Aaron -to summarize the first day, we have:
Kees de Bruin
les_au from down under
not bad for a start...
What about advertising this event a little bit?
Hello Harry,Aaron -
I think it might be worthwhile posting the official start-up memo outlining the dates and the rules/categories. That way we could encourage others to seek out that post in this forum. There are probably some new members who do not understand Octoberfest. Plus, the word "Octoberfest" is not yet showing up in the title to a post in the Meme Forum.
It's time to make our lens choices in any case.
Klaus, the idea is that for the whole month of October you shoot with one or two prime lenses and post a single image each day. But, you can also shoot with zoom lenses during the month but all submitted photos must be shot with a prime lens. It is a nice way to force your photography into a more strict regime and for me it really kindled my interest in shooting primes.Hi Aaron,
about the prime lens...
I own only the 50mm and the 105mm macro as primes...
I think we should. Even with a small group of participants (which is at 8, possibly 9 right now, if I counted correctly). And once the registration thread is open, we may get a few more signed up.Hello Harry,
I agree, you're right. But the question for me is, do we have an event this year or not (missing people who are joining)?
Art - the O'fests I have participated in since being here have been run with either 2 or 3 levels of participation - hardcore and player, or hardcore, player and casual. Details on exactly how we want to run can be worked out in the rules discussion prior to start - but since it is supposed to be a challenge, the rules should be at least a bit restrictive IMHO.I'm very tempted to join in this October. Did it a few year ago and it was difficult but a lot of fun. As I recall there were categories of particpation. Some folks will shoot a prime for the entire month and no other lens. I think I was in the most casual grouping.