Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I think we are all set now!

I really liked the suggestions you all gave! THANK YOU!

It looks like some people WANT feedback, some are just in this for the creative aspects. Both are welcome!

I loved the suggestion to put a CC at the bottom if you want it critiqued. Make sure it's bold or something so everyone can tell. If it doesn't say CC, don't critique. Just keep positive feedback on it. And I like Mindy's suggestion: "we could have a rule where you say a positive observation for every constructive criticism. So, I might say, "I love the composition of your photograph! The diagonal lines really draw my eyes right to the subject! It is a little hard to tell what you focused on... maybe next time you could make sure the chair was most in focus."

Just to keep things upbeat and positive here.

ALSO, I know some of you know a lot about photography already or are taking classes. I would love to do a feature friday or something where we have a little lesson...shared with everyone...just a tip about photography, manual settings, etc. Would there be anyone willing to share some info with us all?

I have decided to do a midweek post and a weekend post for the actual challenge. Look for a new assignment WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS. Hopefully those days will be far enough apart. That also means that TOMORROW is a challenge...be looking!! :)

Now that my company is gone, I will work on getting the rules and guidelines for this group posted on the sidebar. And in the meantime, anyone wanna volunteer to do a fun header??


Charlotte said...

Hey Rachel, I've been kinda out of the loop this past week or so- obviously- but I'd love to be added to the blog so I can post. My email is cgardunia [at] hotmail [dot] com.

And normally I'd be all over the chance to design a header, but I think someone else could do it in a much more timely manner at this point... maybe next time.

Mindy said...

I am by NO MEANS a professional photographer, but I am going to be taking some classes, starting this Thursday. I would be more than happy to share the things that I learn with you guys!

If nobody more competent chimes in, I could make a header... you've seen my "skills" with that.

Janelle said...

I don't know how to design/make a header, but I think it might be a neat tribute to all of us to make a montage/collage of all of our first photos on here. Just a thought.

Katy said...

Great! I think the Friday Feature idea is perfect... I'd love to learn more about photography!!

Kritta22 said...

I agree with everything!!

I love the CC idea. I'm all for criquing on my pictures! I need all the help I can get. I don't know about the positive plus negative. It kinda leads to fake positive comments. I would just suggest to keep it real.

I love the idea of Friday learning lessons. I have nothing to share as I am seriously brand new but I would love to learn!

I'm so excited about this blog and now that I'm not sick anymore...I'm jumping in tomorrow with both feet!!


AprilF said...

I too love the Feature Friday idea! I will contribute in anyway I can. I'm not taking any classes now- but I have in the past- and I will be starting another one later in the year. I can do something for next Friday if you would like.