Posts filed under the 'DailyShoot' category


The Daily Shoot 138, 144, and 152

For personal reasons, I’ve been unable to really keep up with The Daily Shoot over the past three or four weeks. I’m ready to step back into the fray again and in order to ready myself for the  next set of assignments, here are the last three I attempted. For Friday 2 April ( #ds138 ) the task was “Make a fashion photo today: a person modeling clothing, the clothes in your closet, an accessory that defines you, etc.”. I was somewhat late with this and so it wasn’t great: Essentially a quick...

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The Daily Shoot 135

A couple of days after the last Daily Shoot , I was again inspired to pick up the camera. The assignment for Tuesday March 30 ( #ds135 ) was “Today's theme is the color green. Make a photograph dominated by green and post it.” This time it was Perseus’ turn in front of the camera. There’s a wing chair our cats love to sleep on since it gets the sun in the morning. We’ve tried to protect it by putting a green towel over the fabric and a cat pad for them to sleep on. Without this elementary precaution...

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The Daily Shoot 133

To take my mind off my other news for today, let’s quickly write up my photo for the next Daily Shoot assignment, the one for Sunday 28 March ( #ds133 ). The task? “Sunday Challenge: Backlighting in a scene can create drama. Make a photo with interesting placement of backlit subjects.” The sun had been streaming in through the south-facing windows in our house all day and since our cats love basking in the sunlight, it seemed a good idea to try for a backlit cat image. Except... the little buggers...

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The Daily Shoot 131

I had a bit of a dip in photo productivity and I wasn’t ready to pick up the camera again for the Daily Shoot until Friday, March 26 ( #ds131 ): “Think of a subject that starts with either the letter "D" or "S". Find it, and make a photo!” For such a damn simple photo, it took ages to get it right, and I still think it’s not quite there. Oh well: I called it Switches and Swatches , and it’s of the light switch by our front door: the swatches have been stuck in it for a while for...

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The Daily Shoot 124

Due to work and the crappy weather outside on Friday, March 19, I was late with this one from the Daily Shoot ( #ds124 ) and so it was rushed. “Change your angle today. Make a photo from 1’ (30 cm) off the ground and post it.” I quickly set up the tripod about a foot up from the level of the landing and took a picture of my little ‘fiction’ bookcase. Nothing too brilliant; in fact, just mundane. Mind you, you can see some of the authors I’ve enjoyed recently: Mankell , Rankin , Pratchett , Lodge...

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The Daily Shoot 123

The next assignment from the Daily Shoot was “Find something that's so old it's almost timeless and make a photograph of it.” (Thursday, March 18, #ds123 ) I didn’t want to go the old calculator or slide rule route again. Perhaps the Curta ? The objection to that was it’s a little weird and, although of its time, not really ‘timeless’ per se . Nothing for it, then, but this... This is the celebrated Corgi The “Saint’s” Car , the Volvo 1800S, No. 258. Now hard to come by, but this is mine from when...

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The Daily Shoot 122

The Daily Shoot for Wednesday, March 17 ( #ds122 ) was either wacky or genius, I’m still not sure. “Grab your camera and walk 2 minutes in any direction. Stop. Find a photo worth making from where you stopped and post it.” A two-minute walk is roughly 200 yards, maybe 250. I work at home and that would basically put me somewhere within our neighborhood. No chance of getting outside it at all. So, at lunchtime, I diligently set the timer on my iPhone to two minutes, stepped outside the front door...

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The Daily Shoot 121

For Tuesday, March 16 (#ds121 ), the Daily Shoot assignment was “Today's theme is ‘3’. Make a photograph that features the number itself or otherwise represents 3 items.” I was determined to take a photo outside today (sometimes I think it’s cheating to do too many staged photos inside). But what? I was stumped, plus my lunchtime was curtailed because of a delayed conference call. In the end, as I was leaving to go to rehearsal at 6:30pm, I saw a road sign that I’ve seen a bazillion times and decided...

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The Daily Shoot 120

I skipped Sunday’s assignment for one reason or another, and so the next time I took up the camera for the Daily Shoot was for Monday, March 15 ( #ds120 ): “Trees and plants are great photographic subjects. Make a photograph of a tree or plant today.” Perhaps a little easy this one, or maybe I should’ve spent a little more time on finding something else to shoot: The subject was an indoor ivy that we’d just been given. Nothing too fascinating about this shot really: just green ivy leaves, a bit of...

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Daily Shoot 118

Our assignment from the Daily Shoot for Saturday 13 March ( #ds118 ) was “Curves, squiggles, and flowing lines interest the eye. Make a photograph dominated by a curvy shape of some sort today.” Mehul at work has just bought himself a Nikon DSLR (a D90 if I recall — I’m a Canon-boy myself) and was asking for some help with it while I was in the offices at Glendale this past week. I was trying to explain bokeh and how the aperture has an effect on it (and probably confusing the poor chap), so it came...

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