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Old 06-06-2015, 21:04   #1
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The Tenth Anniversary Official Photo-a-Day for July, 2015

Ten years ago, next month I started a selfish thing. I tried to justify my rash purchase of a Nikon D70, a 40th birthday present (bought basically because I hated my Nikon CoolPix 5700). I'd hardly touched the £700 DSLR two months later, so hit upon the idea of taking a photo every day for the month of July, forcing myself to learn how to use it.

Now, if only I could get some other people to join in as well, that would help me keep going, though 31 photos in 31 days couldn't be that hard now, could it? I started a thread and some people on this forum thought it would be fun as well and came along for the ride. So it has continued.

Since then, I have actually gone onto a career in photography, video & editing, all thanks to this one wierd tip due to being in the right place at the right time and my love of photography. Anyway...


The rules as they have been for the last ten runs at this:

Take any camera and go and shoot as many photos of anyhing that takes catches your eye. Done already? Now choose one photograph out of the dozens of almost identical blurry crap and upload it into the internet. Just one. Do it all again tomorrow and for every day of the July. If you find you miss a day or two, don't worry or stop, try and finish the month.

I'm telling you now, taking 31 daily photos consecutively is not as easy as it sounds.

If have two great photos, you still can only choose one. Don't try and agonise over the small minutiae; try and have some fun (again) with your camera. Whether it's film, phone, point & shoot or DSLR, all formats are welcome. Try and broaden your horizons (but level them in Photoshop) and try something you haven't done before, like macro or street photography. There's many, many styles to choose from.

Shooting digital will obviously give you an almost instant means 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 necessarily what this event's for. It's going back to the basics of photography and to better your technique.

It is immensely advisable to put in some preparation for this, to map out / mock up ideas for photographs in advance as inspiration will not present itself every day; there is an awful lot of life that can get in the way of your valuable time. You'll also finds that towards the end of this long, long month your ideas will have all dried up and your emergency list exhausted too. But you'll 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 2015", "PAD2015" or even "PAD2k15" 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.


Thank you.



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
2013 thread is here with the 2013 flickr group and photos here
2014 thread is here with the 2014 flickr group and photos here

PAD2015 Flickr group HERE



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Old 07-06-2015, 16:11   #2
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I'll be in for my ninth year

We've just had a baby (he'll be three months old when this starts), so this probably means two things:

1 - Although I'll still be taking a photo every day, my upload schedule might be more delayed than usual.
2 - He'll probably feature in a lot of the photos!

My set will be here.
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I'm in for another year.

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I'm in!
On my phone so this may not work but my set is here:

https://flickr.com/photos/19475910@N...57654219582972
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I'm going to give it a try even though I desperately need a new camera!

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Easy target to beat this year then!
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Ha. Half day today as had a long day in Birmingham yesterday, only to realise all my camera gear is back at work...
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I've not really shared any pictures but I'd like to give this a try. Sign me up

Stuff will be here. Dusting off my Flickr account from 2009!
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I'll give it a go as well.

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I'll give it another go this year!

I'll update when I find my flickr account!
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Here's my first, haven't had time to map out subjects but hopefully I'll have something more interesting during the month when I get my new camera.


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July 1st 2015 - Sunlit Leaf
July 1st 2015 - Sunlit Leaf

Another 1st July, another garden macro.
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Took mine for today at about half past eight and, damn, that was hard work.

Anyway, July 1st

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Looking good everyone.

Here's today's shot.


01 - Dying Poppies by clockity, on Flickr
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