Photography Tips for Clubs to Improve Participation
I am confident you have read many blog posts or posts on Pinterest on photo-a-day projects. They vary in length up to 365 days but with busy lives and full-time jobs, this is daunting, difficult, and probably not the place to start if you haven't tried this before. I help run a photography club that we like to create challenges from time to time. The challenge that seems to get the most participation and is similar to the photo-a-day projects is what I call "List of Seven"
In the "List of Seven" challenge a list of words or phrases are provided that are used for a topic for seven different photos. Ideally, the idea is to complete one photo per day and to complete all seven in seven days. However, we are in this for fun, so we are flexible. If you want to take all seven photos in one day or to take your time and spread the seven photos over a 30 day period, it is your choice. The most important part of the challenge is to get you taking photos and to take some photos of things that are out of your normal practice.
At the time of writing this blog, it is early Spring near Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a great time for the change of seasons with flowers blooming, grass turning green, people coming out more,... just to name a few. This will bring the photographer out of all of us. So, if you want a sample list here is the one I created for my club this past week.
List of Seven
1. A bud ready to bloom
2. Something with Spring colors
4. Wild Card (whatever you want)
5. Spring weather - could be rain, sunshine, storm, rainbow...
6. Something New
7. Spring Family Photos
To add to this challenge, try to not post your photos until you have all 7 on the list.
This is a photo-a-day challenged shortened to seven days to accommodate new photographers, busy lives, or just to use as a simple challenge to get out there and take photos. Follow a list of topics and don't post/share your photos until you have captured all seven photos.
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