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Old 21-06-2010, 09:33   #1
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The Official Photo-a-Day for July 2010

Welcome one and all. This will be the sixth year the challenge will have run and the first under the thedigitalfix name.

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. 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 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.

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 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 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 2010", "PAD2010" or "PAD2k10" 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 & gals a better insight into your camera gear & photography in general). 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
2009 thread is here with the flickr group and photos here


PAD2010 Flickr group *here*

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Old 21-06-2010, 09:51   #2
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I'll attempt this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/everyth...7624198860289/
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For the first time ever I shall be giving this a go:

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Old 21-06-2010, 20:30   #6
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Now we have the Official Thread running, I'll answer this white glove across the face :

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You have a digital camera Chris!
Shoot that alongside the film. Or are you too chicken? Are you? Cluck cluck /does chicken wing thing
Actually mate, I sold the D-Lux months ago - I've just been uploading old images. I suppose I have the iPhone
I might still do it though - it might be a cunning way of getting Mrs B to model for me this year

I will commit or not asap
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The Official Photo-a-Day for July 2010

Might do an instant film one to get the fridge a bit emptier!
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Might do an instant film one to get the fridge a bit emptier!
I would do it on FF600 but that would be nearly 80 quid's worth and most of them would be crap!

I might reconsider and give this a go though - instant could work if I can fix my instax mini to give me more choice of film types...

...or iphone maybe?

I need a "twist" - can't be arsed just to take 31 DSLR shots.
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Do you have a scanner yet?

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I'm in.

Here's my Flickr set link, with an Elephant Parade elephant holder image:
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Please count me in. I'll try and do more than the single picture I submitted last year. I have started a list of ideas so hopefully that will help
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I would have been in but this is the state of my camera at the moment

http://twitpic.com/1ytiyo
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I would have been in but this is the state of my camera at the moment

http://twitpic.com/1ytiyo
What a scary pic. I hope you were alright.
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What a scary pic. I hope you were alright.
Never mind that, how's the camera?
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I'm probably in.

I did 2 weeks of daily pics this month pretty effortlessly. But then work, the kids and other matters took over and my photography has become a lot more sporadic. Still, if I don't try, I won't make it.

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Camera is dead

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I'm in. Havn't used my camera in a while and was just thinking of how I'd like to take up photography again. Excellent.
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