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03-25-2018, 05:28 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Single In - April, 2018

Welcome everyone to the Single In April 2018 Challenge!

Theme days - new ones in RED:

Saturday, 7th April: DUPLICATES (multiple exposure, repeated elements, etc.)

Saturday,14th April: PERSPECTIVE

Saturday, 21st April: B/SELFIES

Saturday, 28th April: GOLDEN HOUR

Aim of the Game:To use the same lens each day for a month, posting one picture captured each day with that lens. The picture must be captured with a Pentax lens coupled to a camera body of your choice (including Pentax/Ricoh), a non-Pentax lens provided it is coupled only to a Pentax or Ricoh body, or a Pentax-Ricoh point&shoot camera. (Taking other pictures with other cameras/lenses is fine, but these wonít be eligible for this Challenge).

NEW THIS MONTH: As in the "Daily In" challenge, if you shoot film, you can post your film shot for the day, according to the day you scan your image. The approximate date when the image was exposed would be appreciated. And, of course, you must use the SAME SINGLE IN LENS, film or digital, as indicated above. This is a one-month experiment; we'll see how it goes, and what the group thinks going forward. Comments and feedback appreciated.

Commenting: Posting your pictures allows other participants to comment on them. Conversely, itís hoped that you will comment on those of other members. Please donít be shy if you donít have much photographic experience or are a Forum newbie - your personal reactions to photographs are as valid as anyone elseís. Itís a very friendly group and with regular commenting, youíll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Itís great fun. Youíll learn heaps about how your chosen lens can perform and youíll see what other members achieve with their selected lenses - sometimes the same one youíve chosen. In the comment banter youíll pick up many tips on photographic technique generally, including post processing. As the month progresses it often becomes quite demanding (itís a challenge, remember) but youíll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA? - this game doesnít help you fight it!

How to participate:

1. First you need to join the Group to be able to post pictures; you only have to do this once. The groupís name is ďMonthly Photo ChallengesĒ. Youíll find a clickable link on that forum page to join.

2. Youíll need to have your pictures stored in an on-line album. This could be the Pentax Forum, or others such as Flickr, Picassa etc. You actually post a link to the picture in your album into the daily picture thread.

** If you are linking to a Pentax Forum album, youíll find advice on how to post elsewhere in the Forum and in the FAQs below. One of the Challengeís stalwarts, patjp, has also prepared a short video on how to do this - itís on YouTube (Singlein.m4v)

** If you are posting a link to Flickr, just click on the sharing icon below your selected picture and a window will open displaying the BB code. Copy it and paste into the Single in (month) Challenge thread in the Pentax Forum.

Each day, youíll see a new thread of pictures grow and by clicking on each you should be redirected to the photographerís parent album where you will be able to add a comment and read those of others. When you post each dayís picture to the Pentax Forum, please specify the camera/lens combination underneath your picture eg K5 & DA15 Ltd - this makes it easy for others to note what combo youíre using.

The thread youíre painstakingly reading now is the Discussion Thread for Game > Single in (month).

This is separate to the picture posting thread referred to above and youíll probably want to subscribe to the Discussion one to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with Challenge members. Itís the place where you can ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this monthís challenge.

So there it is. It is easier than it might seem at first. If you miss a day, donít worry. If you have any problems, please ask. Weíre a very friendly, forgiving, international bunch. Come and try!

FAQs: Finally, Zorglub has kindly posted a FAQ collection here Ö. The FAQ - Monthly Photo Challenges - PentaxForums.com


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I will be following with rapt attention.
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..in..

probably with t.s.o.p.....
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probably with t.s.o.p.....
Interesting! I have one of those, and haven't really used it for a while. Wonder how many Pentax-A 35-105s are out there? Maybe we could make it a thing this month.

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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
Interesting! I have one of those, and haven't really used it for a while. Wonder how many Pentax-A 35-105s are out there? Maybe we could make it a thing this month.

I'm pretty sure there's a new one in our midst...
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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
Interesting! I have one of those, and haven't really used it for a while. Wonder how many Pentax-A 35-105s are out there? Maybe we could make it a thing this month.
I just got a copy earlier in the month and I'm excited to put it to the test! Let's go, team!

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I'm in, having too much fun with my new K-1 and the new FOV for my little lens collection. I just don't know which to pick as yet. Leaning towards the 31 which has always been my least like Limited but now getting reevaluated in a much more positive light or something a bit off the wall like the K55/1.8. Then again, perhaps the versatility of the A50/1.2 might be fun (I say that not having yet taken a f/1.2 on the K-1 yet )

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I'm in. Try to do the whole year, if I just have stamina for it. M200/4 booked for April.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
I'm in, having too much fun with my new K-1 and the new FOV for my little lens collection.
Do the 31!!

QuoteOriginally posted by iheiramo Quote
M200/4 booked for April.
I'm really interested in what you do with it! I have a nice copy of this lens, and my Flickr album for its images is one of my most viewed (even though I really have nothing spectacular in there). Definitely one I need to get on my Single in Schedule. I need to stop buying so many new lenses! :-) Haha!
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Do the 31!!
That's pretty definite, may I ask why?
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QuoteOriginally posted by severalsnakes Quote
I'm really interested in what you do with it! I have a nice copy of this lens, and my Flickr album for its images is one of my most viewed (even though I really have nothing spectacular in there). Definitely one I need to get on my Single in Schedule. I need to stop buying so many new lenses! :-) Haha!

I have a copy of the A200/4 that needs to be Singled.... maybe for May...
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QuoteOriginally posted by robbiec Quote
That's pretty definite, may I ask why?
Because you say it's your least liked, AND because I like wide-angle lenses. I don't know how long you've had the K-1 or what you've used on it, but wide-angle lenses on the full frame format are pretty great! Having said that, I am really looking forward to getting away from the 28mm I've been using for all of March...

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maybe for May...
Let's synchronize our watches.
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QuoteOriginally posted by severalsnakes Quote
I'm really interested in what you do with it! I have a nice copy of this lens, and my Flickr album for its images is one of my most viewed (even though I really have nothing spectacular in there). Definitely one I need to get on my Single in Schedule. I need to stop buying so many new lenses! :-) Haha!
And now you have one viewer more. Some really nice shots there

My 200 has seen relatively little use, as I bought M*300 soon after and it has been my favored long lens despite the weight. Nice to take it out of the closet and put it thru the month.
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QuoteOriginally posted by severalsnakes Quote
Because you say it's your least liked, AND because I like wide-angle lenses. I don't know how long you've had the K-1 or what you've used on it, but wide-angle lenses on the full frame format are pretty great! Having said that, I am really looking forward to getting away from the 28mm I've been using for all of March...
I will have the K-1 3 weeks on Thursday, so barely getting to know it yet. 31 it is then.
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