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01-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Hi members!

So it's 2015 already and probably best to make a list of all the assignments now. For a past list of those assignments done thus far - here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Ald34RRoxOvydDY5RjVZWUZJUVhRQ1BpbzBaWWd6a Hc&usp=drive_web#gid=0).

I'll let this simmer for a few days and then I'll make a new list of 12 regular and 12 level 2 assignments for 2015....as usual though, I prefer the input of members.

Here are some unused suggestions from the last round and a few off the top of my bald head.....

What do you think?
Got new suggestions?

Thx - looking forward to a new year of assignments!

Level 1 potential ideas - shapes, clothing, small, cry, air, hair, Eyes, Food, Sense of Scale, Feet, Natural Framing, Low Light / Night, Angles, Circles, Panning, Shadows, Street Photography, Minimalism, Our Changing, Time, Self Portrait, Product, Pets, Toys, Humorous, Long Exposure, Sports, staged, opposites, stillness, breaking the rules, Architecture, low light, red, blue, yellow.

Level 2 potential ideas - Silhouettes, Fog, Dramatic Skies, Moody, Abstracts, Energy, Duality, revealed, extreme close-up, unusual crops, black on black, selective colour when processing, backlight, isolation, dreamy

01-02-2015, 01:09 PM
Since I brought it up, how about smoke/fog for one

01-02-2015, 04:07 PM
I am thinking that level one seems to get the most submissions when it is more of a subject type of theme (eg colours, numbers, shapes or specific items). I wonder if it may make it more accessible to more people than concepts or processes.

from the above list (I haven't separated these out in accordance with my previous comment)

Level 1 potential ideas - shapes, Eyes, Feet (+footwear) , Natural Framing, Low Light / Night, Angles, Circles, Panning, Shadows, Street Photography, Minimalism, Time, Self Portrait, Pets, Toys, Long Exposure, Sports, breaking the rules, Architecture, red, blue, yellow.

Level 2 potential ideas - Silhouettes, Fog, Dramatic Skies, Abstracts, extreme close-up (+macro), unusual crops, black on black, backlight, isolation, [/COLOR]

I also don't think it would be a problem to revisit some old assignments. Many members were not here then, and if they were then I am sure their ideas and photographic abilities and interpretations would have changed in that time.

some other stray thoughts - interpretations of an egg (idea taken from Freeman Patterson's book) - walking - strangers - black and white - making the mundane interesting - photos from only 1 room in the house (eg bathroom, kitchen) - bridges.

In the meantime I will keep thinking

01-02-2015, 06:26 PM
Popular topics in photo sites: food, photo equipment, body parts, levitation, flowers, Lego, liquid splashes, timepieces, multiple exposures.
My New Years resolution is to do more of these assignments in 2015. I agree with RM, no harm in repeating some of the older assignments.

01-07-2015, 04:24 PM
another couple fo ideas

Music / musical instruments
performing / performances
animals (less restrictive than pets)

01-07-2015, 11:55 PM
Hi members,

Based on suggestions presented I've come up with a list - Hope it works for you, it's not set in stone but it's a start so let's get to it!

Regular assignments 2015

Jan - Small
Feb - Shapes
March - Eyes
April - Blue
May - Angles
June - Stillness
July - Low light
August - Circles
September - Animals
October - Feet
November - Three
December - Smiles

Level 2 assignments 2015

Jan - Black and White
Feb - Time
March - Framed
April -Interpretation of an Egg
May - Smoke, Fog, Haze or Steam
June - Bridges
July - Backlight
August - Extreme Close-up / Macro
September - Black on Black
October - Music / Musical Instruments
November - Opposites
December - Revealed

Hope you like these assignments and thanks so much for all the suggestions. The actual assignments should (as usual) be posted in their respective forums.