I have a thought...

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I have a thought...

I've noticed that with summer around, the board has been pretty slow, so I was thinking of what we could do to get the board moving again.

I know that usually when we post, it's for CC and that we make our separate threads. What if we were to take a cue from ILP, and start a CC group (or 2). Typically, there are 5-7 people in the group, and each person takes a certain day and posts 1-3 pictures for CC. Everyone else in the group then gives honest CC about the image(s). Sometimes there's a theme/assignment for the week, sometimes there's not. I guess that's something that could be discussed.

This would also be a great way for any lurkers to come out and start practicing their skills behind their cameras. I'd love to see some new faces, and what a great way to start participating here!

Would anyone be interested in something like that? It does require participation at least every other day, but preferably every day so you don't fall behind on giving CC. I know that participating in groups over there REALLY helped me grow (and I'm really sad that it's no longer free to participate in those threads on ILP).

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I'm game! I have some photo shoots coming up and I would love some detailed CC!

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I would love to play too - I take pictures almost every day and want to post pictures, but hate to start a whole new thread.
Also, I used to lurk on the ILP threads like that!

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Awesome! I hope that some others will join in as well.

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I'm in, too!

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I'm in!

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Great! So that's 5 of us right now. That would be Mon-Fri, and leave the weekends free for catch-up if needed. If there's enough interest, a second (or third!) group can be formed as well. If only a couple more people are interested, then we'll go ahead and add them to this one.

Any particular days work for you guys? I'll take Tuesday.

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I am game with anything really.

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I have some hosting obligations on Mondays and Fridays on a photo site, so I'd prefer mid-week. Wednesday would be good.

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Okay, so we'll do:

Monday - Sadie
Tuesday - Stephanie
Wednesday - Tracy

Candace, would Thursday work for you? And Rebecca, would Friday work?

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Thursdays are fine for me! So excited about this!

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Would you guys mind if I join in?? It would get me back on here Smile

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Absolutely, Jennifer! Would Saturday or Sunday work?

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"Ladybugsteph" wrote:

Absolutely, Jennifer! Would Saturday or Sunday work?

How about Sunday? I hardly ever shoot during the week, so the weekend is actually perfect for me!! Plus, it might get me to take more pictures of Tyler....who I've hardly taken ANY pictures of yet :/

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Great! Sunday it is then!

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Why don't we plan on starting this Sunday. Does that sound good for everyone? We'll start out without "assignments", and we can decide/discuss as we go if we want to have some sort of theme for each week.

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Do pictures have to be taken during that time period, or if we don't get something for our day can we post something taken previously?

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I'd say, let's shoot for something brand new in that week. If you don't have anything new for that week (since I know we're all moms and incredibly busy with one or two...or more! kids), an older one is ok, but let's try not to go back too far. Maybe only 2 weeks back to keep it recent? Does that sound fair? Basically, we want to keep pushing ourselves further and harder each week to improve. But let's not be too incredibly strict, since life can get a bit busy. I know it's about to get really busy for me with an out of state move beginning next week.

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If there is room I would love to join. Or I can wait for another group if you prefer. It might give me the motivation I need to get posting

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I think we could do one more. Is Saturday ok? The group is now full, so if anyone else wants to be in one, just start another thread for it. Smile

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got it now, but you guys are full so I hope you don't mind if I just join in with giving some cc:)

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Is there anyone else that wants to be in a new group? Tia and Katie are interested, so I thought that starting a new group would be helpful.

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Me?... I think, lol. SO nervous about it, but I do think it would be a good motivator, and awesome learning opportunity! Smile

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That's three! Just a couple more, and you guys have yourself a group Smile

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I will join the new group, would like to work on getting my SOOC (comp, focus, etc...) perfected before moving on to editing skills so I am open for CC, Tuesdays would be best for me but I can do most other days.

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I love that another group is forming!

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OK ... with Amanda, CC group #2 has 4 members. I'll jump in and make it an uneven 5. I seriously need to get back behind my camera. That's enough to fill up the week days.

Amanda has called dibs on Tuesdays. Do you other guys have a preference?

Monday -
Tuesday - Amanda
Wednesday -
Thursday -
Friday -

Best,
GiGi

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I'll take Thursday.

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Mondays are busy for me, but Wed OR Fri would be fine.