April 26th, 2012, 11:25 AM
it is a possible for me, but I would prefer the idea of just shooting 36 different images with no repeating of the subjects as a opposed to searching out 36 prompts.
April 26th, 2012, 11:26 AM
Sounds like fun, i'd like to have a go
April 26th, 2012, 11:40 AM
Bob, there has to be some tiny element of a challenge in there. Are there really people who don't capture 36 frames in an entire month? They don't need to be done in a specific order and they don't need to be done one per day. Also, I don't really see it as a treasure hunt where we need to really go out looking for specific things. I'm hoping that the prompts will be vague and very much open to interpretation. I really enjoy your work and would love to see you in the fold.
Originally Posted by Landshark
In the end, whatever you shoot is valid.....even if no one else can see a connection to the prompt.
April 26th, 2012, 12:01 PM
Rather like Bob I am not too keen on the idea of "photographing to order" in terms of the subject material as decided by someone else. I really enjoyed the discipline of the SIJ but have held back on coming in on this challenge. That's why I am an infrequent participant in the weekly challenge. Most of my posted photographs are in the nature of recording some specific event rather than interpreting a theme, so I'm still undecided.
April 26th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by Luke
I carry a camera every day, everywhere. Some days I use it, most days I don't. But the thought is always there. I like the idea of combining creativity, discipline and "cherchez l'image" in one exercise.
April 26th, 2012, 12:44 PM
I suppose it's the challenge of not having choice that's most appealing ... something's a challenge if it forces me to step outside my comfort zone or stretches my stamina or requires me to learn something new .... if the challenge was "take a photo every day" then it's not much of a challenge at all for me, because that's what I do anyway ...
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"We can not shake the illusion of the truthfulness of photography" - William Gedney
April 26th, 2012, 12:47 PM
I like the idea of a challenge, going after a specific theme. Otherwise, I will just post a bunch of rural decay photos, that I would have taken anyways.
April 26th, 2012, 01:37 PM
I fully appreciate that the challenge as constituted is indeed a challenge, for me it's probably a challenge too far. As a former engineer I can look back on engineering projects that are in the public eye, some were designed by men who were both engineers and artists, others by men who were engineers only. The difference is obvious for all to see. I would fall into the latter category.
I find it very difficult to interpret what I would call "abstract" ideas and I think I would feel uncomfortable in trying to do that, and therefore wouldn't stay the course. Likewise I wouldn't want to be one of the first 31 trying to come up with a subject for everyone else to attempt. My loss I'm sure.
April 26th, 2012, 01:52 PM
Barrie, we're definitely all wired differently and there's not a thing wrong with that. And I say that as a man who's married to an engineer.
Even if it's a challenge too far for your way of working, I hope you'll follow along and enjoy our attempts. And of course, anyone can feel free to do a few shots if the muse grabs them. In the meantime, feel free to think up a new program for another month. I definitely benefit from being pushed in different directions and I enjoy the resulting cameraderie.
April 26th, 2012, 02:00 PM
I will indeed follow the exploits of all participants, and if a topic grabs me then perhaps I'll submit something given that an interloper is tolerated
(as a former electrical engineer "wired differently" was a very apt analogy )
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