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Originally posted by onsplekkie onsplekkie wrote:

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3. Anything creative (inspired by Wetapunga's Novel technique) - Longshutter speeds, multiple shots/stitches, extention tubes, filters, lens-wacking, anything realy that gets the brain working outside the box

Not 100% cemented ideas, but should be close enough to give my commitment for a 150 challenge.


Really interested to see how this and @Wētā challenging channel goes ... and looking forward to borrowing your ideas

Having done my 366x on flickr, I did that with a big bunch of people and seeing their images and be inspired by their ideas certainly helped - quite a few of us did 'copycat shots' that we'd not normally have thought of - was super fun! Especially as we'd see one person's technique repeated in the wrong persons stream.

I was tempted to just call TWO topics and decide on my third next week (could still go and edit as I have one other idea which I'm kinda saving for week50mm 2021!).
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@Howard - there are a bunch of 'widescreen' formats from the classic 16:9 (really not very wide at all!) to silly wide. And then free-form as your own 5:1. Perhaps a looser title of just widescreen would still be neat but freer.

I've seen a few 3x/4x image wide panoramics on instagram (I think you need a 2nd IG made app for this?). And it is usually quite obvious from the first shot that there is more to see to the screen right ... love how that is interactive.

I'd kinda dismissed IG as a place to put my 64:27 shape as it tends to favor square or even portrait way up. Thank you for the reminder that this can be done on the gram!
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@dCap, of course in the time of APS film the 'HDTV' format was 16:9 and Panoarama was 3:1 (cropped from the HDTV picture area). I quite like 16:9, but I wanted to move beyond that and so >2:1 seemed a simple label.

As for IG, I use Photoshop's Slice command to make the 1:1 tiles and upload them with the multiple post option, so no extra IG app, AFAIK. I'm not sure, but you may have to keep to 1:1 for each tile, but there's no harm in trying two 32x27!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2020 at 12:17
Originally posted by Howard_S Howard_S wrote:

@dCap, of course in the time of APS film the 'HDTV' format was 16:9 and Panoarama was 3:1 (cropped from the HDTV picture area). I quite like 16:9, but I wanted to move beyond that and so >2:1 seemed a simple label.

As for IG, I use Photoshop's Slice command to make the 1:1 tiles and upload them with the multiple post option, so no extra IG app, AFAIK. I'm not sure, but you may have to keep to 1:1 for each tile, but there's no harm in trying two 32x27!


And I'm sure I'll upload them in the wrong order when I first try too
... yeah, would need to 'picture it' and frame it perhaps with a white border as a set of 1:1s. More maths.

I've seen a couple of brands fail at this and upload the wrong image which is fun to see! Oddly they leave it there (too many comments to see that 'everyone' is shouting 'um, wrong third image'). I have a feeling Sony did this (wrong) with their ads for the Xperia 10 (21:9 phone screen).
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The 'anything creative' idea is interesting, but not 50 different things!

I also like the idea of revisiting the archive - in my case a box of slides in the attic. Are there 50 worthwhile images there?

Vintage digital is also interesting, mixing archive stuff pre-Sony and newly shot stuff with my KM5D & A100 (bought as curiosities a year or two back and little used). Mind you, any A-Mount is heading towards vintage these days.

Shooting primes is what I do almost daily, so not much of a challenge, but I would want to fit the various Dyxum challenges in to the mix, so it would certainly fit in well.

I also have a lot of Minolta AF lenses, shooting a different one a week would see some very little used glass get an outing. I need to count them, but I might need to include a few other brands to hit the 50.

Landscapes is another tempter, I certainly don't do enough of them. I often find myself wandering around the countryside failing to find a shot, with luck forcing myself to shoot more might help my eye.

Streetscapes with people are great, I shoot them quite often, but by happenstance rather than design - I do wonder what it would be like to feel I have to get a shot.

Different aspect ratios might be a challenge - after all my favourite is 1:1.

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@Phil ... a perfect post to show that once you set to thinking about this 'just 3x' channels of 50 might not be enough! You're welcome to bolt on a couple of extras (Photo 200, Photo 250)

Some of these topics you mention, and others I've considered myself, also might not lend themselves to a full once-a-week for a year set. So I've been wondering if we need a mid-year (01-Jul) rotation of ideas option ... if any idea dries up or a new idea pop into mind.

Or we could call 01-Apr, 01-Jul, and 01-Oct (start of each new quarter) a chance to rotate in/out one of your topics. 13 weeks of macro followed by 39 weeks of portraits via a 01-Apr rotation. Over complicates though.

Your 50x lenses could be fun to see (don't have to be all Minolta, body is Sony ... right!)
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@Peg - very neat to see this work in combination with the prime days and other ongoing challenges. 

