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09-27-2017, 11:05 PM   #1
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Daily in October 2017 - discussion thread

Welcome to the "Daily in" October 2017 Challenge (aka DIC) here at Pentax Forums!

Aim of the Game: Shoot daily and post one picture each day of the month to this group challenge using any camera gear you want. Our desire when starting this challenge was to be similar in culture to the popular "Single In" Challenge (aka SI or SIC) here at Pentax Forums, while instead being able to use any lens/gear we want each and any day of the month.

There is no limitation to what camera gear you use for this challenge.

Additionally for film shooters, you can post your film shot for the day according to the day you scan your image, if you want. We just ask that you also note the approximate date when the image was exposed, if possible. And of course any gear, film type and exposure setting details you might be able to provide are always appreciated.

Commenting: Posting our pictures to the daily threads for the month allows other participants to view and comment on them. Conversely, itís hoped that you will comment on the pictures posted by the other members as well. Please donít be shy, even if you donít have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie. Your personal reactions to photographs are just as valid as any. We aim to be a friendly group and with regular commenting, weíll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Daily shooting and sharing is great fun and a real challenge! As with the Single In Challenge, youíll see what other members achieve with their selected gear which will sometimes be the same gear youíve chosen for that day. In the comment banter youíre likely to pick up some photographic tips and ideas too. As the month progresses it can become quite demanding to keep shooting and posting every day (itís a challenge, remember) but youíll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA and GAS? Sorry, this game wonít help you!

Note: This 'Daily Challenge' started in January 2016 when a few regular members of the 'Single In Challenge' wanted to have a similar daily shooting/posting challenge format and interactive culture with the key difference of being able to switch the gear up during the month whenever desired. That said, if you're here considering whether or not to join the Daily Challenge for a month and haven't yet tried a month of the Single In Challenge, we enthusiastically encourage you to try one... Simply put, spending a whole month shooting daily and sharing with the same lens is a great way to get to know your gear.

How to participate:

1. Join the Group to be able to post pictures to the daily threads; you only have to do this once. The groupís name is ďDaily Challenge (By Month)Ē. Youíll find a clickable link on that forum page to join the group.

2. Store your pictures in an on-line album somewhere. This could be the Pentax Forum, or others such as Flickr, etc. Flickr is the most commonly used host, and makes it easiest for others to comment on your pictures.

3. Post your daily image into the daily picture thread in the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page. That image should link to where your image is hosted, so members can follow that link and comment on your images. That's it!

More notes:
** Some of us may be participating in both the Daily Challenge and the Single In challenges for the current month. When this is the case, please post a different image to each challenge for the same day.

** If you are going to be linking to your images in a Pentax Forum album, just ask for advice below if needed.

** If you are posting a link to Flickr, just click on the sharing icon below your selected picture at flickr.com and a window will open displaying the BB code. Select the 1024px size, then copy and paste the BB code into the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page in the Pentax Forum.

** If you're a Flickr member, here is the Flickr group to join: Daily Challenges (Pentax Forums)
Please remember to add your posted images to this Flickr group.

Each day youíll see a new thread of pictures grow in the Daily Challenge (By Month) group page. By clicking on each picture in the daily thread you should be redirected to the photographerís image page wherever it's hosted and there you will be able to add a comment and read/interact with those of others.

When you post your picture each day to the daily thread, please specify the camera/lens combination with your picture eg 'K5 & DA15 Ltd'. This makes it easy and helpful for others to note what gear youíre using. This is especially helpful for this Daily Challenge where our chosen lenses and/or cameras for each day may be changing frequently.

The thread youíre reading now is the 'Discussion Thread' for Game > Daily In October 2017 Challenge. It's is a separate discussion thread from the picture posting thread referred to above, so youíll probably want to subscribe to this discussion thread here as well to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with other Challenge members. Itís the place to ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this monthís challenge.

** If you've been shooting daily pictures during the challenge month but have been away from the internet or have been too busy to post and want to back post your images to the daily threads for the month, please go for it. It is recommended in this case to also come back to the monthly thread here and post a comment to let the group know and provide some details to inspire us to visit your images.

This FAQ (made by Zorglub) may be helpful to understand the challenge process. It was created for the Single In Challenge so everything there also applies to this Daily Challenge except for the obvious key and major difference that this daily challenge is not bound to the use of one Single lens for the month.

There is no limitation to what camera gear you use for this challenge. Anything goes!

Here we go! It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss any days, donít worry about it. Just keep shooting! If you have any problems, please ask. Come and try!

So who's joining in for October?

09-27-2017, 11:52 PM - 1 Like   #2
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I seemed to be OK, shooting for both the Daily and the Single In Challenges.... I'm in!


but I'm considering a Month for Monochrome!

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QuoteOriginally posted by pepperberry farm Quote
I'm considering a Month for Monochrome!
I like the idea, but October's foliage is too nice to miss, November to March, perhaps I could go monochrome.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I like the idea, but October's foliage is too nice to miss, November to March, perhaps I could go monochrome.
MoNovember?

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QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I like the idea, but October's foliage is too nice to miss, November to March, perhaps I could go monochrome.
agreed - but I also have the SIC to shoot for...
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
MoNovember?
YES! I'm in, is Mo-O time!

Like pepperberry I managed ok with both challenges, and am doing both again. I may miss a few days due to a business trip to Italy, but will definitely be shooting there as well. So hopefully the affect will just be some late postings.

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MoNovember?
I like the idea!
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monochromeNovember... I can work with that...

full-color this month then...

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I went out to a car museum on the last day of September, many mono shots posted, because BW points out details without the distraction of color
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I'm in this month .... and MoNovember sounds perfect. I'll plan on it.
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I am in this month. MoNovember sounds like a good challenge.

QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I went out to a car museum on the last day of September, many mono shots posted, because BW points out details without the distraction of color
Good point. I don't often compose my digital shots with monochrome in mind. But I know when I shoot BW film, my view of a scene is different - I could not tell you how exactly. So planning to shoot monochrome will build some new skills or, perhaps, apply old skills to new tools.
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I'll have to skip October (wish I could do that entirely!) but aim to get in on MoNovember. Should be an interesting challenge!

QuoteOriginally posted by robgski Quote
I went out to a car museum on the last day of September, many mono shots posted, because BW points out details without the distraction of color
Indeed. I view b&w much the same way as e.g. narrow depth of field - as removal of distracting information. I have found that I more and more concentrate on how to get attention away from "unwanted" elements in my post processing. Localised lower exposure (or at least duller whites), less sharpness and contrast, duller colours, and colder colours all help.

Of course, adding exposure, sharpness, contrast, saturation, and warmth to the "interesting" parts will also work, but I think it more often leads to an overprocessed look.
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After a distressingly bad late summer I'm back to shooting. I've decided to migrate over here from SIC, with my (somewhat) new K-1 I'm more interested in exploring different lenses. Also, MoVember sounds like a good idea! Won't be able to shoot today, getting a new ride, (or at least signing the contract for one...new Subaru Outback to replace my ancient and elderly 2005 version).

NaCl(variety is always a good idea)H2O
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Apologies friends. I'm late back from Sydney only to discover that there's no link between Forum pictures and Flickr, so I'm unable to comment until that's restored. My opening picture post for the 6th is affected similarly.

Edit: Saturday morning and all is well again.

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I'm crawling out of the woodwork... thinking of jumping in.
AT least by next month...
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