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03-25-2024, 07:56 PM - 2 Likes   #1
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Single in April 2024

Welcome everyone to the Single In April 2024 challenge!

Theme days:

Monday, 1st April: BLUR/BOKEH

Monday, 8th April: COLORS

Monday, 15th April: SOMETHING FORGOTTEN

Sunday, 21st April: B/SELFIES

Monday, 29th April: LANDSCAPE

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).

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, Picasa 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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03-25-2024, 09:04 PM - 2 Likes   #2
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yeah, I'm back in ...
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I'm in; not sure about the lens yet.
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I was thinking about an other month with 50/1.2.

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Other photo projects continue and I will be late posting the last week (on a 'no phones' trip), but I will join back in. Thinking about the HD DFA 100 AW or another GR IIIx month.
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I am not sure. I have bathroom renovation planned for second part of April so lots of work with moving walls etc. Maybe I do film month, so I am not pressed into taking photos each day.

I got few rolls of Agfa Copex Rapid, so maybe I try it with new P-M 100mm Macro.
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Unsure, I have a lot of travel planned in April.

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I'm in, after enjoying the Q this month , I might try another Q lens or try the K-01 with a 40mm or join Ismo with a 50mm 1.2...... still a week to decide
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I'm in. We are going Interrailing at the end of the month so I'm thinking of the DA 20-40 and DA 40 or DA 21 for the next couple of months.
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In again with the DA 300mm on the K1.
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I've got several adapters en route that would give me more options with the new GFX... we'll see what turns up before I make a lens commitment....
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I recently picked up a Super-Multi-Coated Takumar 2.8/105. I'm in with that this month - looking forward to trying it out.
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I still don't know. Either the 20-40 or the 50/2.8 macro, which I have just picked up from a sticky-aperture repair. I was briefly thinking of the 55-300 PLM, too, as the birds became active, but I think I'll spare this one for the summer.
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If my appalling recent participation record doesnít bar me, Iím in againÖ

Continuing with 40mm limited (have most of March still to uploadÖ)
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I am going to put a roll of Kodak ProImage 100 color negative film in my K2 and then put a Pentax-M 20mm f4.0 on the front of it and participate again this month.
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