Monthly Shooting Assignment

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  1. david b

    david b Member

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    Do you think a monthly shooting assignment would be good for APUG? I know that a few other sites have this type of thing and I personally, enjoy viewing what people have done as well as participating in it.

    I know that the Egg Slicer seems to have piqued the interested of several folks, I thought it might be a good thing for APUG to have as well.

    And if this goes forward, I think the "subject" should be of interest to all interested parties. So one month would be a still life and the following month would be a landscape and then a portrait another month.

    So, whatcha think?
     
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    It isn't a bad idea, I've seen it work quite well in a number of places. Unfortunately, I rarely participate in them - the turnaround time is usually too short for me.
     
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    My shooting is normally somewhat sporadic although should be becomming less so, so for me as for roteague.

    Tom.
     
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    I think if it were monthly, as you've suggested, it's a great idea. I'm sure I'd make time in a thirty day period to be able to participate.

    =michelle=
     
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    Unless I am mistaken, didn't Petersens' Photographic or another publication have something like that in the past? But like Robert, I would probably need more that a month to take part in something like that.

    Rich
     
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    Sounds like a great idea!
     
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    I would be interested, but with a longer turnaround time..... maybe 90 days?
     
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    We did this for a while here on APUG and Sean did have a place in the gallery for it. Not sure what happened to it but it was fun.
     
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    I think FrankB ran it for quite a while, but it was dropped because of evential lack of interest. That doesn't mean that someone else can't organise it again.
     
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    Yes, this would be fun and 90 days would be about right for me.

    60 days to ignore it, 20 days to be vaguely disturbed by the "something I needed to do". 5 days of terror in remembering and 2 sweaty all-nighters to pull it off.

    About right.

    Frank
     
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    i would participate most months i think.
     
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    I would be willing to give it a try though I don't know if I would regularly commit myself to it.
     
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    I might manage an annual, but I find monthly too "hurried" for LF on the sites where I've tried participated in these.
     
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    Come on you guys. On the first of the month, the subject would change. You can do this and if you can't just add to what you can.

    But I would love to see this and would certainly be a part of the "moderation" if needed.
     
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    I believe we have a volunteer here, folks... :D
     
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    The APUG challenge gallery is still there. Maybe you can revive interest. It might also make for an interesting print exchange as well. I'd certainly be more serious if I had comitted to sending out a print, and not just submitting a scan. But every 90 days would be about as fast as I could shoot/print/send an "assignment".

    As Ole said, David, volunteering??
     
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    I am volunteering. We can start with August. I would think the "challenge" would run monthly but with postings can happen any time.
     
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    Good idea- that way folks can post responses when life allows, even if it is outside of the 30-day limit.
     
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    You could post a year's worth of monthly subjects. This would give people anywhere from 30 days to 364 days of time. It may take away from the spontaneity of it though.
     
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    Sounds like a lot of fun to me!
     
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    This sounds like fun. I use film which I develop myself, then I scan and print on an inkjet printer - so I am not allowed to participate with these images. But would scanned Polaroids be allowed?

    Regards
    -- Ruediger
     
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    Sounds like a good idea to me. I occasionally participate in a similar monthly contest; it is my experience that a month is rather short, especially for us analog people (the one I participate in is mainly populated by "the others", and just a few analog shooters). Two weeks to think of a good scene in the back of your mind, third weekend to shoot & develop, skip printing, scan from negative.

    Take 1 1/2 month, and there's more time to shoot again and to do proper printing (I find scanning a print a lot easier than scanning from the negative).

    Long story short: yes, I'd be interested in such a contest.
     
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    I have created a subforum for this project. David B will be the owner and moderator of this project and subforum. I have also changed the old challenge gallery to be the new Monthly Shooting Assignment gallery. If you guys need anything else let me know, sounds fun :smile:

    Sean
     
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    Add me to the list (if that's how it works).

    Steve.
     
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    Would it be a contest, or just sharing photographs?

    I'd be more interested if it's not a contest as such, but probably not every time - but when I could get to do it and felt inspired by the subject I would...(btw, how would it be decided what the following subject is to be?)

    Cate