we had eight awesome people up for the challenge and it's been steadily rising ever since. Each year has produced some stunning photography (and hopefully giving you guys & gals a better insight into your camera gear & photography in general). So, anyone else up for this... again? Just sign up below.

History:
Original 2005 thread here
2006 threads here and here with the 2006 flickr group and photos are here
2007 threads are here and here with the 2007 flickr group and photos are here
2008 threads are here and here with the flickr group and photos here
2009 thread is here with the flickr group and photos here
2010 thread is here with the flickr group and photos here

PAD2011 Flickr group *here*

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Old 09-06-2011, 10:35   #2
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Old 09-06-2011, 18:56   #3
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I've done this for 3 years - maybe I should do it again to get inspired taking non-model shots again?
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Old 10-06-2011, 13:25   #4
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I will be in for this again. Will try to actually complete the set this time - the last 2 years I have taken something every day but not got round to actually posting them.
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Old 10-06-2011, 13:35   #5
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I've done this for 3 years - maybe I should do it again to get inspired taking non-model shots again?
Or you could post up 31 model shots
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Old 10-06-2011, 15:18   #6
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I'm in. My Flickr set will be here. Currently I have a placeholder image there that to open the set.
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Old 10-06-2011, 18:30   #7
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Havnt done a PAD yet so I think I'm in! Dont expect landscapes every day
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Is it that time again already ???

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Been a couple of years since I did this last so count me in for another go.

Set will be here http://flic.kr/s/aHsjuV3NsV
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I'll give this a go, been looking for something to make me carry on learning.
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I'm new to the forum... gona give this a try =] its something a bit different for during the summer hols before i start uni. photos will go into a set on my Flickr account - http://flic.kr/ps/Smbth any comments are welcome on any of my photos

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Hey folks,

I'm not taking part this year but just posting to say welcome to the Forums to Caroline who I know.

I will obviously be checking back over the course of July as there are loads of great photos taken by everyone during this wee project.

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Put me down, I will try life is quite busy at the moment!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/surfer_...7626871640121/

The annoying thing is I work in such photo inspirational place yet Im not allowed to take any photos ggrrrr
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