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12/24/2006 12:21:07 AM · #126
My topic is going to be called "Signs of the Times". It's gonna be fun and there is probably only one person here on DPC who might know what this topic involves.... and that would be ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' skiprow. If he thinks about this, he'll know :)
12/24/2006 11:47:16 PM · #127
I'll play. I'll work on getting a new blog usp soon.
12/25/2006 03:34:19 AM · #128
I've got my gallery set up here.

My theme is Roads, Streets and By-Ways. But it might change...
Obviously, there are no pictures in it yet.
12/25/2006 08:55:43 AM · #129
Originally posted by jmsetzler:

Originally posted by jpochard:


I'm really inspired by Johns initial post and the topic he's done already of his town. I think mine will be "Hometown Hamilton" and be photos of my town and events/people in it. I already had a gallery with some hometown type photos that I really enjoy and have been wanting to add to....this will fit in perfectly with that goal.


If you do this project, don't 'end' it after 52 weeks. That project of mine is ongoing and will never really end until i quit making photos. I don't do that one on any schedule either.. just whenever I feel like it. it's one of my favorite projects though :)


I di this two years ago when our town had some birthday, 250th maybe. I titled it 365 days in Lincoln. Just had a December show at the Lincoln library and sold almost everything right of the wall for christmas. Moral of the story is 1. there are plenty of photos in your own back yard and 2. Local photos sell waay better that beautiful ones.

An elderly man called me to say "I courted my first girlfriend under those trees on Lexingtion road in 1950, Now we are both widowers an we are getting married next week. I want to give her that photo for a wedding present." It wasn't even in focus but the memories he brought to it were what counted.

If you want to sell photos, THINK LOCAL.

This year I'm thinking of An Edit A Day instead.
12/25/2006 01:01:33 PM · #130
Originally posted by emorgan49:


If you want to sell photos, THINK LOCAL.



This is absolutely true :) My local interest stuff sells best, no matter what I put it beside. I'm planning to make a book out of that stuff at some point with Blurb or one of the other online book publishers.
12/25/2006 04:49:54 PM · #131
Please count me in. My site is Zen Week (//zenweek.blogspot.com/index.html).

I will be trying to develop a sense of zen in my photography, and while there are probably many views of what zen photography is, for me it is equated with simplicity, openness, acceptance of things as they are, an emphasis on minimal structure, and natural calm.

(The test photo on the site will be deleted when the project begins in January.)

Message edited by author 2006-12-25 19:08:26.
12/25/2006 06:02:27 PM · #132
This sounds great, it would be great if there was a "sticky" for easy checking in on your PAWs.

Maybe what I've been doing with the horse family theme since April 04 will give some folks ideas, 255 home purposeful shoots so far, with the picks each put into a postcard format e-mailed to 70ish recipients, then put up in several web galleries. Just under 500 cards so far. On the 'puter, each assignment's folder has a sequence number and a theme either chosen for that shoot or what the horses suggested by their activity.

Here's the format that I used to be able to do a quick caption and to keep the look/feel somewhat uniform.

I used it in order to improve my skills. Specific subjects included backlighting, rim lighting, dust, profiles, motion blurs, panning, low light, sunsets, insects, high heat, fog, rain, mud, wind, shadows, silhouettes, conflict, weeds, shooting into the sun, and infrared.

Then I decided to do something more bloglike instead, using smuggy's journal format, while still e-mailing cards to the list. These look nicer online.
Journal for 2006 colt

Message edited by author 2006-12-25 18:04:00.
12/25/2006 11:23:01 PM · #133
Here's my blog site...

//www.creekfall.com/paw07
12/25/2006 11:38:44 PM · #134
Originally posted by lynnesite:



Then I decided to do something more bloglike instead, using smuggy's journal format, while still e-mailing cards to the list. These look nicer online.
Journal for 2006 colt


Lynne, that is absolutely fantastic!!
12/25/2006 11:47:54 PM · #135
I am interested as well... never done anything like this but I think it might help me get better in the long run!!

I will have a blog up in T-2 days!! :D

I am not sure about themes though... maybe "52 Flowers"

Anyone got any ideas here??

Jojo
12/26/2006 02:06:46 AM · #136
Originally posted by suemack:

Originally posted by lynnesite:



Then I decided to do something more bloglike instead, using smuggy's journal format, while still e-mailing cards to the list. These look nicer online.
Journal for 2006 colt


Lynne, that is absolutely fantastic!!


Thanks! I see you're quite the animal shooter too.
12/26/2006 09:57:44 AM · #137
Originally posted by TCGuru:

Anyone got any ideas here??


Well, I have my site somewhat set up. You can find it at //sacker.freehostia.com/photo-a-week/. Please add me to your links, if you are keeping a list, and let me know if I've accidentally left anyone off of mine.

On my page, I listed a few ideas I had (most, if not all have been mentioned in this thread) before I gave up and decided to just work b&w photos without any other connecting elements. My list:

* Textures
* Shadows
* Reflections
* Buildings
* Patterns
* Stock
12/26/2006 10:41:25 AM · #138
I think my count of links for this project is up to 19... not bad :)
12/26/2006 11:07:46 AM · #139
Originally posted by sacker:

Originally posted by TCGuru:

Anyone got any ideas here??


Well, I have my site somewhat set up. You can find it at //sacker.freehostia.com/photo-a-week/. Please add me to your links, if you are keeping a list, and let me know if I've accidentally left anyone off of mine.

On my page, I listed a few ideas I had (most, if not all have been mentioned in this thread) before I gave up and decided to just work b&w photos without any other connecting elements. My list:

* Textures
* Shadows
* Reflections
* Buildings
* Patterns
* Stock


Do you think a theme within a theme might jack it up a notch? Say, a different flower a week but focus on something like reflection, shadows, or color? I am in the process of making a list... my blog will go up with the links in place to save some time...

