Web 52 Week Project

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  1. veato

    veato I should be working

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    I recently bought a pack of Lightbox Photography Cards (and chipped in on the Kickstarter for the new Macro version). It's essentially a deck of 52 cards with each one featuring a photo challenge and brief description. This gave me an idea that they could be used for a 52 week project for 2016.

    The idea is simply that at the start of each week I will choose a card at random from the deck and take a photo to satisfy the challenge.

    To record my exploits I've created a group on Flickr that is also freely available for others to join and take part. The rules are one photo per week (fitting the challenge of course) and no restrictions on camera or medium.

    If you fancy joining for the new year the group is https://www.flickr.com/groups/52project2016/
     
  2. asura

    asura jack of all trades

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    I've gotten really crap at taking the camera out - this sounds like a great idea - sign me up... flickr account necessary? I guess I'll finally be signing up to that too!
     
  3. Ream

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    Great idea signed up for it, hope the cards are kind.
     
  4. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Flickr is needed to be able submit to the group.

    The cards are very varied and I suspect some might require lateral, rather than literal, thinking.
     
  5. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Sounds like fun :)
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Think I'll jump in on this as well, great idea!
     
  7. sonicgroove

    sonicgroove Radical Atheist

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    I'm in!
     
  8. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Not long to go. Still open to new sign ups.
     
  9. veato

    veato I should be working

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    And so it begins...
     
  10. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    I think I might try this :). We'll see how many I'll find time to do.

    There's a pretty awesome Optimus Prime statue at Universal. The question is do I want to pay to get in just to take a picture of it :).
     
  11. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Is the idea that we take a new picture each week or that we can post a pic we took in the past?

    Edit: I presume a new pic btw just want to check as some people in your group are posting old pics
     
  12. veato

    veato I should be working

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    The idea (or what I created the group for) was to take a new photo each week to encourage me to pick up the camera and possibly try something new. That being said there are very few rules with regards to posting and it's not a competition so if people want to post old photos they can. I don't see what they'll be getting out of it but there you go.
     
  13. veato

    veato I should be working

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    Depends. If it's Michael Bay's abomination then no. If it's a G1 Prime on the other hand....
     
  14. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Aye, my thoughts too, as i could submit a statue i took last year, but wasn't sure if it was good or not.

    Sam
     
  15. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    :grr: It is based on Bay's Prime.
     
  16. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Very nice, rainy day today, so went with something dull and indoorsy...


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    Pretty colours by HarvB, on Flickr
     
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  18. glaeken

    glaeken Freeeeeeeze! I'm a cawp!

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    Gah it was cloudy both this weekend and last so all the statues I had in mind didn't pan out with the crap lighting. Of course if I was better I could probably over come that :).

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    Urban Colossus BW
     
  19. veato

    veato I should be working

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    I was planning on visiting a graveyard but rain but a stop to that. We have a statue at work though but with a very uninspiring background. To remedy I thought I'd use Macphun Focus 2 to really throw the background out of focus in post. Turns out Focus 2 is broken so I couldn't! I added an oval blur using On1 but it's not exactly what I had in mind.

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    Hercules by Philip Veater, on Flickr

    After contacting Macphun support about the issue they gave me a key for the newer Focus CK so it's not all bad!
     
  20. GeorgeK

    GeorgeK Swinging the banhammer Super Moderator

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    I'd be interested to see the photo before you blurred the background - I really like b&w and ultra wide angle and something about the blur doesn't work for me in this (perhaps the fact that some of the background is in focus and some isn't unlike 'proper' bokeh)
     

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