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Ashanali

January Photography Challenge - Launched Early

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This is the challenge that started all the challenges last year.

I decided to launch it early because people might be heading off on holidays and they can read this topic and still take a photo a day while they are away and add them to the thread when they return.

There is no theme, there are no boundaries. The aim of the challenge is simply to pick up the camera at least once a day for the next month. The photos don't have to be world beaters, it can just be a photos of your toes if that's all you have around you - you just need to photograph it and add it to the thread.

And just how successful is this challenge? Last years, "photo a day" ended up giving me two images that I entered into the Qld Pro Photography Awards and I then entered one of these in the Aust Pro Photography Awards (and won a silver). If I didn't take part in the challenge, I would never have taken the photos.

So pick up your camera and start shooting!!!

One photo per day for January :mad

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This is such a hard but totally rewarding challenge - way to go, Ash, for putting it up!!

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Sounds exciting Ash! I didn't have a camera the last time this challenge was on so am really looking forward to it. :mad

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This is such a hard but totally rewarding challenge - way to go, Ash, for putting it up!!

People don't realise how hard it is. Even though I have a camera in my hands most days, it's can be really difficult to motivate myself to take shots for 'personal satisfaction' on a daily basis.

I think I got through 17 days of the January challenge for 2009. Will see if I can go the full 31 for 2010 (even if I take photos on my iphone!)

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It is hard... Though not as hard as doing it for the whole year!!!! I am about to finish my Project 365.... Only a few more days left!!!! :mad

Am I insane enough to keep going for a second year? :rofl: About a month ago I would have told you I was going to finish up this year and not keep going... But the closer I get to NYE (my final day) the more I want to keep going for a second Project 365. I have learned A LOT this year and I can't believe how much better my pics are when I look back at my early 2009 photos.

I would strongly encourage people to have a go at Photo-A-Day for January!! It's an awesome challenge!! :mad You find yourself taking photos of the most bizarre things and thinking of new ways to photograph boring objects. It's fun!

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Well, I got a camera for christmas so I'm going to give the January challenge a go :mad

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I hear that! The excellent thing about this challenge is that anything at all goes...last year I shot my laundry :mad

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I was going to start the Project 365 on the 1st of January so this is great timing. :mad

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I hear that! The excellent thing about this challenge is that anything at all goes...last year I shot my laundry :rofl:

Yep, and I took a photo of a gardening fork thingy

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And nail polish I spilled on the floor!

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I was going to start the Project 365 on the 1st of January so this is great timing. :mad

Wooooohooooooooooooooo! :mad

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for 2009 I took photos of chairs

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and had the camera on my lap at the salon as my dad did my hair

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and of course... the kiddies

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Photo a day is fun! :mad

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Love that chair shot, Ash!

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Wow, some great photos guys. I'm hoping both the January challenge and Project 365 will help me to look at ordinary things in a new and interesting way and improve my photography. Right now I feel like all I do is make Justice pose for me and take similar types of photos over and over again, so it will be great to challenge myself to have a different perspective on things and hopefully be a bit more creative.

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Wow, some great photos guys. I'm hoping both the January challenge and Project 365 will help me to look at ordinary things in a new and interesting way and improve my photography. Right now I feel like all I do is make Justice pose for me and take similar types of photos over and over again, so it will be great to challenge myself to have a different perspective on things and hopefully be a bit more creative.

Yeah, that's how I ended up with shots like this:

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I'm hoping to raise the bar next year and see what else I can come up with!

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Jedi is awesome!!

I wish Soaks loved getting her photo taken like Jedi... But she's just not into it and I end up with sad faces most of the time! :mad

I only got a couple of her this year doing un-natural things :mad

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Maybe in 2010 I can bribe her more :rofl:

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Oooh sounds fun :mad I just bought a DSLR for myself yesterday and Im keen to get going ;)

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Welcome to the club BeeB!! What did you get?

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Oooh sounds fun ;) I just bought a DSLR for myself yesterday and Im keen to get going :happydance2:

How exciting!!! As kja said - what'd you get!?!! :mad

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Im excited about starting this..... I was going to do it when it first started but now i am motivated to try it this time :mad

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Here's 3 from me :mad Nothing brilliant but they're pretty-

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