NOTE: this challenge starts on July 10th - that's 7 days away. Sign up now if you intend to participate. :)
The fantastic "Blurs and Swirls" photos from our last challenge (SEEK 6) has inspired this new challenge.
This is the first edition of the BLURS & SWIRLS challenge and this one focuses on technique. Techniques such as "flip of wrist" -- a sort of quick drop and turn to about 45 degrees while releasing the shutter, for example, will result in either a blur or a swirl, but most likely a mixture: a sort of "blurry swirl", so to speak.
How you interpret the themes or techniques is totally open to you. As you may begin to realize, this is about experimentation. The challenge is to experiment with carefree abandon, experiment with technique, velocity and force, experiment with subjects, experiment with interpretation of the themes.
You might find that the photos you like the best result from quick and abrupt movements -- or you might like to use very light touch. Whether you interpret the theme as moving your camera, on or off tripod, or playing with your lens or focus... It's up to you. This is all about having fun, breaking down any barriers you have about what you "should" be shooting -- and opening up your mind to what YOU THINK might constitute a "good shot".
Let loose, have fun and post your favourite images... One image for sure and up to 5 images in total; one for each theme :)
To join in, make sure you're signed up before the start time of 7am on Wednesday, July 10th.
As with previous challenges, if you RSVP to attend this event, you are making a personal commitment to take at least ONE photo according to your interpretation of the themes provided, and post at least ONE image in the Designated Album for this challenge.
By signing up you commit to take at least ONE photo representing one of your choice of the themes provided. You may take as many photos as you like. You may post up to 5 images for this challenge - one for each of the themes.
BLURS & SWIRLS I
Here are the themes:
1. Flip of the wrist
3. Point and twist
4. Slight trembling
5. Rush in (or rush out)
HOW IT WORKS
To participate, you must sign up before the start date of this challenge.
Your own personal challenge starts when you RSVP to join us on the challenge. You commit to taking at least ONE photo, based on your interpretation of your choice of the themes provided.
You must post at least ONE image to the Designated Photo Album for this Challenge, and you MUST use the Caption to state the theme used in your image. You can post up to 5 images, one for each of the themes. Photos may be posted at any time after the start of the challenge.
No other photos are allowed. Your photos must be taken with your camera between the start and end dates of this challenge. If you cannot post your images on the day you took them, you can post later; there is no time limit for posting your images to the Album once the challenge begins.
Use of all of your cameras are welcome, such as SLR, phone, toy, and point & shoots. Computer post-processing techniques (crop, colour correction, etc.) are allowed. To make it more challenging, we encourage use of "in-camera" settings and framing and minimal computer post-processing.
All group members are encouraged to enjoy the photos that are posted by the participants of this challenge and add comments of encouragement and appreciation.
REMEMBER: we will NOT meet in person because this is a VIRTUAL challenge. There will be no judging and no prizes. If you sign up for the challenge, you are making a personal agreement with yourself to take photos and then post your best photos as laid out in the instructions.
Note: If you miss the start date and cannot RSVP, then you must wait for the next challenge... :)