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Old 11-06-2009, 13:28   #1
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Square Grin The Official Photo-a-Day for July 2009 - Photo's here!

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Welcome one and all. This will be the fifth year the challenge will have run.

The idea is simple, to take and post a single photo-a-day, every day for the whole month of July, no exceptions*. That's 31 posted photos. 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 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, don't worry, just carry on the next day. If you have two great photos, choose only one.

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 advisable to be prepared and to map out some idea for photographs in advance as inspiration may not present itself every day, or time / work / family constraints may prevent you from long day's of shooting. Practically everyone has a few days towards the end of the month that were short on ideas. July is a long month, you'll probably realise this by the 21st (or well before!).

To keep a chronological log of photos I have an account with
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(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 2009", "PAD 2009" or "PAD2k9 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 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 a better insight into your camera gear & photography). So, anyone else up for this... once more? 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


PAD2009 Flickr group *here*
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Must..... resist........

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The only camera I'll be able to use is the D-Lux, so if you'll excuse my point and shootiness, then I'm also in Shouldn't be too hard to top my efforts last year

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I'm in. The last week or so of the month I'll be on holidays in Turkey so I may be a little late in posting them, but it should give me an opportunity to explore a new type of photography for me - I've bought an underwater housingfor my Canon A710is

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I'm very tempted and very scared...

Ok, go on. Put me down!

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I'm happy to give it a go, I just hope I can manage it!

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had a go a couple of years ago and gave up half way through. it really is incredibly hard work and can drive a wedge between you and your camera if you let it. considering having another go this year but need to plan out a load of shots for days when I cba to head out.

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Och - I walked right into that!

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I'm in. Not sure if it will be a Lego theme this year...

Here's the set, PAD 2009

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I'm in. I look forward to and dread the month equally

Off for 10 days in Iceland during July, so those 10 days should be easy to find something to shoot at least.

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Although with a 3 month old daughter, I'm not sure if that's going to be a hindrance (lack of time), or a benefit (easy photo opportunity when I've run out of time/ideas)....

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Got some ideas, here's hoping work and weather are kind.
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And just added your pic to my faves

How about a flickr group just for this?
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