stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)
What's this about?

[ profile] 100_snapshots is a photography challenge in which the participant is given 100 prompt words and takes a photograph for each of them. There is no time limit.

Why do I want to do this?

I'm trying to improve my photography, and this is another angle from which to approach it. I've already got goals on this list that will improve my more spontaneous pictures, but this one involves deliberately setting out to take photos of specific subjects.

How will I know I've done this?

Each of the words below will be a link to the photograph that illustrates it.

I'll record this using the list below, on Flickr, and possibly on the official LJ community.

1. Safety
2. Stale
3. Feathered
4. Hot
5. Open
6. Forever
7. Love
8. Touch
9. Colorless
10. Blue
11. Smell
12. Growth
13. Irony
14. Wrong
15. More
16. Feel
17. Muse
18. Child
19. Within
20. Pale
21. Earth
22. Torn
23. Scars
24. Stray
25. Drops
26. Against
27. Dry
28. Fresh
29. Covered
30. Bold
31. High
32. Shadow
33. Concrete
34. Vein
35. Rush
36. Yellow
37. Empty
38. Cliché
39. Central
40. Loss
41. Wonder
42. Sweet
43. Poetry
44. Heavy
45. Fall
46. Chair
47. Statue
48. Kool-Aid
49. Dark
50. Breath
51. Garbage
52. Silk
53. Teacher
54. Cream
55. Wash
56. Corner
57. Rose
58. Field
59. Two
60. Red
61. Music
62. Rope
63. Decrepit
64. Chase
65. Dream
66. Dance
67. Smile
68. Smirk
69. Reflection
70. Soul
71. Lock
72. Key
73. Rust
74. Find
75. Lose
76. Drag
77. Wind
78. Rest
79. Swing
80. Meeting
81. Vacant
82. Hazy
83. Release
84. Gather
85. Swarm
86. Road
87. Wait
88. Stand
89. Distance
90. Trapped
91. Desk
92. Detach
93. Shatter
94. Home
95. Shy
96. Tackle
97. Begin
98. End
99. Time
100. Life
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)
What's this about?

[ profile] adayinmylife is a photography challenge in which 'people capture a whole day of their life in pictures'.

Here are the rules:

What is a Day in my Life?
Easy...70 images (INCLUDING THE TEASER) or less that tell your story from the time you wake up (or within 15 minutes because we like bed head) and about one picture per hour or so until you go to bed (or within a short time before). Not 2-3 hours. Time checks are not required, but it helps to have them so people get a sense of the time of day.

A day starts when you get up in the morning and ends when you go to bed at night. It does not start halfway through one night and to the next one. Wake-sleep. That's it. The only way around this is if you wake at dusk and sleep at dawn or live a similar lifestyle.

Why do I want to do this?

I think this will make an interesting companion to goal 8 (project 365) - a kind of detailed view of one of those 365 days, if you like.

How will I know I've done this?

I'll be able to point to a journal entry which contains one whole day's worth of pictures, including at least one from every hour that day that I was awake. This can be on the official community, on this journal, or on [personal profile] el_staplador, or any combination of these.

I'll post a link to the post on this post, even if I don't host it in this journal. - and here it is
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a stylised picture of a teapot (Default)

Why do I want to do this?

Firstly, I want to nag myself into producing something of publishable quality. Secondly, I want to work up the confidence to submit it.

How will I know I've done it?

A work produced largely or exclusively by myself will have appeared in a publication over which I have no editorial control. This can be text, photographic or in another form, and the publication can be online or can take physical form.

I'll record this in posts in this journal.
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)

Why do I want to do this?

I don't get much practice at taking photos of people, usually because I'm too shy to ask them to sit down for me. I'm hoping that this will improve both the photography and the shyness.

How will I know I've done it?

I'll have taken five posed or deliberate photographs of other people, with which I'm reasonably happy. I will have proved that I'm happy with them by having prints made and giving copies to the subject, unless it would for some reason be inappropriate for me to do this. (I can't think of any reason, but I feel I need a get-out clause on this one.)

I'll record this on this journal and at Flickr.

[One] [Two] [Three] [Four] [Five]
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)
Empty frame

Why do I want to do this?

My photography has been getting better and better, but I'm still underconfident about it. I'm also not very organised when it comes to getting prints made. The combination makes this goal more of a challenge than you'd think. I believe that even now I could take a photograph that I'd be happy to display in its own right as a work of art, and this goal is meant to give me a little kick into doing so.

How will I know I've done it?

Somewhere around my house I will have, framed, and in plain sight of any visitors, a photograph that I have taken myself. It will be on display not because of the subject per se, but because I believe that it's a decent picture.

I'll record this by taking a photo of the photo, and posting it here.
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)
Royal Arms: Charles I

What's this about?

The Royal Arms has changed through the ages. It didn't look like the picture above all the way up to 1640, and it doesn't look like that today. Quite apart from anything else, it hasn't always been the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom, though I'll be concentrating on 1603 onwards for simplicity's sake. The heraldic changes reflect the historical changes.

Why do I want to do this?

I've always been interested in heraldry, and would like to get a bit more comfortable with the language and principles.

How will I know I've done it?

I'll have a set of at least eleven photographs depicting the various forms the Royal Arms has taken since 1603. I will include earlier examples if I can find them, but will not break my heart if I can't collect the entire set. I will have written a blazon (heraldic description) to accompany each photograph. In addition, I will be able to put them in chronological order using the heraldic features alone.

I'll record this on Flickr.
stapsdoes101things: '101' superimposed on a camera lens (101photography)
Self, M&S, Milton Keynes

What's this about?

Project 365 is a pretty simple concept: you take a photograph every day for a year.

Why do I want to do this?

Something my mum says: you only get good at something by doing it. Oh, you can study something, you can read around it, but you'll only really start to improve when you try it for yourself. It's difficult to learn from other people's mistakes, and you can only prove that you have when you risk making your own. I'd like to be a better photographer.

This is the only goal on my list that runs for more than a month's worth of consecutive days. This is because I will always be able to take a photograph, and it can take me as little as what? five seconds?

How will I know when it's done?

I will have taken 365 photographs on 365 consecutive days.

Progress can be followed at my Flickr page.

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