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07-26-2019, 10:39 AM   #1
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Daily in August 2019 - discussion thread

Welcome to the "Daily in" August 2019 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, it’s hoped that you will comment on the pictures posted by the other members as well. Please don’t be shy, even if you don’t 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, we’ll soon be enjoying the camaraderie.

The rewards: Daily shooting and sharing is great fun and a real challenge! As with the Single In Challenge, you’ll see what other members achieve with their selected gear which will sometimes be the same gear you’ve chosen for that day. In the comment banter you’re 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 (it’s a challenge, remember) but you’ll always be encouraged by other participants. Worried about LBA and GAS? Sorry, this game won’t 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 group’s name is “Daily Challenge (By Month)”. You’ll 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 you’ll 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 photographer’s 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, in your post and/or on the linked photo page, 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 you’re 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 you’re reading now is the 'Discussion Thread' for Game > Daily In August 2019 Challenge. It's is a separate discussion thread from the picture posting thread referred to above, so you’ll probably want to subscribe to this discussion thread here as well to keep up with activities and develop a rapport with other Challenge members. It’s the place to ask questions, offer advice, share concerns, suggest improvements, and often just participate in general banter related to this month’s 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, don’t worry about it. Just keep shooting! If you have any problems, please ask. Come and try!

Who's in?

Theme days. Please post any theme suggestions/ideas/requests below until the start of the month.

Saturday August 3 = In the kitchen
Sunday August 4 = Cake/Confectionery/Sweets
Saturday August 10 = Abstracts
Sunday August 11 = Backlit but not silhouette
Saturday August 17 = Multiple exposure
Sunday August 18 = Reflections
Saturday August 24 = Geometric Patterns
Sunday August 25 = Texture
Saturday August 31 = Square Crop

Reminder, theme participation is entirely optional.


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07-26-2019, 12:37 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Is it any gear? I sometimes shoot with an Olympus stylus 1s. Also I am doing the single in but I often have too many shots I like so, yeah, count me in
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I'm in. Might be a bit late starting as I'm off climbing for a week and internet access can be tricky.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
Is it any gear? I sometimes shoot with an Olympus stylus 1s. Also I am doing the single in but I often have too many shots I like so, yeah, count me in


any gear is welcome in this challenge....



BTW - I'm in...

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I'm in a rut, guys. I haven't taken my camera out of the bag all week. August starts next week? Maybe I will recover by then. Count me as a solid maybe.
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I'm in a rut, guys. I haven't taken my camera out of the bag all week. August starts next week? Maybe I will recover by then. Count me as a solid maybe.
dude... bring it out...
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Just checking in to say hi. Been busy moving, and we're still not finished. Who could've known we had accumulated so much stuff in the 15 years since we last moved

The Dailies would be a good way to get to know my new-to-me GX80, but I doubt I'll have the time and energy for it right now. Me buying stuff usually means that I don't shoot with what I already have

Roll on, gang! I might drop in for a beer if there's any left
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It has been a few months since my last Daily In Challenge so it's about time to join again

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Going to try to jump back in. Got a new 645z to learn with a bunch of lenses.
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I will check in from time to time. When I am on the road, I only have my K-1, phone, and an iPad, so processing and posting is difficult, especially since the Flickr app crashes more often than it works on my iPad..
The biggest obstacle is time, of which there is often too little, and ideas or subjects, in short, inspiration to get out and take pix after a long day. Frankly, summer is the most difficult season for me during which to take photos. Between often sweltering temps, too-=bright sunlight, early sunrises, and late sunsets in clear blue cloudless skies, I feel less interested in taking pictures.

On another note. I have been culling out a lot of shots from Flickr. I am doing this because when friends asnd acquaintances ask about my photography, I refer them to Flickr, so I want to put my best work in the Photostream.
A lot of those were Single In or Daily In shots older than 30-60 days to keep up with the challenges. I am keeping those shots that have hit Explore, shots with a high number of faves, but also those that elicited a lot of good comments, insightful critiques, or jokes.
I did keep a few personal favorites even if they had been unnoticed, and a lot of automotive shots since I post them to a PF group regularly. Also because I really like cars, and several other motorheads and hoons have probably found my shots via a Google search, and they leave good information about the cars.

Anyway, I look forward to what you all post in August.
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