You have a nice list of b&w elements btw!
12/26/2006 07:48:57 PM · #140
Here's my actual url for my blog, and I have a topic there...

Has anyone compiled a list of all of us yet... might be nice to have it once we start.

OtisXmike PAW '07
12/26/2006 08:19:59 PM · #141
My PAD/PAW can be found at: //ladyhawk22.blogspot.com/

I'll try to get the links for other's sites up as soon as I can!
12/26/2006 08:58:42 PM · #142
I have a list:

HOPPER: //www.shutupmilo.com/blog/index.php (is this supposed to be included? Just curious because it wasn't in the last list)

JMSETZLER: //weeklypix.blogspot.com

LENTIL: //lisasphotoaweek.blogspot.com

ALIENYST: //cejpad.blogspot.com

GORDON: //gordonmcgregor.blogspot.com

URSULA: //ursalasphotos.com/PAW/

SNOWFLAKEJEN: //jeniyantispaw2007.blogspot.com

GOOC: //goc1.com/v2/dir.php?_PAW_2007

CHAIMELLE: //chaimelle.blogspot.com

SPAZMO99: //web.mac.com/dls3141/iWeb/PAW/spazmo%27s20PAW/Spazom%27s%20PAW.html

WILDCARD: //bobbiespaw.blogspot.com

NULLIX: //nullixpow.blogspot.com

SACKER: //sacker.freehostia.com/pixelpost

KTEACH: //kteach.theuw.net

KARMAT: //beyondthecolor.blogspot.com

NICKP37: //nickp37paw2007.blogspot.com

OTISXMIKE: //www.mikepaw-07.blogspot.com

JPOCHARD: //www.pbase.com/jpochard/hometown_hamilton

TLEMETRY: //www.tlemetry.blogspot.com

PUG-H: //pug8.smugmug.com/gallery/2272744

CHALICE: //zenweek.blogspot.com/index.html

ERICWOO: //www.creekfall.com/paw07

LADYHAWK22: //ladyhawk22.blogspot.com

TCGURU: //cdhphotos-byjojo.blogspot.com

I added them to the *add elements* section of my blogger page so they will appear on every page that I put up just once instead of after every post. I hope you don't mind that I used your screen names here to identify your photo blogs :D Also, if you don't mind, please proofread your URL above and if I made a mistake or you need to be added to this list PM me or put it here and I will come back and do an edit.

Hope this helps everyone!!

Jojo
12/27/2006 01:43:30 AM · #143
Ok, I have my theme:

New York's Seaway Trail
Vol. 1: Ripley to Rochester

I've wanted to do this for some time, although I wanted to cover the entire length from northeastern PA through to NYC. In order to make it every week I'll need to limit the range a bit, but this lets me look forward to Vol. 2: Lake Onterio and the Thousand Islands, and Vol. 3: The Hudson Valley!

I think this will take at least 52 photos do do the subject justice, so forget what I said earlier about changing themes.

Here's the Seaway Trail website. Am I getting in over my head?

Message edited by author 2006-12-27 01:44:03.
12/27/2006 02:45:12 AM · #144
my current blog ramblings are on what has worked or failed to work for me as photo projects, PAWs or not. Might be useful. Link in the sig
12/27/2006 02:42:29 PM · #145
I'm looking forward to getting started on this project. I picked up a few of the 'props' I need for this while I was out today :)
12/27/2006 02:58:53 PM · #146
I did not complete my 2006 PAD. I got lost with it sometime in the summer with a big fat grouchy space of time involving my brother's wedding and blah.

I definitely learned that inspiration is far far away and that I am not really learning anything from it and that it didn't really help my photography skills. I am not sure why. Maybe the one or two times someone left a comment I just didn't listen to it; or maybe there wasn't enough feedback for me to learn anything from.

I also learned that it is very time consuming. Five minutes to load a raw image .. ughh. It was very disheartening and I gave up on raw. But I have a new computer now and maybe a little more hope for that format right now than I did a few months ago.

I would definitely be interested in a photo-a-week themed yearly thing. Besides the one at DPC. I'd also like to keep up with the regular PAD too. SOmeone keep me on the list of people who want in.

Speaking of lists, is there an updated PAD 2007 list yet? I see there is a partial one below, but has anyone compiled one like last year where you can just cut and past it into your blog links area??

Mine is at //dreamingplace.ca it defaults to the PAD page. I'll have to make a new archive list and such for the new year too ... hmmm .... who wants to keep track of my to-do list for me ? ... lol
12/27/2006 03:28:44 PM · #147
Originally posted by Gordon:

my current blog ramblings are on what has worked or failed to work for me as photo projects, PAWs or not. Might be useful. Link in the sig


Thanks, I'll have a look. I want to take part in this, but so far I've been unable to come up with a decent idea.
12/27/2006 04:19:14 PM · #148
I've listed all the links from both threads on this page. There are 36 so far. If you want me to post all the text version of the html links, let me know. If I'm missing someone, please send me a pm so I don't miss it. Here's the list so far: puzzled's picture a day (or week) list
12/27/2006 10:43:12 PM · #149
thanks puzzled. you can add me to your list. i've added it to my delicious page and willl likely be rearrananging my links when i can
12/28/2006 10:58:41 AM · #150
Originally posted by puzzled:

I've listed all the links from both threads on this page. There are 36 so far. If you want me to post all the text version of the html links, let me know. If I'm missing someone, please send me a pm so I don't miss it. Here's the list so far: puzzled's picture a day (or week) list


Thanks for sharing your list... I added everyone to my page. Your link for Ursula isn't working though, I think you just need to change the paw to upper case. Here is a working link:
//ursulasphotos.com/PAW/
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