Rules - Octoberfest

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Dec 29, 2011
Tettnang, Germany
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Octoberfest is our annual month-long prime lens challenge. This is a friendly gathering of photographers from various locations, sharing views of our world through our creative vision.

If you wish to participate, please declare in the annual participant thread. Let us know which camera and lens(es) you will be using, and at which level of participation. You may change your list of gear, or level of participation, up until midnight 30 September (your local time). If you make a last-minute change, please let us know so we can update the thread with the correct information.

Octoberfest starts on 1 October, and ends 31 October (your local time).


1. Shooting to be done with prime lens(es) (fixed focal length).

2. Maximum of 31 images for the month in each participant's thread. (We will have a bucket thread for overflow images.)

3. Each player is to start their own thread in order to share their work, titled in the following format:

20xx Octoberfest – Screen Name – Lens(es) – day of last update (Example: 2015 Octoberfest – Gordo – 24/2.8, 135/3.5 – 01 Oct).

Please make sure your thread is open by September 30, and modify your thread title every time you add a picture.

4. Level of participation:

Hardcore – 1 prime only for the month. Make sure to only post photos from your declared gear in the Octoberfest threads.

Player – 2 or 3 primes for the month. Make sure to only post photos from your declared gear in the Octoberfest threads.

5. Posting goal is one photo a day (hey, this is supposed to be a challenge after all). Life can get in the way, so if you miss some posts that's fine, but please try to post photos for the majority of the month. If you are out of town, your computer breaks or you do not have internet access for a few days, etc... you may post missed photos once you return/ regain access – just make sure each day's photos are posted within your thread, in separate posts clearly labeled for the missed day(s).

6. Comments from all participants on everyone's photos are appreciated. If a participant wishes to receive critique, and you choose to offer critique, please do so in a polite and helpful manner.

7. Have fun and enjoy the company.
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