Posted by: musiclovesfashion | March 26, 2008

Join the club

In an effort to further my photographic learning and general photo adventures, I have joined two new groups on Flickr. I was introduced to both of them by the very lovely Michelle, who is without a doubt one of the nicest and friendliest people on Flickr.

The first group is the 100 Acquaintances Project. It’s basically a lightweight version of the 100 Strangers Project. The rues are simple: Take 100 photographs of at least 100 people you are acquainted with. You post them on Flickr (I’ll be posting here too) and explain your relationship with that person. The aim is to develop your portrait skills, and, at the end, you also have 100 mini stories on 100 of your friends. Pretty cute.

The second group is the Another Challenge Group, which is super active. Every day, themes are posted (eg. ‘rain’ ‘urban nature’ etc) and you post up any pic in your stream (must be your own shot of course!) that you feel fits the bill. After 15 shots have been posted or 24 hours have passed, the group members vote on their fave. It’s a great way of exploring different styles and approaches, and a nice boost to the ego when you win. So far, I have had two winners.

The first was on the theme zoo animals:

Canon 400D, 70-200mm, f5.6, 1/230, ISO200

The second theme was called ‘I had a dream’:

Out of the blue
Canon 400D, 70-200mm, f5.6, 1/800, ISO200

{Coming soon to a blog post near you: Nerdy lens lusting (I got to try an 80mm 1.2!), nerdy macro shots, printing experiences, and photo book reviews.}


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