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Old 08-06-2008, 21:28   #1
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Thumbs up The Official Photo-a-Day for July 2008 thread - Week Three!



Welcome to July and that time of year for the annual monthly long snap-a-thon now in it's fourth year.

The idea is simply to take and post a single photo a day, every day for the whole month of July, no exceptions*. 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. Try some stuff you haven't done before, street photography, shoot 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 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. 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.

It might be advisable 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 treks out. Practically everyone had 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 maybe the 2nd!).

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 2008" or "PAD 2008" or something and I'll link it to your name below. Other people use an online blog such as 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 2006 this went up to 36 taking part (and 25 on flickr) and roughly the same amount for 2007. Each year has produced some stunning photography (and possibly giving participants a better insight into their camera gear & photography). So, anyone else up for this... again again again again? Just sign up below.

The original 2005 thread here
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The 2006 threads are here and here
The 2006 flickr group and photos are here
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The 2007 threads are here and here
The 2007 flickr group and photos are here
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The *new* flickr group for 2008 is here

Participants:
aerosoulz
Andy Wilson
Art Vanderlay
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ChrisBlack
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danek
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DeadYankee
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JimLin
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John Dee
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mnementh
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PaulDCocker
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Professor Abronsius
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Quincunx
Radiohead
Ravioli
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robbie99
rosbif
Sheepking
sparkrite
surfer chicky
swsxp0s
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wen
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Old 08-06-2008, 21:37   #2
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Me, me, me...

Have joined the Group.

My Set is here.

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Old 08-06-2008, 21:37   #3
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This sounds like a good idea...

....count me in.....


.....suddenly remembers last year...

.... on second thoughts ....

Oh go on then.....

....I'll give it another go
 
Old 08-06-2008, 22:11   #4
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Totally joined up. I need a self induced kick up the ricker...

Here's my set: Blackhurst Films: DVDf PAD 2008

I'll be on hols in the last week of July, so that week will be a late upload - however, should make for some more interesting subject matter.
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:44   #5
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Here is a link to what will be my set - Art Vanderlay

Probably be a combination of digital and film for me this year, rather than all digital that it has been before.

I have found it really worthwhile the last couple of years - some of my favourite photos that I have taken have come from thinking outside of my normal comfort zone to get a shot in for PaD. And the inspiration from other Forumites work during the month is great too

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Old 09-06-2008, 08:36   #6
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I've joined - expect lots of photos of Brighton beach!

Hopefully July will be a bit sunnier this year...
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Sign me up.

My set will be right here.
 
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Added all of you and will link your names to your PAD flickr group as well, when provided.
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OK, I'm in!

To show my dedication, I've just upgraded to a Pro account

DVF-Woz!

I'm off for a couple of weeks in the middle of July, so my updates will likely be delayed. Combine that with me using film at least some of the time and I expect my uploads to be sporadic to say the least! I promise I'll take them on the days though!


/wonders if there will be film scanning facilities and Flickr access in Ibiza...
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I'll have a crack at this too and will host my shots here
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I already know how much I'm going to regret this, but I'm in!

My photos will be at http://www.flickr.com/photos/danek/s...7605514159842/

Thanks for organising Boink!
 
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Boink - I've updated my original post with the link to my set.
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I failed miserably last year, I might just dip my toes in this year to see how it goes!
 
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Count me in - am really busy throughout July, but fingers crossed I'll be able to get a shot a day
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I've been wondering when this thread was going to appear

I'm definitely up for this, although I'm not sure how much time I'm going to have in the middle of the month as I have some exams. May have to resort to pretty naff stuff for a bit (or miss a couple of days), but I'll see how it goes. Had great fun with this last year.

My set will be here.
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Add me to the list. I'll provide a url once I get around to renewing my flickr membership!
 
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Sign me up again - might manage to make it past the middle of the month this year, though my pictures might be delayed as we're on holiday for most of July!

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Sound like fun count me in
I start a new job, am off to a wedding and fly to Ecuador at the end of July, so should be plenty of opportunity for pictures
Once I've worked out Flickr I'll post a link

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