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<p>OK, there seems to be a pretty good consensus that setting up photo assignments is a good idea.  So, how long do we think an assignment should last?  I am thinking two weeks.  Too long\short?  I would think for the assignment, anyone who wants to contribute should try and take new photos for the assignment.  From my vantage point, I am looking for inspiration\excuses to get out there and get more\better pictures.  If you have older images that fit the topic, and can spur discussion, that is great too.</p>
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<p>So, we already seem to have topic #1 - <a class="huddler-tooltip" href="forum/thread/69037/roads-trails-pathways" title="">Roads, Trails, Pathways...</a></p>
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<p>What other ideas do you have for topics - it can be a subject, a technique, a random thought that people need to interpret, etc.</p>
 

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<p>I think 2 weeks is good.  A month seemed to long & I don't know that I have the time to participate in a weekly assignment - at least, not every week.  I like the "Roads, Trails, Pathways" assignment.  Those three words can mean so much.  I also thought that other equally as broad (or even broader) topics might work.  Some suggestions might be "Water", "Light", "Red", etc.  Just some ideas ....</p>
 

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<p>I like two weeks as well because I want to make new photographs, not cull old ones from my archives.  I think we should also establish the assignment start/end date so it's always the same, like from Saturday to Sunday (14 days later).  It will be easier to know that my submissions are always due on the same day of the week.</p>
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<p>Also, I took a class from Bryan Peterson, and one of the hardest assignments was conceptual photography.  We were given a list of words and we had to create images that would evoke the meaning or feeling of that word.  The assignment was to give us a taste of what it is like to do stock photography.  It was quite challenging and a lot of fun.  So along with the suggestions we have so far, I'd like to throw out the occasional assignment for less tangible topics like:</p>
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<p>Noise</p>
<p>Ambition</p>
<p>Connections</p>
<p>Security</p>
<p>Caution</p>
<p>Risk</p>
<p>Lethargy</p>
<p>Love</p>
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<p>etc etc etc</p>
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<p>Also, I would love to be critiqued for both what you like and what you don't like.  I have learned a lot more when people tell me what they don't like about a photograph so I am going on record as saying I would like brutal honesty.  If you like it, say so.  If you don't like, say so and tell me why.</p>
 

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I want this too. </p>
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<p>Also, I would love to be critiqued for both what you like and what you don't like.  I have learned a lot more when people tell me what they don't like about a photograph so I am going on record as saying I would like brutal honesty.  If you like it, say so.  If you don't like, say so and tell me why.<br>
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<p>Patriotism</p>
<p>One Flower</p>
<p>Temperature</p>
<p>Up</p>
<p>Velocity</p>
<p>Goodbye</p>
 

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<p>I think critiquing is key.  If you think my photo is crap, I am OK with that, just tell me why you think it is crap <img alt="" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif" title=""></p>
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<p>Regarding the time frame, let's start on Tuesdays and finish on Mondays.  That way people can finish up assignments on weekends, and post on Monday.  Sound good?</p>
 

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<p>What is this? (Uncommon views of common objects)</p>
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<p>  Now that I've discovered this forum's existence I'm going to have to start checking in more often.</p>
 

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<p>Can we all make suggestions for topics?</p>
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<p>Crap...I'm excited...this will be fun.  I've already submitted a road (yes, I know, I can submit more), but I'm champing at the bit for the next assignment....and I gotta wait until August 9th!  :)</p>
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<p>The best thing about some of these assignments is they can be taken all sorts of ways.  rlemert's suggestion, for example..."fast" food...yeah, it could be a Mc Donald's Burger...it could also be a tuna, speeding through the water...that type of thing...</p>
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<p>Ym and Grizz have some really interesting topics...real stuff to think about....</p>
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<p>How about</p>
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<p>Walls (I love walls)</p>
<p>Technology</p>
<p>All/any of the seven deadly sins (that could be interesting, maybe don't even say which one, we could guess)</p>
<p>Edge</p>
<p>Decay</p>
<p>Impatient</p>
<p>Abandon(ment)</p>
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<p>I like all of the suggestions so far, and honestly, picking the next topic won't be easy.  I don't know if we have a system for that, so what if we take turns picking the topic?  Or we could put all of the suggestions in a list, number them and use a random number generator to provide the order of the topics?</p>
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<p>I don't know - but I'm excited about getting started.  I have been crazy busy last week and sick over this past weekend so haven't gotten out to work on the current assignment so I have a feeling I'm going to get behind.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ym</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69062/photo-assignments#post_1929183"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I like all of the suggestions so far, and honestly, picking the next topic won't be easy.  I don't know if we have a system for that, so what if we take turns picking the topic?  Or we could put all of the suggestions in a list, number them and use a random number generator to provide the order of the topics?</p>
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Random...my vote, that is.</p>
 

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<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ym</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69062/photo-assignments#post_1929183"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I like all of the suggestions so far, and honestly, picking the next topic won't be easy.  I don't know if we have a system for that, so what if we take turns picking the topic?  Or we could put all of the suggestions in a list, number them and use a random number generator to provide the order of the topics?</p>
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<p>I don't know - but I'm excited about getting started.  I have been crazy busy last week and sick over this past weekend so haven't gotten out to work on the current assignment so I have a feeling I'm going to get behind.</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Tech Tee</strong> <a href="/forum/thread/69062/photo-assignments#post_1929196"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br><br><p><br>
Random...my vote, that is.</p>
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<p>This is what I was thinking.<br>
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<p>Any more topics folks?</p>
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<p>I have a few more....</p>
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<p>Some easy ones....at least the name of the topic, that is....</p>
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<p>Life</p>
<p>Death</p>
<p>Light</p>
<p>Dark</p>
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<p>Some more odd ones...</p>
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<p>Run (we shoudl be good at that)</p>
<p>Bad</p>
<p>Waste</p>
<p>Unfortunate</p>
<p>Fortuitous</p>
<p>Circuitous</p>
<p>Circumvent (I'm thinking this might be interesting....)</p>
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<p>Anyway...just a few more suggestions</p>
 
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