Back on January 1st, I said I’ll like to try some interactive activities this year. This month has gone by fast and I didn’t want to start off the year by forgetting what I had said.
I decided to call these activities assignments. Now, don’t worry. You will not be graded or anything like that. This is for fun and to learn about photography and each other. Sound good so far? Okay, let’s get started…
Assignment 1: Collective Shoot
One of my favorite photography communities is NikonCafe.com. Each week a member of the forum hosts a Collective Shoot based on a theme of their choosing. The object is to then go out and photograph something to post in a set time frame and not to use old photos. The time frame is usually about a week and includes a weekend.
The theme for our Collective Shoot is to photograph a Local Area Landmark in your hometown and tell us about it. Landmarks can be buildings, geographical formations, natural areas, or historic places. The landmark does not have to be world famous but known to your community. The time of this shoot runs from now until midnight (your local time) next Wednesday, January 28, 2009.
Here’s the fun part. First, do not send me your photos. What I would like you to do is post them on your blog, flickr or other photo sharing site, personal website or any other place on the Internet where you can place a link to it here by making a comment to this blog entry. Then we can visit these sites and enjoy all the great photography and learn about some interesting places, too. Please, have your photos posted by Friday, January 30, 2009. Don’t have a place to post? Might be a good time to start up a blog or join a photo sharing community.
If you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will be happy to answer them. By the way, I would really appreciate it if you would help spread the word about this so we can get lots of people to participate. Thanks!