This is the FIRST Photo-A-Day challenge in a series of 3 x weekly challenges - inspired by our popular challenge series held in the Summer of 2012.
This is Week 1, next week will be Week 2, and the week after will be Week 3. A separate invite will be sent out for each weekly challenge. You are welcome to sign up for one or more of the three challenges.
For some of us, just getting out with a camera is a lot of work. Well, it's not really a lot of work, but resistance, apathy, excuses, or forgetfulness can get in the way. Remembering to plug in the battery each night, remembering to take our camera (at least a small camera) with us when we go out, or remembering to take a photo even if there's a camera handy... That's the hard part.
This Virtual Challenge is designed to set in motion a good habit, or at least a habit that an aspiring photographer wishes to have. To take photos. A lot of photos. And to do this, we need to be comfortable with our practice as a photographer, and we need to be comfortable with our gear. This is about taking at least a small amount of time to concentrate on photography each day. Regularly.
Special Note: you must sign up before the start date to take part in this challenge.
To take part in this week's challenge you must sign up before the start date and commit to take one photo each day, for 7 days beginning at 7am on August 25. That's one photo each day during the period between the start and the end dates of this challenge.
You must post a single image for each day of the challenge to the DESIGNATED ALBUM for this week's challenge. You can post the image after the date you took the photo, but if you do, you must state in the Caption the actual date the photo was taken (with your camera). No other photos are allowed. One photo per day only. There are no restrictions on what to shoot, or how you produce your images.
NOTE: any images posted to the Album for this challenge that don't conform to the instructions will be automatically moved to the Members' Monthly Miscellaneous album without notice.
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.