Photography Game East to West

April 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

This week's blog post is not going to line up with my YouTube channel, but make sure you check it out if you want to see the video of my adventure to a cemetery.  Instead, this week's post is yet another game for your photography club.  Actually, a set of games.  Some of the versions of this game may not be possible or a good idea to try for the first game with your club.  So, I would recommend trying just the first or last version to see how it goes.  Both of them keep the game local to your City/Town.

This is a geography game that can be applied to any part of the globe.  It can be a country adventure or a small town adventure.  The idea is to travel across a geography with a defined starting and ending location.

So, here are some ideas to get you started.

Keep it in the City/Town:
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  1. The first photo starts on one end of the town (North, South, East, or West)
  2. The second photo has to be within one block going in the opposite direction.  For example (North to South)
  3. Or you could circle the city
  4. The common rule for most of my games:  Keep at least two photos between your posts.

Cross Country
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  1. It is possible to start in your local city or pick a city on the country/state border/coast
  2. Determine a mileage for radius distance (50, 100, 200 miles).  Depending on the size of your country or if you are doing a state you may want to adjust to the smaller number.
  3. The common rule for most of my games:  Keep at least two photos between your posts.
  4. This can be difficult since the distance will be too far to travel to get the photos
    So, you can get the photo from your library or contact a friend to take a photo for you.
    No photos from the web
     

Cross Country race
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  1. Same as Cross Country but with teams
  2. Divide your club/team into teams of 3 to 4 photographers
  3. Pick a city for a starting point
  4. Pick a destination city
  5. Pick a start day (don't divulge the cities until the start day)
  6. Choose a distance from the previous city that the next photo needs to be taken
  7. To get all involved you cannot post a third photo in a series without at least one photo from each member of your team.
    For example, if you have 4 on your team and team members 1-3 have all posted two photos team member 4 must post the next photo.
  8. This can be difficult since the distance will be too far to travel to get the photos
    So, you can get the photo from your library or contact a friend to take a photo for you.
    No photos from the web

Cross City/Town Race
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  1. Same concept as Cross Country but in a city/town
  2. Choose a point in the city/town for start and end
  3. Don't disclose the start or end until the first day
  4. Choose a distance (number of blocks)
  5. All photos must be new photos from the team members

Review the rules above and adjust to make it your own game.  These are just some thoughts to get you started.


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