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12/14/2018 09:48:11 PM · #1
We're going to have a New Year's Resolution side challenge for January!

Take the whole month to focus on and practice *one* thing with your photography or image post-processing. This could be something you've never tried before, or haven't tried enough, or you just want to dedicate a month to it, even if you've already gotten pretty good at it.


Some examples:

Thematic - all pink things, only tables, only water reflections, etc.

Genre-based - portraiture, landscape photography, street photography, astrophotography, etc.

Technique-based - long exposure, flash photography, macros, etc.

Equipment-based - single lens-specific, particular camera, etc.

Post-processing - practice image inversion techniques, blending modes, image composites, etc.

Project-based - throw us 1 or more photo essays during the month, or do a month of story triptychs, etc.

The only Rule: for this challenge please state your month's "resolution" in the description field of every image you post, so people who look at your images can be reminded as to what your focus is for the month. No elaborate statement is needed, just something short and explanatory, e.g., "practicing portraiture", etc.

There are no restrictions as to how you create your images - e.g., you may decide to only take pictures of tables the whole month, but you are completely unrestricted as to *how* you achieve each image. Also, there is no restriction regarding how many people can have the same resolution - don't feel like you have to come up with something unique that no one else has mentioned yet in the sign-up thread.

As before, we don't care what lens you use (or go lensless), what camera, what photographic or editing techniques, what subject matter you choose. Share an image every day, or a few times a week, or a bunch in one go - all completely your choice. We welcome any level of participation and itís up to you how much you practice your resolution during the month.

If you are interested in joining in, please comment here to confirm your participation AND state what your resolution will be for the month. I'll add your name to this initial post so we have a running list of participants. On January 1, I will create a side challenge thread specifically for posting your creations, and will message everyone listed as a participant that we've started (and link to it in this thread, too). Latecomers are also welcome to join in at any point during January.

Would you join us?

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Message edited by author 2019-01-01 17:29:54.
12/14/2018 10:30:55 PM · #2
I'm in.
Thematic -- "the unexpected" - and, a related resolution, to surpass my previous sc posting frequency ;-)
Thanks for organizing!
12/14/2018 11:14:57 PM · #3
Originally posted by skewsme:

I'm in.
Thematic -- "the unexpected" - and, a related resolution, to surpass my previous sc posting frequency ;-)
Thanks for organizing!


excellent - welcome!
12/15/2018 04:05:58 AM · #4
Sounds like fun. I'll have to give my resolution some thought though. Maybe I'll be inspired by something that appears in this thread.
12/15/2018 06:47:20 AM · #5
I'll be in too, though I don't know what my theme will be yet.
12/15/2018 08:59:20 AM · #6
Welcome everyone!
12/15/2018 09:37:34 AM · #7
My New Years resolution will be 4096×2160.

On a more serious note I'll try however may be incapacitated as I'm waiting for a date in January to have my hand butchered operated on. My 'theme' may well depend on mobility.
12/15/2018 10:19:31 AM · #8
I'll play! Definitely want to do project based. A theme will be revealed as soon as I know it.
12/15/2018 01:15:36 PM · #9
Sign me up, please! I'll have to think about it though.

Message edited by author 2018-12-15 13:16:12.
12/15/2018 04:29:24 PM · #10
I'll come on board too, theme TBD
12/15/2018 05:00:48 PM · #11
I'll play too. Theme TBD.
12/15/2018 05:30:53 PM · #12
I am in also but will start posting after Jam 15, probably project-base as indicated. Will be happy to comment though as soon an everybody starts

"Photo collection(s) on a theme"

Message edited by author 2018-12-17 12:08:34.
12/15/2018 06:32:19 PM · #13
Excellent! Welcome aboard. We have over 2 weeks to decide our individual theme...who knows, mine may change. :-D
12/15/2018 08:03:46 PM · #14
I hope to be in, AND to settle on something that would be challenging but pleasantly challenging, something I would look forward to without groaning or gritting my teeth, but with great expectations that the product would illuminate the world.
12/15/2018 11:38:36 PM · #15
I'll give it another try. How about winter outdoors. It's dreadful outside this time of year . . . but maybe a resolution like this would force me to discover what I'm sure is the wonder of winter!
12/16/2018 01:07:27 AM · #16
I would like to play. I will give some thought to a challenge (though "using the real camera" comes to mind!). If anyone wants to give me a project to consider.... :-)
12/16/2018 11:50:06 AM · #17
I'll do the post-processing option, concentrating on layer blending.
12/16/2018 02:15:45 PM · #18
Modified Image

make at least one change to a photo, so it is something more or less than a recording of reality.
12/16/2018 02:49:50 PM · #19
Iím in and I will start the year totally blind.
12/16/2018 03:59:14 PM · #20
I think I'll give it a try, in the spirit of going through my archives of photos (deleting many, and finding hidden gems to publish).

My resolution: Finding gems in the sea of unprocessed images.
12/16/2018 10:36:15 PM · #21
welcome, everyone - glad to see so many signing up!
12/17/2018 04:32:12 AM · #22
Genre based .. put me down, I'll try to keep up
12/17/2018 05:55:24 AM · #23
wonderful .. and what a brilliant side challenge ..
thankyou Rachel ..
sign me up ..
i think I'll be focusing on composites.. not totally sure yet as I've only just seen this thread .. when do i have to decide ..
12/17/2018 07:51:10 AM · #24
Thanks Roz, it's a team effort with Karen ' . substr('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('https://www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' krnodil. We have until January 1st to make up our minds, but I went ahead and put you down for composites. Feel free to change your mind though, I already have. : D

Originally posted by roz:

wonderful .. and what a brilliant side challenge ..
thankyou Rachel ..
sign me up ..
i think I'll be focusing on composites.. not totally sure yet as I've only just seen this thread .. when do i have to decide ..
12/17/2018 02:59:04 PM · #25
I'm in. Challenge - macro.
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