Having the photos on threads instead of in a gallery makes it very cumbersome to comment on individual photos. The gallery setup has worked fairly well in the past, together with the "how is it going" threads.If we do this, could we please have the photos in forum treads, rather than in galleries? I just find that much more interactive. We could have a tread per week, or even per day...
One of the things you can get out of a challenge like this is familiarity with a different piece of gear or technique. If you would like to learn to focus manually, this will do it. If I may ask, what lens is it?I've never done one of these. I wanted to last year, but we were moving and I was sick. Dad (snkenai) and I were talking photography this morning on Skype, and he challenged me to do this one. I'm going to try. I might even accept his challenge to use the manual lens for this...but I stink at manual focus, so I'm still debating.
I don't know much about this lens. It was given to me as we left for Africa. It's says "RMC Tokina" on it. It's 135mm (for shooting those shy birds and animals that won't come any closer). I haven't shot with it much until today. Dad had told me how to make it work with my camera, but I had forgotten how until he reminded me yesterday. It would be a challenge for sure. I'm not used to a long lens, and I really need to learn to focus manually. I'm just not sure I'll have anything worthy of posting from this setup.One of the things you can get out of a challenge like this is familiarity with a different piece of gear or technique. If you would like to learn to focus manually, this will do it. If I may ask, what lens is it?
This challenge, is not a photo contest. It is not about great photos, (although, there will be some). Not, mine is not good enough. Its about pushing ourselves to new frontiers, skills, viewpoints, exploring and strengthening our relationship with the tools of the trade/hobby. Developing better discipline, patience and ability to "see" the picture. From that will come better pictures and confidence.... I'm just not sure I'll have anything worthy of posting from this setup.