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Bertus
03-01-2012, 12:26 PM
The Monthly Shooting Assignment for March and April 2012 is: Traffic, on the land, the water and in the air.
This give a lot of possibilities so I expect many participants and photographs!!!

For any new readers, here's the basic idea of the MSA : (copy)
1. Take note of the MSA assignment, which will be inserted into the title of this thread.
2. Take your photo(s) according to the assignment guidelines. Try to shoot something new rather than grabbing from your archives.
3. You can post your photo in the MSA Gallery or, you can host your photo elsewhere and link to it in this thread, or, you can post it as an attachment to a message here in this thread and it will show as a clickable thumbnail.
4. It's all for fun, there are no prizes, but at the end of the MSA, a previous winner will choose a new assignment and a new "victim" to lead the MSA in a couple of months time (it's not really monthly).
5. How to upload: the same as in the standard gallery, press upload, then push on the "Categorie", you find a drop-down menu and press the Monthly Shooting Asignment, itís placed under the "Member organized functions" and enter the rest, thats it. If you aren't a subscriber, you cannot upload to the galleries so subscribe first.

Good Luck!

nsouto
03-02-2012, 04:25 AM
Wow! A few ideas already. Thanks, Bertus!

barbara ann
03-02-2012, 07:39 AM
Actually, I have lots of "Traffic" pics in my files, but I'll be good and take new ones for this contest!
Kudos Bertus on your detailed explanation of how MSA functions for newcomers!
Now, off I go to the streets...

Bertus
03-03-2012, 08:01 AM
I have uploaded some examples "traffic" as a start. Here is another and I am very curious to see your results!
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Leigh B
03-03-2012, 03:02 PM
So... Where is the "MSA Gallery"?

- Leigh

MattKing
03-03-2012, 10:52 PM
So... Where is the "MSA Gallery"?

- Leigh

Try here: http://www.apug.org/gallery1/browseimages.php?c=508

Leigh B
03-03-2012, 11:25 PM
OK Thanks.

- Leigh

Bertus
03-06-2012, 12:59 AM
Example: Traffic inTaipei, a litthe overloaded moped...
http://www.apug.org/forums/attachments/monthly-shooting-assignment/47441-monthly-shooting-assignment-march-april-2012-traffic-traffic-9.jpg.att

Bertus
04-03-2012, 02:49 AM
One Month to go for this Traffic MSA. Let them coming!
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jeffreyg
04-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Foot traffic Rome, Italy

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http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

Bertus
04-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Only two weeks to go for the The Monthly Shooting Assignment: Traffic, (on the land, the water and in the air.) Take your chance and upload your image!

Bertus
04-25-2012, 02:58 AM
One week to go for the The Monthly Shooting Assignment: Traffic, (on the land, the water and in the air.) There are a lot very good pictures already, thanks!

btw: I have asked the MSA owner and Seans to un-stick the now useless sticky-note sept-okt 2011 for 3 times about 7 weeks ago, but no any reaction. Should I maybe use smoke signals ore is there another solution?

kraker
04-25-2012, 08:45 AM
Regarding the un-stick, I have made the same request about two weeks ago. I guess Sean is busy fixing corrupt databases and/or preventing corrupt databases in the future, but I hope the message will be read eventually.

Bertus
05-01-2012, 07:39 AM
We've seen very good work this MSA feb/march 2012. Thanks all! For me the image with the best idea, creativity and quality came from SLY, congratulations!! You may think about the MSA juli/august 2012 and thanks again.
So Noons, your turn for May/June 2012, good luck!

Bertus
05-01-2012, 02:14 PM
It was March/April 2012
We've seen very good work this MSA feb/march 2012. Thanks all! For me the image with the best idea, creativity and quality came from SLY, congratulations!! You may think about the MSA juli/august 2012 and thanks again.
So Noons, your turn for May/June 2012, good luck!

nsouto
05-03-2012, 08:37 PM
Congratulations, Sly! Well deserved, great work.
Been very busy at work, hence the delay.
Will post the May-June assignment later today.

sly
05-04-2012, 02:34 PM
Thanks Betus and Noons.
I'd like to open a discussion about getting more interest and participation in the MSA. I've always enjoyed it. It makes me consider photo opportunities I might have missed. Stretches me a bit.
We are a very small group, those of us who regularly participate. How can we get the number of participants back up?

Ken Nadvornick
05-04-2012, 03:13 PM
I tried it twice. Once as a new contributor. Once choosing a monthly theme. I picked an abstract theme that asked people to stretch. Could have been interpreted across the spectrum from positive to negative. But I may have made a mistake in choosing to initially prime the pump with an image from the darker side in an attempt to get people to think outside of their comfort zones. And that may have actually happened, but in ways I had not anticipated.

I politely stayed away after that...

Ken

mooseontheloose
05-04-2012, 07:02 PM
I've tried the MSA a few times now, and I really think it's a good idea, unfortunately I don't always have the time to go out and shoot something related to the theme within the time frame. I'm not sure exactly how we could get more participation in the MSA, but I know that personally, I will try to be more involved in the upcoming themes.

nsouto
05-04-2012, 11:22 PM
Ken, don't stay away. Not a problem if once folks don't respond the way you expected. Not an issue at all.
We aren't all equal, and it's as valid to disagree as it is to agree. My $0.02, anyway.

As for increased participation:

I wish I had great ideas. But I've long ago learned that folks are what they are.
With the world being the fleeting short term thing it is nowadays, I can understand many not having the time to put in something within the MSA timeframe.
On the other hand, increasing the timeframe will not improve the variety, and that will for sure kill it.

Maybe have more than one subject for each assignment? That will make things flexible for all and easier to enter.
As well, open up for older images. It's not always possible to go out and shoot a particular subject in a timeframe.

More than one assignment theme for each MSA would perhaps make it easier to find a match?

Just an idea. What say you?