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Anyone want to join in another challenge - "The Single in...."?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by stillshunter, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    :polling:

    I'm just polling at this point - as I've not cleared this with the Mods nor am I sure whether it's doable on the SC site. Again I just thought I'd gauge interest first as this one needs discipline.....great I just lost half the crowd with half a sentence :tomato2:

    So I'm simply rehashing something that I started elsewhere and still has a lot of momentum to this day. The idea is called "Single in...." - in this case "Single in July".

    The rules are simple:
    -Choose one lens (or non-interchangeable lens camera)
    -Take pictures with your chosen kit item each day and upload one of them to a "Single in ..." area
    - Do this every day for the whole month

    Sounds easy huh?

    Just for background, I devised this as a cure for LBA/GAS, so folks had to stick with and really get to know a single bit of kit. Not sure how successful it was at that - especially witnessing what a certain camera and lens could consistently produce ...in the hands of others :blush:, but it did build up a little community of folks who reunited with the concept of gathering light through their images.....rather than gathering dust through their equipment.

    So what do you reckon?

    NB: since this challenge now has some history a list of FAQs has been compiled over the years. So happy to field any questions.
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    you lost me in the first sentence ...
     
  3. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    What you don't like being polled? :wink:
     
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  4. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    [cue Benny Hill music]
     
  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    no, but seriously ... I think I'd have a go if I wasn't still aiming to complete a year in my PAD blog, so you have my spiritual if not corporeal support until then ... it is a good idea, if not as an antidote for shopping, then definitely for "forcing" one to really think about shooting ... if I go out walking or whatever, I will often take just one prime, and it really promotes looking carefully ...
    [I expect I lost you in the first sentence though ?]
     
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    You're so wrong mate, you had me at "hello"...:love:

    You've hit the nail square on the head! And you're spot on this is a pared down version of photo-a-day with the small restriction of doing it with one camera/lens combo. So very similar to Mike Johnston's "Leica as Teacher" challenge - living a year with nothing but a single non-metered M body with one lens, and one film.
     
  7. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Mark,
    Lay out your ideas and we'll get it posted and get it running.
    It's a good idea...pm me if you need assistance or any moderation/admin work...
    Thank You.... Don
     
  8. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Hi Mark

    Count me in.
     
  9. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Champion! Thanks Don. Will send through when I return from work tonight - so in about 12 hours :doh:

    EXCELLENT! Great news Briar!
     
  10. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro

    Jul 11, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Stephen
    Great idea.
     
  11. akulya

    akulya SC Veteran

    219
    Mar 1, 2011
    I tried a PAD last year, but it didn't last. Ought to do one again. This one lens business suits me just fine. I'm in.
     
  12. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    It is a good idea, Mark. I think I made it to 50 for the PAD (photo a day) over on Mu43 before I folded. :wink:
     
  13. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I'd like to participate but I'm not sure that I'm disciplined enough to do whats needed :-/ Lets say I'll have a go :)
     
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  14. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Count me in
     
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  15. defektive

    defektive SC Veteran

    375
    May 4, 2011
    Tasmania, Australia
    Sam
    I reckon you're just looking for an excuse to show off that new FA31 :rolleyes:

    But on a serious note, I participated in the original challenge started by stillshunter on the other forum and it worked really well. We had great banter and feedback between participants and even published a book with the best photos at the end.

    I'm in.
     
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  16. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    It's a go-go!

    OK gang, looks like a green light for the Single in July - thanks so much to Don (Streetshooter) and BB for their help with this.

    So we're going to do it as a "Single in July" Gallery; which Don will create on 1 July. All you need do is post your daily offering in that gallery with sequential titling - so July 1 will be called "SIJ1"...July 15 = "SIJ15"...July 31 = "SIJ31". The gallery is a great option as it allows us to comment on each other's work. However, any further talk on the challenge, or to whine about how hard it is :drama:, should be reserved for this thread.

    History shows that it is challenging enough to take a photo a day....for those who doubt me then please do hop on board and see how you feel about Day 20 :crying:....so we found that folks normally opt to upload a few days worth at a single hit. Also this gives you time to do whatever PP you might desire - as the only stipulation is that you take a photo each day not that it is PP and loaded all in that 24 hour period.

    So only 5 days to go folks. Please let me know if there are any questions - and please post them on this thread and not via PM as I'm sure if it's hazy for you there's at least one other person out there scratching their head about the same thing.

    I promise you it will be hard, but I can also guarantee it will be rewarding - as a valuable lesson about your kit or yourself sits waiting at the end of the month.
     
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  17. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Excellent Mark and I am extremely appreciative of the PP "layover" so that we don't actually have to post each day - though we do need to make a photograph each day.

    I'm going to try my hardest. I think.:biggrin:
     
  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    That's the spirit BB!!...well if you could just edit out the "I think" closing caveat, then we'll certainly be seeing and congratulating you come Day 31 :wink:
     
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  19. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Counting me in please I shoot every day regardless. Now I am having to post :eek:
     
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  20. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    I would like to have a go - but I'm on holiday for just over two weeks, from tomorrow, - my uploads will depend on me getting an internet connection - so they maybe be a little spasmodic
     
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