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Old 07-06-2013, 14:50   #1
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That Official Photo-a-Day for July 2013

As June rears its vitamin D deficient head that means we're almost at that good ol' month long photograph-a-thon.

You know the drill: Take a camera and go out (or stay in, it's always raining) and shoot, shoot as many photos of anything that takes your fancy. Done that? Now choose one glorious photograph out of that meagre bunch and upload it to the internet. Just the one. Do the same tomorrow and the day after that, repeating this for every day of the whole month. If you miss a day or two, don't stop. Try and finish the month.

31 photos is not as easy as it sounds.

If you think you have two great photos, good for you, still choose 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 some stuff you haven't done before, like street photography, shooting from the hip, macro, micro, wildlife, night shots, architecture, flash, infrared. If it gives you an image, it's allowed.

Shooting digital will obviously give you an almost instant gratification for posting online, whereas with film (excluding instant cameras) you'll have to finish the whole roll, get the film processed, digitised or scanned. This could take a few days or a couple of weeks before you get to put something online (unless you process your own film), but that's OK, you'll still have 31 photos at the end of it (a 36 roll will give you a little leeway).

Post production isn't what this event's for. It's going back to the basics of photography and improve yourself.

It is strongly advisable to put in some preparation, to map out / mock up ideas for photographs in advance as inspiration will not present itself every day; there is an awful lot of sudden **** that can get in the way of your valuable time. You'll also finds that towards the end of this long, long month that inspiration has dies & dried up and your idea list is long completed, but 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 (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 displayed with the free account. Create a new set and call it "Photo-a-Day July 2013", "PAD2013" or even "PAD2k13" and I'll link it to your name below. Other people here 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 or imgur.

The first event in 2005 we had eight people up for the challenge and it still hasn't died yet. Each year has produced some stunning photography from you (and hopefully giving you a better insight into your lovely camera gear & photography in general).

History:
Original 2005 thread is here
2006 threads are here and here with the 2006 flickr group and photos here
2007 threads are here and here with the 2007 flickr group and photos here
2008 threads are here and here with the 2008 flickr group and photos here
2009 thread is here with the 2009 flickr group and photos here
2010 thread is here with the 2010 flickr group and photos here
2011 thread is here with the 2011 flickr group and photos here
2012 thread is here with the 2012 flickr group and photos here

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Old 09-06-2013, 10:11   #2
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Re: That Official Photo-a-Day for July 2013

I did it last year and will do it again(As Yoda says,'There is no try,its either do or do not') 31 days eh...will have to remember to take a photo every day
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Old 09-06-2013, 17:49   #5
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I'm absolutely retarded with my camera and too lazt to get out and use it. So ... sign me up again, I really need the motivation.
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Count me in! I couldn't find a way to create a set without adding a photo... so just added an old one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tickett...7634272114532/
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I know I only really come back to these forums for one month a year, but hell yes I'm in

My set will be here.
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Can't remember the last time I picked the camera up in earnest and I've only just come back to the forums after a long absence (not forced, it's just that comping has become a habit and I'm on MSE more).
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That Official Photo-a-Day for July 2013

Scrub me from this please, just picked up a new project at work that's going to wipe out the next 6 weeks!
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I've been holding back the urge to play with my new lenses until tomorrow- let's go!
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God, less than 6 hours to go and I'm not prepared in any way. Luckily I have four trips out through work this month so will have a few different cities to fins stuff.
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good luck to everyone.

This year I am more prepared.
I've got a few ideas and i've now got a little compact which I will be taking with me to work in case I spot any photo opportunities when I don't have my proper camera
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