keep up the good work!
"Plans are meaningless, planning is everything." Dwight Eisenhower
Okay, here's my quid's worth.
Friday through Monday, we are all busy taking and posting pics. Late Monday through Wednesday nothing. Wednesday +Thursday critique time.
So Stat what's wrong with banter late Monday and Tuesday? It fills a void.
I'll jump in from the cheap seats. I don't think this thread is clannish or too chatty. IÔÇÖm not a chatty person so I hesitate to jump in most posts unless there is some technical aspect of photography being discussed. Speaking strictly for myself, I think it would be useful to have more time on the themes. I typically don't bother pursuing them because anything I've thought of shooting takes a little time and experimentation. It would be easy to just shoot a door knob ( )or something, but I don't want to do that just for the sake of doing it. By saying this, I probably have offended a few people, but it would be useful to have an "advanced" shooterÔÇÖs time line as well as the usual Friday-Sunday. I used to have a studio area set up in my home, but itÔÇÖs being relegated to other purposes now. By the time the weekend rolls around, so does real life and I simply canÔÇÖt set-up the shots that IÔÇÖd like to contribute in a few hours. I believe doing this would accomplish two things: set the bar higher; and give those learning the ropes of photography a bigger opportunity to learn technical skills and new (different) techniques from more advanced submissions (i.e. a few of bluestunes contributions) . The crossover between the two levels of the assignments would be very engaging and instructive in my humble opinion. And once the photo forum is established itÔÇÖs important for all of us to remember, there are very few experts in photography. IÔÇÖve never met another shooter that didnÔÇÖt teach me something new or learn a bit from my technique. The goal should be for all of us to be able to grow our skills while contributing something to the universal effort. We have a tremendous opportunity to create a unique motorcycling/photography symposium.
I have lots of ideas to help make this a good learning experience and look forward to what is to come.
And thanks Tom and Jeff for volunteering to moderate!
And since you volunteered you will be called upon!
If there are other ideas people want to float, how about we take them back to the discussion thread started a while ago on this subject, shall we?
Photo forum discussion
I think several of us have been holding off until a forum gets up and running. Once that happens, having multiple threads will be a lot easier. I think Bricci's suggestion is a good one. It could be a separate thread or this one could become that two-week or three-week time line. . . . I have a couple of ideas that I've seen on other forums that could be fun.
I guess that all for now. If I've something else profound to say, I'll go over to the proposal thread.
p.s. I just realized, we have five concurrent threads running about photography right now. And that's just screwing around.
Photo Assignment 01/05/08 (this thread)
Photo Assignment Karma
Photo Assignment Index
Photo Assignments 2007 Year-In-Review
New Forum Area Proposal: Photography
RM--thanks. Didn't look at the other thread on the photo forum before my prior post. Sounds like you've been thinking what I was thinking. Sorry for missing that.
Tom--thanks for rounding up those other threads. I've been a bit lazy on seeing/finding those topics.
Now can I get the BBQ dinner? WOOT!
BTW, Josh was right, there wasn't enough pork, unlike our gov't.
19 BMWMOA Nationals under my belt, and I have no idea what I am doing.
My niece: "DangÔÇöit smells like updawg in here."
Me: "What's "updawg?"
My niece: "Nuthin'. What's up wich you, dawg?"