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Octoberfest Photofest Rules & Scavenger Hunt List

Discussion in 'Octoberfest Photofest 2012' started by Isoterica, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Octoberfest Photofest will run from October 1st to October 31st. During that period of time anyone wishing to participate may do so using any camera, digital or film, and any lens combo. You are not restricted to using one camera/lens or one medium (digital/film), however if you wish to challenge yourself with one camera and lens, you can. What have you wanted to try? What do you feel you need to practice more? Do you just want to get out there, do it and share with friends? You can be as relaxed or as structured as you want. There is no pressure or maybe I should say only as much pressure as you put upon yourself. Shoot as many photos as you like during that period but you only need to submit 31. Don't exasperate yourself, if you only have time to do half a month's worth please do still participate. This is NOT a contest, it's a friendly month long photowalk that we will embark on simultaneously, in our own parts of the world, wherever you live or happen to be during the month of October.

    For those of you wanting to participate in a scavenger hunt like exercise similar to what we did in May, the list is below. You may shoot any, none or all of the topics OR choose the alternate scavenger hunt, letters and numbers. *You do not need to photograph in the order they are listed. They are just numbered to better keep track of them. Thank you to all that contributed their ideas to create this list. (List Contributors: Krugorg, Luke, Penfant2101, Pelao, snkenai, Julien, fin azvandi, pictogramax & Gary.)

    SCAVENGER HUNT LIST

    1. Agriculture (farm gate to dinner plate)
    2. On The Shelf
    3. Near And Far
    4. Little Things Can Mean So Much
    5. Circle Within A Square
    6. Something Dear
    7. Hands At Work
    8. New Meets Old
    9. Footwear
    10. Winding Down
    11. Ramping Up
    12. Home Stretch
    13. Travel Log
    14. Occupation
    15. Tiny World/Macro
    16. Fleeting
    17. Synesthesia
    18. Reflection(s)
    19. Trouble
    20. Passage Of Time
    21. Seeing Double
    22. Sweet
    23. Corner
    24. Lost
    25. In Another Life
    26. Steampunk
    27. Head
    28. Seasons
    29. Minimalism
    30. Octoberfest/Beer (For Gary who wondered where the Beer was)
    31. Letters/Numbers - You are not taking photographs of letters and numbers, you are taking photographs of everyday objects or things in nature that look like letters or numbers. You may not lay objects out to create these. There are examples on the links below.

    30 Amazing Alphabet Recreations
    Creative Word Photography and Letter Art

    **Letters & Numbers can also be used as an alternate option for people who want a single month long theme that will challenge their eye. In this instance you will need to photograph the entire alphabet, A through Z which makes 26 photographs and then photograph five numbers, any numbers, which will bring the total to 31. *You can use zero.


    FOR FILM SHOOTERS
    Film photographers may start tomorrow, September 21st so that they have extra time to develop their photos. Note that is only for film. If you are using film and digital, the digital portion of your work can not be started before October 1st.

    If anyone has questions after reading all of this, please ask. If not, just a thanks so we know it's been found and read will help us to know everyone is on the same page. Luke will be directing us to where we can post as soon as that location is created but posting will not begin until the 1st of October.

    *Also, I would like to remind everyone that this photofest is about the photos, not the gear. Feel free to comment all you like about the photos submitted but please do not open discussions over what gear was used or ask how the images were processed. This is our departure from gear and our reflection on the work. Afterall, it is the photographer's eye, not the cameras. Just sit back and enjoy what you see!
     
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks for getting this going Kristen and congrats on passing the 1,000 posts mark!

    If anyone is unclear on October's festivities (I mean challenge), please feel free to ask questions here. I think it's pretty straightforward but I often read and re-read posts. Basically, take a photo and post it every day. If you like a push or need a focus, grab one of the themes each day, but it's not necessary at all. Taking and posting one photo every day (unless you miss one....but don't worry about it....just keep shooting) is the only "rule".
     
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  3. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    I passed a thousand posts? :D
     
  4. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi SC Veteran

    270
    Feb 22, 2012
    Madison, WI
    Okay to cross-post a link to this thread over at Mu-43.com? Last week there was some talk over there about starting up a fall challenge/photoquest-type thing but it kind of died out. Maybe a few of them would be interested in joining in over here.
     
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  5. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    fin, feel free.......the more the merrier.
     
  6. pictogramax

    pictogramax SC Top Veteran

    978
    Aug 18, 2011
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Great! Now we are officially set. Thanks for the organizational effort!
     
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  7. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    will we have a special place to post the photos?? I'm all excited now and will keep the list in my camera bag :)
     
  8. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    The moderators are working on it and will let us know as soon as that place has been created.
     
  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    There was an idea that we wouldn't say anything or ask anything about the gear or processing in the image threads . Wondering if that had been dropped?
     
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  10. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    No it hasn't but I will add it to the top so that new readers will stay away from the gear talk.
     
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  11. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi SC Veteran

    270
    Feb 22, 2012
    Madison, WI
    Done and done.
     
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  12. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Octoberfest? I assune you mean Oktoberfeste which take place in Germany soon.
    Oktoberfeste im Deutschland.
    Bier, Dirndlns und vieles mehr. Ein bisschen Spass muss sein.
     
  13. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Ja, but your english is much better than our german :) You will have to take photos for us Herman
     
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  14. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    THANK GOODNESS!! Sometimes I think forums are all about the gear and very little about photography. This will be a blessed relief.
     
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  15. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Herman
    Yip, I got to agree with Sue, it's most (always?) about gear instead of photography.
     
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  16. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 SC Top Veteran

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    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Ed
    Thanks for organizing this, I can't wait. Maybe I will keep my life simple (and enjoyable) and shoot subjects related to number 30 (Thanks, Gary!). Of course, I will use different lenses and cameras and lighting (and different types of beer) for each photo. :smile:

    Kidding aside, really looking forward to it.
     
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  17. donlaw

    donlaw SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2012
    Texas
    Don
    This sound like a cool idea. I hope that the moderators can come up with a nice way for us to view the photos. Clicking through mutliple posts can be a bit cumbersome and sometimes difficult to follow.
    Thanks!
     
  18. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Just a quick note to say that we'll have a place for the photos soon.

    And a reminder that film shooters can start shooting whenever they are ready so that they can begin posting an image a day come October.
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks to Amin, we now have a place for threads related to the Octoberfest Photofest right this way......Octoberfest Photofest 2012 I'll move the conversation thread that are relevant to the monthly challenge there when I return from running errands.
     
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  20. Isoterica

    Isoterica SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Thank you Amin!
     
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