I am proposing a virtual photo assignment based on a project featured on the NPR (National Public Radio) website about 6 years ago. We followed up on it in May 2009 and did the same thing with our club. It was a real hit with the members. We had about 15 members sign up. When it was over, more wished they had participated.
In this assignment a starting photograph will be posted in an album on my website. Then, photographers working in order from a random list will be given 2 days to produce an image that carries one element of the theme from the previous photograph. The photographer will post the image in that same album on my website, starting the clock for the next photographer, who in turn follows the same process.
Only those who sign up to participate will have posting access to the album. Others will be able to see the photos as the exercise progresses.
It is challenging, will be fun and I'm sure will generate some interesting photos as it progresses through the different photographers in the club. Here is a link to the NPR site that better describes the process http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96169893.
When we find out how many members will participate we will have a better idea when it will complete. When we have completed the exercise we will present all the photos as a slideshow on Program night either in August or September. We will then start with the first photo and have each photographer explain what gave them the idea for their photo. They will explain what element they used from the previous member's photo and why.
The project will start as soon as we gets a critical mass of participants. That means when we have enough volunteers. Let me know if you are interested in the challenge by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay Area Photo Club
2015 Assignments and Open Entries
Here is the list of Honors Night assignments for 2015. As always assignment images must be shot during the 3 months preceding the Honors Night monthly meeting that they are listed for.
February Out of Context
April Environmental Portrait
Also remember that in 2015 we will be scoring the Open entries as well and awarding a prize at the end of the year.
As we announced in our meeting in August, we are looking to expand our pool of judges next year. There are no specific qualifications except that you would need to go through a process of learning the judging criteria and Honors Night protocols. Following that you will want to sit in on 1 or 2 sessions judging off the record. Once you are comfortable, you can join the action.
Let me know if you are interested in judging. We need the help.
There was some discussion at our December 5 meeting about the upcoming assignment “complementary colors” for January. Steve Schuenke mentioned a web-based tool called Color Scheme Designer, an interactive color wheel. Below is the link to the web site along with a tutorial on complementary colors where it is used on Phlearn.
Take this fun online X-Rite color challenge to test your color acuity. I'll tell you now that I scored a 14; a lower number being better. It does take a few minutes to complete the challenge, but I think you will find it interesting. Shoot me an email with a screenshot of your results and I'll post a small spreadsheet of all our results when I've collected enough of them. I'll leave out any personal data or names, only collecting the results from x number of people.