I've been meaning to do this sort of thing for a while, so let's see if we can get it going. How does a periodic photo challenge sound? You know — I post a topic/subject, you post photos to the Flickr pool, I pick out some good ones to exhibit in a blog post, you become rich and famous (no promises though).
A few other sites and forums do this sort of thing, so why shouldn't we? Our Flickr group is getting quite large and we have a ton of great photos coming through each day. In addition to the PhotoDumps, I'd like to highlight some specific topics of interest. Here's what you need to do in order to participate in these “assignments”:
CHALLENGE #1: “STREET PHOTOGRAPHY”
FLICKR TAG: “EE-STREET”
Interpret that as you will, it just needs to be in the realm of “street” and “photography”.
- JOIN THE EPIC EDITS FLICKR GROUP
The only way to post photos to the pool is to join the group, so get on there if you're not already.
- POST PHOTOS ON THE CURRENT TOPIC
Get out and take some new photos, or find some old ones in your archive that relate to the current topic. Put them in the pool, and remember that you're limited to one per day. Feel free to interpret the topic as you see fit.
- TAG YOUR SUBMISSIONS: “EE-STREET”
I need to have a good way of finding your submissions, so tag them correctly and make sure they're in the pool.
- WAIT FOR THE SELECTIONS
After a week or two, I'll pull together some of the best submissions for a featured blog post.
- WINNER PICKS THE NEXT TOPIC
Each round, I'll pick out my absolute favorite from the bunch and that person will get to choose the next topic.
Submissions to any round can be new photos posted to the pool or old photos that you've already posted. Doesn't matter — just make sure you tag your submissions appropriately. I'm also going to select photos for the post without notice, so don't wait until the last minute.
Here's what a selection might look like (these ones are just mine, the real post will come from you guys)…