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50:50 - 50 days with only a 50mm

Discussion in 'Philosophy of Photography' started by Pelao, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    linkie no workie
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    well we were a bunch of lightweights to limit ourselves to only 31 back back in January ... but this could get a bit excessive ... how about 600 days with a 600mm ?
     
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  4. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    Ok so 35 days with a 35 :p ... 35:35 = less commitement LOL - I would take the challenge, even for 50 days, but haven't got that 35 yet - out of stock problems with the zeiss 24mm, they can be found but at incredible prices...
     
  5. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
  6. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    I lack discipline and I like LITERAL focal lengths, so maybe I'll do five days with the 5mm lens in the GRD3... Or 7.5 with the Samyang m43 fisheye. Or 9 days with the wide end of the 9-18. But my absolute limit would be 12 days with the Olympus 12 because I enjoy using that lens almost enough to actually pick it up everyday for 12 days. But only if I spend another month in NYC or some other interesting place next year. No way I'm shooting every day for even a week just hanging around my home town...

    -Ray
     
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  7. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    :smile:

    I had that sort of sense at one time too. I've worked at seeing things differently and have found plenty to shoot. It does largely depend on what you like to shoot, and for some things you need to be in a place with lots of fodder.

    I do like the idea of imposing limitations though, even for a short time. It can create new ways of looking at the world, and new ways of using the tools at hand; gear, light etc.
     
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  8. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    I am doing similar right now; save for my phones I am carrying and shooting only the GRD 3
     
  9. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

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    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    A friend of mine once gave a small square out of which I was supposed to make a few pictures, I didn't take the challenge and joked my way out of it, I was wrong of course, there is always something that can be done in the smallest area, it just needs to be explored I guess.
     
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