And yeah, my archive will also be 12+ months old first.  I will probably start with my Jan 2020 images (fujifilm), pretty sure I shot most of Jan daily ... and then stopped in Feb when covid happened.

At some point Feb/March I'd like to get ahead and see if I can post the images on the day they were shot!?  So, I'd work on my old March files in Feb and have them at the ready to post on their anniversary.  (I will hopefully forget this mad idea once I get engrossed though).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 December 2020 at 23:28
Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

The 'anything creative' idea is interesting, but not 50 different things!


It sounds like you have a few good ideas. For what it is worth, I'm not planning on making my creative theme 50 'different' techniques, as I hope to come back to some of them and refine them/get better at them. So yes, I'm intending to explore quite a few options here. But I am perfectly willing to come back and have another go at some of them, to benefit from the prior experience.


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Sounds v. interesting. I think I'll have to join in!

My first thoughts for the three themes for me:
1) One macro at 1:2 or closer
2) One dog pic
3) one from the archive (I've got a pleny of 1year+ stuff to get through.)
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@mikey - welcome aboard player #7

Having dipped into my archive a little bit earlier this year (like for 1-2 days) I saw shots that I have no memory of ever taking or seeing before ... quite looking forward to finding out what I used to shoot! I will probably start with my 2005 shots (when the Dynax 7D was the latest camera!).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote onsplekkie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 January 2021 at 11:28
Originally posted by Wētāpunga Wētāpunga wrote:

Originally posted by Phil Wood Phil Wood wrote:

The 'anything creative' idea is interesting, but not 50 different things!


It sounds like you have a few good ideas. For what it is worth, I'm not planning on making my creative theme 50 'different' techniques, as I hope to come back to some of them and refine them/get better at them. So yes, I'm intending to explore quite a few options here. But I am perfectly willing to come back and have another go at some of them, to benefit from the prior experience.




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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 January 2021 at 11:51
This is a really complicated concept. This is a 3 a week challenge but with themes. That does not make it easier then a 365 challenge, in fact, I think this is harder.

Why not a Project 50? I think that would be doable for much more people.
Also, announcing this not even a week before the start does not make it easier.

I will therefore not join. This is way to much commitment.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

This is a really complicated concept. This is a 3 a week challenge but with themes. That does not make it easier then a 365 challenge, in fact, I think this is harder.

Why not a Project 50? I think that would be doable for much more people.
Also, announcing this not even a week before the start does not make it easier.

I will therefore not join. This is way to much commitment.


It is indeed 'not for everyone' but is entirely optional.

The chatter into this started a little while ago. While the start date is Mon 04-Jan, someone could shoot/create 3x images on Sunday 10-Jan (end of week 1) or even use week 1-2 as their week's off and being their 50 in week 3.

So, this is really being offered as an alternative to anyone who has considered a 365 (early/mid/late Dec is when that will be popping into those people's minds). Those that have considered a 365. 01-Jan is danger zone for 365-ers. It is a day I have to force myself to NOT shoot. I have 11 hours to NOT take a picture today.

Having done a 365 (well, 366, actually turned into a 500 pic-a-day) ... when I stopped on Day 500 of my 366 I switched to a 'once-a-week' project and found it almost impossible to keep motivated and 'remember' to take a photo for my project. perhaps that is a personal thing.

Weekend shooters can play this alternative to a daily 365. It could be 50x Sunday photo walks, capturing 3x themes. It also suits bloggers (a non-photo '150'). Fitness people, one 10km run per week. The original title was Project 150 but we wanted to make this more photo focused. I've been discussing it here and via PM/email elsewhere and like how it has evolved via other's input.

I did my '365' on flickr with a big group of people, between 10-50 people at times through the year ... that 'project buddy' aspect was an enormous help. Some of my fellow 365ers back in 2008 started on their birthday (or day after and end on their next birthday).

I love that I can chill 01/02/03-Jan and open my archive sometime on Monday or maybe Tuesday.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 January 2021 at 14:22
But all the rules about three different topics a week makes it really hard.

The tradition on Dyxum is of inclusive challenges, the challenge is not from Dyxum to you. You challenge yourself! The objectives are: (1) to get you out shooting more pictures; (2) to develop your photographic skills; (3) to enjoy photography; (4) to get to know the other photographers and fellow Dyxumers in the challenge and comment on their photo's. This challenge has a huge barrier to entry imho.

I hope you guys enjoy yourself. I really do. I just wonder how many of you really keep to the three topics you decide on now for 50 weeks in 2021. I could not do that.

If it was just a straight 3/week, that would already be better. I think it is your personal challenge, that some people want to join - but that is really hard to join for a lot of people.
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