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10-26-2020, 12:45 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Daily in November 2020 - discussion thread

Welcome to the "Daily in" November 2020 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 fellow 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 November 2020 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?

MoNovember Theme days

Sunday MoNovember 1 = circles
Saturday MoNovember 7 = macro
Sunday MoNovember 8 = body parts
Wednesday MoNovember 11 = memorial/celebration
Friday MoNovember 13 = superstition/symbol
Saturday MoNovember 14 = coins
Sunday MoNovember 15 = trash
Saturday MoNovember 21 = selfie
Sunday MoNovember 22 = portrait
Saturday MoNovember 28 = street (candid)
Sunday MoNovember 29 = street (road/path)

Reminder, theme participation is optional.


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10-26-2020, 12:46 PM - 1 Like   #2
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thank you, Todd....

I'm in.........
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I'm in. Thinking about themes...
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Yep, Iíll be in. Playing mostly with my new DA50/1.8 on the camera camera, but also the three lenses on my other new camera: iPhone 12 Pro. (First impressions verrry favourable)

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Well, I wasn't going to, but as Pepperberry, Minimonster and Tsuken are in I don't want to miss the party. Its getting harder though. I am not working so not going anywhere and Mr bobbles joints are a bit sore at the moment so my circle is getting smaller. ..... I can always do macro
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
Well, I wasn't going to, but as Pepperberry, Minimonster and Tsuken are in I don't want to miss the party.


I know what you mean about shrinking circle though; I tread the same paths over and over, and sometimes itís really hard to find myself grabbed by something to shoot.

Allowing myself to feel in a rush doesnít help either, mind...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tsuken Quote
I tread the same paths over and over, and sometimes it’s really hard to find myself grabbed by something to shoot.
Aren't the Trolleys in rut season? that should provide some dynamic images.
I find that slightly varying the route or time of day, or occasionally looking backward along the path I've taken gives a new angle to a familiar place.

I'll give it a try for November. I doubt the pool will be open much longer, I'll have to find a new fail-safe photo opportunity for November. Maybe a lunch time hike at a local park.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cerebum Quote
Well, I wasn't going to, but as Pepperberry, Minimonster and Tsuken are in I don't want to miss the party. Its getting harder though. I am not working so not going anywhere and Mr bobbles joints are a bit sore at the moment so my circle is getting smaller. ..... I can always do macro

I know what you mean - a shrinking circle, etc....

I've been working from home since March, social distancing, limit my exposure, etc.... and occasionally simply feel trapped by this new 'normal' existence......

but shooting my way out of it, grinding out the shot, even if it's just for a handful of images, gives a bit of relief....

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I think I'm in - I've an idea what lens I'm going to be using, as it's a recent acquisition... That said, I might end up deciding against that and going for something COMPLETELY different.
Edit: Given the relatable comments above about shrinking circles, perhaps 'circles' could be a theme?
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I'm in also for November. I hope to be more consistent than I was in October. Weather and infectious disease is my ball and chain for another month, so hopefully you won't get too offended if I end up taking photos of my dirty socks by month's end.
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Trolleys in rut lolol. Well, in recognition of the new announcement of the technological advancements in the new Pentax K3iii and my total inability to ever afford one, I am going to work my way through my cheap as chips manual lenses I have been doing way too much AF stuff of late
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The furniture will be here. So Macro has already been suggested, and also circles. Now all we need is body parts. No knees allowed And Coins and Trash.
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For 11 November, I suggest the theme of memrial or celebration

For 13 November I suggest superstition or symbol
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Well. I jumped in and made a mediocre show of October. But movember is calling. Hummm...
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I'm in for Monovember, the cure for shrinking circle!
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